Upcoming Events

Project Management Networking Event

February 21, 2018
5:30 PM to 8:00 PM

Jolly Pumpkin Royal Oak
419 South Main St
Royal Oak, MI 48067
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Join us for a networking event at Jolly Pumpkin in Royal Oak!

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PMIGLC Happy Hour/Social Networking

February 28, 2018
5:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Craft Breww City
27843 Orchard Lake Road
Farmington Hills, MI 48334
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PMIGLC Happy Hour/Social Networking

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Leading THE Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe Agilist Certification) and PMI-ACP

March 19, 2018
8:00 AM to 4:00 PM

The Henry, Autograph Collection
Fairlane Plaza, 300 Town Center Drive
Dearborn, MI 48126
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Leading THE Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe Agilist Certification) and PMI-ACP

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Agile Certification Training


Leading THE Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe Agilist Certification) and PMI-ACP

This is one train you really want to board - the Scaled Agile 4.5 release train...

WHO -  you and anyone who wants to learn how to deliver value from Agile teams working together

WHY - world of product delivery is changing and we need to adapt

WHAT - proven, experience based, method for product delivery of Scaled Agile 4.5

HOW - upbeat, workshop, hands on delivery led by Michael Nir - renowned  keynote presenter and facilitator

WHEN - March 19-21, 2018 at The Henry in Dearborn, Michigan (http://www.behenry.com/)


This two-day SAFe 4.5 certification course will show you how to successfully scale Agile principals across your organization by utilizing Lean thinking practices and Product Development Flow techniques.

Scale Agile Across Multiple Teams or the Enterprise

For years, Agile teams have been able to develop higher-quality products at a faster rate by utilizing techniques that help them respond to change. This works great in smaller organizations where individual teams can focus on individual pieces of the product, but it can be hard to scale these benefits across a portfolio of products because different teams are focused solely on their own goals. This misalignment of team, program and portfolio is often the obstacle that keeps organizations from fully harnessing the power of Agile.

Defining an overall organizational portfolio vision and aligning each team's goals can help you further enhance the value of Agile practices. Through Lean Product Development and Flow, this SAFe certification course will show you how to create longer programs, the Agile Release Trains, where groups of Agile teams work together to optimize quality and velocity to deliver even greater value for their stakeholders.

What is the Scaled Agile Framework?

The Scaled Agile Framework (or SAFe) is a guide to aligning Agile development throughout an organization. Most organizations focus their Agile development efforts at the team level, first starting with a pilot team and later transitioning individual teams one at a time. Unfortunately, this method fails to fully integrate each team's efforts with the larger stakeholder need. The Scaled Agile Framework gives you proven techniques to align these teams to work at the larger program level, and ultimately how to align multiple programs into a portfolio that maximizes shareholder value.

In this SAFe Certification Course You will learn:

  • How to lead an enterprise Agile transformation;
  • To apply Lean thinking techniques at the Team, Program and Portfolio levels;
  • To apply Lean, Agile and Product Development Flow principles to improve productivity, employee engagement, time to market and quality;
  • How to infuse Agile into your entire organization – not just your IT department;
  • How to create Agile Release Trains that align the efforts of Agile and non-Agile teams to create greater stakeholder value;
  • To encourage collaboration across all the layers of your organization to enable teams to deliver complex cross-functional features in 10-12 week increment;
  • To improve the communication and focus of your organization’s Agile implementation;

 

Become a Certified Scaled Agile Framework Agilist

The Leading Scaled Agile Framework course is your first step towards earning your Scaled Agile Framework Agilist (SA) certification. Other pre-requisites include more than five years of experience in product development, testing, business analysis, product or project management as well as experience in Scrum.

 Upon taking the two-day Scaled Agile Framework Course, you are eligible to complete the SAFe certification exam to earn your SAFe Agilist (SA) certification. The cost of the exam is included in your course tuition.

SAFe certification exam questions center around:

  • Lean Thinking
  • Agile Development principles
  • SAFe ScrumXP
  • Agile Release Trains
  • Agile Portfolio Management
  • Agile Architecture
  • Scaling Leadership

 

 As more and more organizations look to scale Agile, be one of the select group of professionals who have a SAFe certification to back-up their hands-on experience.

Agile 101 – review of Agile – Jump start your learning towards the PMI ACP®

This one day assumes you’ve participated fully in the 2 day SAFe certification class, as we will not cover topics presented in the first two days.

Agile 101 is designed to give an overview about the basics of the Agile approach. We present and discuss the Agile values, principles, practices and roles & responsibilities through interactive presentation, pair and team work.

The focus of this day is the required knowledge for the PMI ACP® exam; thus the emphasis is more on agile and less on scrum. We review exam questions, discuss the answers and expand on the topics base on the examination content outline.

Please make sure you answer qualify for the PMI ACP® Prerequisites

Learning Objectives:

  • Discover the essence of agile approaches
  • Jump start your study towards the PMI-ACP certification
  • Explore how you can get started with an agile approach

 

Topics discussed:

  •  Scrum, Kanban, Lean, extreme programming (XP) and test-driven development (TDD)
  • Agile principles and mind set
  • Value driven delivery
  • Stakeholder engagement
  • Team performance
  • Adaptive planning
  • Continuous improvement

About your facilitator


Michael Nir - President of Sapir Consulting US LLC - PMP, Scaled Agile Consultant - has been helping organizations overcome business challenges and achieve their potential for over 16 years. He is passionate about Gestalt theory and practice, which complements his civil and industrial engineering background (M.Sc. and B.Sc.) and contributes to his understanding of individual and team dynamics in business. Michael has authored best-sellers on Influencing, Agile, Teams, and Leadership. His experience includes significant know-how in the telecoms, hi-tech, banking, R&D environments and petrochemical and infrastructure industries. He develops creative and innovative solutions in Agile project and product management, process improvement, leadership, and team building.

Michael has presented in North America, Europe and Asia.

For a recent list of speaking and presentation engagements: http://sapir-cs.com/michael-nir/