18. June 2019 - 8:00
Share it on:

Implementing SAFe 4.6 with SAFe Program Consultant (SPC) Certification - DC/Reston, VA | Training Space | Tuesday, 18. June 2019







Implementing SAFe 4.6 with SPC4 Certification
Trainer:  Dwayne, SPCT    
Summary
Attendees can become leading agents for change—and enable their enterprises to succeed in a disruptive marketplace—when they certify as a SAFe® 4 Program Consultant (SPC). During this four-day course, they’ll learn how to lead a Lean-Agile transformation by leveraging the practices and principles of the Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe®).
Attendees will learn how to effectively coach programs, launch Agile Release Trains, build a continuous delivery pipeline and DevOps culture, and empower a Lean Portfolio. The first two days of the course—Leading SAFe®—will provide them with the basis to teach SAFe to others. The final two days focus exclusively on what it takes to successfully implement SAFe in the enterprise.
Attending the class prepares individuals to take the exam and become a certified SAFe® 4 Program Consultant (SPC)
 -->Alternate registration option:  
Learning Goals
To perform the role of a SAFe® Program Consultant (SPC), attendees should be able to:

Lead an enterprise Lean-Agile transformation
Implement the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe)
Empower with a Lean Portfolio
Align the organization to a common language and way of working
Perform value stream identification
Launch and support Agile Release Trains and coordinate large solutions
Build and execute an implementation rollout strategy
Configure the Framework for a specific enterprise context
Train managers and executives in Leading SAFe®
Act as a SAFe® 4 Agilist (SA) certifying agent
Continue their learning journey and become enabled to train other SAFe roles in the enterprise

Topics Covered
Leading SAFe® – Days 1 and 2

Introducing the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe)
Embracing a Lean-Agile Mindset
Understanding SAFe Principles
Experiencing Program Increment (PI) Planning
Exploring, executing, and releasing value
Leading a Lean-Agile Enterprise
Empowering a Lean Portfolio
Building Large Solutions

Implementing SAFe® – Days 3 and 4

Reaching the SAFe Tipping Point
Designing the Implementation
Launching an ART
Coaching ART Execution
Extending to the Portfolio
Sustaining and Improving
Becoming an SAFe 4 Program Consultant (SPC)

What Attendees Get
The class registration includes:

Attendee workbook
Preparation and eligibility to take the SAFe® 4 Program Consultant (SPC) exam
One-year membership to the SAFe Community Platform
Course certificate of completion

Attendees must attend all four days of the course to qualify for the exam.
Who will benefit?
This course is intended for those who will be materially and directly involved in a SAFe adoption. This includes practitioners, change agents, and consultants responsible for implementing Agile programs and portfolios as part of an enterprise Lean-Agile change initiative. Attendees typically include:

Professional Services Consultants
Business and Technology Executives, Leaders, Managers, and Directors
Portfolio Managers and Fiduciaries, Project/Program Management Office (PMO) personnel
Development, QA, and IT management
Program and Project Managers
Product and Product Line Managers
Process Leads and Lifecycle Governance personnel
Enterprise, System, and Solution Architects
Internal Change Agents, Lean-Agile Center for Excellence (LACE), Agile Working Group

Prerequisites
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® 4 Program Consultant certification exam and practice as a SAFe® 4 Program 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

Annual renewal 
Membership renewals are one year from the date certification is earned
Renewal fee: $895
 
Exam Details

Exam name – SAFe 4 Program Consultant 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 Implementing SAFe course.
Exam duration – Once the exam begins, candidates have 120 minutes (2 hours) to complete the exam.
Number of questions – 60.

More Exam Details

Passing score – 45 out of 60 (75% pass rate).
Language – English.
Exam cost – First exam attempt is included as part of the course registration fee if the exam is taken within 30 days of course completion. Each retake attempt costs $250.
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 support@ any retake questions.

Professional Development Units (PDUs) and Scrum Education Units (SEUs)

Attendees may be eligible to apply for 30 PDUs toward their continuing education requirements with the Project Management Institute (PMI) for PMP, PgMP, and PMI-ACP certifications
Attendees may be eligible to apply for SEUs under category C, toward earning or renewing their CSP through Scrum Alliance

Course logistics:  We will provide a workbook and lunch each day.
Dress:  business casual. No personal computer needed






Cancellation Policy:
Refunds will be issued for cancellations greater than 14 days from the start of the certification and will be assessed a $150 processing charge.  For cancellations between 8 and 14 days from the start of the certification, registrants may transfer to another date or city for equal or lesser value and will be assessed a $150 processing fee.  For cancellations 7 days or less, no refunds will be issued or changes allowed.
All ​certifications are not guaranteed to proceed without verbal approval from one of our staff. The i4 group is not responsible for any kind of personal reimbursements due to cancelations.  It is recommended that you contact us for status before booking any travel accommodations.   If an event is cancelled, all attendees are entitled to a full refund for their ticket purchase.