SAFe® is an acronym for Scaled Agile Framework. It is popular among the large and scaled-enterprise software organizations, as it provides a proper way to manage the work beyond the Scrum team members. SAFe® is focussed on the organizations that want to use Agile Methodologies. SAFe® combines Lean and Agile principles within a defined framework.
SAFe® was created by Dean Leffingwell, the CEO and Chief Methodologist at Scaled Agile Inc. Firstly, it appeared in 2011. Since then, it has undergone a number of versions enhancements. The most recent version is Version 4.0, which arrived in January 2017.
As SAFe® combines Lean and Agile, it mostly relies on the principles of Lean and Agile. So, these Lean-Agile principles are collectively known as SAFe® 4.0 principles, which are as follows-
- Superior quality products can be delivered within a short time to the customers if the fundamental concepts of the system are well-defined.
- With SAFe®, organizations apply system thinking concepts to build the system and is also helpful for the systems under development. It also gives an idea how the system will look at the end user’s side.
- In the development cycle, Lean system developers can save a number of requirements and the design options for a long term. Accordingly, data is then used to form a design that creates better outcomes.
- In SAFe®, organizations can build their processes incrementally, which provides fast customer feedback and thereby can mitigate risks.
- In Lean-Agile development, each and every integrated point helps to set an objective milestone to evaluate. These objective evaluations assures a continuous investment to produce the corresponding return.
- In SAFe® 4.0, requirements model are updated to give additional backlog items and to clarify the expressions for it.
- SAFe® built-in quality practices now support the software and system development.
- SAFe® 4.0 introduces an additional level, to handle the requirements of the complex system and of highly valued things.
SAFe® is the world’s leading framework at corporate levels. This framework has improved product quality, time-period for the markets, predictability and has cemented employee collaborations in the organizations. The key to successful implementation in the organization is SAFe® Training.
Why SAFe® Certification is important?
By acquiring SAFe® certification, you can prove your proficiency in applying Scaled Agile Framework, Lean Thinking and principles for product development flow in enterprises. After the certification, you can exhibit your practical experience in implementing the SAFe® framework in huge organizations.
The Cost for SAFe® Certification:
The costs of SAFe® certifications in different locations, as presented below, will help people from different parts of the world to decide on the location they should register for-
After the SAFe® Course, you have to pass the qualifying exams to get certified. Here are some of the SAFe® certification related questions, which may help you achieve organizational goals.
SAFe® Certification Questions:
- How to run agile on multiple teams?
- How to synchronize the work of these teams?
- How to prioritize organizational demands?
- How to scale an agile architecture?
- How to deal with risks in an agile way?
- Agile and governance, is it possible?
- Can you highlight the addition and changes in 4-level with 3-level SAFe® 4.0?
- Can you define a System Team?
- Can you explain the difference/relationship between a Value Stream and an ART?
- What is the key to crossing back in forth or connecting the various levels in SAFe®?
- What is the difference between a Capability and an Epic or Theme?
- Why would you decentralize decision making? Doesn’t this disempower the product owner or cause confusion about who is the final decision-maker?
- Are there any reasons that Scrumban would not work with SAFe®?
- We have some applications that use Scrum delivery practices and some that are milestone driven (waterfall). Can SAFe® 4.0 support both epic and user story management planning, backlog prioritization for Scrum teams, as well as requirements management for our waterfall teams (until they transition to agile)?
- Some teams may run continuous integrations while others not. How can we balance this if we have a fixed Program Increment timeline?
- Is SAFe® making it more complex and less agile (e.g., more rigid, additional control)?
After this course, you will be able to-
- Lead an Enterprise Lean-Agile conversions
- Implement the SAFe® framework
- Manage Lean-Agile Portfolio
- Align the Organization to effective way of working
- Configure the framework for specific ideas in the organizations
- Train teams in SAFe® for teams and can act as a SAFe® Practitioner(SP)
# How to run agile on multiple teams?
# How to synchronize the work of these teams?
# How to prioritize organizational demands?
# How to scale an agile architecture?
# How to deal with risks in an agile way?
# Agile and governance, is it possible?