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Course Description

Architecting for continuous value flow with SAFe®

With SAFe®5 Architect Certification


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


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

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