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SAFe for Government (SGP)

Take for Government (SGP) from an authorized Scaled Agile Partner

During this two-day course, attendees will learn the principles and practices of the Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe®), how to execute and release value through Agile Release Trains, and what it means to lead a Lean-Agile transformation of a program inside a government agency.

Grow-Lean is a Scaled Agile Partner and our trainers are approved to deliver this session.

Avoid a bad experience, attend a Grow-Lean for Government (SGP) so you...

  • Won't get canceled on at the last minute except for extreme circumstances. Beware of training companies that cancel late and hold your money.
  • Gain the skills necessary to pass the certification exam. The exam is hard, so get the right training once, and pass the exam on the first try.
  • Get trainers with experience delivering virtual events, instead of someone trying to deliver an in person class online.
  • Get a Scaled Agile Inc. approved trainer, with significant experience instead of a slide reader.
  • Get training based on the latest SAFe 5.0 Framework.
  • Apply principles derived from Lean, systems thinking, agile development, product development flow, and DevOps, in the classroom.
  • Have fun while learning.
  • Gain free access to the certification exam.

Contact Us About Training

Contact via Online Interface

If you want to request a discount for a training session please follow the steps below. Note that early-bird and alumni discounts are automatically applied and do not need to be requested.

Find a Session

Find the session you want on the class list, then click "Get Info". Early-bird and alumni discounts do not need to be requested.

Choose Discounts Tab

A new page describing the class is shown, with several tabs. Choose the "Discounts" tab.

Choose a Discount

Choose the appropriate discount then click the link for it. Not all discounts are available for all sessions.

Enter Data & Submit

Provide the requested information then click "Submit".
  • After your request is submitted you will receive an automated confirmation via email (this is not a discount code).
  • No later than 24 hours later you will receive an email with a response to your request.
  • If you are approved you will have a click-able link that will automatically apply your discount.

Contact us Via Phone

Phone
  • Call +1.609.975.9294
  • 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM ET, weekdays
  • Use online request for discounts.
  • For other information call directly.

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Training Discounts

Save money with an industry leading variety of discounts customized to your situation.

Are you a student, a veteran, unemployed, an alumni, paying out of pocket or registering a group? Claim your Grow-Lean discount now!

Please use the on-line interface for requesting a discount as described in the "Request a Discount" tab prior to contacting us so we have your required information.

Find a Session

Find the session you want on the class list, then click "Get Info". Early-bird and alumni discounts do not need to be requested.

Choose Discounts Tab

A new page describing the class is shown, with several tabs. Choose the "Discounts" tab.

Choose a Discount

Choose the appropriate discount then click the link for it. Not all discounts are available for all sessions.

Enter Data & Submit

Provide the requested information then click "Submit".
After you request a discount you will get an automated response. We will then usually respond soon after that, if we don't respond in less, than one business day later, and usually a lot faster than that, you will receive an email. If the discount was approved there will be a link for you to use to register.
After entering your request you may email us at Training@Grow-Lean.Com or call us +1.609.975.9294 so that we can assist you with your request.

Super Early Bird

Combines With: Alumni, Hardship
Super Early Bird

Able to register five plus weeks in advance?

Then use the Super Early Bird. It called Super for a reason as, other than hardship discounts, it is the lowest price available. Don't delay, register today.

Out of Pocket

Combines With: Alumni, Early Bird
Out of Pocket

Have to pay from your own wallet and won't be reimbursed by any third party? Then an out of pocket discount makes sense for you.

Group

Combines With: Early Bird
Group

Bringing friends or colleagues to the same session? The more you bring the larger the discount. You can register all at one time or everyone can register themselves.

Early Bird

Combines With: Alumni, Group, Hardship, Out of Pocket, Student, Veterans, Senior
Early Bird

Able to register in advance? Use the discount that combines with most everything. If you are not combining the discount there is no need to request it, just register. For combinations, request the other discount.

