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We just finished our latest Leading SAFe Class on April 28-29, 2014 in San Jose.  Thanks to a wonderful class and new friends and contacts.

Aligned Technology sponsored the last Silicon Valley SAFe Program Consultant (SPC) certification course August 20-23, 2013.

Aligned Technology recently finished teaching Leading SAFe in Silicon Valley: June 24-25  Congradulations to all who passed their SAFe Agilist Certification.

Mar 21, 2013

Aligned Technology cosponsored the March SVALN meeting with Dean Leffingwell. Watch the video here:

Scaled Agile Partners

Leading SAFe - Silicon Valley

Leading the Lean|Agile Enterprise with the Scaled Agile Framework™

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Description

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.

 

Audience

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 Scaled Agile Framework 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

 

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

Course Length: Two Days

Pre-requisites:

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