Implementing SAFe (Scaled Agile Framework): SAFe 5 Program Consultant (SPC) - Agile Center

Implementing SAFe

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Implementing SAFe® 5.0 (Scaled Agile Framework): SAFe 5 Program Consultant (SPC) - Agile Center

This course prepares Lean-Agile change agents to implement and apply the principles and practices of the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe), as part of an enterprise Lean-Agile transformation. Attending the class prepares you to take the SAFe® 5 Program Consultant exam and become a certified SAFe® 5 Program Consultant (SPC).

Implementing SAFe® training course is provided under Scaled Agile, Inc. Implementing SAFe Training and Certification Class Co-Marketing Agreement.

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4 days (28 hours)


Exam included


Classroom


Lunch & coffee breaks


Language: English


Location: Warsaw, Poland


Early Bird Discounts:

  • Attendees that register for the Class at least 30 days prior to the first day of the Class may be extended a 6.5% discount per Attendee.

Group Discounts:

  • 3 Attendees registered from the same company: 5% of the total registration fee
  • 5 or more attendees registered from the same company: 7.5% of the total registration fee

Partner Discounts:

If an employee of a current SAI Partner is registering for the class, the following discount percentages may be applied to the registration fee for such attendee:

  • Gold Partner: 20%
  • Silver Partner: 15%
  • Bronze Partner: 10%

For Early Bird, Group or Partner Discounts, please contact our office. The discounts are not cumulative.

Course description

The Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe®) helps businesses address the significant challenges of developing and delivering enterprise-class software and systems in the shortest sustainable lead time. It is as an online, freely revealed knowledge base of proven success patterns for implementing Lean-Agile software and systems at enterprise scale.

SAFe synchronizes alignment, collaboration, and delivery for large numbers of Agile teams. Scalable and configurable, SAFe allows each organization to adapt it to its own business needs. It supports smaller-scale solutions employing 50–125 practitioners, as well as complex systems that require thousands of people.

A Certified SAFe® Program Consultant (SPC) is a Lean-Agile change agent who works with Lean-Agile leadership to set the SAFe vision for the organization, show others the way, and remove impediments to change. An SPC brings organizational credibility to SAFe implementation; has the expertise to make fast, intelligent decisions; and helps implement specific process changes in the enterprise. Often, an SPC trains others in Lean-Agile ways of thinking and operating, applying a new style of leadership that truly teaches, empowers, and engages individuals and teams to reach their highest potential.

SAFe® 5 Program Consultants (SPC) become trainers with SAFe courseware, coach teams, launch Agile Release Trains (ARTs), and enable a Lean portfolio.

During this four-day course, attendees will learn how to lead a Lean-Agile transformation by using the practices and principles of the Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe) and the seven core competencies of the Lean Enterprise.

Attendees will practice how to coach programs, launch Agile Release Trains, create a DevOps culture to build a Continuous Delivery Pipeline, and empower a Lean Portfolio.

The first two days of the course—Leading SAFe®—provide the basis to teach SAFe to leaders. The final two days focus exclusively on what it takes to successfully implement SAFe in the enterprise. Becoming a change agent and a Certified SAFe® 5 Program Consultant (SPC) enables attendees to coach and guide the enterprise toward success in a disruptive marketplace and empowers them to implement a Lean-Agile SAFe transformation.

Attending the class prepares individuals to take the exam and become a certified SAFe® 5 Program Consultant (SPC).

Benefits:

During this course you will learn how to:
  • Prepare for SAFe® 5 Program Consultant Exam and become a certified SAFe® 5 Program Consultant (SPC)
  • Design a SAFe implementation
  • Develop an enterprise transformation plan
  • Launch and facilitate an Agile Release Train (ART)
  • Extend the Lean-Agile portfolio by launching additional ARTs
  • Assist an organization with change management practices
  • Train and coach an enterprise through a SAFe transformation

Eligibility to train others in SAFe:

As a SAFe® 5 Program Consultant (SPC), What you get you can continue the learning journey by achieving validation to license and teach SAFe courses.

