Implementing SAFe® 4.0 with SPC4 Certification

Delivered by Leading Subject-Matter Experts on SAFe®

Our SPC courses are delivered by two of the industries leading subject-matter experts on the Scaled Agile Framework®. IJI consultants have extensive SAFe experience training and implementing SAFe at organizations with teams ranging from 50 to 3000. Certify as a SAFe Program Consultant and become the Lean-Agile Change Agent that leads the SAFe transformation in the enterprise.

Training info

Course overview

This four-day course will prepare you to lead an enterprise Agile transformation by leveraging the Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe®). You will learn how to effectively apply the principles and practices of SAFe, including training with SAFe courseware, and coaching teams, launching Agile Release Trains, and building and managing an Agile portfolio. The first two days of the course— Leading SAFe—will provide you with the basis to teach SAFe to others, and if certified you’ll be eligible to teach the Leading SAFe course. The next two days focus exclusively on implementing SAFe.

Certification is optional to attendees. Those who achieve SPC certification are authorized to license SAFe training materials.

Learning Objectives

After this course, you should be able to:

  • Lead an enterprise Lean-Agile transformation
  • Implement the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe)
  • Implement and manage a Lean-Agile portfolio
  • Align the organization to a common language and way of working
  • Perform value stream analysis and identify value streams
  • Launch and support Agile Release Trains and coordinate value streams
  • Build and execute the implementation rollout strategy
  • Configure the Framework for a specific enterprise context
  • Train managers and executives in Leading SAFe and act as a SAFe Agilist (SA) certifying agent (SPCs only)
  • Train teams in SAFe for Teams (S4T) and act as a SAFe Practitioner (SP) certifying agent (SPCs only)
Other course info
Audience 

The course is intended for those who will be materially and directly involved in a SAFe adoption. This includes enterprise leaders, 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 and Leaders, Managers, 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, Agile Working Group
What you receive 

The class registration includes:

  • Attendee workbooks
  • Eligibility to take the SPC4 exam
  • One-year membership to Scaled Agile (upon certification)
  • Class attendance certificate upon request
Pre-requisites 

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 SPC4 certification exam and operate in the field as a SAFe Program Consultant:

  • 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
PDU credits 
  • Attendees may be eligible to apply for 30 PDUs toward continuing education requirements with the ProjectManagement Institute (PMI) for PMP or PMI-ACP certifications
  • Attendees may be eligible to apply SEUs under category C, toward earning or renewing their CSP through Scrum Alliance
Customer reviews 

Brian and Ian are easily the best course instructors I have come across and back their knowledge with real examples of going into businesses which other companies don’t have as they have just been instructors their whole careers.”

In short, it was outstanding. For context, I’m not really that into courses; generally I find them slow and badly facilitated and contrary to my natural learning style. However in this case, I have been very impressed. Much of the material I was already familiar with, but Brian and Ian were so engaging and so knowledgeable that I found the entire 4 day event to be very worthwhile.”