Leading SAFe

Learn how to use agile principles when coordinating several agile teams, or even your entire portfolio of change activities. Prepare to pass the SAFe® Agilist (SA) certification exam, which is one of the world's most recognized in the agility.

Milan Drbohlav





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Course Description

In the Leading SAFe® course, we will learn all the key concepts of the SAFe® framework based on principles of Lean, systems thinking, agile software development, product development and DevOps. We will discuss what a lean-agile mindset means and why it is so important for companies in today’s market environment. We will learn how to organize agile teams and agile programs (so-called Agile Release Trains) around the value. We will touch the importance of a customer-oriented approach and show some design thinking techniques that help to fulfill it. You will learn key information about the recommended agile ceremonies at the level of the agile program, we will experience PI Planning event together. We will also show you how to consider concepts such as Continuous Delivery Pipeline, DevOps and Lean portfolio management and how to apply them in your company.

During the course we will answer following questions:

  • What does it mean to scale agile principles?
  • What are the cornerstones of the lean-agile mindset and why is it so important for companies today?
  • Why agility is not just a team matter anymore?
  • How to coordinate several agile teams towards achievement of common goals?
  • Why customer centricity is so much important and which techniques do support it?
  • How is the DevOps connected with agile teams?
  • What are the changes in consideration of portfolio management in agile environment?
  • What is the role of management during implementation of agile principles?

Leading SAFe® is a certification course of the Scaled Agile, Inc. company and we provide it according to valid licence agreements. Please have a look on a course trailer provided by the Scaled Agile, Inc.

Learning Content

  • Introduction of the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe®)
  • Lean-Agile Leadership
  • Experience agility in teams and technical prerequisites
  • Planning Interval (PI)-Planning
  • Release on Demand with DevOps
  • Business Solutions and Lean Systems
  • Implement Lean Portfolio Management
  • Lead the Transformation

Target Group

The course is intended for all those who participate or want to participate in the agile transformation of the company and the coordination of more agile teams, especially for:  

  • Leaders (top and middle management), leaders of agile transformation,
  • portfolio managers, PMO a process managers,
  • program managers, project managers,
  • Scrum Masters, product owners, product managers,
  • release managers, test managers, quality managers,
  • enterprise and system architects.

The course does not require any prior knowledge. However, we recommend the following minimum experience for those participants who will also want to pass the SAFe® Agilist certification exam:

  • 5+ years of experience in software development, testing, business analysis, product development, or project management
  • experience with Scrum methodology

Online Course Organization

The course is facilitated by a SAFe® Practice Consultant (SPC) certified by Scaled Agile, Inc.

The course is interactive, combining official SAFe® training materials, practical exercises and sharing the practical experiences of the trainer with implementation of SAFe® principles in large companies operating in the Czech Republic.

A day before the course we organize later in the afternoon from 17:15 to 18:00 an optional introduction session for all the participants, where we explain the virtual environment we will use during the course and how to behave in it.


Optionally you can purchase together with the course a possibility to pass a certification exam. This possibility includes:

  • one cost free attempt to pass the SAFE® Agilist certification exam within 30 calendar days from the course attendance
  • one year membership for SAFE® Studio (former SAFe® Community Platform) with a lot of education resources and community forum for people who are interested in implementation of agile principles in large companies
  • up to 15 PDU (PMI education requirements needed to prolongue PMP andPgMP certifications) and up to 15 SEU (Scrum Alliance C category education requirements for renewal of the CSP certification)

You can find all exam details here.
All information about the Membership Renewals can be found here.
All information on Professional Development Units (PDU’s) can be found here.

Questions and Answers

After passing the exam, the certificate is made available for download in the participant’s personal user profile in SAFE® Studio.

The respective email address of the course participant is required for registration for the online examination. This will be requested with the list of participants before the training. Activation or admission to the examination usually takes place on the last day of the training.

Certification takes place after the training and successful completion of the online examination in SAFE® Studio. The certification exam needs to be passed in 30 calendar days after course attendance.

Participation is optional. Certification exam including one year membership in SAFE® Studio can be purchased optionally with the course.

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