Applying Lean-Agile Practices in the Public Sector with the Scaled Agile Framework®
Transitioning to Lean-Agile practices for building digital services 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 will 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, planning, and delivering value using SAFe. Attendees will also learn how specific leadership behaviors can drive successful organizational change, even in government.
Who Should Take This Course?
This course is designed for government leaders and lead practitioners who are considering, planning, or advocating implementation of Lean-Agile and DevOps practices with SAFe in their agencies, programs or public sector organizations.Click here for more info
- Executives, directors, branch chiefs
- Managers of development, engineering, QA, architecture, operations, support
- Program and project managers
- Program/Project Management Office (PMO)
All are welcome to attend the course, regardless of experience. However, meeting the following prerequisites will make the training more productive:
1. A foundational understanding of the Agile Manifesto, SAFe House of Lean, and SAFe Principles
2. A foundational understanding of the full lifecycle of government technology programs
Pre-work: Registered attendees will receive a list of readings and videos specific to Agile in government to review before the course.
Exam and Certification Renewal Details
Attending the class prepares you to take the exam and become a certified SAFe 4 Government Practitioner (SGP). 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.
Certification renewals are required one year from the date the certification is earned. Renewal fee: $100 (Paid directly to Scaled Agile, Inc.)