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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
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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

March 19 - 21, 2018
8AM - 4PM
The Henry - Dearborn, MI

Members: $1595
Non-Members: $1995


 Monday, March 19th: Day 1 of SAFe 4.5 Certification
Tuesday, March 20th: Day 2 of SAFe 4.5 Certification
Wednesday, March 21st: Agile 101 (PMI ACP)

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


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

Attendees will receive 24.0 PDUs for this three day seminar.

REGISTRATION NOTE: Advance, online registration will close at Noon on the Friday prior to the meeting.  Please register in advance to secure your seat.

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$1,595.00 PMIGLC Member - 3 Day Seminar

$1,595.00 Members of National PMI or Other Chapters (not GLC)- 3 Day Seminar

$1,995.00 Non-Member - 3 Day Seminar