Training Details


Dates: May 2nd & 3rd, 2015

Location: Holiday Inn Chantilly – Dulles Expo, 4335 Chantilly Shopping Center, Chantilly, VA 20151

In this two-day course, you will gain the knowledge necessary to lead an enterprise agile transformation by leveraging the Scaled Agile Framework, and its underlying principles of lean thinking, and product development flow. You will leave with an understanding of how the principles and practices of the framework support Lean Thinking, Agile Development, SAFe ScrumXP, Agile Release Train, Agile Portfolio Management, Agile Architecture, and Scaling Leadership.

The course consists of eight modules

1- Intro to SAFe

Introduction to the Scaled Agile Framework™

2 – Lean Thinking

An overview of Lean Software Development and Product Development Flow

3 – Agile Development

Application of Agile development in the enterprise context. Business Benefits.

4 – SAFe ScrumXP

An experiential walkthrough of “SAFe ScrumXP”, focusing on scalable technical, project management and economic prioritization practices that enable scaling to the program and portfolio level

5 – Agile Release Train

Identification, implementation and execution of Agile Release Trains — long-lived programs whereby teams-of-agile-teams optimize quality and velocity delivery for the enterprises larger value streams

6 – Agile Portfolio Management

Agile transformational patterns for Strategy and Investment Funding, Program Management, and Governance

7 – Agile Architecture

Principles of Agile Architecture, role of System and Enterprise Architects, and Architecting with Flow

8 – Scaling Leadership

Scaling Enterprise Lean|Agile leadership


Executives, managers and Agile change agents responsible for leading a Lean|Agile change initiative in the larger software enterprise. This course is a requirement for those seeking certification as a SAFe Agilist (SA).

Learning Objectives

By the end of this course, attendees will be able to:

  • Apply lean, agile and product development flow principles to improve productivity, employee engagement, time to market, and quality
  • Apply the Scaled Agile Framework based on lecture, real-world examples, and insights by Scaled Agile experts
  • Understand the skills necessary for an enterprise transformation based on the information and examples presented, and additional recommended readings and resources
  • Gain the insights into the leadership skill most effective in unlocking the intrinsic motivation of software development knowledge workers, and begin applying them in your context


Two Days


  • None to attend training
  • Recommended 5+ years of experience in software development, testing, business analysis, product or project management
  • Recommended experience in Scrum

Certification Process

  • Attend this 2-day Leading SAFe course
  • Pass the SAFe Agilist (SA) exam (exam fee is included)
  • Following completion of the class, you will have 10 days to take the open book exam at the location of your choosing