Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe® 4.5) Certification Training

Advance to the next level in your Agile implementation with courses from Scaled Agile. SAFE Gold Badge

Agile isn't just for small teams anymore. The many benefits of Agile can now be scaled across your whole organization. Imagine how much more efficiently your firm could run with Agile scaled across the enterprise level. While the benefits are substantial, it is nearly impossible to undergo this transformation without specialized training and knowledge.

That's where Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe®) comes in. Enterprise SAFe® is a scalable and customizable framework for development across an entire organization. SAFe® is a proven success, with over 70% of the US Fortune 100 now practicing it. It has shown to improve time to market, predictability, product quality and employee engagement. 

There are SAFe® 4.5 training and certification courses available for each step in the SAFe® learning path. ASPE offers courses to help Agile leaders, teams, product managers, and scrum masters harness the power of Enterprise SAFe® and bring it back to their business. Each course also teaches students valuable knowledge and skills to help them thrive in their roles within the Scaled Agile Framework. Add value to your organization and yourself by becoming SAFe® certified.

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SAFe Coaching

Our expert coaches are here to help motivate your teams, reinforce skills learned, and increase the probability that those new skills become instinctive and reusable.

Adopting change can take time and can be frustrating. Our SAFe coaches are here to ease this process by helping you apply learning from your SAFe training to your specific work situation, greatly increasing the chances of a complete implementation across your enterprise. Coaching engagements can last as short or as long as you want, and our coaches are extremely flexible and accommodating. Whether you need a certain number of days consecutively, a specific number of sprints, or spread out over multiple weeks, our coaches will be with you every step of the way to ensure the success of your teams.

Benefits of Coaching:

  • Relieves management pressure by providing additional team guidance on a day-to-day basis
  • Brings an outside perspective and removes intrinsic bias and interpersonal issues
  • Provides learning and mentoring opportunities to the employees
  • Collaboration with leadership teams contribute to employee growth
  • Exposes your teams to critical knowledge and the latest tools that assure continuous improvement

To learn more about our coaching capabilities, visit click here.

YouTube Series

ASPE has developed a YouTube series with our very own Abrar Hashmi to help you understand the SAFe® curriculum and how it can benefit you: 
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Training Courses

Scaled Agile Framework SA CertificationLeading SAFe 4.5 (SA)

This two-day course teaches the Lean-Agile principles and practices of the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe®). You’ll
learn how to execute and release value through Agile Release Trains, how to build an Agile Portfolio, and how to lead
a Lean-Agile transformation at enterprise scale. You will gain an understanding of the Lean-Agile mindset and how
to apply the principles and practices of SAFe to support Agile teams, programs, program portfolio management, and
to coordinate large Value Streams. This course is perfect for Program and Project Managers, Executives, Portfolio
Managers, Solution Architects, Development and Infrastructure Managers, and much more.

What will you learn?

  • Apply SAFe to scale Lean and Agile development in your enterprise
  • Support the execution of Agile Release Trains
  • Coordinate large Value Streams
  • Manage a Lean-Agile Portfolio
  • Align the organization to a common process model
  • Configure the Framework for your context
  • Unlock the intrinsic motivation of knowledge workers
  • Support a Lean-Agile transformation in your enterprise 
     

Scaled Agile Framework SP CertificationSafe 4.5 for Teams with SP Certification

This two-day course teaches teams who are part of an Agile Release Train (ART) how to work in an Agile environment
using Scrum, Kanban, and XP. The teams will learn how to become Agile Teams, build their backlog, and plan and
execute iterations. Agile teams learn about their ART and their role in it, planning, executing, and improving with other
teams. This class prepares teams to run a Program Increment (PI), including all meetings at the Team and Program level
with a specific focus on the upcoming PI planning.

What will you learn?

  • Apply SAFe to scale Lean and Agile development in your enterprise
  • Know your team and its role on the Agile Release Train
  • Know all other teams on the train, their roles and the dependencies between the teams
  • Plan iterations
  • Execute iterations, demo value, and improve your process
  • Plan Program Increments
  • Integrate and work with other teams on the train 
     

Scaled Agile Framework PMPO CertificationSAFe 4.5 Product Manager/Product Owner with POPM Certification 

In this two-day course, you will learn how the roles of Product Manager, Product Owner, Solution Manager, and Epic Owner drive the delivery of value in the SAFe enterprise. You’ll get an overview of the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe®), the Lean-Agile mindset, and an understanding of how the Product Manager and Product Owner roles operate in the enterprise to drive the delivery of value. You will get an in-depth understanding of the specific activities, tools, and mechanics used to effectively deliver value to the enterprise such as writing Epics, Capabilities, Features, Users Stories, and more.

