Designed for senior executives, this course is also suited for anyone in an organisation needing a broad introduction to Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) in particular, and Lean/Agile thinking in general.

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    Designed for senior executives, this course is also suited for anyone in an organisation needing a broad introduction to Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) in particular, and Lean/Agile thinking in general.

New to the Scaled Agile Framework®? Leading SAFe offers you an introduction to the foundations of SAFe, and provides the principles and practices to confidently drive your Lean-Agile transformation. The course and resulting certification offer the guidance and tools to build a culture of resiliency and a shared language that engages employees and focuses on customers so that organizations can work with agility at scale.

Take a Leading SAFe course to discover how companies can build business agility, and how to make SAFe work inside your organization. You’ll come away with an understanding of how to align your entire organization around the same clear objectives, and how to improve the flow of value and work from strategy to delivery. You’ll learn what makes companies more customer-centric and how to run key SAFe alignment and planning events, like PI planning.

Course Objectives

Attendees Learn:

  • How to realize the benefits of SAFe, including:
    • How to establish Team and Technical Agility and organize around the flow of value
    • How to align massive organizations around clear, common objectives
    • How to participate successfully in critical SAFe events, such as PI Planning
    • How to adopt a customer-centric mindset

Leading SAFe® answers the questions:

  • What is SAFe?
  • What is business agility and how does SAFe support it?
  • How does an organization get started with the Scaled Agile Framework®?


Course Outline

Digital Age and Business Agility

  • Thriving in the digital age
  • SAFe© as an Operating System for Business Agility
  • Core competencies of Business Agility

Lean Agile Leaders

  • Lean-Agile Mindset
  • SAFe Core Values
  • SAFe Lean-Agile Principles

Team and Technical Agility

  • Cross-functional Agile Teams
  • Built-in Quality
  • Organizing around value with ARTs

Agile Product Delivery

  • Customer-centric culture
  • Design Thinking
  • ART Backlog and WSJF
  • PI Planning
  • Develop on Cadence; Release on Demand
  • Continuous Delivery Pipelines with DevOps

Lean Portfolio Management

  • SAFe Portfolio
  • Strategic Themes
  • Portfolio canvas
  • Epic hypothesis statements
  • Traditional and Lean budgeting approaches
  • Portfolio Kanban

Leading the Change

  • Lead by example
  • Lead the change
  • SAFe Implementation Roadmap

There is no prerequisite course or certification. Pre-reading suggestions are issued in a welcoming email to those registered for a course

Related Certifications

While not a prerequisite, after attending this course, attendees may consider attending the Lean Portfolio Management course,

Enquire for further information on other role specific courses.

Who should attend?

The course is intended for C-suite people in an organisation, or anyone in a mid to senior leadership role who will be involved in adopting Business Agility.

Your benefits at a glance
  • Course workbook and SAFe Studio access to help prepare you to take the certification exam, claim their digital badge, and tools to get started in your SAFe role
  • Remote learning via SAFe Virtual Classrooms (if course delivered in remote mode)
  • One-year membership to SAFe® Studio with your first class attendance
    • Platform access to e-learning modules and curated members-only content to support your SAFe transformation
    • Member discussion forums to engage in ongoing conversations on the SAFe framework or how to better perform as part of an Agile Team
    • Curated content-playlists based on your interests and roles, including templated resources and facilitation guides to get you started
  • SAFe Agilist certification exam

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