SAFe for Architects

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Course Description

Architecting for continuous value flow with SAFe®

With SAFe®5 Architect Certification

Summary

Enable continuous value flow by aligning technical strategy with business goals, communicating that strategy to development teams, and applying Agile architecture practices.

Attendees can improve collaboration and alignment in a SAFe Lean-Agile enterprise when they become a SAFe® 5 Architect. The SAFe® for Architects course prepares System, Solution, and Enterprise Architects to engage across the organization as effective leaders and change agents who collaboratively deliver architectural solutions. During this three-day course, attendees will explore the roles, responsibilities, and mindset of Agile Architects, and appreciate how to align architecture with business value and drive continuous flow to large systems of systems while supporting SAFe program execution.

Who Will Benefit?

  • System, Solution, and Enterprise architects
  • Architects in supporting technical disciplines
  • Experienced software developers
  • Technical managers making architectural decisions
  • Product leaders collaborating

Topics Covered

  • Exemplifying Lean-Agile architecture
  • Architecting for DevOps and Release on Demand
  • Aligning architecture with business value
  • Developing Solution Vision, Solution Intent, and Roadmaps
  • Preparing architecture for Program Increment (PI) Planning
  • Coordinating architecture throughout PI Planning
  • Supporting Continuous Delivery during PI execution
  • Supporting new Strategic Themes and Value Streams
  • Leading as an architect during a Lean-Agile transformation

What you’ll learn

To perform the role of a SAFe Architect, you should be able to:

  • Architect using SAFe principles
  • Align architecture with business value
  • Develop and communicate architecture vision and intent
  • Plan architectural runway to enable delivery success
  • Architect for continuous delivery and Release on Demand
  • Lead and coach architects and team members during Program Increment (PI) Planning and execution
  • Provide leadership during a Lean-Agile transformation

Prerequisites

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.

What You Get

Class registration includes:

  • Attendee workbook
  • Preparation and eligibility to take the exam
  • One-year membership to the SAFe Community Platform
  • Certification of completion
  • Preparation and eligibility to take the SAFe® 5 Architecture (ARCH) exam

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

Annual Renewal

Certifications expire one year from the date of certification is earned.

  • Renewal fee: $295/year

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

  • You may be eligible to apply for 15 PDUs toward your continuing education requirements with the Project Management Institute (PMI) for PMP, PgMP, and PMI-ACP certifications
  • You may be eligible to apply for SEUs under Category C, toward earning or renewing your CSP through the Scrum Alliance
Claim Code 4446V3948C Duration 3 days
PMI Certification Technical Leadership Strategic Total
PMP® 6.00 3.00 6.00 15.00
PgMP® 6.00 3.00 6.00 15.00
PMI_RMP® 0.00 3.00 6.00 9.00
PMI_SP® 0.00 3.00 6.00 9.00
PMI_ACP® 6.00 3.00 6.00 15.00
PfMP® 4.00 3.00 6.00 13.00
PMI_PBAsm 4.00 3.00 6.00 13.00

SAFe Product Owner/Product Manager

In order for a team to run efficiently, there needs to be a designated leader ready to take on the responsibilities of overseeing the entire work process. Enter a Scrum Product Owner. These individuals ensure that the workflow is functioning properly and team members are able to complete their tasks. 

Develop the skill sets needed to guide the delivery of value in a Lean Enterprise by completing the Scrum Product Owner training courses. During this Scrum Product Owner training course, attendees gain an in-depth understanding of how to effectively perform their role in the agile environment. Attendees will explore skillsets such as how to apply Lean thinking to decompose Epics into Features and Stories, refine Features and Stories, manage Program and Team backlogs, and plan and execute Iterations and Program Increments in these training courses.

What Will You Learn?

Since the Scrum Product Owner holds such a high responsibility, they must be able to lead their team through the transition into an agile environment and ensure that members understand their team’s new processes and functions. To perform the role of a Scrum Product Owner, attendees should be able to complete tasks such as:

  • Articulate the Product Owner role
  • Manage Program and Team backlogs
  • Collaborate with Agile teams in estimating and forecasting work
  • Represent Customer needs in Program Increment Planning
  • Execute the Program Increment and deliver continuous value

To hone these skills and feel prepared to tackle the role of a Scrum Product Owner, there are a handful of topics that must be covered during the Scrum Product Owner training course. These may include:

  • Becoming a Scrum Product Owner for your enterprise
  • Preparing for and leading PI Planning
  • Executing Iterations
  • Executing the Program Increment

After completing a Scrum Product Owner training course and acing your certification exam, you’ll have all the tools and resources you need to effectively lead your team to success.

