Leading SAFe

The most popular course for the most popular agile scaling model

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The Leading SAFe® course provides an introduction to the foundations of the Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe®) and equips you with the principles and practices to confidently drive your Lean-Agile transformation. The course and resulting certification will help you build a culture of resiliency and a shared language that engages employees and focuses on customers so that organizations can work with agility at scale.

The course covers topics such as how to establish team and technical agility, organize around the flow of value, align massive organizations around clear, common objectives, participate successfully in critical SAFe events, such as PI Planning, and adopt a customer-centric mindset.

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Reality Based Leading SAFe®

Take this two-day course to become a SAFe® Agilist (SA) 6.0, positioning you to be part of an enterprise leveraging the Scaled Agile Framework® 6.0 (SAFe®). After class get free access to the exam. Pass, and you are a Certified SAFe® Agilist (by Scaled Agile Inc.). The exam is difficult, so take the course with a experienced provider like Grow-Lean, that will prepare you to pass.

The SAFe® 6.0 framework wraps principles from Scrum, Kanban, XP, Product Development Flow, Kanban,and DevOps, and adds ceremonies, roles and artifacts to provide a context for agile at Scale. Prepare yourself to apply PI Planning (which brings together multiple teams to structure upcoming work) and the SAFe® framework, to create collaboration and align people and value streams, establishing a program-level cadence for planning and deployment. This session is appropriate for individuals who want to lead, or participate in, a SAFe® implementation.

You will...

  • Experience a blend of exercises, real-world case studies, engaging games, short videos and more.
  • Oscillate between concepts and application to illustrate the divide between what is possible with true agile scaling as compared to the mechanistic models being used by teams today.
  • Learn how to apply SAFe® concepts with other scaling frameworks like Scrum@Scale®
  • Leave ready to take your organization to the next level through pragmatic tips from the instructor’s years of experience, as well as learning from often equally experienced fellow students.

What You Learn?

You will learn how to ...

  • Interpret the basic constructs of SAFe 6.0 and the steps of the Implementation Road-map
  • Apply the values and principles of a Lean-Agile Mindset
  • Apply Lean and Agile principles in concert with SAFe® roles and practices
  • Create high-performing teams by establishing mission and purpose
  • Use transformational leadership to drive change, develop people, and encourage innovation
  • Support PI Planning and the events associated with successful program execution
  • Drive continuous value delivery through the Continuous Delivery Pipeline
  • Establish alignment and execution with Strategic Themes and Lean Portfolio Management
  • Coordinate multiple Agile Release Trains and suppliers with a Solution Train
  • Maximize value delivered holistically across a large portfolio
Leading SAFe People Attending

Session Schedule

Leading SAFe (SA)

Two 8.5-hour sessions - Live Online
Trainer: Don Patti

Sat
16
Mar
Sun
17
Mar
USD 1,295
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM (EST)
USD 695
Live Online / Virtual
valid till 1 Mar
Don Patti
$58 a month
9:00 AM (EST)
5:30 PM (EST)
USD 1,295 USD 695
valid till 1 Mar
Two 8.5-hour sessions - Live Online
Trainer: Don Patti

Mon
22
Apr
Tue
23
Apr
USD 1,295
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM (EST)
USD 695
Live Online / Virtual
valid till 9 Mar
Don Patti
$58 a month
9:00 AM (EST)
5:30 PM (EST)
USD 1,295 USD 695
valid till 9 Mar
Two 8.5-hour sessions - Live Online
Trainer: Don Patti

Sat
1
Jun
Sun
2
Jun
USD 1,295
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM (EST)
USD 695
Live Online / Virtual
valid till 16 Mar
Don Patti
$58 a month
9:00 AM (EST)
5:30 PM (EST)
USD 1,295 USD 695
valid till 16 Mar
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Training Discounts

A variety of discounts to fit your situation.

Request your discount on the session (a class on date/time with a trainer) you want. If more than one discount applies explain in your comments.

For Grow-Lean Alumni, log in or use your account email when registering, and receive an automatic discount. If you also qualify for another discount, request it, and as long as your email matches we know you are an alumni.

You can pay in up to 12 installments by choosing Splitit at checkout.

After entering your request you may email us at Grow-Lean-Training@Grow-Lean.Com or call us +1.609.975.9294 for questions.

If you have a Visa or Mastercard credit card you can pay in up to 12 monthly installments. There are no fees or interest if you pay on time! Your available credit must be enough to cover the full cost and there is a hold on your credit card for the amount that you have not paid.

For example, if your final fee is $1,000 and you chose 10 installments:

  • You would pay $100 today and have a $900 hold placed on your credit card.
  • The following month your credit card would be charged another $100 and the hold would be reduced to $800.
  • Each month you pay $100 and each month the hold is reduced by $100.

If you are not familiar with the term "hold" this is similar to what hotels do when you check in, to cover extra expenses you may incur including the mini bar.

The benefit to you is that you do not pay any interest or fees if all payments are on time.

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Early Bird
Early Bird

Combines With: Everything

Able to register in advance?

The Early Bird discount is available on many of classes.

