Leading SAFe (SA) 5.0 - ENGLISH

Applying a Lean-Agile mindset with SAFe with SAFe® 5 Agilist certification

Duration: 16 hours


During this two-day course, attendees gain the knowledge necessary to lead a Lean-Agile

enterprise by using the Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe) and its underlying principles derived from Lean, systems thinking, Agile development, product development flow, and DevOps.

Participants in the class gain insights into mastering business agility to thrive in competitive markets. They discuss how to establish team and technical agility and organize and re-organize around the flow of value. Attendees also learn and practice the skills to support and execute PI Planning events and coordinate multiple Agile Release Trains (ARTs). Class participants Will explore the importance of adopting a customer-centric mindset and Design-Thinking approach to Agile Product Delivery. Learners will also understand how to implement a Lean Portfolio.

Who Will Benefit?

  • Executives and Leaders, Managers, Directors, CIOs, and VPs
  • Development, QA, and Infrastructure Management
  • Program and Project Managers
  • Product and Product Line Management
  • Portfolio Managers, PMO, and Process Leads
  • Enterprise, System, and Solution Architects

Topics Covered

Lesson 1: Thriving in the digital age with Business Agility

·         Thrive in the digital age

·         Describe SAFe as an operating system for Business Agility

·         Explain the Seven Core Competencies of Business Agility

Lesson 2: Becoming a Lean-Agile leader

·         Embrace the Lean Agile Mindset

·         Apply Lean and Agile at scale with the SAFe Principles

Lesson 3: Establishing Team and Technical Agility

·         Form cross-functional Agile Teams

·         Build quality in

·         Organize Agile Release Trains (ARTs) around the flow of value

Lesson 4: Building Solutions with Agile Product Delivery

·         Apply Customer Centricity with Design Thinking

·         Prioritize the Program Backlog

·         Participate in PI Planning

·         Develop on Cadence; Release on Demand

·         Build a Continuous Delivery Pipeline with DevOps

Lesson 5: Exploring Lean Portfolio Management

·         Define the SAFe portfolio

·         Connect the portfolio to the Enterprise strategy

·         Maintain the Portfolio Vision

·         Establish portfolio flow

·         Fund Value Streams

Lesson 6: Leading the change

·         Lead by example

·         Lead the change

What you’ll learn

After attending the class, attendees should be able to:

  • Lead the transformation to business agility with SAFe
  • Become a Lean-Agile leader
  • Understand customer needs with Design Thinking
  • Enable Agile Product delivery
  • Implement Lean Portfolio Management


All are welcome to attend the course, regardless of experience. However, the following

prerequisites are highly recommended for those who intend to take the SAFe® 5 Agilist (SA) certification exam:

  • More than 5 years’ experience in software development, testing, business analysis, product, project management
  • Experience in Scrum

What You Get

Class registration includes:

  • Attendee workbook
  • Preparation and eligibility to take the SAFe® 5 Agilist exam
  • One-year membership to the SAFe Community Platform
  • Course certificate of completion

Attendees must attend both days of the course to be eligible to take the exam.