Leading SAFe® (SA)

Official SAFe® 5.1 course with SAFe®5 Agilist (SA) certification. Delivered by Estratecno, Scaled Agile GOLD Transformation Partner, Inc.


During this two-day course, attendees gain the knowledge necessary to lead a Lean-Agile enterprise by using the Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe) and its underlying principles derived from Lean, systems thinking, Agile development, product development flow, and DevOps.

Participants in the class gain insights into mastering business agility to thrive in competitive markets. They discuss how to establish team and technical agility and organize and re-organize around the flow of value. Attendees also learn and practice the skills to support and execute PI Planning events and coordinate multiple Agile Release Trains (ARTs). Class participants Will explore the importance of adopting a customer-centric mindset and Design-Thinking approach to Agile Product Delivery. Learners will also understand how to implement a Lean Portfolio.

Includes the certification exam for the SAFe® Agilist (SA) certification

Who should attend?
  • 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
What you will learn?

After attending the class, attendees should be able to:

  • Leading the transformation to Business Agility with SAFe
  • Become a Lean-Agile Leader
  • Understand the customer needs with Design Thinking
  • Enable the Agile Product Delivery
  • Implement the Lean Portfolio Management
What you will get?
  • Official SAFe® Course Material
  • Student Workbook
  • Preparation for the SAFe® 5 Agilist certification exam
  • One-year membership to the SAFe® Community Platform
  • Certificate of Completion
  • Access to the SAFe® 5 Agilist certification exam after full-time attendance
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…

The infrastructure and software are provided by Estratecno. Having a stable and high-speed internet connection and a computer with a microphone and a camera is enough. During the course, you will practice and learn to optimize work in distributed environments.


SAFe® official agenda

Lesson 1: Thriving in the digital age with Business Agility

  • Thrive in the digital age
  • SAFe as an operating system for Business Agility
  • The Seven Core Competencies of Business Agility

Lesson 2: Becoming a Lean-Agile leader

  • The Lean Agile Mindset
  • Lean and Agile at scale with the SAFe Principles

Lesson 3: Establishing Team and Technical Agility

  • Forming cross-functional Agile Teams
  • Build-in Quality
  • Organize Agile Release Trains (ARTs) around the flow of value

Lesson 4: Building Solutions with Agile Product Delivery

  • Customer Centricity and Design Thinking
  • Prioritize the Program Backlog
  • PI Planning
  • Develop on Cadence; Release on Demand
  • Building a Continuous Delivery Pipeline with DevOps

Lesson 5: Exploring Lean Portfolio Management

  • Defining a SAFe Portfolio
  • Connecting the portfolio to the Enterprise strategy
  • Maintaining the Portfolio Vision
  • Realizing the Portfolio Vision through Epics
  • Establishing Lean Budgets and Guardrails
  • Establishing portfolio flow

Lesson 6: Leading the change

  • Leading by example
  • Leading the change


Lesson 7: Practicing SAFe


Everyone is welcome to attend the course, regardless of their experience. Nevertheless, the following skills and knowledge are highly recommended to successfully pass the SAFe® 5 Agilist (SA) certification exam:

  • 5+ years experience in software development, testing, business analysis, product or project management
  • Experience in Scrum
Certification and Exam
  • Format: Web-based, timed exam with multiple choices (only one is correct) or multiple select (2 or 3 choices are correct)
  • Access: Through the SAFe Community Platform after the attendee has completed the Leading SAFe® course
  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • Number of questions: 45
  • Passing score: 35 out of 45 which is the 77%
  • Language: English only
  • Second attempt cost: 50 USD
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