There is no need to request it. Simply register while it is available.

If you receive another discount it will combine with the Early Bird.

Out of Pocket
Out of Pocket

Combines With: Alumni, Early Bird

Paying yourself and won't be reimbursed?

The Out of Pocket is for you if you won't be reimbursed. If you are unemployed, a military veteran, or a student request the appropriate discount.

Choose a specific session (class on a date with a trainer), click on Discounts, and complete the request form. If you are not sure of the date, choose a session and explain in the comments.

Group & Private
Group & Private

Combines With: Early Bird

Bringing friends or colleagues to one or more sessions or want a private session?

The Group and Private Discounts are for sending three or more attendees to one or more events or for private events (i.e. just for your team).

To request, choose a session (class on a date with a trainer) you are interested in, click the Discount Link, and when filling out the form describe your situation.

Our Training Team will reach out to you.

Alumni
Alumni

Combines With: Early Bird, Hardship, Out of Pocket, Student, Veteran

Get 5% off for each public session, over $495, you took with us, up to 20%.

The Alumni Discount provides you discounted rates to future Grow-Lean training.

For each Grow-Lean session* you take with us, at a rate of $495 or above, you accumulate another 5% off of a future training, up to 20% off*.

* We have a small number of partner events where the alumni discount does not apply.

Hardship
Hardship

Combines With: Early Bird, Alumni

Suffering an economic hardship and able to provide an unemployment notice or separation agreement?

The Hardship Discount is for you if you are suffering an economic hardship and are able to provide an unemployment notice or separation agreement and are not being reimbursed.

Choose a specific session (class on a date with a trainer), click on Discounts, and complete the request form. If you are not sure of the date, choose a session and explain in the comments.

Student & Educator
Student & Educator

Combines With: Early Bird

Are you a full-time student or educator, with a .edu email address?

The Student Discount is for you if you are a full-time student or educator with a .edu email address.

Choose a specific session (class on a date with a trainer), click on Discounts, and complete the request form. If you are not sure of the date, choose a session and explain in the comments.

When completing the request tell us your major and expected graduation date or explain what you teach and where.

Military & Veteran
Military & Veteran

Combines With: Early Bird

Are you active duty military or a veteran?

The Military / Veteran Discount is applicable if you are active duty, reserve, or retired from the military.

Choose a specific session (class on a date with a trainer), click on Discounts, and complete the request form. If you are not sure of the date, choose a session and explain in the comments.

When completing the request tell us if you will be reimbursed or not.

Have a Visa or Mastercard Credit Card?
Pay in up to 12 installments by choosing Splitit at checkout.
You pay zero interest!

What You Get

You get more than just training!

Who Should Attend?

Leading SAFe is the core session for those looking to apply the Scaled Agile Framework making it applicable to a variety of individuals.

  • Executives, Leaders, Directors
  • Managers, Leads
  • CIOs, SVPs, VPs, AVPs
  • Development Team Members (BA, QA, Coder)
  • QA, Infrastructure Management
  • Enterprise, System and Solution Architects
  • Product and Product Line Management
  • Program and Project Managers
  • Portfolio Managers, PMO, Process Leads
Leading SAFe People Attending

Exam Information

The exam itself is considered difficult but attending our session will help you pass.

  • No additional charge to take the exam.
  • Must attend the course prior to taking the exam.
  • Exam is taken off site, from any Internet connected location, but is closed book.
  • You will likely require additional study to prior to taking exam.

  • Exam name: SAFe® 6.0 Agilist Exam
  • Exam format: Multiple choice
  • Exam delivery: Web-based (single-browser), closed book, no outside assistance, timed
  • Exam access: You access the exam in the SAFe Community Platform upon completion of the Leading SAFe® course
  • Exam duration: Once the exam begins, you have 90 minutes (1.5 hours) to complete the exam
  • Number of questions: 45
  • Passing score: 34 out of 45 (76% passing score)
  • Language: English
  • Exam cost: Your first attempt is included as part of your course registration fee if the exam is taken within 30 days of course completion. Each retake attempt costs $50.
  • Retake policy: Second attempt on exam (first retake) can be done immediately after first attempt. Third attempt requires a 10-day wait. Fourth attempt requires a 30-day wait.

Immersive Classroom Experience

A mix of technologies and interactive approaches

For both virtual an in person events, we keep the training interactive.

  • Virtual: We use Zoom as the core virtual technology and we use Mural as virtual space where we run exercises, and play educational games, resulting in an interactive session.
  • In Person: We use a number of exercise in person events. We also use additional technologies such as Mural, Miro or Google Docs as a virtual white board to keep the session interactive.

Why?

Value

Fair price, exceptional training, best value.

Deep

Concepts are reviewed in a meaningful way by an expert with actual experience.

Retake

Take again for free (within 120 days).

Discounts

A variety of discounts depending on situation.

Personal

Small class size so that your voice is heard.

Engaging

Interactive class experience.

Unique

Custom created training material and approach.

Inclusive

Everything you need to be certified is included. No hidden fees!

Supported

Top notch support seven days a week.

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