Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) Certification Trainings

Leading SAFe leading to SAFe Agilist (SA 6.0) Certification


During this two-day course, attendees 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.

Leading SAFe® offers you an introduction to the foundations of SAFe, and provides the principles and practices to confidently drive your Lean-Agile transformation. The course and resulting certification offer the guidance and tools to build a culture of resiliency and a shared language that engages employees and focuses on customers so that organizations can work with agility at scale.

Take a Leading SAFe course to discover how companies can build business agility, and how to make SAFe work inside your organization. You’ll come away with an understanding of how to align your entire organization around the same clear objectives, and how to improve the flow of value and work from strategy to delivery. You’ll learn what makes companies more customer-centric and how to run key SAFe alignment and planning events, like PI planning.

Target Audience:

  • 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

Learning Goals:

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

  • Understand the Seven 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 ART Planning and the events associated with successful Program execution
  • How to Accelerate Flow using flow accelerators
  • 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

Detail Course Outline

Day 1:

1) Thriving in the digital age with Business Agility

  • Describe what is necessary to thrive in the digital age
  • Recognize SAFe as an operating system for Business Agility
  • Explore the Seven Core Competencies of Business Agility

2) Building a Foundation with Mindset, Values, and Principles

  • Embrace the Lean-Agile Mindset
  • Recognize SAFe core Values and SAFe Lean-Agile Principles

3) Establishing Team and Technical Agility

  • Forming cross-functional Agile Teams
  • Built-in Quality
  • Organizing Agile Release Trains around
  • the flow of value

4) Building Solutions with Agile Product Delivery

  • Customer Centricity and Design Thinking
  • Prioritizing the ART Backlog
  • PI Planning
  • Develop on cadence; release on demand
  • Building a Continuous Delivery Pipeline with DevOps

Day 2:

5) Exploring Lean Portfolio Management

  • Defining a SAFe portfolio
  • Connecting the portfolio to the Enterprise Strategy
  • Maintaining the Portfolio Vision
  • Realizing the Portfolio Vision through Epics
  • Establishing Lean Budgets and Guardrails
  • Establishing portfolio flow

6) Leading the Change

  • Lead by example
  • Lead the change

7) Practicing SAFe and Becoming a Certified SAFe Agilist

  • Path towards certification
  • Exam Guidelines


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® 6 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 exam will receive

  • Course workbook and SAFe Studio access to help you prepare to take the certification exam, claim your digital badge, and tools to get started in your SAFe role
  • Remote learning via SAFe® Virtual Classrooms
  • One-year membership to SAFe® Studio with your first-class attendance
  • A SAFe Agilist certificate
  • SAFe Agilist branding kit with the SA certification mark


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

Attendees may be eligible to apply for 21 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 CSM/CSP through Scrum Alliance