Implementing SAFe® (SPC Certification) Training

Course 1837

  • Duration: 4 days
  • Language: English
  • Level: Advanced

Implementing SAFe® offers attendees the broadest level of insight into each layer of a SAFe implementation. This course and resulting certification will help you understand the roles of each person in a SAFe organization and then plan and guide a SAFe transformation. It’s also the first step toward becoming a certified SAFe Practice Consultant.

You’ll learn how to identify value streams, launch agile release trains, optimize flow, and apply OKRs to Strategic Themes that define the targeted outcomes for the SAFe transformation. You’ll also practice the principles of Agile product management and product delivery. If you’re looking for a comprehensive and practical understanding of how to help an organization achieve business agility effectively, Implementing SAFe® is the right course for you.

SPCT: Marguerite Bryan
Co-Trainer: Marguerite Stearns

Exam Voucher Included

Implementing SAFe® (SPC Certification) Training Delivery Methods

  • Instructor-Led Training

  • Private Team Training

Implementing SAFe® (SPC Certification) Training Information

Course Benefits

  • Instruction Provided by a Certified SAFe Program Consultant Trainer (SPCT)
  • Prepare to earn the SAFe Program Consultant (SPC) certification
  • Includes 1-year Scaled Agile Membership (for first-time attendees of SAFe courses)
  • Continue learning and face new challenges with after-course one-on-one instructor coaching

Important Information:

  • Prerequisites
  • Necessary Preparation
  • Exam Information

Implementing SAFe® (SPC Certification) Training Modules Outline

In this module, you will learn:

  • Thriving in the Digital Age
  • SAFe® as an Operating System for Business Agility
  • Core competencies of Business Agility

In this module, you will learn:

  • The Lean-Agile Mindset
  • SAFe® Core Values
  • SAFe® Principles

In this module, you will learn:

  • Cross-functional Agile Teams
  • Built-in Quality
  • Organize Agile Release Trains around the Flow of Value

In this module, you will learn:

  • Customer-Centricity and Design Thinking
  • Prioritize the ART Backlog
  • PI Planning
  • Develop on Cadence; Release on Demand
  • A Continuous Delivery Pipeline with DevOps

In this module, you will learn:

  • SAFe® Portfolio
  • Connect the Portfolio to Enterprise Strategy
  • Maintain the Portfolio Vision
  • Portfolio Vision through Epics
  • Lean Budgets and Guardrails
  • Establishing Portfolio Flow

In this module, you will learn:

  • Leading by Example
  • Leading the Change
  • SAFe® Implementation Roadmap

In this module, you will learn:

  • Establish the Vision for Change
  • Build a Powerful Guiding Coalition

In this module, you will learn:

  • Identify Value Streams and ARTs
  • The Implementation Plan

In this module, you will learn:

  • Preparing for ART Launch
  • Train Teams and Launch the ART

In this module, you will learn:

  • Coaching the Train and the Teams
  • Continuously improving ART performance with Inspect and Adapt

In this module, you will learn:

  • Launching more ARTs and Value Streams
  • Enterprise Solution Delivery
  • Agile Portfolio Operations
  • Lean governance
  • LPM implementation

In this module, you will learn:

  • Establishing Organizational Agility
  • Build a Continous Learning Culture
  • Measure and grow
  • Coaching flow

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Implementing SAFe® (SPC Certification) Training FAQs

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® Practice Consultant (SPC) 6.0 certification exam and practice as a SAFe® Practice Consultant (SPC):

  • 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

  • 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

Learners can access their learning plans and exams after the instructor has marked their attendance about halfway through their class. The steps are as follows:

  • Login to the SAFe Community. If you do not remember your password, click the "Forgot Password" link to receive a reset email.
  • Select Learn > My Learning from the tabs.
  • Select "In Progress"
  • Select the class that you are looking for. You may have multiple In Progress.
  • The Exam is located at the bottom of the Learning Plan. You are required to complete all required items marked with red asterisks* before you can take the exam.

A set of organization and workflow patterns that are intended to guide you in scaling lean and agile practices.

Yes! You can bring this course to your facility or train your team virtual in a private training event.

First-time attendees of SAFe courses get a 1-year Scaled Agile membership with course attendance. For attendees taking their second course or more, membership will not be extended as a result of taking another course. Once your membership expires, you will have a few options to renew your membership to maintain your active certifications. You can check out those options at the SAFe Membership FAQ.