Implementing SAFe 4.0 with SAFe Program Consultant (SPC4) Certification – Dallas, TX

Implementing SAFe 4.0 with SAFe Program Consultant (SPC4) Certification – Dallas, TX
Event on 2017-02-28 08:00:00
Implementing SAFe 4.0 with SPC4 Certification + Optional SAFe/CMMI Workshop Certify as a SAFe Program Consultant and Become the Lean-Agile Change Agent That Leads the SAFe Transformation in the Enterprise This four-day course will prepare you to lead an enterprise Agile transformation by leveraging the Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe®). You will learn how to effectively apply the principles and practices of SAFe, including training with SAFe courseware, and coaching teams, launching Agile Release Trains, and building and managing an Agile portfolio. The first two days of the course—Leading SAFe—will provide you with the basis to teach SAFe to others, and if certified you’ll be eligible to teach the Leading SAFe course. The next two days focus exclusively on implementing SAFe.  The last half-day will contain an optional detailed comparison workshop between CMMI and SAFe. In this session you will use the mapping provided and develop your own SAFe/CMMI implementation roadmap.  Certification is optional to attendees. Those who achieve SPC certification are authorized to license SAFe training materials. Associated Certification: SAFe Program Consultant 4.0 (SPC4) Audience The course is intended for those who will be materially and directly involved in a SAFe adoption. This includes enterprise leaders, practitioners, change agents, and consultants responsible for implementing Agile programs and portfolios as part of an enterprise Lean-Agile change initiative. Attendees typically include: Professional Services Consultants Business and Technology Executives and Leaders, Managers, Directors Portfolio Managers and Fiduciaries, Project/Program Management Office (PMO) personnel Development, QA and IT management Program and Project Managers Product and Product Line Managers Process Leads and Lifecycle Governance Personnel Enterprise, System and Solution Architects Internal Change Agents, Lean-Agile Center for Excellence, Agile Working Group Learning Goals After this course, you should be able to: Lead an enterprise Lean-Agile transformation Implement the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) Implement and manage a Lean-Agile portfolio Align the organization to a common language and way of working Perform value stream analysis and identify value streams Launch and support Agile Release Trains and coordinate value streams Build and execute the implementation rollout strategy Configure the Framework for a specific enterprise context Train managers and executives in Leading SAFe and act as a SAFe Agilist (SA) certifying agent (SPCs only) Train teams in SAFe for Teams (S4T) and act as a SAFe Practitioner (SP) certifying agent (SPCs only) Topics Covered Leading SAFe 4.0 Introducing the Scaled Agile Framework Embracing a Lean-Agile Mindset Understanding SAFe Principles Implementing an Agile Release Train Experiencing PI Planning Executing and Releasing Value Building an Agile Portfolio Building Really Big Systems Leading the Lean-Agile Enterprise Implementing SAFe 4.0 Reaching the SAFe Tipping Point Designing the Implementation Launching an ART Facilitating ART Execution Extending to the Portfolio Understanding the SPC Exam Applying your SPC Certification Participating in Open Space 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 SPC4 certification exam and operate in the field as a SAFe Program Consultant: 5+ years of experience in software development, testing, business analysis, product or project management 3+ years of experience in Agile One or more relevant Agile certifications SAFe® Certification Attending the class prepares you to take the SAFe 4.0 Program Consultant (SPC4) exam. Those who attain their SPC4 certification will receive: Access to license the course materials needed to train aspiring SAFe Agilists, SAFe Practitioners, and SAFe PM/POs Access to no-cost license materials, videos, and artifacts that support launching Agile Release Trains Inclusion in the SPC4 directory listing (optional) Access to the private SPC LinkedIn Group Annual Renewal Renewals are good for one full year from the date of certification and will require: 160 hours of SPC4 consulting Renewal fee: 5 40 continuing education/outreach hours Attendees who pass the exam will receive: An SPC4 certificate Access to license the course materials needed to train SAFe Agilists, SAFe Practitioners, and SAFe PM/POs One-year certified membership as an SPC4 SPC4 branding kit with the SPC certification mark What You Get The class registration includes: Attendee workbooks Eligibility to take the SPC4 exam One-year membership to Scaled Agile Class attendance certificate upon request Attendees may be eligible to apply for 30 PDUs toward continuing education requirements with the ProjectManagement Institute (PMI) for PMP or PMI-ACP certifications Attendees may be eligible to apply SEUs under category C, toward earning or renewing their CSP through Scrum Alliance Optional detailed comparison workshop between CMMI and SAFe. In this session you will use the SAFe/CMMI mapping provided and develop your own SAFe/CMMI implementation roadmap.  Instructor: Charles Maddox Scaled Agile Framework Program Consultant Trainer Charles Maddox has over 20 years of software development, program management  and software quality assurance experience. He currently is an Agile Coach, Consultant and Agile Training professional. Charles' training approach includes using the Core Energy coaching method for coaching leadership for change.   For more information, contact The i4 Group Consulting:  thei4group.com   Cancellation Policy:   Refunds will be issued for cancellations greater than 14 days from the start of the course and are subject to a 0 processing charge.  For cancellations between 8 and 14 days from the start of the course, registrants may change to another course of equal or lesser value.  For cancellations 7 days or less from the start of the course, no refunds will be issued or changes allowed.

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