SAFe® for Architects (ARCH)

Official SAFe® 6.0 course with SAFe®6 for Architects (ARCH). Delivered by Estratecno, Scaled Agile GOLD Transformation Partner, Inc.


In SAFe®, architects play a key role in the trio of leaders, including product managers and the Release Train Engineer. These people work together to deliver and guide Agile Release Trains (ARTs) to enable continuous value flow.

In the SAFe® for Architects course, you’ll get the context to align architecture with business value. You’ll understand how system, solution, and enterprise architects collaboratively deliver architectural solutions. And you’ll get the guidance and tools you need to work effectively in remote environments with distributed teams.

Includes the certification exam for the SAFe® for Architects (ARCH) certification.

Who should attend?
  • System, Solution, and Enterprise architects
  • Architects in supporting technical disciplines
  • Experienced software developers
  • Technical managers making architectural decisions
  • Product leaders collaborating
What you will learn?
  • How to develop and communicate the architectural vision
  • How to develop solution vision, intent, and roadmaps
  • How to prepare and deliver software effectively and continuously
  • How to lead and coach architects and team members during Program Increment (PI) Planning and execution
What you will get?
  • Course workbook and SAFe Studio access to help prepare you to take the certification exam, claim their digital badge, and tools to get started in your SAFe role
  • Remote learning via SAFe® Virtual Classrooms
  • One-year access to SAFe Studio with your first class attendance
    • Platform access to e-learning modules and curated members-only content to support your SAFe transformation
    • Member discussion forms to engage in ongoing conversations on the SAFe framework or how to better perform as part of an Agile Team
    • Curated content-playlists based on your interests and roles, including templated resources and facilitation guides to get you started
  • Access to content, tools, and resources you need to practice SAFe every day
  • SAFe® for Architects certification exam
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: Exemplifying Agile Architecture

  • Explore Agile architecture
  • SAFe Architect roles and collaborations
  • Architect using SAFe Principles

Lesson 2: Architecting for DevOps and Release on Demand

  • What is DevOps?
  • The flow of value through the Continuous Delivery Pipeline
  • Architecting for Continuous Exploration
  • Architecting for Continuous Integration
  • Architecting for Continuous Deployment
  • Architecting for Release on Demand

Lesson 3: Aligning Architecture with Business Value

  • Aligning architecture with Strategic Themes, the portfolio canvas, and Portfolio Vision
  • Supporting the business with Value Streams
  • Delivering value through Solution Trains and Agile Release Trains

Lesson 4: Developing Solution Vision, Solution Intent, and Roadmaps

  • Aligning Solution Vision with Strategic Themes and Solution Context
  • Contributing to Solution Intent
  • Managing quality
  • Contributing to Roadmaps

Lesson 5: Preparing Architecture for PI Planning

  • Contributing to the ART Backlog
  • Prioritizing and sequencing work in the ART Backlog
  • Contributing to Solution Train pre-PI Planning

Lesson 6: Coordinating Architecture throughout PI Planning

  • Contributing to PI Planning
  • Participating in management review and problem-solving
  • Contributing to Solution Train post-PI Planning

Lesson 7: Supporting Continuous Delivery during PI Execution

  • Guiding architecture and continuous delivery throughout the PI
  • Participating in Iteration Reviews and System and Solution Demos
  • Relentless improvement through Inspect & Adapt

Lesson 8: Supporting New Strategic Themes and Value Streams

  • Aligning architecture to Enterprise strategy
  • Evolving the Solution portfolio
  • Contributing Enabler Epics to the Portfolio Kanban
  • Coordinating across Value Streams

Lesson 9: Leading as an Architect during a Lean-Agile Transformation

  • Lean-Agile Leadership
  • Leading the Agile architecture transformation
  • Creating an action plan

Lesson 10: Practicing SAFe


Those who attend this course should be familiar with Agile principles and practices and must have attended at least one SAFe course prior to attending this one.

Certification and Exam
  • Format: web based, timed exam. Questions are structured in a multiple-choice, single-select format
  • Access: Through the SAFe Community Platform after the attendee has completed the SAFe® for Architects course
  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • Number of questions: 45
  • Passing score: 71%
  • Language: English
  • Second attempt cost: 50 USD