North Texas Academy - Leading SAFe 4.6 with Scaled Agilist (SA)(Dallas, TX), Graviton Solutions, Saturday, 22. February 2020















Instructor: Dr. Raed Sbeit







Summary
Develop a skillset that’s in demand worldwide—and empower your enterprise to succeed in a disruptive marketplace—when you become a SAFe 4 Agilist (SA). During this two-day course, you’ll learn the principles and practices of the Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe), how to execute and release value through Agile Release Trains, and what it means to lead a Lean-Agile transformation at enterprise scale.
During this two-day course, attendees will gain the knowledge necessary to lead a Lean-Agile enterprise by leveraging the Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe®), and its underlying principles derived from Lean, systems thinking, Agile development, product development flow, and DevOps. They will also learn and practice the skills for supporting and executing PI Planning events and coordinating multiple Agile Release Trains (ARTs).
Attendees will gain an understanding of the Lean-Agile mindset, why it’s so effective in today’s adapt-or-die marketplace, and what it means to lead a Lean-Agile transformation. They’ll also learn how to build and support Agile teams and programs, empower a Lean Portfolio, build a Continuous Delivery Pipeline and DevOps culture, and coordinate large solutions. They will develop a skill set that’s in demand worldwide—and empower their enterprises to succeed in a disruptive marketplace—when they become a SAFe® 4 Agilist (SA).
Learning Goals
To perform the role of a SAFe® Agilist, attendees should be able to:

Interpret the basic constructs of SAFe and the steps of the Implementation Roadmap
Apply the values and principles of a Lean-Agile Mindset
Apply SAFe’s Lean and Agile principles to the roles and practices of SAFe
Create high-performing teams by establishing mission and purpose
Use transformational leadership to drive change, develop people, and encourage innovation
Support PI Planning and the events associated with successful Program execution
Drive continuous value delivery through the Continuous Delivery Pipeline
Establish alignment and execution with Strategic Themes and Lean Portfolio Management
Coordinate multiple Agile Release Trains and suppliers with a Solution Train

Topics Covered

Introducing the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe)
Embracing a Lean-Agile Mindset
Understanding SAFe Principles
Creating high-performing teams and programs
Experiencing Program Increment (PI) Planning
Exploring, Executing, and Releasing Value
Leading the Lean-Agile Enterprise
Empowering a Lean Portfolio
Building Large Solutions

What Attendees Get
The class registration includes:

Attendee workbook
Preparation and eligibility to take the SAFe® 4 Agilist exam
One year membership to the SAFe Community Platform
Course certificate of completion

Attendees must attend both days of the course in order to be eligible for the exam.






Who Will Benefit
The following individuals will benefit from this course:

Executives and Leaders, Managers, Directors, CIOs, and VPs
Development, QA, and Infrastructure Management
Program and Project Managers
Product and Product Line Management
Portfolio Managers, PMO, and Process Leads
Enterprise, System, and Solution Architects

Prerequisites



All are welcome to attend the course, regardless of experience. However, the following prerequisites are highly recommended for those who intend to take the SAFe 4 Agilist (SA) certification exam:

5+ years’ experience in software development, testing, business analysis, product, or project management
Experience in Scrum





Annual Renewal
Membership renewals are one year from the date certification is earned

Renewal fee: $100



About the SAFe 4 Agilist Certification
Certification Level: Core
Required Course: Leading SAFe
Job Role Description/Target Audience: A SAFe 4 Agilist (SA) is a Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) enterprise leadership professional who is part of a Lean-Agile transformation.
Key Areas of Competency

Apply SAFe to scale Lean and Agile development in the enterprise
Apply Lean-Agile Mindset and principles
Plan and successfully execute Program Increments
Execute and release value through Agile Release Trains
Build an Agile portfolio with Lean-Agile budgeting

Exam Prerequisite Skills or Knowledge
These skills and knowledge are highly recommended to successfully pass the exam:

5+ years experience in software development, testing, business analysis, product or project management
Experience in Scrum

Exam Requirements
The first step toward becoming a SAFe certified professional is to attend the Leading 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.
Exam Details
Click here to access exam information for Leading SAFe 4.0

Exam name – SAFe 4 Agilist Exam
Exam format – Multiple choice
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 Leading SAFe course
Exam duration – Once the exam begins, candidates have 90 minutes (1.5 hours) to complete the exam
Number of questions – 45
Passing score – 34 out of 45 (76% passing score)
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 $50.
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@ any retake questions.

Exam Study Materials
The exam is designed to measure knowledge and skill related to the job role. We highly recommend candidates use a variety of resources to prepare for this exam including:

Course materials – The course materials are an essential artifact from the course and can be downloaded from the SAFe Community Platform. These materials can be used to refer back to the content that was presented during the class.
Study guide – This comprehensive guide details the job role and all resources related to the exam, including a detailed reading list. Access is available through the Learning Plan in the SAFe Community Platform upon course completion.
Practice test – The practice test is designed to be predictive of success on the certification exam,* and it has the same number of questions, level of difficulty, and time duration. It is part of the Learning Plan in the SAFe Community Platform and can be taken an unlimited number of times at no cost. *This is not the actual exam, and passing it does not guarantee success on the certification exam.
Sample test – Download questions

What You Get
Becoming a SAFe 4 Agilist requires an exceptional range of skills and is a career path for many servant leaders. Certification includes:

SAFe 4 Agilist PDF certificate
SAFe 4 Agilist digital badge to promote your accomplishment online
One-year membership to the SAFe Community Platform, which includes access to the SA Community of Practice
Access to Meetup groups and events that connect you with other SAFe Certified Professionals
A variety of learning resources to support you during your SAFe journey

Professional Development Units (PDUs) and Scrum Education Units (SEUs)

Attendees may be eligible to apply for 15 PDUs toward their continuing education requirements with the Project Management Institute (PMI) for PMP, PgMP, and PMI-ACP certifications
Attendees may be eligible to apply for SEUs under category C, toward earning or renewing their CSP through Scrum Alliance

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Saturday, 22. February 2020, Graviton Solutions, North Texas Academy - Leading SAFe 4.6 with Scaled Agilist (SA)(Dallas, TX)

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