SAFe® for Government (Scaled Agile Framework): SAFe® 4 Government Practitioner (SGP) – Agile Center

SAFe® 4 Government Practitioner (SGP)

SAFe® for Government

SAFe® for Government (Scaled Agile Framework): SAFe® 4 Government Practitioner (SGP) – Agile Center

This course provides the foundational Lean-Agile principles and practices for building technology-based capabilities in the government context. Attending the class prepares you to take the SAFe® 4 Government Practitioner exam and become a certified SAFe® 4 Government Practitioner (SGP).

SAFe® 4 Government Practitioner (SGP) training course is provided under Scaled Agile, Inc. Partner Program Agreement.

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2 days (14 hours)


Exam voucher incl.


Classroom


Lunch & coffee breaks


Language: English


Multiple locations

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.

Transitioning to Lean-Agile practices for building technology-based capabilities is especially challenging in the government context. But issues of legacy governance, contracting, and organizational barriers can be overcome with the right information and strategies.

During this two-day course, attendees will learn the principles and practices of the Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe®), how to execute and release value through Agile Release Trains, and what it means to lead a Lean-Agile transformation of a program inside a government agency.

Attendees will gain an understanding of the Lean-Agile mindset and why it’s an essential foundation for transformation. They’ll also get practical advice on building high performing, multi-vendor Agile teams and programs, managing technology investments in Lean flow, acquiring solutions with Agile contracting, launching the program, and planning and delivering value using SAFe. Attendees will also learn how specific leadership behaviors can drive successful organizational change, even in government.

Attending the class prepares individuals to take the exam and become a certified SAFe® Government Practitioner (SGP).

Benefits:

During this course you will learn how to:
  • Prepare for SAFe® 4 Government Practitioner Exam and become a certified SAFe® 4 Government Practitioner (SGP)
  • Transition government programs from traditional software and systems development models to Lean-Agile and DevOps mindset, principles, and practices using SAFe
  • Adapt technology strategy, budgeting and forecasting, acquisition, compliance, and governance processes to flow-based practices using emerging
  • Organize government programs into one or more Agile Release Trains (ARTs) and execute in Program Increments (PIs)
  • Explore Large Solution coordination in a government and multi-vendor environment
  • Identify and internalize the mindset and leader behaviors essential to successful Lean-Agile transformation
  • Follow success patterns for SAFe implementations adapted to the government context
  • Begin and/or accelerate the SAFe implementation in your program or agency

Price of the course includes:

  • Delivery of two-day SAFe® 4 Government Practitioner (SGP) training course conducted by a experienced trainer certified by Scaled Agile, Inc., provider of SAFe®
  • Preparation and eligibility to take the SAFe® 4 Government Practitioner (SGP) certification exam (SAFe® 4 Government Practitioner 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 4 Government Practitioner certification upon passing of exam

Prerequisites:

All are welcome to attend the course, regardless of experience. However, meeting the following prerequisites will make the training more productive:

  • A foundational understanding of the Agile Manifesto, SAFe House of Lean, and SAFe Principles is required using pre-work suggestions
  • A foundational understanding the full lifecycle of government technology programs is helpful
  • Registered attendees will receive a list of readings and videos specific to Agile in government that will be beneficial to review before the course

Working methods:

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

Licensing of the SAFe® training course:

SAFe® 4 Government Practitioner (SGP) training course offered by Architecture Center Ltd is provided under Scaled Agile, Inc. Partner Program 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:

This course is designed for government leaders and influencers who can guide the decision to adopt SAFe within their agency or program. Examples include:

  • Executives, directors, branch chiefs
  • Managers of development, engineering, QA, architecture, operations, support
  • Project managers
  • Program managers
  • Program/Project Management Office (PMO)

Learning Goals:

To perform the role of a SAFe® for Government leader, attendees should be able to:

  • Transition government programs from traditional software and systems development models to Lean-Agile and DevOps mindset, principles, and practices using SAFe
  • Adapt technology strategy, budgeting and forecasting, acquisition, compliance, and governance processes to flow-based practices using emerging government guidelines
  • Organize government programs into one or more Agile Release Trains (ARTs) and execute in Program Increments (PIs)
  • Explore Large Solution coordination in a government and multi-vendor environment
  • Identify and internalize the mindset and leader behaviors essential to successful Lean-Agile transformation
  • Follow success patterns for SAFe implementations adapted to the government context
  • Build a preliminary outline of next steps to begin and/or accelerate the SAFe implementation in your program or agency

Topics Covered:

  1. Advancing Lean-Agile in government
  2. Embracing a Lean-Agile mindset
  3. Understanding SAFe principles
  4. Creating high-performing Agile teams and programs
  5. Planning with cadence and synchronization
  6. Supporting program execution
  7. Mapping the path to agency and program agility
  8. Leading successful change
  9. Course summary

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

Training location:

This training course is offered in the following locations:

  • Amsterdam
  • Berlin
  • Brussels
  • Copenhagen
  • Delhi
  • Dubai
  • Dublin
  • Frankfurt
  • Helsinki
  • Houston
  • Istanbul
  • Johannesburg
  • London
  • Los Angeles
  • Luxembourg
  • Lyon
  • Madrid
  • Melbourne
  • Moscow
  • Mumbai
  • Munich
  • New York
  • Oslo
  • Paris
  • Prague
  • Rome
  • Singapore
  • Stockholm
  • Sydney
  • Toronto
  • Vienna
  • Warsaw
  • Washington D.C.
  • Wroclaw
  • Zurich

Available dates:

For all upcoming terms see course calendar.

Net price per person:

The training course net price per person includes the exam voucher. 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® 4 Government Practitioner (SGP) certificate, it is necessary to obtain a positive result on the SAFe® 4 Government Practitioner exam.

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

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® 4 Government Practitioner (SGP) is a change agent who uses principles and practices of the Scaled Agile Framework® to execute and release value through Agile Release Trains (ARTs) in order to lead a Lean-Agile transformation of a program inside a government agency.

Attending the class prepares you to take the exam and become a SAFe® 4 Government Practitioner (SGP).

Exam requirements:

The first step toward becoming an Certified SAFe® 4 Government Practitioner is to attend the SAFe® 4 Government Practitioner (SGP) 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:

  • A foundational understanding of the Agile Manifesto, SAFe House of Lean, and SAFe Principles
  • A foundational understanding the full lifecycle of government technology programs

Attendees must attend both 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® 4 Government Practitioner Exam
  • Exam format: Multiple choice; Multiple select
  • 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 SAFe® 4 Government course
  • Exam duration: Once the exam begins, candidates have 90 minutes (1.5 hours) to complete the exam
  • Number of Questions: 45
  • Passing Score: 33 out of 45 (73% 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 50 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® 4 Government Practitioner requires an exceptional range of skills and is a career path for many government leaders and lead practitioners. Certification includes:

  • Certified SAFe® 4 Government Practitioner PDF certificate
  • Certified SAFe® 4 Government Practitioner digital badge to promote the accomplishment online
  • One-year membership to the SAFe Community Platform, which includes access to the SGP Community of Practice
  • Access to Meetup groups and events that provide connections to other certified SAFe 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 is 100 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 15 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 the Scrum Alliance.

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Why to choose Architecture Center Ltd and take part in SAFe® course? Scaled Agile Framework® is the most prominent and reliable Lean-Agile scaling method in the world.

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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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