SAFe: Leading SAFe

April 27, 2021 - April 28, 2021
Location: EDT (Washington DC, New York, Boston, Atlanta, Miami, Philadelphia), USA
Trainer: Valerio Zanini, CST, SPC


Learn the foundations of SAFe

This Leading SAFe (SAFe Agilist SA certification) class is a 2-day, interactive learning experience where you can learn the key principles of SAFe and begin to apply the concepts and practices that define the SAFe framework.

SAFe is today the most popular scaled Agile framework, used by organizations worldwide. SAFe is a simple yet incredibly powerful set of practices that help multiple teams organize work and deliver products in short cycles, enable fast feedback, and create a culture of rapid adaptation to change. Starting from the foundations of Agile, Lean, and Scrum, this class teaches the foundations of SAFe, explains the SAFe roles and events, and provides a solid understanding of how to run a PI Planning event.

Participants in the class gain insights into mastering Business Agility in order to thrive in the competitive market. They discuss how to establish team and technical agility and organize and re-organize around the flow of value. They also learn and practice the skills for supporting and executing PI Planning events and coordinating multiple Agile Release Trains (ARTs). Participants in the class explore the importance of adopting a customer-centric mindset and design thinking approach to agile product delivery. Learners also develop an understanding for implementing a Lean Portfolio Management function in their enterprise.

Attending the class prepares individuals to take the exam and become a certified SAFe Agilist (SA).

Course length: 2 days (9:00 am - 5:00 pm)

Certification: This class includes the SAFe Agilist (SA) exam administered by Scaled Agile for the certification. Upon completion of the class the students are eligible to take the exam.

Why choose this class

This class is led by Valerio Zanini, CST and SPC. He has spent more than 15 years in a variety of product development roles spanning software development, system integration, agile transformation, design thinking, and product innovation. He has led and supported several SAFe implementations in Fortune 500 organizations and he teaches SAFe classes worldwide. He blends effective training skills with real-life stories and simulation, creating a learning environment that leaves participants to his workshops enlightened and transformed.

We use modern adult instructional methods to facilitate learning, create a fun and productive environment, and maturate a deeper understanding of the concepts. While SAFe provides a standard set of slides to guide the class, we minimize its use and instead opt to run exercises, simulations, and group discussions to facilitate learning. The whole class is designed to be interactive. We use Innovation Games to facilitate some of the exercises and learn innovation techniques that you can bring back to your teams.

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What our students are saying

"Valerio did an excellent job, kept the class engaged and directed productive learning experiences." - (SAFe SSM)

"Valerio was a very engaging instructor and his knowledge is vast." - (SAFe SA)

"Highly recommended. He is an incredible facilitator, with so good soft-skills such as empathy, storytelling, listening. questioning skills, emotional intelligence, and a he is a Master in Agile and Scrum, with a lot of know-how in different sectors. One of the best!" - David

"I feel like there is so much to learn, but he explained the basic ways to think, some available tools, and SAFe frameworks to address the challenges that scrum masters will face when dealing with teams, managers and various tiers of the organization." - (SAFe SSM)


SAFe: Leading SAFe

April 27, 2021 - April 28, 2021
Location: EDT (Washington DC, New York, Boston, Atlanta, Miami, Philadelphia), USA

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