Saturday, 12. January 2019, Houston, (GUARANTEED TO RUN!) SAFe 4.5 Leading SAFe - Houston TX

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Course Description
Leading SAFe®
Applying a Lean-Agile mindset with SAFe
With SAFe® 4 Agilist Certification Based on version 4.5 of SAFe
 
Summary During this two-day course, attendees will gain the knowledge necessary to lead a Lean-Agile enterprise by leveraging the Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe®), and its underlying principles derived from Lean, systems thinking, Agile development, product development flow, and DevOps. They will also learn and practice the skills for supporting and executing PI Planning events, and coordinating multiple Agile Release Trains (ARTs).   Attendees will gain an understanding of the Lean-Agile mindset, why it’s so effective in today’s adapt-or-die marketplace, and what it means to lead a Lean-Agile transformation. They’ll also learn how to build and support Agile teams and programs, empower a Lean Portfolio, build a Continuous Delivery Pipeline and DevOps culture, and coordinate large solutions. They will develop a skillset that’s in demand worldwide—and empower their enterprises to succeed in a disruptive marketplace—when they become a SAFe® 4 Agilist (SA).  Who will benefit?
The following individuals will benefit from this course:

Executives and Leaders, Managers, Directors, CIOs, and VPs
Development, QA, and Infrastructure Management
Program and Project Managers
Product and Product Line Management
Portfolio Managers, PMO, and Process Leads
Enterprise, System, and Solution Architects

 
Learning Goals
To perform the role of a SAFe® Agilist, you should be able to:

Interpret the basic constructs of SAFe and the steps of the Implementation Roadmap
Apply the values and principles of a Lean-Agile Mindset
Apply SAFe’s Lean and Agile principles to the roles and practices of SAFe
Create high-performing teams by establishing mission and purpose
Use transformational leadership to drive change, develop people, and encourage innovation
Support PI Planning and the events associated with successful Program execution
Drive continuous value delivery through the Continuous Delivery Pipeline
Establish alignment and execution of Strategic Themes with Lean Portfolio Management
Coordinate multiple Agile Release Trains

 
Topics Covered

Introducing the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe)
Embracing a Lean-Agile Mindset
Understanding SAFe Principles
Creating high-performing teams and programs
Experiencing Program Increment (PI) Planning
Exploring, Executing, and Releasing Value
Leading the Lean-Agile Enterprise
Empowering a Lean Portfolio
Building Large Solutions



 
Prerequisites
All are welcome to attend the course, regardless of experience. However, the following prerequisites are highly recommended for those who intend to take the SAFe® 4 Agilist (SA) certification exam:

5+ years’ experience in software development, testing, business analysis, product, or project management
Experience in Scrum

 
What You Get
The class registration includes:

Attendee workbook
Preparation and eligibility to take the SAFe® 4 Agilist exam
One year membership to the SAFe Community Platform
Course certificate of completion

Attendees must attend both days of the course in order to be eligible for the exam.
 Exam Details

Name: SAFe 4 Agilist Exam
Format: Multiple Choice
Delivery: Web-based (single-browser), closed book, no outside assistance, timed
Access: Candidates can access the exam within the SAFe Community Platform upon completion of the Leading SAFe course
Duration: Once the exam begins, candidates have 90 minutes (1.5 hours) to complete the exam
Number of Questions: 45
Passing Score: 34 out of 45 (76% passing score)

 
Annual Renewal
Certifications expire one year from the date the certification is earned.

Renewal fee: $100

 
Professional Development Units (PDUs) and Scrum Education Units (SEUs)
Attendees may be eligible to apply for 15 PDUs toward their continuing education requirements with the Project Management Institute (PMI) for PMP, PgMP, and PMI-ACP certifications.
 
Attendees may be eligible to apply for SEUs under category C, toward earning or renewing their CSP through Scrum Alliance.

(GUARANTEED TO RUN!) SAFe 4.5 Leading SAFe - Houston TX

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