What will you learn?

  • Connect the Scaled Agile Framework to core Lean-Agile principles and values
  • Identify key roles and responsibilities within a SAFe implementation
  • Contribute to Portfolio content using epics and the Portfolio kanban
  • Apply Value Stream strategies to define and manage solution value
  • Engage in Product Manager strategies
  • Develop a stakeholder engagement plan
  • Build and grow communities of practice 
     

Scaled Agile Framework SSM certSAFe 4.5 Scrum Master with SSM Certification

In this two-day course, you’ll gain an understanding of  the role of Scrum Master in a SAFe enterprise. Unlike traditional Scrum Master training that focuses on the fundamentals of team-level Scrum, the SAFe 4.5 Scrum Master course explores the role of Scrum in the context of the entire enterprise, and prepares you to successfully plan and execute the Program Increment (PI), the primary enabler of alignment throughout all levels of a SAFe organization.

What will you learn?

  • Apply SAFe to scale Lean and Agile development in your enterprise
  • Support the execution of Agile Release Trains
  • Coordinate large Value Streams
  • Manage a Lean-Agile Portfolio
  • Align the organization to a common process model
  • Configure the Framework for your context
  • Unlock the intrinsic motivation of knowledge workers
  • Support a Lean-Agile transformation in your enterprise 
     

Scaled Agile Framework SASM CertificationSAFe 4.5 Advanced Scrum Master Course with SASM Certification

This two-day course prepares existing Scrum Masters to take a leadership role in facilitating Agile team, program, and enterprise success in a SAFe® implementation. The course covers facilitation of cross-team interactions in support of program execution and relentless improvement. It enhances the Scrum paradigm with an introduction to scalable engineering and DevOps practices; the application of Kanban to facilitate the flow of value; and supporting interactions with architects, product management, and other critical stakeholders in the enterprise.

What will you learn?

  • Identify the key components of Agile development and key elements of Scrum
  • Describe the roles and responsibilities of the Scrum Master
  • Identify the characteristics of an effective Scrum Master
  • Experience PI planning and explore how to facilitate this event
  • Experience a complete iteration
  • Explore how to facilitate iteration planning, backlog refinement, team and system demos, and the iteration retrospective  
  • Identify ways to track iteration progress and foster collaboration and synchronization between the teams in the program 
     

SAFe Release Train Engineer SAFe 4.5 Release Train Engineer with RTE Certification

In this three-day course you will gain an in-depth understanding of the role and responsibilities of a Release Train Engineer (RTE) in the SAFe enterprise. You will learn how to facilitate and enable end-to-end value delivery through Agile Release Trains (ARTs) and value streams. You will also learn how to build a high-performing ART by becoming a servant leader and coach, and how to plan and execute a Program Increment (PI) planning event, the primary enabler of alignment throughout all levels of a SAFe organization. Topics Covered in the training are:

What will you learn?

  • Identify the effective RTE behaviors
  • Prepare & Organize for a PI Planning
  • Facilitate a PI Planning Team break outs and Plan review
  • Facilitate Management Problem Solving
  • Facilitate ART ROAM program risks
  • Facilitate Confidence Vote enabling transparency
  • Facilitate PI Planning across multiple locations, time zones and continents
  • Effectively Execute Program Increment
  • Fostering Relentless Improvement across the ART

Scaled Agile Framework SPC CertificationImplementing SAFe 4.5 with SPC Certification (SPC)

The goal of this course is to prepare internal change agents and external consultants to lead an enterprise agile transformation. After earning the SPC Certification, you will be able to implement the Scaled Agile Framework®, train managers and executives in Leading SAFe as a SAFe Agilist (SA) certifying agent, and Train teams in SAFe ScrumXP for Teams as a SAFe Practioner (SP) certifying agent.

What will you learn?

  • Apply lean, agile and product development flow principles to improve productivity, employee engagement, time to market, and quality
  • Apply the Scaled Agile Framework based on lecture, real-world examples, and insights by Scaled Agile experts
  • Understand the skills necessary for an enterprise transformation based on the information and examples presented, and additional recommended readings and resources
  • Gain the insights into the leadership skill most effective in unlocking the intrinsic motivation of software development knowledge workers, and begin applying them in your context
  • Find the value streams around which to organize the enterprise’s Agile Release Trains
  • Prepare the organization and the teams to launch the trains
  • Interact at key program touch-points to “help keep the train on the tracks
  • Run Inspect and Adapt workshops for continuous program improvement
  •  Introduce the organization to the principles of program portfolio management and agile architecture
  • Grow the leadership skills necessary to support the transformation

Enterprise SAFe Certification Roadmap.

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