Leading SAFe®

The world’s most trusted system for business agility Your customers expect instant gratification, from same-day package delivery to daily software updates for their self-parking car. And they don’t have the patience to wait for your company to figure that out. Now is the time for your organization to adopt a smarter way of working. SAFe® is your system to manage digital disruption.

Thriving in the Digital Age with Business Agility

New to the Scaled Agile Framework®? Leading SAFe® offers you an introduction to the foundations of SAFe, and provides the principles and practices to drive your Lean-Agile transformation with confidence. The course also offers the guidance and tools you need to lead effectively in remote environments with distributed teams.
Take a Leading SAFe course to discover how companies can build business agility, and how to make SAFe work inside your organisation. You’ll learn how SAFe helps you improve quality, productivity, employee engagement, and time-to-market. You’ll come away with an understanding of how to align your entire organisation 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.

Attendees typically include

    • Professional Services Consultants
    • Business and Technology Executives, Leaders, Managers, and Directors
    • Portfolio Managers and Fiduciaries, Project/Program Management Office (PMO) personnel
    • Development, QA, and IT management
    • Program and Project Managers
    • Product and Product Line Managers
    • Process Leads and Lifecycle Governance personnel
    • Enterprise, System, and Solution Architects
    • Internal Change Agents, Lean-Agile Center for Excellence (LACE), Agile Working Group


    • Introducing the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe)
    • Becoming a Lean-Agile Leader
    • Creating high-performing teams and trains
    • Experiencing Program Increment (PI) Planning
    • Releasing on Demand with DevOps
    • Building a Lean Portfolio
    • Leading the transformation

Benefits of the training

Attending the class prepares you to take the SAFe Agilist exam and become a certified SAFe® Agilist (SA). Associated Certification: SAFe Agilist (SA)

    • Gain insights into what is required to transform your current agile product development and agile portfolio management into an efficient organization that delivers continuous flow of value to your stakeholders and customers with shortest sustainable time to market.

Learning objectives

  • You will discuss the five competencies needed to become a Lean Enterprise. You will also learn and practice the skills for supporting and executing PI Planning events, and coordinating multiple Agile Release Trains (ARTs).

You 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. You will 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.

Leading SAFe® answers the questions:

    • What is SAFe?
    • What is business agility and how does SAFe support it?
    • How does an organisation get started with Scaled Agile Framework® ?

Attendees learn:

  • How to realise the benefits of SAFe, including:
    • Boosting productivity.
    • Improving product quality.
    • Decreasing time to market.
    • Increasing employee engagement.
  • How to establish Team and Technical Agility and organise around the flow of value.
  • How to align massive organisations around clear, common objectives.
  • How to participate successfully in critical SAFe events, such as PI Planning.
  • How to adopt a customer-centric mindset.

What’s included:

  • Course materials
  • Remote learning via SAFe® Virtual Classrooms
  • Access to SAFe® Collaborate, a visual online workspace
  • One-year membership to the SAFe® Community Platform
  • SAFe Agilist certification exam