Leading SAFe Course with SA Certification

Leading SAFe Course Overview

During this two day (14 hour) Leading SAFe® with SA Certification course, attendees will gain the knowledge required to lead a Lean-Agile enterprise through leverage of the Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe®).

Our Leading SAFe course details the Scaled Agile Framework’s underlying principles; derived from Lean, systems thinking, Agile development, product development flow, and DevOps. Attendees on the Leading SAFe course will discuss the five competencies needed to become a Lean Enterprise and also learn and practice the skills for supporting and executing PI Planning events, and coordinating multiple Agile Release Trains (ARTs).

Furthermore attendees on the Leading SAFe course will gain an understanding of the Lean-Agile mindset, why it’s so effective, and what it means to lead a Lean-Agile transformation. They’ll also learn how to build and support Agile teams and programs, empower a Lean Portfolio, build a Continuous Delivery Pipeline and DevOps culture, and coordinate large solutions. They will develop a skillset that’s in demand worldwide — and empower their enterprises to succeed in a disruptive marketplace — when they become a SAFe Agilist (SA).

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Leading SAFe Course with SA Certification Overview

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Learning Goals

The Leading SAFe training course leaves trainees more knowledgeable and confident in five key areas of Scaled Agile Framework Lean-Agile delivery:

  1. Lead the transformation to Business Agility with SAFe;
  2. Become a Lean-Agile Leader;
  3. Understand customer needs with Design Thinking;
  4. Enable Agile Product Delivery;
  5. Implement Lean Portfolio Management.


Trainees on the Leading SAFe course are developed to understand how to perform the role of a Lean-Agile Leader. This includes the coverage of the following course topics:

  • Interpret the basic constructs of SAFe and the steps of the Implementation Roadmap;
  • Exhibit and apply a Lean-Agile mindset;
  • Apply SAFe’s Lean and Agile principles to SAFe roles and practices;
  • Build 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;
  • Align strategy and execution with Strategic Themes and Lean Portfolio Management;
  • Coordinate multiple Agile Release Trains and Suppliers with a Solution Train.

Leading SAFe (SA) Certification

All participants completing the Leading SAFe course will receive access to attempt the SAFe Agilist certification assessment. Leading SAFe course participants who attempt the SA assessment within 30 days of receiving their access will do so at no extra cost.

Attendees who attend the Leading SAFe course, and go on to pass the SA certification assessment will receive:

  • Leading SAFe course certificate of attendance/competion;
  • Certified SAFe Agilist certificate.

Leading SAFe Course with SA Certification Audience

The Leading SAFe course is especially suitable for people who want to become aware of Lean-Agile enterprise delivery, and/or who are, or want to work effectively in a Scaled Agile Framwork based organisation. The following individuals will benefit from this course:

  • Executives and Leaders, Managers, Directors, CIOs, and VPs;
  • Development, QA, and Infrastructure Management;
  • Program and Project Managers;
  • Product and Product Line Management;
  • Portfolio Managers, PMO, and Process Leads;
  • Enterprise, System, and Solution Architects.

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Leading SAFe Course FAQs

What is a Leading SAFe course?

The Leading SAFe course (SAFe Agilist course) is a 2-day foundation Scaled Agile Framework training course that trains you on the principles and theory of Lean-Agile delivery. The Leading SAFe course is a combination of instruction and team-based exercises, and trains, amongst other things; core awareness of the Lean-Agile mindset and principles, how to execute and release value through Agile Release Trains, and how to build an Agile portfolio with Lean-Agile budgeting.

How do I get SAFe SA certified?

In order to obtain SAFe SA certification, you need to pass the Scaled Agile Framework SA assessment. The SAFe Agilist (SA) assessment is available to take online for anyone attends the Leading SAFe course. The first SA exam attempt is included as part of the course registration fee, if the SA exam is taken within 30 days of course completion. Each SA exam retake attempt costs $50.

Is the SAFe Agilist exam difficult?

The SAFe Agilist certification exam is challenging and requires very good awareness of the foundations of Scaled Agile Framework. This awareness will be acquired through attendance

How much does it cost to become Leading SAFe certified?

Our Leading SAFe courses range from £695 to £1195 depending on the format, trainer, location and other variables. For more information about our Leading SAFe courses click here.

Do I need to renew my SAFe Agilist certification?

Yes, the Scaled Agile Framework SAFe Agilist certification requires a renewal after one year.

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