LEADING SAFE (CERTIFIED SAFE AGILIST) (SF)

LEADING SAFE (CERTIFIED SAFE AGILIST) (SF)

Funded

Course Duration

16.0 hr(s)

Mode of Assessment

Students will be required to complete a paper-based SF assessment during class.

After completing the course, students can proceed to undertake the SAFe Agilist Certification Exam from Scaled Agile which is optional. For students who decided to sit for the SAFe exam, they need to take the exam within 30 days from the start date of their class.  

Who Should Attend

  • Program and project managers
  • Scrum masters
  • Product managers
  • Program and project management office (PMO) staff
  • Development and operations (DevOps) leaders
  • Portfolio managers
  • Enterprise, system, and solution architects
  • Business leaders and managers
  • Any professional involved in leading or participating in large, complex projects or programs

This course is also beneficial for professionals who are responsible for leading organizational change and implementing SAFe in their organizations, as well as those who are preparing for the SAFe Agilist certification exam. 

What's In It for Me

  • Gain a thorough understanding of the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) and how to apply it to lead large, complex projects and programs
  • Learn how to establish team and technical agility, and coordinate large, multi-site and multi-team programs
  • Learn how to implement SAFe in an enterprise, including leadership, program execution, and governance
  • Understand the roles and responsibilities of SAFe leaders, including Program Manager, Product Manager, and Scrum Master
  • Learn how to manage and execute program increments, and plan and execute program backlogs
  • Learn how to implement and measure value streams, and apply Lean-Agile principles to the program level
  • Understand how to apply SAFe in a government and regulated environment
  • Understand the cultural change required to implement SAFe and how to lead that change
  • Get access to the SAFe community and resources for continuous improvement and support for your SAFe journey
  • Gain the knowledge and skills to take the Certified SAFe Agilist certification exam

Course Overview


This two-day course is designed to provide participants with a thorough understanding of the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) and how to apply it to lead large, complex projects and programs. The course covers the key principles and practices of SAFe, including establishing team and technical agility, coordinating large multi-site and multi-team programs, and implementing SAFe in an enterprise. Throughout the course, participants will gain an understanding of the roles and responsibilities of SAFe leaders, including Program Manager, Product Manager, and Scrum Master. They will learn how to manage and execute program increments, plan, and execute program backlogs, and implement and measure value streams. The course will also cover how to apply Lean-Agile principles to the program level and understand the cultural change required to implement SAFe. Participants will gain hands-on experience through interactive exercises and case studies and will have the opportunity to practice applying SAFe in a simulated program increment planning event. They will also have access to the SAFe community and resources for continuous improvement and support for their SAFe journey. Upon completion of the course, participants will be prepared to take the Certified SAFe Agilist certification exam.

Course Schedule

Next available schedule

Course Objectives

  • Gain a thorough understanding of the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) and how to apply it to lead large, complex projects and programs
  • Learn how to establish team and technical agility, and coordinate large, multi-site and multi-team programs
  • Learn how to implement SAFe in an enterprise, including leadership, program execution, and governance
  • Understand the roles and responsibilities of SAFe leaders, including Program Manager, Product Manager, and Scrum Master
  • Learn how to manage and execute program increments, and plan and execute program backlogs
  • Learn how to implement and measure value streams, and apply Lean-Agile principles to the program level
  • Understand how to apply SAFe in a government and regulated environment
  • Understand the cultural change required to implement SAFe and how to lead that change
  • Get access to the SAFe community and resources for continuous improvement and support for your SAFe journey
  • Gain the knowledge and skills to take the Certified SAFe Agilist certification exam

Pre-requisites

There are no specific prerequisites for this Leading SAFe course, but it is recommended that participants have some knowledge or experience in agile methodologies and principles. Familiarity with Scrum and Kanban is also beneficial, but not strictly required.

It would be helpful for the attendees if they have some prior experience in leading or participating in large projects or programs as the course focus on leading large projects/programs using SAFe.

This course is also beneficial for professionals who are responsible for leading organizational change and implementing SAFe in their organizations, as well as those who are preparing for the Certified SAFe Agilist certification exam.

Hardware & Software

This course can be conducted as a Virtual Live Class (VLC) via Zoom platform. Participants must have a laptop or a desktop with “Zoom Client for Meetings” installed. This can be downloaded from https://zoom.us/download

 

Minimum Specs

Recommended Specs

Processor / CPU

1.6 GHz or faster, 2-core Intel Core i3 or equivalent

1.8 GHz, 2-core Intel Core i3 or equivalent

Memory

4 GB RAM

8 GB RAM

Hard Disk

10 GB available storage space

 

Display

1280 x 768 screen resolution

 

Graphics

2GB Graphics Card

 

Others

  • Internet Connection: Wired or Wireless broadband (min 10 mbps)
  • Speakers and Microphone: built-in or USB plug-in or wireless Bluetooth
  • Webcam: built-in or USB plug-in

