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SAFe 4.6 for Government with SGP Certification

at Agile36 - Sully

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13869 Park Center Rd
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Class Level: All levels
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 10
Teacher: Deadra Townsend

What you'll learn in this scrum training:

During this two-day course, you 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. You will gain an understanding of the Lean-Agile mindset and why it’s an essential foundation for transformation. You will 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.

What you will learn:

To perform the role of a SAFe® for Government Leader, you should be able to:

  • 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 Covered

  • 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
  • Delivering value in program increments
  • Mapping the path to agency and program agility
  • Leading successful change
  • Taking action

What Attendees Get

The class registration includes:

  • Attendee workbook
  • Preparation and eligibility to take the exam
  • One-year membership to the SAFe Community Platform
  • Certification of completion
  • SAFe 4.6 SGP certification upon the passing of the exam

Attendees must attend both days of the course in order to qualify for the exam.


Who will benefit?

The following will benefit from this course:

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

Executives, directors, branch chiefs 

Managers of development, engineering, QA, architecture, operations, support

Program and project managers

Program/Project Management Office (PMO)


Prerequisites

All are welcome to attend the course without prior knowledge.

SAFe Certification Kit

Becoming a SAFe 4.6 SGP Certified Practitioner requires an exceptional range of skills and is a career path for many servant leaders. Certification includes:

  • SAFe 4.6 Certified SGP PDF certificate
  • SAFe 4.6 Certified SGP digital badge to promote your accomplishment online
  • One-year membership to the SAFe Community Platform, which includes access to the SP Community of Practice
  • Access to Meetup groups and events that connect you with other SAFe Certified Professionals
  • A variety of learning resources to support you during your SAFe journey
  • Annual Renewal

Certifications expire one year from the date the certification is earned.

Renewal fee is $100

Exam Details

  • Exam name – SAFe 4.6 SGP Practitioner Exam
  • Exam format – Multiple choice, multiple response
  • Exam delivery – Web-based (single-browser), closed book, no outside assistance, timed
  • Exam access – Candidates can access to the exam within the SAFe Community Platform upon completion of the SAFe 4.6 SGP 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%)
  • 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 $50.

More Exam Details

Retake policy – Second attempt on the exam (first retake) can be done immediately after the first attempt. The third attempt requires a 10-day wait. The fourth attempt requires a 30-day wait. 

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

Attendees may be eligible to apply for 15 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 the Scrum Alliance


Cancellation Policy: 30 days before class


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Refund Policy

30 day refund prior to event. If the event is cancelled a full refund will be given.

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