Leading SAFe® with SA certificationDuring this two-day course, attendees will gain the knowledge necessary to lead a Lean-Agile enterprise by leveraging the Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe®), and its underlying principles derived from Lean, systems thinking, Agile development, product development flow, and DevOps. They will discuss the five competencies needed to become a Lean Enterprise. They will also learn and practice the skills for supporting and executing Program Increment (PI) Planning events, and coordinating multiple Agile Release Trains (ARTs).

Attendees will gain an understanding of the Lean-Agile mindset, why it’s so effective in today’s adapt-or-die marketplace, and what it means to lead a Lean-Agile transformation. They’ll also learn how to build and support Agile teams and programs, empower a Lean Portfolio, build a Continuous Delivery Pipeline and DevOps culture, and coordinate large solutions. They will develop a skill set that’s in demand worldwide—and empower their enterprises to succeed in a disruptive marketplace—when they become a SAFe® 4 Agilist (SA).

Attending the class prepares individuals to take the exam and become a certified SAFe® Agilist (SA).


Who Should Take This Course?

The following individuals will benefit from this course:

  • i360technologiesExecutives and Leaders, Managers, Directors, CIOs, and VPs
  • i360technologiesDevelopment, QA, and Infrastructure Management
  • i360technologiesProgram and Project Managers
  • i360technologiesProduct and Product Line Management
  • i360technologiesPortfolio Managers, PMO, and Process Leads
  • i360technologiesEnterprise, System, and Solution Architects

Learning Goals

To perform the role of a SAFe® Agilist, attendees should be able to:
~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
~Create high-performing teams by establishing mission and purpose
~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
~Establish alignment and execution with Strategic Themes and Lean Portfolio Management
~Coordinate multiple Agile Release Trains and suppliers with a Solution Train

Topics Covered

~Introducing the Scaled Agile Framework for the Lean Enterprise (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

What Attendees Get

The class registration 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
~Attendees must attend both days of the course in order to be eligible for the exam.


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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 and Certification Renewal Details


Attending the class prepares you to take the exam and become a certified SAFe 4 Agilist. However, attending the class does not guarantee that you will pass the exam. Self-study after the class is necessary. You will have 30 days from the completion of the class to take the certification exam.

Attendees who pass the certification exam will receive:

  • SAFe Agilist certificate
  • A SAFe 4 Agilist digital badge to promote your accomplishment online
  • A one-year certified membership as a SAFe Agilist, which includes access to the SA Community of Practice
  • A SAFe Agilist certification usage guide with SA certification marks
  • Access to a variety of learning resources to support certified professionals during their SAFe journey
  • Certificates expire one year from the date the certification is earned. The renewal fee is $100 (Paid directly to Scaled Agile, Inc.)