 

Course Duration

2 Days / 16 Hours (including 1 hour of assessment)

Course Outline

Day 1:

  • Introduction to SAFe and its principles and practices
  • Establishing team and technical agility
  • Coordinating large, multi-site and multi-team programs
  • Breakdown of SAFe roles and responsibilities
  • SAFe governance and program execution
  • Lean-Agile principles and practices at the program level
  • Managing and executing program increments and program backlogs
  • Hands-on exercise: Program Increment Planning event simulation

Day 2:

  • Implementing and measuring value streams
  • Understanding the cultural change required to implement SAFe
  • Best practices for leading SAFe implementations
  • Access to the SAFe community and resources for continuous improvement and support
  • Review and Q&A session

Each day would consist of lectures, interactive exercises, and case studies to provide participants with a hands-on learning experience. The course would be taught by an experienced SAFe trainer, and participants would receive a course manual and other materials to support their learning.

Certificate Obtained and Conferred by

Awarded SF Statement of Attainment (SOA)

Upon successful completion of the course and assessment, student will also be awarded with this SF SOA:

ICT-BIN-4038-1.1: Lead the implementation of operational initiatives to enhance business agility

Additional Details

Medium of Instruction and Trainer

Medium of Instruction: English

Trainer: Trainee ratio is 1:20

Price

NTUC LHUB must receive payment by 31st December 2023 (8% GST applies)
[You are encouraged to make payment ahead of time]

  

Individual Sponsored 

Company Sponsored 

 

Non-SME 

SME 

Before GST 

With GST 

Before GST 

With GST 

Before GST 

With GST 

For foreigners and all others who are not eligible for subsidies in the next two categories below (Full Course Fee)

$1,400.00

$1,512.00

$1,400.00

$1,512.00

$1,400.00

$1,512.00

For Singapore Citizens & PRs:
(a) individually-sponsored trainees aged 21-39 years
(b) company-sponsored trainees aged 39 years & below

$420.00

$453.60

$420.00

$453.60

$140.00

$173.60

For Singapore Citizens aged 40 years and above

$140.00

$173.60

$140.00

$173.60

$140.00

$173.60

Payments received by NTUC LHUB from 1st January 2024 (9% GST applies)

  

Individual Sponsored 

Company Sponsored 

 

Non-SME 

SME 

Before GST 

With GST 

Before GST 

With GST 

Before GST 

With GST 

For foreigners and all others who are not eligible for subsidies in the next two categories below (Full Course Fee)

$1,400.00

$1,526.00

$1,400.00

$1,526.00

$1,400.00

$1,526.00

For Singapore Citizens & PRs:
(a) individually-sponsored trainees aged 21-39 years
(b) company-sponsored trainees aged 39 years & below

$420.00

$457.80

$420.00

$457.80

$140.00

$177.80

For Singapore Citizens aged 40 years and above

$140.00

$177.80

$140.00

$177.80

$140.00

$177.80

Funding Eligibility Criteria:

Individual Sponsored Trainee

Company Sponsored Trainee

  • Singapore Citizens or Singapore Permanent Residents
  • From 1 October 2023, attendance-taking for SkillsFuture Singapore's (SSG) funded courses must be done digitally via the Singpass App. This applies to both physical and synchronous e-learning courses

  • Trainee must achieve at least 75% attendance
  • Trainee must pass all prescribed tests / assessments, and attain 100% competency
  • NTUC LearningHub reserves the right to claw back the funded amount from trainee if he/she did not meet the eligibility criteria
  • Singapore Citizens or Singapore Permanent Residents
  • From 1 October 2023, attendance-taking for SkillsFuture Singapore's (SSG) funded courses must be done digitally via the Singpass App. This applies to both physical and synchronous e-learning courses

  • Trainee must achieve at least 75% attendance
  • Trainee must pass all prescribed tests / assessments, and attain 100% competency
  • NTUC LearningHub reserves the right to claw back the funded amount from the employer if trainee did not meet the eligibility criteria

Remarks:

Individual Sponsored Trainee

Company Sponsored Trainee

SkillsFuture Credit:

  • Eligible Singapore Citizens can use their SkillsFuture Credit to offset course fee payable after funding

UTAP:

  • NTUC Members can enjoy up to 50% funding (capped at $250 per year) under Union Training Assistance Programme (UTAP)

Absentee Payroll (AP) Funding:

  • $4.50 per hour, capped at $100,000 per enterprise per calendar year
  • AP funding will be computed based on the actual number of training hours attended by the trainee
  • Note: Courses / Modules under Professional Conversion Programme (PCP) will not be eligible for AP funding claim.

Terms and conditions apply. NTUC LearningHub reserve the right to make changes or improvements to any of the products described in this document without prior notice.

Prices are subject to other LHUB miscellaneous fees.

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