Who Should Take the Course?

You have an idea of what you’ll be learning, but now the question arises — who exactly should be taking this Scrum Product Owner training course? If you don’t have a designated Scrum Product Owner, you may want to consider sending anyone who has the capacity to fulfill the role. Additionally, the following individuals will benefit from this course:

  • Product Owner, Product Managers, Product Line Managers, Business Owners, and Business Analysts
  • Solution Managers, Portfolio Managers, Program Managers, and members of the LACE
  • Enterprise, Solution, and System Architects

Keep in mind that while these are the suggested attendees, anyone is welcome to register for certification courses such as the Product Owner/Product Manager course and complete the Scrum Product Owner training course.

Are There Any Prerequisites?

You may be wondering, “Do I need previous agile experience to attend?” The answer is no! All are welcome to attend the course, regardless of experience. However, the following prerequisites are highly recommended for those who intend to take a Scrum Product Owner certification exam:

  • Attend a Leading SAFe® course
  • Experience working in a SAFe environment
  • Experience with Lean, Agile, or other relevant certifications

If you’d prefer to head into class with a bit of background knowledge, we recommend diving into our guide to agile project management.

The Benefits of Being Scrum Product Owner Certified

In addition to the handy resume boost, taking the Scrum Product Owner training course opens up a world of benefits for both you and your team. Let’s take a look at just a few today.

Higher-Quality Service

With a designated set of eyes on the entire work process, you’ll catch small errors which can lead to higher-quality products and services. You’ll also be able to see the big picture of your team’s process and identify problem spots that could be improved. Then, collaborate closely with your team to develop new processes and ultimately create better products or offer more developed services for your clients.

Expand Your Community

Not only will you have the chance to collaborate with fellow Scrum Product Owners within your own company, but you’ll be able to connect with Scrum Product Owners from other businesses during your training course. These are individuals who can share ideas across industries to adopt better and more efficient processes. You’ll have the chance to see how their role emerges within their company and use one another as a knowledge base to grow in your Scrum Product Owner expertise.

Create a Sturdy Agile Foundation

With a deep understanding of the agile principles and values, you’re in charge of making sure your team has everything they need to succeed. The Scrum Product Owner training course can teach you a plethora of skills and provide you with the resources that will help you to establish a sturdy agile foundation that will have your team running smoothly.

Earn Your Certification With LurnAgile

Ready to jump into the certification? Keep an eye on the LurnAgile Eventbrite page to find the next Scrum Product Owner training course! Once you’ve selected a course and registered, you’ll be able to spend two days learning from our qualified coaches and gaining the skills you need to rock your agile role. 

Registration for the course also provides you with all of the Scrum Product Owner training materials you’ll need to succeed, including:

  • Attendee workbook
  • Preparation and eligibility to take the exam
  • One-year membership to the SAFe Community Platform
  • Certification of completion
  • Scrum Product Owner certification upon passing the exam

Make sure your schedule is clear because you’ll need to attend both days of training in order to qualify for the exam.

Before you go, remember that certifications do expire and you’ll have to pay a $100/year renewal fee to keep your certification active. 

Our professional team at LurnAgile is looking forward to working with you! 

Contact us today with any questions you may have about the world of agile or if you need assistance with course registration.

SAFe for Teams

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Course Description

Establishing team agility for Agile Release Trains

With SAFe®5 Practitioner Certification

Summary

Build the skills needed to become a high-performing team member of an Agile Release Train (ART)—and learn how to collaborate effectively with other teams—by becoming a SAFe® 5 Practitioner (SP).

During this two-day course, you will gain an in-depth understanding of the ART, how it delivers value, and what you can do to effectively perform the role using Scrum, Kanban, and Extreme Programming (XP). You will also learn how to write stories and break down features, plan and execute iterations, and plan Program Increments. Finally, you’ll learn about the continuous delivery pipeline and DevOps culture, how to effectively integrate with other teams in the program, and what it takes to continuously improve the train.

Who Will Benefit?