Alumni

Combines With: Everything!
Alumni

Get 5% off for each public session you took with us, up to 25%. Automatically combines with Super and Regular Early Birds, just register.

If you qualify for any other categories request the alumni discount and provide an explanation to receive the maximum savings.

Hardship

Combines With: Super Early Bird, Early Bird, Alumni
Hardship

Suffering an economic hardship or collecting unemployment benefits and able to provide proof such as an unemployment notice or separation agreement? Then the hardship discount, which is the lowest possible price, is right for you.

Student

Combines With: Early Bird
Student

Are you a full-time student attending college and looking to make yourself more marketable upon graduation? If so take advantage of a student discount.

Veteran

Combines With: Early Bird
Veteran

Are you active duty military or a veteran? Looking to expand your skill set and market yourself. If so, take advantage of a veteran discount.

Senior

Combines With: Early Bird
Senior

Are you 65 years young or more? Still looking to learn and advance your career? If so you can benefit from a senior discount.

Combine Discounts

Learning Goals

What you will learn

  • Transition government programs from traditional software and systems development models to Lean-Agile and DevOps mindset, principles, and practices using SAFe
  • Adapt technology strategy, budgeting and forecasting, acquisition, compliance, and governance processes to flow-based practices using emerging government guidelines
  • Organize government programs into one or more Agile Release Trains (ARTs) and execute in Program Increments (PIs)
  • Explore Large Solution coordination in a government and multi-vendor environment
  • Identify and internalize the mindset and leader behaviors essential to successful Lean-Agile transformation
  • Follow success patterns for SAFe implementations adapted to the government context
  • Build a preliminary outline of next steps to begin and/or accelerate the SAFe implementation in your program or agency

Topics

SAFe Concepts so You Can Lead a Scaled Initiative

  • Advancing Lean-Agile in government
  • Embracing a Lean-Agile mindset
  • Understanding SAFe principles
  • Creating high-performing Agile teams and programs
  • Planning with cadence and synchronization
  • Supporting program execution
  • Mapping the path to agency and program agility
  • Leading successful change

What You Get

From workbooks to a great training experience

  • Attendee workbook
  • One-year membership to the SAFe Community Platform
  • Course certificate of completion
  • One Certification exam attempt upon General Availability of the course

Who Should Attend

This course is designed for government leaders and influencers who can guide the decision to adopt SAFe within their agency or program.

  • Executives, directors, branch chiefs
  • Managers of development, engineering, QA, architecture, operations, support
  • Program and project managers
  • Program/Project Management Office (PMO)

SAFe Certification Kit

What you will receive when you pass the certification exam

  • Certified SAFe® 5 Government Practitioner certificate
  • Certified SAFe® 5 Government Practitioner digital badge to promote the accomplishment online
  • One-year membership to the SAFe Community Platform, which includes access to the SGP Community of Practice
  • Access to Meetup groups and events that provide connections to other certified SAFe professionals
  • A variety of learning resources to support certified professionals during their SAFe journey

Exam Information

Basic facts about the exam

  • 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® 4 Government Practitioner Exam
  • Exam format: Multiple choice
  • Exam delivery: Web-based (single-browser), closed book, no outside assistance, timed
  • Exam access: Candidates can access the exam within the SAFe Community Platform upon completion of the SAFe® 5 Government course
  • Exam duration: Once the exam begins, candidates have 90 minutes (1.5 hours) to complete the exam
  • Number of questions: 45
  • Passing score: 33 out of 45 (73% 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.

Contact Us

Reach out to us, we are responsive and will respond to requests in a business day

  • Contact us via phone at +1.609.975.9294 between 9:00 AM ET to 5:30 PM ET US.
  • For discount requests on public sessions, please use the "Get Info" button on the class list, choose the discounts tab, and enter appropriate information, before contacting us, so we have your information.
  • For questions about coaching, consulting or private training, you can contact us via phone at +1.609.975.9294 or via email (links below).
  • For support, contact us at +1.609.975.9294 or via email (links below).


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