SAFe for Teams certification – Certified SAFe® Practitioner (SP)

The Agile Teams bear the responsibility of delivering larger solution value, and power the Agile Release Train (ART) in a SAFe enterprise. The individual team members are responsible for following the Lean-Agile principles, and using Scrum, Kanban and Extreme Programing (XP). The teams should know their own members and roles on the team, as well as other teams on the Agile Release Train (ART), their roles and the relationships between teams.

Understanding The Role of Agile Teams in a SAFe Organization

The SAFe Practitioner course aims to introduce team members to SAFe and explain the SAFe Agile principles, teach them how to build highly efficient Agile teams, and what they can do to eeficiently perform their roles within the team, and in the Agile Release Train (ART).

This two-day training course will teach participants:

  • what is SAFe, and explain the basic SAFe principles
  • how to apply SAFe to scale Lean and Agile development in their enterprises
  • how to build Agile Teams
  • how to plan and execute Iterations
  • how to successfully execute the Program Increment
  • how to use Scrum, Kanban and EX

Participants in the SAFe Practitioner course will gain a better understanding of the Agile Release Train (ART) and their role in the process. Additionally, they will learn the role of the team, individual team members, all other teams, their roles, and connections and dependencies between teams.

They will be able to integrate and coordinate the work with other teams on the train so they can deliver continuous value to the organization.

Learn the Theory, And Put it Into Practice

The course goes further than teaching only the basic SAFe theory and principles. It also includes teaching participants how to use Lean thinking tools, roles and processes. Through participating in several practical exercise, students will be introduced to software engineering practices that will help them achieve code quality, which is necessary for scaling Scrum, Lean and XP practices in the enterprise.

They will partake in exercises that will help them learn how to design the backlog, write user stories and brake them down into smaller tasks, properly estimate and prioritize backlog items and refine backlog.

Additionally, participants will have:

  • simulations of sprint and Program Increment planning
  • tracking and tracing progress
  • demo sessions and continuous improvement

They will have a chance to discuss and familiarize with some of the Agile technical best practices and strategies to prevent the use of waterfall principles within a sprint, TDD, ATTD, automated testing and continual integration of systems.

Participants will learn how to work in Agile teams, and how to integrate different teams in the enterprise to coordinate and work together. And most importantly, they will prepare for the first Release Planning meeting at a program level and the launching of the Agile Release Train (ART).

Who Should Participate?

The SAFe for Teams training is suitable team members who already apply Lean and Agile practices, individuals interested in learning about SAFe and scaling Agile on an organizational level.

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Certified SAFe® Practitioner

Your certification

When attending these trainings, individuals are preparing to take the exam and become a Certified SAFe® Practitioner (SP)