Transitioning to Lean-Agile practices for building technology-based capabilities is especially challenging in the government context.
But issues of legacy governance, contracting, and organizational barriers can be overcome with the right information and strategies. 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.
Attendees gain an understanding of the Lean-Agile mindset and why it’s an essential foundation for transformation. They’ll also get practical advice on building high performing, multi-vendor Agile teams and programs, managing technology investments in Lean flow, acquiring solutions with Agile contracting, launching the program, and planning and delivering value using SAFe. Attendees also learn how specific leadership behaviors can drive successful organizational change in government.
This course also prepares you to take the Scaled Agile exam and achieve SAFe® Government Practitioner (SGP) certification. Course tuition includes the exam.
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All are welcome to attend the training, regardless of experience. However, the following prerequisites are highly recommended:
A foundational understanding of the Agile Manifesto, SAFe House of Lean, and SAFe Principles is required using pre-work suggestions
A foundational understanding the full lifecycle of government technology programs is helpful
Registered attendees will receive a list of readings and videos specific to Agile in government that will be beneficial to review before the course
This course is designed for government leaders and lead practitioners who are considering, planning, or advocating implementation of Lean-Agile and DevOps practices with SAFe in their agencies, programs or public sector organizations. Examples include:
Executives, directors, branch chiefs
Managers of development, engineering, QA, architecture, operations, support
Program and project managers
Program/Project Management Office (PMO)
Information about the exam will be released by SAFe shortly.
Exam Name: SAFe Government Practitioner
Attendees must fully attend both days, in-class, in order to qualify for the exam.
Annual renewal fee of $100
45 Multiple choice questions
Passing score of 73% (33 out of 45)
Exam retake costs $50
SAFe® for Government Training Delivery Methods
SAFe certificate and digital badge to promote your accomplishment online
A one-year certified membership to the SAFe Community
Access to a variety of learning resources to support you during your SAFe journey
SAFe® for Government Training Course Benefits
Transition government programs from traditional software and systems development models to Lean-Agile and DevOps mindset, principles, and practices using SAFeAdapt technology strategy, budgeting and forecasting, acquisition, compliance, and governance processes to flow-based practices using emerging government guidelineOrganize 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 environmentBuild a preliminary outline of next steps to begin and/or accelerate the SAFe implementation in your program or agency
SAFe® for Government Course Outline
Advancing Lean-Agile in Government
Recognize the problem to be solved
Review the state of Lean-Agile adoption
Know the basic constructs of SAFe and the Implementation Roadmap
Embracing a Lean-Agile Mindset
Understanding SAFe Principles
Creating High-Performing Teams and Programs
Planning with Cadence and Synchronization
Supporting Program Execution
Mapping the Path to Agency and Program Agility
Leading Successful Change
Becoming a Certified SAFe Government Practitioner