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Implementing SAFe® with Certified SAFe® Practice Consultant (SPC)

Prepare internal change agents and external consultants to lead an enterprise agile transformation.

Overview

On your way to becoming a Certified SAFe® Practice Consultant (SPC), this course will prepare you to:

  • Implement the Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe®)
  • Train managers and executives in Leading SAFe and act as a SAFe Agilist (SA) certifying agent
  • Train teams in SAFe ScrumXP for Teams and act as a SAFe Practioner (SP) certifying agent

For the first half of this course is an intensive version of Leading SAFe® with Certified SAFe® Agilist (SA). The goal is to prepare certified SAFe Practice Consultants (SPCs) to teach the course and act as a certifying agent for SAFe Agilists (SAs). Outcomes include:

  •  The ability to lead an enterprise agile transformation while leveraging the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) and its underlying principles of lean thinking and product development flow. 
  • A thorough understanding of how the principles and practices of the SAFe framework support Agile Teams, Agile Programs, Agile Program Portfolio Management, and Agile Architecture.

The second half of this course focuses on developing the ability to identify, plan, and implement SAFe programs with Agile Release Trains. Students will leave class with the briefings, artifacts, and templates needed to: 

  • Identify value streams
  • Optimize organizational change management
  • Launch agile programs
  • Plan and execute major events and milestones
  • Implement effective processes and measures for continuous program improvement

*Cprime is proud to be a Gold SPCT and Platform Level partner with Scaled Agile, the exclusive certifying body for the Scaled Agile Framework. Attending this class and passing the qualifying exam will earn you the SAFe Practice Consultant (SPC) certification.

The first step toward becoming a certified SAFe professional is to attend the Implementing SAFe® course This is a requirement, because attending the course provides access to all the study materials and the exam. Note that attending the course does not guarantee passing the exam. A complete list of courses, including dates and locations, is on the Scaled Agile, Inc. training calendar.

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$2995 (USD)
4 days/36 hours of instruction
Group (3+): $2795 USD
GSA: $2790 USD
Education Credits:
30 PDUs
7.5 Leadership PDUs
3 Strategy PDUs
19.5 Technical PDUs
19.5 ACP PDUs
30 PDUs

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Jul 15th - 18th, 2024
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Jul 23rd - 26th, 2024
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Aug 20th - 23rd, 2024
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Sep 16th - 19th, 2024
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM ET
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Sep 24th - 27th, 2024
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Oct 7th - 10th, 2024
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Oct 22nd - 25th, 2024
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Nov 4th - 7th, 2024
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Nov 18th - 21st, 2024
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM Local Time
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Nov 26th - 29th, 2024
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Dec 3rd - 6th, 2024
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM ET
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Dec 17th - 20th, 2024
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM Local Time
$2995(usd)

Full Course Details

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 a SAFe 6 Practice Consultant (SPC)

This course is meant for consultants, managers, or leaders responsible for implementing Agile programs as part of an enterprise Lean-Agile change initiative. Students should arrive to class with an excellent grasp of Agile, and should have knowledge of SAFe practices. It is an accelerated course for those who are interested in earning their SAFe SCP Certification.

Professionals who benefit from this course include:

  • Executives
  • Managers
  • Change Agents
  • Program and Project Managers
  • Agile Coaches
  • Scrum Masters
  • Anyone helping lead the SAFe implementation

  • 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
  • Employ 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 transformation

  • Exam name: SAFe® 6 Program Consultant Exam
  • Exam format: Multiple choice (one answer) or multiple select (2-3 answers)
  • Exam delivery: Web-based (single-browser), closed book, no outside assistance, timed
  • Exam access: Candidates can access the exam within the SAFe Community Platform upon completion of the Implementing SAFe® course
  • Exam duration – Once the exam begins, candidates have 120 minutes (2 hours) to complete the exam
  • Number of questions – 60
  • Passing score: 45 out of 60 (75%)
  • Language: English
  • Exam 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 $250.
  • Retake 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 questions.

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