For additional information visit www.scaledagile.com/becoming-an-spc

Price of the course includes:

  • Delivery of four-day Implementing SAFe® training course conducted by a experienced trainer certified by Scaled Agile, Inc., provider of SAFe®
  • Preparation and eligibility to take the SAFe® 5 Program Consultant (SPC) certification exam (SAFe® 5 Program Consultant Exam)
  • Fully equipped training room
  • Refreshments and working lunch during the training course
  • Attendee workbook licensed by Scaled Agile, Inc.
  • One year membership to the SAFe Community Platform, with access to members-only resources such as webinars, workbooks, guidance presentations, and advance notice of upcoming SAFe products
  • One Certification exam attempt upon General Availability of the course
  • Course certificate of completion
  • SAFe 5 Program Consultant certification upon passing of exam

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 certification exam and practiced as a SAFe® 5 Program Consultant (SPC):

  • More than 5 years of experience in software development, testing, business analysis, product, or project management
  • More than 3 years of experience in Agile
  • One or more relevant Agile certifications

Working methods:

Multimedia presentations, group exercises and discussion, practical workshops, case study and practice tests.

Licensing of the SAFe® training course:

Implementing SAFe® training course offered by Scaled Agile, Inc. is provided under Scaled Agile, Inc. Implementing SAFe Training and Certification Class Co-Marketing Agreement and complies with the requirements for Scaled Agile, Inc. Courseware License Agreement.

Architecture Center Ltd is a Partner of Scaled Agile, Inc.. Agile Center is a brand of Architecture Center Ltd.

Target group:

The following individuals will benefit from this course:

  • 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

Learning Goals:

To perform the role of a SAFe® Program Consultant attendees should be able to:

  • Lead a Lean-Agile Enterprise transformation
  • Implement SAFe
  • Implement Lean Portfolio Management
  • Perform Value Stream identification
  • Launch and coach Agile Release Trains
  • Coordinate multiple Agile Release Trains with a Solution Train
  • Use the seven core competencies to achieve business agility
  • Train managers and executives in Leading SAFe®
  • Continue your learning journey and become enabled to train other roles in a SAFe Enterprise

Topics Covered:

Leading SAFe® days 1 – 2:

  1. Thriving in the digital age with business agility
  2. Becoming a Lean-Agile leader
  3. Establishing Team and Technical Agility
  4. Building solutions with Agile Product Delivery
  5. Exploring Lean Portfolio Management
  6. Leading the change
  7. Summary

Implementing SAFe® days 3 – 4:

  1. Reaching the tipping point
  2. Designing the implementation
  3. Launching an Agile Release Train
  4. Coaching ART Execution
  5. Extending to the portfolio
  6. Accelerating to business agility
  7. Becoming an SPC
  8. Summary

Training materials are based on SAFe® Courseware licensed by Scaled Agile, Inc..

Training location:

This training course is offered in the following locations:

  • Warsaw, Poland

Available dates:

For all upcoming terms see course calendar.

Net price per person:

The training course net price per person includes the web-based exam available within the SAFe Community Platform. The applicable price is shown in the course calendar and depends on the course location.

Check the course price in the course calendar.

To obtain the SAFe® 5 Program Consultant (SPC) certificate, it is necessary to obtain a positive result on the „SAFe® 5 Program Consultant Exam”.

Detailed information about the SAFe examination you can find at Scaled Agile website.

Discounts:

Early Bird Discount:

  • Attendees that register for the Class at least 30 days prior to the first day of the Class may be extended a 6,5% discount per Attendee.

Group Discounts:

  • 3 Attendees registered from the same company: 5% of the total registration fee
  • 5 or more attendees registered from the same company: 7.5% of the total registration fee

Partner Discounts:

If an employee of a current SAI Partner is registering for the class, the following discount percentages may be applied to the registration fee for such attendee:

  • Gold Partner: 20%
  • Silver Partner: 15%
  • Bronze Partner: 10%

For Group or Partner Discounts, please contact our office.

Additional information:

All prices are exclusive of VAT.
It is mandatory to purchase the training course including the certification exam.

Certification exam

A Certified SAFe® 5 Program Consultant (SPC) is a Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe) change agent who leads all levels of an organization through a Lean-Agile transformation at scale by training, coaching, facilitating, and mentoring. This servant leader plays a critical role by applying expert knowledge of SAFe.

Attending the class prepares you to take the exam and become a SAFe® 5 Program Consultant (SPC).

Exam requirements:

The first step toward becoming an Certified SAFe® professional is to attend the Implementing SAFe® course. This is a requirement, because attending the course provides access to all the study materials and the exam. Note that attending the course does not guarantee passing the exam.

