Leading SAFe® - 4.0 SAFe Agilist (SA)


  • BestBrains P/S Sankt Gertruds Stræde København Denmark

Become a Certified SAFe Agilist (SA)

In cooporation with Scaled Agile Framework™ BestBrains now offer a 2-Day course in Leading SAFe

The Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe) is a proven knowledge base for implementing agile practices at enterprise scale. SAFe has been successfully used to scale Lean-Agile development in small programs of 50-100 people and in enterprises employing thousands of developers.


"Bent's knowledge and experience in Lean and Agile is excellent and he is a kind and patient man who seems to be truly passionate about teaching. It is always a pleasure to learn from Bent, both through courses and another contexts. “

Kenneth Lund, Knowledge Cube A/S

"The course provides a highly relevant introduction to SAFe, as a tangible and flexible framework for enterprise organizations seeking to use the principles of Lean and Agile to get more value out of IT developments.”

Allan Lundgaard Hamilton, Visma Consulting A/S

Successful scaling of Agile beyond the single team is one of the most important challenges faced by many organisations. Core scrum provides no guidance on how to do this, and unofficial techniques such as Scrum-of-Scrums go only some way to providing an answer and are not widely understood. The  SAFe Scaled Agile Framework™  is an increasingly popular complete approach for large-scale, multi-team Agile projects and programs. It builds upon the use of Scrum and XP by Agile teams with specific Program practices and roles for Agile Architecture, Release Train Planning and management of the Product Vision, Roadmap and Program Backlog. At the overall Portfolio level, SAFe utilises concepts of Lean Thinking and Kanban for the management of Architectural and Business Epics within agreed Investment themes.

This 2-day Leading SAFe 4.0 training class gives you the knowledge required to become a Certified SAFe Agilist and to lead an enterprise agile transformation using the Scaled Agile Framework.

The class will be in english unless all participants prefer Danish.
 

Who should attend:

The Leading SAFe course is aimed at executives, managers, consultants, coaches and Agile change agents responsible for leading a Lean|Agile change initiative in a large software enterprise.
 

By the end of this course attendees will be able to:

  • 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 insights into the leadership skill most effective in unlocking the intrinsic motivation of software development knowledge workers, and begin applying them in your context
     

Agenda:

1. Intro to SAFe

Introduction to the Scaled Agile Framework™.

2. Lean Thinking

An overview of Lean Software Development and Product Development Flow.

3. Agile Development

Application of Agile development in the enterprise context. Business Benefits.

4. SAFe ScrumXP

An experiential walkthrough of "SAFe ScrumXP”, focusing on scalable technical, project management and economic prioritisation practices that enable scaling to the program and portfolio level

5. Agile Release Train

Identification, implementation and execution of Agile Release Trains — long-lived programs whereby teams-of-agile-teams optimise quality and velocity delivery for the enterprises larger value streams

6. Agile Portfolio Management

Agile transformational patterns for Strategy and Investment Funding, Program Management, and Governance.

7. Agile Architecture

Principles of Agile Architecture, role of System and Enterprise Architects, and Architecting with Flow.

8. Scaling Leadership

Scaling Enterprise Lean|Agile leadership.
 

What will you receive:

  • Two days of high quality instruction from a Scaled Agile accredited SPC and Leading SAFe trainer.
  • Scaled Agile "SAFe Agilist 4.0" certification.
  • 1 year's membership (upon successful completion of the SAFe Agilist exam)
  • Community membership including face-to-face and virtual networking and knowledge sharing opportunities, access to industry experts, special offers and invitations to special events
  • All course materials, which include a copy of the slide deck, exercises and case study
     

INSTRUCTOR:

Bent Jensen
Agile leadership coach and SAFe consultant, Partner in BestBrains

Bent Jensen is a pioneer in applying agile methods in Denmark and has been leading agile teams since 2000.  For the last 10 years Bent has been coaching and mentoring leaders and organizations to achieve the benefits of lean and agile thinking and methods, with clients in Denmark and internationally. He have assisted a large number and companies with transformation programmes, and supported Enterprises in their transformation to an Agile and Lean approach. Bent has always been focused on the intersect between self-organization and management, between efficient development and innovation and how to push the methods to their limits.

 

FURTHER INFORMATION

Date and time:
April 25. 2016,  9-17 og April 26. 2016,  9-17. Both days we will be serving a light breakfast from 8:30 AM.

The class will be in english unless all participants prefer Danish.

Price:
9.500 DKK (Early Bird Special: 8.500 DKK until February 26. 2016). The price includes both days, SA-Certification, course materials, breakfast, lunch, fruit and coffee, tea etc.

Please contact us if you want to sign up 3 or more persons at the same time for group discount, or if you want to be charged by invoice: event@bestbrains.dk

The workshop will be held in BestBrains' cosy premises in the heart of Copenhagen:

BestBrains P/S
Sankt Gertruds Stræde 5, 3. sal
1129 København K

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