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Introducing SAFe

  • Recognizing the problem to be solved
  • Knowing the basic constructs of SAFe
  • Applying the 1-2-3 implementation strategy

Embracing a Lean-Agile Mindset

  • SAFe House of Lean
  • Respect for people and culture
  • Purpose, Flow, Innovation
  • Relentless improvement, Leadership
  • Supporting the Agile Manifesto

Understanding SAFe Principles

  • Taking an economic view
  • Applying systems thinking
  • Assuming variability; preserving options
  • Building incrementally with fast, integrated learning cycles
  • Basing milestones on objective evaluation of working systems
  • Visualizing and limiting WIP, reducing batch sizes, and managing queue lengths
  • Applying cadence, synchronizing with cross-domain planning
  • Unlocking the intrinsic motivation of knowledge workers
  • Decentralizing decision-making

Experience PI Planning

  • Creating and reviewing draft PI plans
  • Finalizing plans and establishing business value
  • Reviewing final plans and committing to a set of PI Objectives

Exploring, Executing, and Releasing Value

  • Continuously delivering value with Agile Release Trains (ARTs)
  • Continuously exploring customer needs
  • Developing the Vision, Roadmap, and Program Backlog
  • Prioritizing the Program Backlog for optimal ROI
  • Releasing on demand
  • Innovation and Planning Iteration

Leading the Lean-Agile Enterprise

  • Leading the change
  • Knowing the way and emphasizing life-long learning
  • Unlocking the intrinsic motivation of knowledge workers

Empowering a Lean Portfolio

  • Funding value streams
  • Empowering local decision-making
  • Providing objective evidence of fitness for purpose
  • Managing epic-level initiatives responsibly
  • Forecasting predictably
  • Budgeting value streams dynamically

    Building Large Solutions

  • Coordinating and integrating multiple ARTs and Suppliers
  • Define large solutions

Introducing Lean Thinking

Lean and product development flow

  • Defining the principles of product development flow
  • Building the software house of Lean
  • Developing for the sustainably shortest lead time
  • Delivering the highest customer satisfaction with the lowest cost

Making economic-based product decisions

  • Striving for Kaizen continuous improvement
  • Optimizing batch size and work in progress
  • Driving Lean-Agile adoption through leadership

Applying the Scaled Agile Framework

Identifying roles and structures

  • Scaling Agile framework principles
  • Accelerating value delivery through Agile
  • Breaking down organizational silos
  • Creating cross-functional development teams
  • Applying Scrum roles and responsibilities to development teams

Collaboration, communication and commitment

  • Scheduling of Scrum events to facilitate collaboration and learning
  • Synchronizing work across teams with a common cadence
  • Continuous improvement through regular feedback loops

Creating and Implementing the Agile Release Train (ART)

Principles of the Agile Release Train

  • Managing risk and variability through aligning teams to a common goal
  • Consolidating team level events into a program increment
  • Integrating the roles of the ART into SAFe teams
  • Coordinating shared resources and DevOps with SAFe teams

Designing the Train

  • Planning and executing product releases
  • Increasing transparency through reporting and information radiators
  • Scaling programs with Scrum of Scrums
  • Inspecting and adapting the ART

Executing a sprint

  • Confirming understanding through acceptance criteria
  • Providing clarity through sprint goals
  • Avoiding waterfall sprints
  • Refactoring team process through retrospectives

Releasing a sprint

  • Iterating to a releasable product
  • Creating the definition of done

Aligning Programs with Program Portfolio Management

Defining the portfolio vision

  • Connecting the portfolio vision's business objectives into strategic themes
  • Creating and delivering value through value streams
  • Utilizing Kanban systems to manage portfolio backlogs

Managing the portfolio program

  • Delivering incremental releases of value
  • Aligning cadences through Scrum of Scrums
  • Implementing portfolio metrics
  • Leading SAFe with Lean principles

Scaling Lean-Agile Leadership

Identifying the principles of Lean-Agile leadership

  • Analyzing the full value chain and cost of delay
  • Optimizing through a view of the entire product cycle
  • Embracing the Agile Manifesto
  • Improving product development flow

Changing the roles of software management

  • Adjusting the responsibilities of the SAFe manager
  • Empowering individuals and self-organizing teams for faster decision-making
  • Eliminating impediments on behalf of the team
  • Protecting the team from distractions and diversions

Post-Course Learning

  • Performing a value stream analysis
  • Leading an inspect and adapt workshop
  • Evaluating your decision making framework
  • Conducting self and organizational assessments
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