The Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe®) 5.1 with SPC certification will allow your organization to deliver high-value functionality within regular timeboxes. However, you’ll need to invest in the proper training and certifications to successfully implement it across your development teams. We’ve teamed up with Scaled Agile Inc., the company that created SAFe®, to bring you SAFe® 5.1 with SPC Certification, which includes onsite delivery of the training and testing as well as all course materials, a guaranteed pass rate, and an instant certificate at the end of the training for all participants.
What is SAFe®?
Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) is a set of software development practices that guide you in developing your digital solutions and services. It offers solutions to hard problems such as complex interactions across people, domains, distributed locations, resources, and time zones.
SAFe® focuses on removing stress from day-to-day work for teams by optimizing for predictability & productivity; rather than wasting time working through iterations where customer feedback is limited and delayed or not at all available.
According to Ken Schwaber, who developed it along with other well-known agile software development experts like Mike Cohn, SAFe® is an Agile transformation framework used by enterprise IT organizations to accelerate their adoption of DevOps. Over 30% of businesses are implementing SAFe training today!
What is Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe)?
The Scaled Agile Framework is an enterprise agile methodology that helps organizations optimize their product development lifecycles by offering a framework and a ruleset for scaling agile. A rule set refers to a set of guidelines and best practices for adopting Agile practices to avoid common mistakes and pitfalls, allowing teams to utilize methods such as Lean Thinking and Disciplined Agile Delivery (DAD).
DAD enables development teams to create products iteratively without being constrained by traditional project management techniques such as Gantt charts, phase-based approaches, etc., which can lead to significant delays in delivery timeframes. While effective when applied at scale, these methods tend to make team members feel overwhelmed by additional processes which slow down productivity rather than enhance it.
How to achieve SAFe certification?
Becoming SAFe certified is a five-step process:
1) Attend a three-day, live, in-person training class.
2) Take a proctored exam.
3) Apply to be certified by writing two assignments (this is where I come in).
4) Pass an interview with Scaled Agile’s credentialing team.
5) Pay for your certification license from Scaled Agile.
What are the Benefits of Attaining Certification?
Certifications are a form of knowledge validation and offer third-party evidence that you have attained specific knowledge and expertise in one or more areas of your profession. When hiring or working with a new employee, companies generally look for candidates who have earned certifications to ensure that they have both acquired a necessary level of knowledge and completed additional learning specifically focused on their position within an organization or industry. Additionally, some government agencies require certification to work in certain fields and employers often prefer those who are certified over those who aren’t.
Certifications also help you stand out from other candidates because they demonstrate your investment in continued education to further develop professional skills in an area where you excel – thereby increasing your value to an employer or company that hires based on skills-set rather than just experience alone.
The Scaled Agile Framework (Safe) Has Four Pillars
(1) Team and Individual Development.
(3) Architecture and Planning.
(4) Measurement and Observation.
The Benefits and Challenges of Adopting a Scaled Agile Framework Such As Safe?
If you’re working on a large, complex software project, it makes sense to scale agile so that your team can become more efficient and deliver faster results. Although scaling agile might seem like an easy way to get everyone on board, it also has its own set of challenges and potential obstacles. To realize any benefits from your scaled approach, you’ll need to tackle those challenges head-on.
Lessons Learned From Implementing Safe In More Than 20 Organisations Across Different Industries
The lean approach is a different way of thinking about and working on a project or product. It requires individuals to think in a structured, repeatable, iterative manner rather than how they are used to thinking (ad-hoc, chaotic, reactive).
These habits take time to develop and just as importantly need support from leadership (through culture) if it is going to be successful over an extended period. The crux of success comes down to understanding that people do not want change but they do want better outcomes; changing how people work needs changing why they work in addition to providing opportunities for them to learn new skills and adapt their mindset when necessary .
One of the most exciting new developments to come from the Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe®) is the opportunity to be SAFe® 5.1 Certified with SPC Certification, which represents both the SAFe Agilist and the Lean-Agile Product Owner roles.
If you’re interested in learning more about applying SAFe® 5.1 to your organization, then you might be interested in the SAFe® 5.1 certification training course we’re hosting in Australia this October! It’s designed for all organizations and levels of experience, so whether you want to learn more about implementing the framework at an individual contributor level or you’re looking to get on board as a ScrumMaster or Product Owner, this training can give you the foundation to be successful with your Agile transformation!