Leading SAFe – SAFe Agilist is the introductory class to the foundations of the Scaled Agile Framework.

In this training, learn how “SAFe helps you improve quality, productivity, employee engagement, and time-to-market. 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.” (ScaledAgile.com)

Here are some answers to Frequently Asked Questions regarding this training:

How long is the Leading SAFe course?

Leading SAFe is a two day (16-hour) course. 

Scaled Agile requires active participation to achieve certification. This includes full attention and participation in chat, exercises, and group discussion. To ensure an interactive live online training, all participants are required to keep their video on. 

What materials will I receive?

Prior to training, you’ll receive an email from Scaled Agile with instructions to access the Scaled Agile Community Platform. This is your hub for SAFe resources and class materials, including the digital workbook as well as exam and certification information.

Is there an exam?

There is a timed exam, which is included in the course registration cost. You’ll have 90 minutes to complete the exam online in the SAFe Community Platform. The exam can be taken on-demand wherever you have internet access. The exam is closed-book with no outside assistance. Read more about the Leading SAFe exam here.

What score do you need to pass the exam?

The exam has 45 questions and is multiple choice. A passing score is 35 out of 45 (77%). 

How long do I have to take the exam?

Once you conclude your 2-day training, you will have 30 days to complete the exam. You are able to make a one-time courtesy extension after your exam has expired. Follow the steps on Scaled Agile’s support website here to request an extension.

After the first attempt at the exam, all subsequent attempts cost a fee. There is no waiting period to take the exam a second time. 

What does the course cover?

Leading SAFe® offers you an introduction to the foundations of SAFe, and provides the principles and practices to drive your Lean-Agile transformation with confidence.” (ScaledAgile.com

The agenda includes:

  • SAFe is and its benefits
  • Business Agility is and how SAFe supports it
  • Establishing Team & Technical Agility and organizing around the flow of value
  • Aligning organizations around the same, clear objectives
  • Improving the flow of value and work from strategy to delivery
  • Adopting a customer-centric mindset
  • Successfully running & participating in key SAFe alignment and planning events, like PI planning

How will this course help me and my organization?

Leading SAFe will provide you with the tools for aligning your organization around a set of clear objectives. In addition, you will gain an understanding of Business Agility which will help your organization establish team & technical agility. A customer-centric mindset across the organization will assist with improving the flow of value and work from strategy to delivery.

In addition to learning about SAFe and how to apply it in your organization, you will also receive valuable insights into real world examples of organizations that have implemented specific areas of SAFe.  We can also help you with insights into solutions for specific questions you may have in your context.

Leading SAFe is designed with the leader in mind. You will walk away with the information required to successfully lead your organization to achieve its business agility goals.

Read more about the Scaled Agile Framework.

Who is my instructor?

LitheSpeed SAFe Program Consultants (SPCs) are practicing Lean-Agile organizational coaches and consultants who bring their day-to-day transformation experience into the classroom. Meet our team here

SAFe Program Consultants have passed a rigorous training curriculum through Scaled Agile and “are change agents who combine their technical knowledge of SAFe with an intrinsic motivation to improve the software and systems development processes [of organizations].” Via ScaledAgile.com


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