This course is designed for leaders and influencers who are responsible for the Lean Portfolio Management function. Examples include:

  • Team members who apply Lean and Agile at scale
  • All members of an Agile Release Train preparing for launch

Topics Covered

  • Introducing the Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe)
  • Building an Agile Team
  • Planning the Iteration
  • Executing the Iteration
  • Executing the Program Increment

What you’ll learn

To perform the role of a SAFe® Practitioner, you should be able to:

  • Apply SAFe to scale Lean and Agile development in their enterprise
  • Know their team and its role on the Agile Release Train
  • Know all other teams on the train, their roles, and the dependencies between the teams
  • Plan Iterations
  • Execute Iterations and demonstrate value
  • Plan Program Increments
  • Integrate and work with other teams on the train

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® Practitioner (SP) certification exam:

  • Familiarity with Agile concepts and principles
  • Awareness of Scrum, Kanban, and XP
  • Working knowledge of software and hardware development processes

What You Get

Class registration includes:

  • Attendee workbook
  • Preparation and eligibility to take the SAFe® 5 Practioner (SP) exam
  • One-year membership to the SAFe Community Platform
  • Certification of completion

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

Annual Renewal

Certifications expire one year from the date of certification is earned.

  • Renewal fee: $100/year

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

  • You may be eligible to apply for 15 PDUs toward your continuing education requirements with the Project Management Institute (PMI) for PMP, PgMP, and PMI-ACP certifications
  • You may be eligible to apply for SEUs under Category C, toward earning or renewing your CSP through the Scrum Alliance
Claim Code 4446PGFUBE Duration 2 days
PMI Certification Technical Leadership Strategic Total
PMP® 12.00 2.25 0.75 15.00
PgMP® 12.00 2.25 0.75 15.00
PMI_RMP® 0.00 2.25 0.75 3.00
PMI_SP® 0.00 2.25 0.75 3.00
PMI_ACP® 12.00 2.25 0.75 15.00
PfMP® 0.00 2.25 0.75 3.00
PMI_PBAsm 0.00 2.25 0.75 3.00

Lean Portfolio Management

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Course Description

Aligning strategy with execution

With SAFe®5 Lean Portfolio Management Practitioner Certification

Summary

Create a culture of innovation, flexibility, and speed where all people in the portfolio can effectively execute as one, unified team.

In this course, you will gain the practical tools and techniques necessary to implement the Lean Portfolio Management functions of Strategy and Investment Funding, Agile Portfolio Operations, and Lean Governance.

You will have the opportunity to capture the current and future state of the portfolio with the Portfolio Canvas tool and identify important business initiatives for achieving the future state. You’ll be able to establish portfolio flow with the Portfolio Kanban and prioritize initiatives for maximum economic benefit. The course also provides insights on how to establish Value Stream Budgets and Lean Budget Guardrails and measure the Lean portfolio performance.

Who Will Benefit?

This course is designed for leaders and influencers who are responsible for the Lean Portfolio Management function. Examples include:

  • Executives and leaders (CIOs, CEOs, CFOs, CTOs, and VPs)
  • Enterprise architects
  • Product managers and solution managers
  • Business unit managers
  • Program office personnel
  • SPCs and enterprise Agile coaches
  • Human resources
  • RTEs
  • Epic Owners

Topics Covered

  • Introducing Lean Portfolio Management (LPM)
  • Establishing Strategy and Investment Funding
  • Applying Agile Portfolio Operations
  • Applying Lean Governance
  • Implementing the LPM function

What you’ll learn

  • Describe the importance of LPM
  • Connect the portfolio to enterprise strategy
  • Implement Lean budgeting and guardrails
  • Establish portfolio flow with the Portfolio Kanban
  • Support operational excellence with APMO and CoPs
  • Coordinate Value Streams
  • Measure the LPM performance
  • Build a plan for LPM implementation

Prerequisites

All are welcome to attend the course without prior knowledge. However, the following recommendations will make the training more productive:

  • Familiarity with Agile concepts and principles
  • Attended a Leading SAFe® or SAFe® PO/PM course
  • Experience working in a SAFe environment

What You Get

Class registration includes:

  • Attendee workbook
  • Preparation and eligibility to take the exam
  • One-year membership to the SAFe Community Platform
  • Certification of completion
  • SAFe 5 Lean Portfolio Management Practitioner certification upon passing of exam

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

Annual Renewal

Certifications expire one year from the date of certification is earned.

