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SAFe® 5.0 for Government with certification (SGP)

Categories Project Management & Agile

General Information
Code
ZSGP
Duration
2 Days

Transitioning to Lean-Agile practices for building technology-based capabilities is especially challenging in the government context. But issues of legacy governance, contracting, and organizational barriers can be overcome with the right information and strategies. During this two-day course, attendees 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.

Attendees will gain an understanding of the Lean-Agile mindset and why it’s an essential foundation for transformation. They’ll 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. Attendees will also learn how specific leadership behaviors can drive successful organizational change, even in government.

Contents
  • 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
  • Supporting program execution
  • Mapping the path to agency and program agility
  • Leading successful change
  • 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
Target audience
  • Executives, directors, branch chiefs
  • Managers of development, engineering, QA, architecture, operations, support
  • Program and project managers
  • Program/Project Management Office (PMO)
Prerequisites
  • Necessary: none
  • Recommended:
    • A foundational understanding of the Agile Manifesto, SAFe® House of Lean, and SAFe Principles is required using pre-work suggestions
    • A foundational understanding of the full lifecycle of government technology programs is helpful
    • Registered attendees will receive a list of readings and videos specific to Agile in government that will be beneficial to review before the course
Examination
  • Name of the Examination: SAFe® 5 Government Practitioner Exam
  • Format and Language: Multiple choice; web-based, in English
  • Entry: Participations will be registered at Scaled Agile Inc. and receive the entry link to the online examination and SAFe® community platform.
  • Period of examination: 30 days after training
  • Amount of questions: 45 questions in 90 minutes
  • Threshold of passing: 73% correct answers
  • Retake fee: 50 USD per retake. The first retake may be done immediately. Second attempt on exam (first retake) can be done immediately. The third retake attempt has a waiting time of 10 days. The fourth retake attempt has a waiting time of 30 days.
  • Renewal of certification: The certification is valid for one year. The fee for renewal is 100 USD.
Further information
  • Attendee workbook
  • One-year membership to the SAFe Community Platform
  • Authorization to request 15 PDUs at the PMI for PgMP- and PMI-ACP certifications
  • Registration for the SAFe® 5 for Government (SGP) examination
  • Authorization to request SEUs (category C) for the Scrum Alliance CSP-certification or renewals
  • One Certification exam attempt upon General Availability of the course
  • After passing the final exam you receive
    • SAFe® 5 Government Practitioner certificate
    • A SAFe® 5 Government Practitioner digital badge to promote your accomplishment online
    • A one-year certified membership as a SAFe® 5 Government Practitioner, which includes access to the SGP Community of Practice
    • Access to a variety of learning resources to support certified professionals during their SAFe® journey

Duration: 2 Days

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