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Leading SAFe® with SAFe® Agilist 4.6 Certification

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Leading SAFe® Agilist Certification

What is SAFe?

Product, application and system solution development methods need to keep pace in an increasingly complex world driven by software and technology, and agile methods today are well-proven and standard for smaller teams. So how do you take the ideas that make agile teams great to bring the same benefits to larger organisations? The Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe®) provides proven success patterns for implementing lean-agile software and systems development up to enterprise scale. Become a certified agile practitioner with our Leading SAFe agile course.

Course Outcomes

Leading SAFe 4.6 is a two-day, interactive course that teaches the lean-agile principles and practices of the Scaled Agile Framework, and equips you to lead your organisation’s agile transformation by leveraging SAFe’s underlying principles of lean and systems thinking, and product development flow.

Gain insights into leadership skills that will unlock deeper potential of your current people and teams, and how to applying them in your context.

Learn how to execute and release value through Agile Release Trains, how to build an agile portfolio, and lead a lean-agile transformation at enterprise scale.

Discover how SAFe has been used to build some of the world’s largest cyber-physical systems and at the same time how it can be tailored for use with smaller groups of even just one agile team.

Understand the lean-agile mindset and how to apply the principles and practices of SAFe to support agile teams, programs, portfolio management, and to coordinate large value streams.

Upon course completion, you will be able to:

  • Apply SAFe to scale lean and agile development in your enterprise
  • Support the execution of Agile Release Trains
  • Coordinate large value streams
  • Manage a lean-agile portfolio
  • Align the organisation to a common process model
  • Configure the framework for your context
  • Unlock the intrinsic motivation of knowledge workers
  • Support a lean-agile transformation in your organisation


Benefits to the Individual

  • Develop an advanced, applied level of knowledge to successfully lead lean-agile organisations, portfolios programs and teams
  • Increased ability to respond to a rapidly changing business environment
  • Career development through achievement of an internationally recognised qualification

Benefits to the Organisation

  • Focus on delivery of business value enables faster strategic change at lower cost and lower risk, and organisations applying SAFe are getting significant benefits including increased productivity and employee satisfaction, improved quality and faster time to market
  • Achieve better communications, alignment and control with agile projects and teams
  • Potential to rapidly adopt a proven approach rather than developing an organisation-specific process

Recommended for

The course is for executives, leaders, managers and agile change agents responsible for leading lean-agile change initiatives in larger organisations, including:

  • Executives and leaders, managers, directors, CIOs, and VPs
  • Development, QA and infrastructure management
  • Program and project directors/managers
  • Product and product line management
  • Product and user experience designers
  • Portfolio managers, PMO, and process leads
  • Enterprise, system and solution architects

Certification Level

Attending the course prepares you to take the exam and become a certified SAFe Agilist (SA).

Course Content

  • Introducing the Scaled Agile Framework
  • Embracing a lean-agile mindset
  • Understanding SAFe agile principles
  • Implementing an Agile Release Train
  • Experiencing Program Increment (PI) planning
  • Executing and releasing value
  • Building an agile portfolio
  • Coordinating large value streams
  • Leading the lean-agile Enterprise

Course Includes

  • Professional delivery by an active, accredited SAFe agile practitioner with deep, practical experience across a range of industries and lean-agile and project methodologies
  • Leading SAFe course workbook
  • SAFe Agilist certification exam. When you pass the exam you also receive a SAFe Agilist certificate and branding kit with the SA certification mark, and one-year certified membership of Scaled Agile as a SAFe Agilist with access to members-only resources such as webinars, workbooks, guidance presentations, and advance notice of upcoming SAFe agile products
  • Professional Development Units (PDUs). You may be eligible to apply for 16 PDUs toward your continuing education requirements with the Project Management Institute (PMI) for PMP and PMI-ACP certifications
  • Scrum Education Units (SEUs). You may be eligible to apply for SEUs under category C, toward earning or renewing your CSP through Scrum Alliance
  • Refreshments

To Register

Upcoming course dates are listed on the right of this page.

Or, view our course complete course schedule here: Course Schedule

Individual and multiple attendee registrations can be made online.

To enquire about in-house courses please contact Melanie Holland, Practice Director – MetaPM Learning, on 1800 800 436 or email

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