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About the Course

In partnership with Harrisburg University, Dr. Winston Gonzalez, SPC, is offering a two-day training 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 also learn and practice the skills for supporting and executing 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 skillset 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). The price of the 2-day training course includes the cost of the certification exam and one year of membership to access the Scaled Agile Platform. Exam retakes are possible; but Scaled Agile Inc requires an additional fee for exam re-takes. 

To perform the role of a SAFe® Agilist (SA), attendees should be able to:

  1. Interpret the basic constructs of SAFe and the steps of the Implementation Roadmap
  2. Apply the values and principles of a Lean-Agile Mindset
  3. Apply SAFe’s Lean and Agile principles to the roles and practices of SAFe
  4. Create high-performing teams by establishing mission and purpose
  5. Use transformational leadership to drive change, develop people, and encourage innovation
  6. Support PI Planning and the events associated with successful Program execution
  7. Drive continuous value delivery through the Continuous Delivery Pipeline
  8. Establish alignment and execution with Strategic Themes and Lean Portfolio Management
  9. Coordinate multiple Agile Release Trains and suppliers with a Solution Train

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

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

SAFe Certification Kit

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 with 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

Annual Renewal

  • Certifications expire one year from the date the certification is earned.
  • Renewal fee for the SA Certification is $100

Exam Details

  • Name: SAFe 4 Agilist 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 on SAI’s website: ScaledAgile.com
  • For more information on the Scaled Agile Framework, visit the website at
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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

The class registration ncludes:

  • 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.
  • Light breakfast, lunch, and beverages

All print materials will be distributed the first day of class.

The following are not included in the cost of the course:

  • Parking fees
 

Registration Fees

$950- $1,250

  • Please note that registration is taken through Zeenie Enterprises, LLC.
  • The fee includes the materials above, a light breakfast, lunch, and hot beverages.
  • Parking fees are not included in the registration fee. 

Registration Process

Zeenie Enterprises, LLC (ZellCo) manages the registration policy. To register, , go to Zeenie’s web site

Cancellation & Refunds

ZeLLCo refunds attendees 100% of the course fees if the attendee’s cancelation occurs 21 days prior to the start date of the training course. Attendees will incur $150.00 processing fee when cancelation occurs two weeks prior to the start date of the course. Attendees canceling within a week of the start date will not be eligible for any refund. In the event that ZeLLCo cancels the training course for any reason, attendees will be eligible for 100% refund or have the option to re-schedule attendance for a different training date.

Contact

410.972.4681
sales@zeenie.com

 

Logistics

Location

Harrisburg University of Science and Technology
326 Market Street
Harrisburg, PA 17101

Contact

On-site logistics:

717-901-5100 |  ProfessionalED@harrisburgu.edu

Registration

410.972.4681 | sales@zeenie.com | Zeenie website

Next Class

Saturday-Sunday

February 1 – 2, 2020

8:00 am – 5:00 pm 

Instructor

Dr. Winston Gonzalez is a certified SAFe Program Consultant (SPC) who leads the Training and Coaching Services for Zeenie Enterprises LLC (ZeLLCo). ZeLLCo is a small business providing Management and Technical Consulting Services in Annapolis, Maryland. Dr. Gonzalez trains attendees in courses like Leading SAFe and SAFe for Teams. He is authorized to enroll attendees and provide them with appropriate licensed training materials from Scaled Agile Inc (SAI). SAI issues all SAFe Certifications and all training materials, ScaledAgile website content, and SAFe images are Intellectual Property of SAI.

The Agile Lean Center

The Agile Lean Center (ALC) at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology aims to significantly improve business and project outcomes for state and local governments as well as local and global businesses through professional development, certificates and academic offerings of efficient agile and lean business processes used for Product Development, Software Development, Manufacturing, Business Process Improvement and Value Centered Project/Portfolio Management.