  • Renewal fee: $295/year

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

  • You may be eligible to apply for 24 PDUs toward your continuing education requirements with the Project Management Institute (PMI) for PMP, PgMP, and PMI-ACP certifications
  • You may be eligible to apply for SEUs under Category C, toward earning or renewing your CSP through the Scrum Alliance
Claim Code 4446KOP5D4 Duration 3 days
PMI Certification Technical Leadership Strategic Total
PMP® 10.00 4.00 10.00 24.00
PgMP® 10.00 4.00 10.00 24.00
PMI_RMP® 8.00 4.00 10.00 22.00
PMI_SP® 6.00 4.00 10.00 20.00
PMI_ACP® 6.00 4.00 10.00 20.00
PfMP® 10.00 4.00 10.00 24.00
PMI_PBAsm 4.00 4.00 10.00 18.00

SAFe Advanced Scrum Master

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Course Description

Advancing Scrum Master servant leadership with SAFe

With SAFe®5 Advanced Scrum Master Certification

Summary

Prepare to step into a SAFe® leadership role— and learn how to facilitate Agile team, program, and enterprise success—by becoming a SAFe® 5 Advanced Scrum Master (SASM).

This two-day course prepares current Scrum Masters for their leadership role in facilitating Agile team, program, and enterprise success in a SAFe implementation. Explore facilitation of crossteam interactions in support of program execution and relentless improvement. Expand the Scrum paradigm with an introduction to scalable engineering and DevOps practices, the application of Kanban to facilitate the flow of value, and supporting interactions with architects, product management, and other critical stakeholders. Learn actionable tools for building high performing teams and explore practical ways of addressing Agile and Scrum anti-patterns in the enterprise.

Who Will Benefit?

  • Existing Scrum Masters
  • Team leaders, project managers, and others who have assumed the role of an Agile Team facilitator in a SAFe or enterprise Agile context
  • Engineering and development managers who are responsible for Agile execution and coaching teams, including teams of teams
  • Agile coaches
  • Agile Program Managers
  • Prospective Release Train Engineers

Topics Covered

  • Exploring the Scrum Master role in the SAFe enterprise
  • Applying SAFe Principles: A Scrum Master’s perspective
  • Exploring Agile and Scrum anti-patterns
  • Facilitating program execution
  • Improving flow with Kanban and XP
  • Building high-performing teams
  • Improving program performance with Inspect and Adapt

What you’ll learn

To perform the role of a SAFe® Advanced Scrum Master, you should be able to:

  • Apply SAFe principles to facilitation, enablement, and coaching in a multi-teamenvironment
  • Build a high-performing team and foster relentless improvement at scale
  • Address Agile and Scrum anti-patterns
  • Support the adoption of engineering practices, DevOps, and Agile architecture
  • Learn to apply Kanban and Extreme Programming (XP) frameworks to optimize flow and improve the team’s work
  • Facilitate program planning, execution, and delivery of end-to-end systems value
  • Support learning through participation in communities of practice and innovation cycles

Prerequisites

All are welcome to attend the course, regardless of experience. However, having one or more of the following certifications is highly recommended for those who intend to take the SAFe® 5 Advanced Scrum Master (SASM) certification exam:

  • SAFe 5 Scrum Master (SSM) certification
  • Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) certification
  • Professional Scrum Master (PSM) certification

What You Get

Class registration includes:

  • Attendee workbook
  • Preparation and eligibility to take the SAFe® 5 Advanced Scrum Master (ASM) exam
  • One-year membership to the SAFe Community Platform
  • Certification of completion

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

Annual Renewal

Certifications expire one year from the date of certification is earned.

  • Renewal fee: $100/year

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

  • You may be eligible to apply for 15 PDUs toward your continuing education requirements with the Project Management Institute (PMI) for PMP, PgMP, and PMI-ACP certifications
  • You may be eligible to apply for SEUs under Category C, toward earning or renewing your CSP through the Scrum Alliance
    Claim Code 4446PGFUBE Duration 2 days
    PMI Certification Technical Leadership Strategic Total
    PMP® 12.00 2.25 0.75 15.00
    PgMP® 12.00 2.25 0.75 15.00
    PMI_RMP® 0.00 2.25 0.75 3.00
    PMI_SP® 0.00 2.25 0.75 3.00
    PMI_ACP® 12.00 2.25 0.75 15.00
    PfMP® 0.00 2.25 0.75 3.00
    PMI_PBAsm 0.00 2.25 0.75 3.00