Implementing SAFe®(SPC)

Official SAFe® 5 course with SAFe®5 Program Consultant (SPC). Delivered by Kegon. Hosted by Estratecno.

Introduction

SAFe Scaled Agile Framework® is a methodological support for Agile/Scrum in all types of projects, specifically including large projects and project schedules that are developed by multiple properly orchestrated agile teams.

This certified training provides the necessary knowledge to understand and lead the Agile transformation within an organization taking as a reference the guidelines and tools provided by SAFe® (Scaled Agile Framework).

Course attendees who successfully complete the associated exam will earn SAFe® Program Consultant (SPC) training and certification. For additional information on the role of SAFe SPC, see: What is an SPC - SAFe® Program Consultant? - Estratecno

The first part of the course provides the knowledge and foundation necessary to teach the official Leading SAFe® 5 course and the second part focuses exclusively on the implementation of SAFe®.

Trainers

Michele Lanzinger.
SAFe Strategic Advisor. 
Certified SAFe® Program Consultant Trainer - SPCT 

Michele Lanzinger has studied business administration at the Università Cattolica in Milan and the Frankfurt School of Finance & Management. He has worked in several management and strategy consulting firms in Europe, as well as founded and supported some startups across different sectors. Since 2014, Michele has focused on agile transformation using the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe). He is currently SPCT SAFe Strategic Advisor on Scaled Agile, and helps international SAFe partners like Estratecno to officially train professionals from all types of companies to implement business agility. Michele speaks fluent Italian, English, German and Spanish.

Ángel Galán - Certified
SAFe® Program Consultant - SPC - Agile Coach & Trainer

Ángel Galán is Senior Certified Scaled Agile - SAFe Program Consultant v5.1 (SPC) at Estratecno (SAFe Gold Partner) with more than 1,600 certified SAFe students. He is specialized in Lean/Agile transformations using the SAFe framework in large and medium-sized companies. He is a SAFe Trainer (Leading, RTE, LPM, SSM, POPM, DevOps, etc.), transformation consultant, organizer of the official SAFe meetups in Spain, designer of workshops and other Lean / Agile training. He has taught more than 60 official SAFe courses in the last 3 years.

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What you will get?
  • 32 hours of training in remote mode. Virtual Classroom with live classes by videoconference
  • Team of 2 trainers with extensive international experience in SAFe implementations
  • Workbook – Official Manual
    Preparing for the certification exam
  • Fees and registration for the SAFe 5 Program Consultant (SPC) exam
  • One year of SAFe Community Platform membership
  • Certificate of completion of the course (Students must attend the 5 days of the course to be able to take the exam)
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
What you will 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
How the training is delivered?
  • Live virtual classroom.
  • Expert trainers and facilitators in online training.
  • Breakout rooms for teamwork.
  • Virtual Campus with LMS (Learning Management System) platform for the study material, tests, forums, and complementary materials.
  • Collaborative tools for exercises, practices and simulations. Each of them is carefully selected and adapted to the course using:
    • Miro
    • SAFe Collaborate
    • Easyretro
    • Trello…
Content

Leading SAFe® – Days 1-3

  • Thriving in the digital age with business agility
  • Becoming a Lean-Agile leader
  • Establishing Team and Technical Agility
  • Building solutions with Agile Product Delivery
  • Exploring Lean Portfolio Management
  • Leading the change

Implementing SAFe® – Days 3-5

  • Reaching the tipping point
  • Designing the implementation
  • Launching an Agile Release Train
  • Coaching ART Execution
  • Extending to the portfolio
  • Accelerating to business agility
  • Becoming an SPC
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® 5 Program Consultant exam and practice as a Certified SAFe® 5 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
Certification and Exam
  • Exam Name: SAFe 5 Program Consultant
  • Exam question format: multiple options
  • Exam development: online modality (single browser), closed book, without external assistance and 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 it
    Number of questions: 60.
  • Pass grade: 45 out of 60 (75% pass rate).
  • Laguage: English
  • Exam Fee: The first exam attempt is included as part of the course fee if the exam is taken within 30 days of course completion. Each exam retake costs $250
  • Retake Policy: The second exam attempt (first retake) may be taken immediately after the first attempt. The third attempt requires a 10-day wait. The fourth attempt requires a 30-day wait. Please contact support@scaledagile.com for any questions about retaking the exam
Price
  • Early Bird (until 06/04/2022): €2,750
  • Standard (As of 06/04/2022): €2,950
  • Discount for employees of other Scaled Agile Partners*: Gold Partner 20% – Silver Partner 15% – Bronze Partner 10%
  • Group discounts for students from the same organization: 3 attendees 5% discount; 5 or more attendees 7.5% discount*
    * Discounts NOT cumulative or applicable to the Early Bird rate
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