Exam prerequisite skills or knowledge:

These skills and knowledge are highly recommended to successfully pass the exam:

  • Facilitation skills
  • Classroom management and time management
  • Agile experience: ability to teach an Agile class for beginners
  • Ability to communicate with all levels of an organization
  • Possess experiences or stories, and ability to connect business and IT
  • Experience and ability to connect across business contexts and speak the language
  • Technical fluency to effectively work with processes and workflows
  • Emotional intelligence—at a minimum, understand impact of decisions on people, workflows, and business

Attendees must attend all four days of the course in order to be eligible for the exam.

More detailed information about SAFe examination you can find at Scaled Agile website.

Exam Details

  • Exam name: SAFe® 5 Program Consultant Exam
  • Exam format: Multiple choice
  • Exam delivery: Web-based (single-browser), closed book, no outside assistance, timed
  • Exam access: Candidates can access the exam within the SAFe Community Platform upon completion of the Implementing SAFe SAFe® course
  • Exam duration: Once the exam begins, candidates have 120 minutes (2 hours) to complete the exam
  • Number of Questions: 60
  • Passing Score: 45 out of 60 (75% passing score)
  • Exam language: English
  • Sample Test Questions available
  • Exam cost: First exam attempt is included as part of the course registration fee if the exam is taken within 30 days of course completion. Each retake attempt costs 250 USD
  • Retake policy: Second attempt on exam (first retake) can be done immediately after first attempt. Third attempt requires a 10-day wait. Fourth attempt requires a 30-day wait. Contact support@scaledagile.com for any retake questions.

Exam study materials:

The exam is designed to measure knowledge and skill related to the job role. We highly recommend candidates use a variety of resources to prepare for this exam including:

  • Course materials – The course materials are an essential artifact from the course and can be downloaded from the SAFe Community Platform. These materials can be used to reference back to the content that was specifically presented during the class.
  • Study guide – This comprehensive guide details the job role and all resources related to the exam, including a detailed reading list. Access is available through the Learning Plan in the SAFe Community Platform upon course completion.
  • Practice test – The practice test is designed to be predictive of success on the certification exam* and it has the same number of questions, level of difficulty, and time duration. It is part of the Learning Plan in the SAFe Community Platform and can be taken an unlimited number of times at no cost.
    *This is not the actual exam and passing it does not guarantee success on the certification exam.
  • Sample testDownload questions

What you get:

Becoming a Certified SAFe® 5 Program Consultant requires an exceptional range of skills and is a career path for many servant leaders. Certification includes:

  • A SAFe® 5 Program Consultant certificate
  • A certified SAFe® 5 Program Consultant digital badge to promote the accomplishment online
  • One-year certified membership to the SAFe Community Platform as a SAFe® 5 Program Consultant, which includes access to the SPC Community of Practice
  • A SAFe® 5 Program Consultant certification usage guide with SPC certification marks
  • Access to online Trainer Enablement plans to qualify to teach and certify others in Leading SAFe® (SA), SAFe® for Government (SGP), SAFe® Product Owner/Product Manager (POPM), SAFe® Scrum Master (SSM), SAFe® Advanced Scrum Master (SASM), SAFe® DevOps (SDP), SAFe® Agile Software Engineering (ASE), SAFe® for Teams (SP), SAFe® for Architects (ARCH), SAFe® Lean Portfolio Management (LPM), SAFe® Agile Product and Solution Management (APSM) and SAFe® Release Train Engineer (RTE)*.
    *You must be a certified RTE and an SPC to teach the RTE course, and only Gold Partner SPCTs can qualify to teach the RTE course in a public environment.
  • Access to Meetup groups and events that connect you with other SAFe certified professionals
  • A variety of learning resources to support you during your SAFe journey

Learn more about the benefits od SAFe community membership.

Annual Renewal:

Certificates expire one year from the date the certification is earned.
  • Renewal fee: 895 USD

More detailed information about SAFe examination you can find at Scaled Agile website.

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

Attendees may be eligible to apply for 30 PDUs toward their continuing education requirements with the Project Management Institute (PMI) for PMP, PgMP, and PMI-ACP certifications.

Attendees may be eligible to apply for SEUs under Category C, toward earning or renewing their CSP through Scrum Alliance.

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We really do care about the details. Positive and efficient learning environments are key to our attendees' success in preparation to SAFe® exam. We aim to create a comfortable conditions for learning that optimise the ability of attendees to learn:

  • Climate of safety and open authentic conversation
  • Fully equipped and air-conditioned classroom with access to day light
  • Seasoned, certified and experienced instructor team
  • Well-structured and compelling schemes that translate into high exam scores
  • Refreshments and working lunch during the training course
  • Set of training materials: accredited training course handouts, pen, binder for training materials and a paper notepad

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