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Leading SAFe v4.6 (with certification)

  • San Francisco, CA USA (map)

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This two-day course teaches the Lean-Agile principles and practices of the Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe®), taught by a SAFe® Silver Partner. Our certified instructors have direct experience implementing SAFe within enterprises as SAFe® Program Consultants (SPCs) in Fortune 500 companies.

You will gain an understanding of the Lean-Agile mindset and why it’s so effective in today’s adapt-or-die marketplace. You’ll also get practical advice on supporting Agile teams and programs, empowering a Lean Portfolio, building a continuous delivery pipeline and DevOps culture, and coordinating large solutions.

At the end of this course you will be well prepared to take the certification exam to become a certified SAFe® 4.6 Agilist (SA), and to lead and sponsor SAFe® programs within your enterprise. This event includes the license fee for the exam.

Who will benefit from this course?:

  • Executives and Leaders, Managers,Directors, CIOs, and VPs

  • Development, QA, andInfrastructure Management

  • Program and Project Managers

  • Product and Product Line Management

  • Portfolio Managers, PMO, andProcess Leads

  • Enterprise, System, and SolutionArchitects

What you will learn:

  • Understand the Five Core Competencies of the Lean Enterprise

  • Become a Lean-thinking manager-teacher

  • Apply the values and principles of a Lean-Agile Mindset

  • Apply SAFe’s Lean and Agile Principles to the roles and practices of SAFe

  • Establish Team and Technical Agility

  • Lead the transformation with the SAFe Implementation Roadmap

  • Support PI Planning and the events associated with successful Program execution

  • Drive Release on Demand with the Continuous Delivery Pipeline

  • Implement Lean Portfolio Management

  • Build Business Solutions and Lean Systems

Topics Covered:

  • Introducing the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe)

  • Becoming a Lean-Agile Leader

  • Establishing Team and Technical Agility

  • Experiencing Program Increment (PI) Planning

  • Releasing on Demand with DevOps

  • Building Business Solutions and Lean Systems

  • Implementing Lean Portfolio Management

  • Leading the transformation

Class registration & completion includes:

  • Attendee workbook

  • Preparation and eligibility to take the SAFe® 4 Agilist exam

  • One-year membership to the SAFe Community Platform

  • Course certificate of completion

Meet your instructor:


Rob Blechman


Rob is a certified SAFe Program Consultant, scrum master and business transformation leader focused on strategic IT initiatives, merger/acquisition integration, business growth, and organizational change. For over 20 years, he has led engagements delivering high impact results at many of the world’s leading companies including AT&T, Chevron, Cisco, France Telecom, GE, Hearst, HP, McKesson and Wells Fargo, as well as state and national government agencies. He is known for bringing a high degree of collaboration, clarity and a “can do” approach to solving complex business challenges.

Rob also spent 10 years as a management consultant with Deloitte Consulting, and holds an MBA in International Management and Finance from NYU.

Earlier Event: March 14
Leading SAFe v4.6 (with certification)
Later Event: May 7
SAFe European Summit