Leading SAFe® Certification in Syracuse April 14-15

$949.00

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Develop a skillset that’s in demand worldwide—and empower your enterprise to succeed in a disruptive marketplace—when you become a SAFe 4 Agilist (SA). During this two-day course, you’ll 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 at enterprise scale.

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.


Learning Goals

  • To perform the role of a SAFe® Agilist, attendees should be able to:
  • Apply SAFe to scale Lean and Agile development in the enterprise
  • Recognize and apply a Lean-Agile Mindset and principles
  • Continuously explore, integrate, deploy, and release value
  • Empower with a Lean Portfolio
  • Coordinate the development of large solutions
  • Enhance their Lean-Agile leadership skills
  • Support a Lean-Agile transformation in their enterprise

Topics Covered

  • Introducing the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe)
  • Embracing a Lean-Agile Mindset
  • Understanding SAFe Principles
  • Experiencing Program Increment (PI) Planning
  • Exploring, Executing, and Releasing Value
  • Leading the Lean-Agile Enterprise
  • Empowering a Lean Portfolio
  • Building Large Solutions

What Attendees Get

  • The class registration includes:
  • Attendees must attend both days of the course to be eligible for the exam.
  • Attendee workbook
  • Preparation and eligibility to take the SAFe® 4 Agilist exam
  • One-year membership to the SAFe Community Platform
  • Course certificate of completion

Who will benefit?

  • The following individuals will benefit from this course:
  • Executives and Leaders, Managers, Directors, CIOs, and VPs
  • Development, QA, and Infrastructure Management
  • Program and Project Managers
  • Product and Product Line Management
  • Portfolio Managers, PMO, and Process Leads
  • Enterprise, System, and Solution Architects

Prerequisites

All are welcome to attend the course, regardless of experience. However, the following prerequisites are highly recommended for those who intend to take the SAFe® 4 Agilist (SA) certification exam:

  • 5+ years’ experience in software development, testing, business analysis, product, or project management
  • Experience in Scrum

Exam Details

  • Name: SAFe 4 Agile Exam
  • Format: Multiple Choice
  • Delivery: Web-based (single-browser), closed book, no outside assistance, timed
  • Access: Candidates can access the exam within the SAFe Community Platform upon completion of the Leading SAFe course
  • Duration: Once the exam begins, candidates have 90 minutes (1.5 hours) to complete the exam
  • Number of Questions: 45
  • Passing Score: 34 out of 45 (76% passing score)
  • Sample Test Questions available

Professional Development Units (PDUs) and Scrum Education Units (SEUs)

  • Attendees may be eligible to apply for 15 PDUs toward their continuing education requirements with the Project Management Institute (PMI) for PMP, PgMP, and PMI-ACP certifications
  • Attendees may be eligible to apply for SEUs under Category C, toward earning or renewing their CSP through Scrum Alliance

Your ticket also pays for a SAFe workbook, exam fee, and lunch.


About your Instructor:
Katharine Chajka is a full-time ScrumMaster, Agile Project Manager, Agile Trainer and Lean/Agile Coach with over 17 years of hands-on experience and a demonstrated track record of successfully leading, managing, and transforming complex multi-million dollar programs and projects for large and small companies. Katharine also owns and operates her own training and consulting company, Katharine holds the premiere worldwide project management certifications both in traditional project management methods and agile methods (Project Management Institute® (PMI) Project Management Professional® (PMP) and PMI Agile Certified Practitioner® (PMI-ACP)). Katharine holds several other Agile Certifications in order to train and help certify many others.  

SAFe® Product Owner/Product Manager Training in Syracuse April 28-29

$899.00

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In this two-day course, you will learn how the roles of Product Owner, Product Manager, Solution Manager, and Epic Owner drive the delivery of value in the SAFe enterprise. You’ll get an overview of the Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe®), the Lean-Agile mindset, and an understanding of how the Product Owner and Product Manager roles operate in the enterprise to drive the delivery of value. Finally, you will get an in-depth understanding of the specific activities, tools, and mechanics used to effectively deliver value to the enterprise.

By the end of this course, you should be able to write Epics, Capabilities, Features, and User Stories within the context of SAFe, and have a solid foundation for managing backlogs and programs in a Lean-Agile enterprise.

