Tuesday, 23. April 2019, Meeting Space, Implementing SAFe 4.6 with SPC4 Certification - Chicago, IL

Attendees can become leading agents for change—and enable their enterprises to succeed in a disruptive marketplace—when they certify as a SAFe® 4 Program Consultant (SPC). During this four-day course, they’ll learn how to lead a Lean-Agile transformation by leveraging the practices and principles of the Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe®).
Attendees will learn how to effectively coach programs, launch Agile Release Trains, build a continuous delivery pipeline and DevOps culture, and empower a Lean Portfolio. The first two days of the course—Leading SAFe®—will provide them with the basis to teach SAFe to others. The final two days focus exclusively on what it takes to successfully implement SAFe in the enterprise.
Attending the class prepares individuals to take the exam and become a certified SAFe® 4 Program Consultant (SPC)
Instructor: Charles Maddox

Scaled Agile Framework Program Consultant Trainer Charles Maddox has over 20 years of software development, program management and software quality assurance experience. He currently is an Agile Coach, Consultant and Agile Training professional. Charles' training approach includes using the Core Energy coaching method for coaching leadership for change.
Implementing SAFe 4.6 with SPC4 Certification
Summary:Attendees can become leading agents for change—and enable their enterprises to succeed in a disruptive marketplace—when they certify as a SAFe® 4 Program Consultant (SPC). During this four-day course, they’ll learn how to lead a Lean-Agile transformation by leveraging the practices and principles of the Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe®).
Attendees will learn how to effectively coach programs, launch Agile Release Trains, build a continuous delivery pipeline and DevOps culture, and empower a Lean Portfolio. The first two days of the course—Leading SAFe®—will provide them with the basis to teach SAFe to others. The final two days focus exclusively on what it takes to successfully implement SAFe in the enterprise.
Attending the class prepares individuals to take the exam and become a certified SAFe® 4 Program Consultant (SPC)
Learning Goals
To perform the role of a SAFe® Program Consultant (SPC), attendees should be able to:
Lead an enterprise Lean-Agile transformation

Implement the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe)
Empower with a Lean Portfolio
Align the organization to a common language and way of working
Perform value stream identification
Launch and support Agile Release Trains and coordinate large solutions
Build and execute an implementation rollout strategy
Configure the Framework for a specific enterprise context
Train managers and executives in Leading SAFe®
Act as a SAFe® 4 Agilist (SA) certifying agent
Continue their learning journey and become enabled to train other SAFe roles in the enterprise
Topics Covered

 Leading SAFe® – Days 1 and 2
 Introducing the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe)

Embracing a Lean-Agile Mindset
Understanding SAFe Principles
Experiencing Program Increment (PI) Planning
Exploring, executing, and releasing value
Leading a Lean-Agile Enterprise
Empowering a Lean Portfolio
Building Large Solutions
Implementing SAFe® – Days 3 and 4
Reaching the SAFe Tipping Point
Designing the Implementation
Launching an ART
Coaching ART Execution
Extending to the Portfolio
Sustaining and Improving
Becoming an SAFe 4 Program Consultant (SPC)
What Attendees Get

The class registration includes:

Attendee workbook
Preparation and eligibility to take the SAFe® 4 Program Consultant (SPC) exam
One-year membership to the SAFe Community Platform
Course certificate of completion
Attendees must attend all four days of the course to qualify for the exam.

Who will benefit?This course is intended for those who will be materially and directly involved in a SAFe adoption. This includes practitioners, change agents, and consultants responsible for implementing Agile programs and portfolios as part of an enterprise Lean-Agile change initiative.
Attendees typically include:

Professional Services Consultants
Business and Technology Executives, Leaders, Managers, and Directors
Portfolio Managers and Fiduciaries, Project/Program Management Office (PMO) personnel
Development, QA, and IT management
Program and Project Managers
Product and Product Line Managers
Process Leads and Lifecycle Governance personnel
Enterprise, System, and Solution Architects
Internal Change Agents, Lean-Agile Center for Excellence (LACE), Agile Working Group
Prerequisites
All stakeholders in a Lean-Agile transformation 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 Program Consultantcertification exam and practice as a SAFe® 4 Program Consultant (SPC):
5+ years of experience in software development, testing, business analysis, product, or project management
3+ years of experience in Agile
One or more relevant Agile certifications

Annual renewal
Membership renewals are one year from the date certification is earned
Renewal fee: $895Exam DetailsExam name – SAFe 4 Program Consultant format – Multiple delivery – Web-based (single-browser), closed book, no outside assistance, access – Candidates can access the exam within the SAFe Community Platform upon completion of the Implementing SAFe duration – Once the exam begins, candidates have 120 minutes (2 hours) to complete the of questions – Exam Details
Passing score – 45 out of 60 (75% pass rate).Language – cost – First exam attempt is included as part of the course registration fee if the exam is taken within 30 days of course completion. Each retake attempt costs $ policy – Second attempt on exam (first retake) can be done immediately after first attempt. Third attempt requires a 10-day wait. Fourth attempt requires a 30-day wait. Contact support@scaledagile.com for any retake Development Units (PDUs) and Scrum Education Units (SEUs)Attendees may be eligible to apply for 30 PDUs toward their continuing education requirements with the Project Management Institute (PMI) for PMP, PgMP, and PMI-ACP certificationsAttendees may be eligible to apply for SEUs under category C, toward earning or renewing their CSP through Scrum Alliance

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