with SAFe® Program Consultant Certification
based on version 5.0 of SAFe

This course is offered only in a private setting.
During this four-day course, attendees will learn how to lead a Lean-Agile transformation by leveraging the practices and principles of the Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe®), as well as the five core competencies of the Lean Enterprise. Attendees will also gain insights and practice how to coach programs, launch Agile Release Trains, build a Continuous Delivery Pipeline with DevOps culture, and build a Lean Portfolio. The first two days of the course—Leading SAFe®—will provide them with the basis to teach SAFe to leaders. The final two days focus exclusively on what it takes to successfully implement SAFe in the enterprise.

Becoming a Certified SAFe® Program Consultant (SPC), and becoming a change agent, will enable attendees to coach and guide the enterprise to succeed in a disruptive marketplace and empower them to implement a Lean-Agile SAFe transformation.

What you'll learn

To perform the role of a SAFe® Program Consultant (SPC), attendees should be able to:

  • Lead an enterprise Lean-Agile transformation
  • Implement the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe)
  • Build a Lean Portfolio
  • Align the organization to a common language and way of working
  • Perform Value Stream identification
  • Launch and coach Agile Release Trains
  • Coordinate multiple Agile Release Trains with a Solution Train
  • Build and execute an implementation rollout strategy
  • Configure the Framework for a specific enterprise context
  • Train managers and executives in Leading SAFe®
  • Continue their learning journey and become enabled to train other SAFe roles in the enterprise

TOPICS COVERED
Leading SAFe® – Days 1 and 2

  • Introducing the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe)
  • Becoming a Lean-Agile Leader
  • Creating High-Performing Teams and Trains
  • Experiencing Program Increment (PI) Planning
  • Releasing on Demand with DevOps
  • Building a Lean Portfolio
  • Leading the Transformation
  • About the Exam 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 4 Program Consultant (SPC)

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 4 Program Consultant (SPC)
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Who Should Attend

This course is intended for those who will be materially and directly involved in a SAFe implementation. This includes 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
  • Internal Change Agents, Lean-Agile Center for Excellence (LACE) participants, Agile Working Groups
  • Business and Technology Executives, Leaders, Managers, and Directors
  • Portfolio Managers and Fiduciaries, Project/Program Management Office (PMO) personnel
  • Development, QA, and IT Managers
  • Program and Project Managers
  • Product and Product Line Managers
  • Process Leads and Lifecycle Governance personnel
  • Enterprise, System, and Solution Architects

PREREQUISITES
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 SAFe® Program Consultant exam and practice as a Certified SAFe® Program Consultant (SPC):

  • 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

SAMPLE AGENDA

WHAT ATTENDEES GET

The class registration includes:

  • Attendee workbook
  • Preparation and eligibility to take the SAFe Program Consultant (SPC) exam
  • One-year membership to the SAFe Community Platform
  • Course certificate of completion

Attendees must attend all four days of the course in order to qualify for the exam.

SAFE CERTIFICATION KIT

Attendees who pass the exam will receive:

  • SAFe Program Consultant (SPC) certificate
  • A SAFe Program Consultant digital badge to promote your accomplishment online
  • A one-year certified membership as a SAFe Program Consultant, which includes access to the SPC Community of Practice
  • A SAFe Program Consultant certification usage guide with SPC certification marks
  • Access to online Trainer Enablement plans to qualify to teach and certify others in Leading SAFe (SAFe Agilist SA), SAFe Product Owner/Product Manager (POPM), SAFe Scrum Master (SSM), SAFe Advanced Scrum Master (SASM), and SAFe for Teams (SAFe Practitioner (SP)
  • Access to a variety of learning resources to support certified professionals during and throughout their SAFe journey

Certificates expire one year from the date the certification is earned. Renewal fee is $895.

EXAM DETAILS

  • Exam name – SAFe Program Consultant
  • Exam format – Multiple
  • 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% pass rate).
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  • 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.