SAFe® Scrum Master Certification in Syracuse May 5-6

$949.00

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In this two-day course, you’ll gain an understanding of  the role of Scrum Master in a SAFe enterprise. Unlike traditional Scrum Master training that focuses on the fundamentals of team-level Scrum, the SAFe Scrum Master course explores the role of Scrum in the context of the entire enterprise, and prepares you to successfully plan and execute the Program Increment (PI), the primary enabler of alignment throughout all levels of a SAFe organization. This includes learning the key components of scaled Agile development, how Scrum is facilitated throughout the enterprise, and how to execute iteration planning. You’ll also discover how to build high performing Agile teams by becoming a servant leader and coach, and how to coach those teams to deliver the maximum business value that is achievable through SAFe. The SSM certification signifies that you are prepared to perform the role of Scrum Master in a SAFe environment, increasing your value to teams and organizations that are implementing SAFe.


Learning Goals

  • To perform the role of a SAFe® Scrum Master, attendees should be able to:
  • Describe Scrum in a SAFe enterprise
  • Facilitate Scrum events
  • Facilitate effective Iteration execution
  • Support effective Program Increment execution
  • Support relentless improvement
  • Coach Agile teams for maximum business results
  • Support DevOps implementation

Topics Covered

  • In this course attendees will:
  • Introducing Scrum in SAFe
  • Characterizing the role of the Scrum Master
  • Experiencing Program Increment planning
  • Facilitating Iteration execution
  • Finishing the Program Increment
  • Coaching the Agile team

What Attendees Get

  • The class registration includes:
  • Printed workbook
  • Preparation and eligibility to take the SAFe® 4 Scrum Master (SSM) exam
  • One-year membership to the SAFe Community Platform
  • Course certificate of completion
  • Attendees must attend both days of the course to qualify for the exam.

Who Should Attend

  • The following individuals will benefit from this course:
  • New Scrum Masters who need to perform the role
  • Existing Scrum Masters who would like to understand their role in the context of a SAFe enterprise
  • Team Leads who want to understand the Scrum Master role
  • SAFe Release Train Engineers who want to coach Scrum Masters on their role

Prerequisites

  • All are welcome to attend the course, regardless of experience. However, the following prerequisites are highly recommended for those who intend to take the SAFe® Scrum Master (SSM) certification exam:
  • Familiarity with Agile concepts and principles
  • Awareness of Scrum, Kanban, and eXtreme Programming (XP)
  • Working knowledge of software and hardware development processes

SAFe Certification Kit

  • SAFe Scrum Master (SSM) certification
  • SAFe Certification Kit

Attendees who pass the exam will receive:

  • A SAFe Scrum Master certificate
  • A one-year certified membership as a SAFe Scrum Master
  • A SAFe Scrum Master branding kit with the SSM certification mark
  • SAFe 4 Scrum Master digital badge to promote your accomplishment online

Annual Renewal

  • Membership renewals are one year from the date certification is earned.
  • Renewal fee: $100

Exam Details

  • Exam Name: SAFe® 4 Scrum Master Exam
  • Exam Format: Multiple choice; Multiple select
  • Exam Delivery: Web-based (single-browser), closed book, no outside assistance, timed
  • Exam Access: Candidates can access the exam within the SAFe Community Platform upon completion of the SAFe 4 Scrum Master course
  • Exam cost – First exam attempt is included as part of the course registration fee if the exam is taken within 30 days of course completion. Each retake attempt costs $50.
  • Exam Duration: Once the exam begins, candidates have 90 minutes (1.5 hours) to complete the exam
  • Number of Questions: 45
  • Passing Score: 33 out of 45 (73%)
  • Language – English
  • Retake policy – Second attempt on exam (first retake) can be done immediately after first attempt. Third attempt requires a 10-day wait. Fourth attempt requires a 30-day wait. Contact support@scaledagile.com for any retake questions.

Professional Development Units (PDUs) and Scrum Education Units (SEUs)

  • Attendees may be eligible to apply for 15 PDUs toward their continuing education requirements with the Project Management Institute (PMI) for PMP, PgMP, and PMI-ACP certifications
  • Attendees may be eligible to apply for SEUs under Category C, toward earning or renewing their CSP through Scrum Alliance

Your ticket also pays for a SAFe workbook, exam fee, and lunch.

SAFe® Advanced Scrum Master Certification in Syracuse May 26-27

$949.00

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This two-day course prepares current Scrum Masters for their leadership role in facilitating Agile team, program, and enterprise success in a SAFe®implementation. The course covers facilitation of cross-team interactions in support of the program execution and relentless improvement. It enhances the Scrum paradigm with an introduction to scalable engineering and DevOps practices; the application of Kanban to facilitate the flow of value; and supporting interactions with architects, product management, and other critical stakeholders in the larger program and enterprise contexts. The course offers actionable tools for building high-performing teams and explores practical ways of addressing Agile and Scrum anti-patterns in the enterprise.


Learning Goals:

  • To perform the role of a SAFe® Advanced Scrum Master attendees should be able to:
  • Apply SAFe principles to facilitation, enablement, and coaching in a multi-team environment
  • Build a high-performing team and foster relentless improvement at scale
  • Address Agile and Scrum anti-patterns
  • Support the adoption of engineering practices, DevOps, and Agile architecture
  • Learn to apply Kanban eXtreme Programming (XP) frameworks to optimize flow and improve the team’s work
  • Facilitate program planning, execution, and delivery of end-to-end systems value
  • Support learning through participation in Communities of Practice and innovation cycles

Topics Covered:

  • Exploring the Scrum Master role in the SAFe enterprise
  • Applying SAFe Principles: A Scrum Master’s perspective
  • Exploring Agile and Scrum anti-patterns
  • Facilitating program execution
  • Improving flow with Kanban and XP
  • Building high-performing teams
  • Improving program performance with Inspect and Adapt

What Attendees Get:

  • The class registration includes:
  • Attendee workbook
  • Preparation and eligibility to take the SAFe® 4 Advanced Scrum Master (SASM) exam
  • One-year membership to the SAFe Community Platform
  • Course certificate of completion
  • Attendees must attend both days of the course to qualify for the exam.

Who will benefit?:

  • The following individuals will benefit from this course:
  • Existing Scrum Masters
  • Team leaders, project managers, and others assuming the role of an Agile Team facilitator in a SAFe or enterprise Agile context
  • Engineering and development managers responsible for Agile execution and coaching teams, including teams of teams
  • Agile coaches
  • Agile Program Managers
  • Prospective SAFe Release Train Engineers

Prerequisites:

  • All are welcome to attend the course, regardless of experience. However, having one or more of the following certifications is highly recommended for those who intend to take the SAFe® 4 Advanced Scrum Master (SASM) certification exam:
  • SAFe® 4 Scrum Master (SSM) certification
  • Certified Scrum Master (CSM) certification
  • Professional Scrum Master (PSM) certification
  • SAFe Certification Kit
  • SAFe Advanced Scrum Master (SASM) certification
  • SAFe Certification Kit
  • Attendees who pass the exam will receive:
  • A SAFe Advanced Scrum Master certificate
  • A one-year certified membership as a SAFe Advanced Scrum Master
  • A SAFe Advanced Scrum Master branding kit with the SASM certification mark
  • SAFe 4 Advanced Scrum Master digital badge to promote your accomplishment online

Annual Renewal:

  • Membership renewals are one year from the date certification is earned.
  • Renewal fee: $100

Exam Details:

  • Exam Name: SAFe® 4 Advanced Scrum Master Exam
  • Exam Format: Multiple Choice; Multiple Select
  • Exam Delivery: Web-based (single-browser), closed book, no outside assistance, timed
  • Exam Access: Candidates can access the exam within the SAFe Community Platform upon completion of the SAFe 4 Advanced Scrum Master course
  • Exam cost: First exam attempt is included as part of the course registration fee if the exam is taken within 30 days of course completion. Each retake attempt costs $50.
  • Exam Duration: Once the exam begins candidates have 120 minutes to complete the exam
  • Number of Questions: 60
  • Passing Score: 42 out of 60 (70%)
  • Language: English
  • Retake policy: Second attempt on exam (first retake) can be done immediately after first attempt. Third attempt requires a 10-day wait. Fourth attempt requires a 30-day wait. Contact support@scaledagile.com for any retake questions.

Professional Development Units (PDUs) and Scrum Education Units (SEUs):

  • Attendees may be eligible to apply for 15 PDUs toward their continuing education requirements with the Project Management Institute (PMI) for PMP, PgMP, and PMI-ACP certifications
  • Attendees may be eligible to apply for SEUs under Category C, toward earning or renewing their CSP through Scrum Alliance

Your ticket also pays for a SAFe workbook, exam fee, and lunch.

Cancellation Policy

Refunds will be issued for cancellations greater than 14 days from the start of the course and will be assessed a $50 processing charge. For cancellations 7-13 days from the start of the course, a $150 processing charge will be charged. For cancellations 7 days or less from the start of the course, no refunds will be issued.  

Classes can be cancelled due to low enrollment or any unforeseen reason. In the event a class is cancelled, all ticket holders are entitled to a full refund for their ticket purchase, minus processing fee.