SAFe Agilist (SA)

What is the role of a SAFe Agilist (SA)?

A SAFe Agilist leads a Lean-Agile enterprise by leveraging the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe®) and its underlying principles derived from Lean, systems thinking, Agile development, product development flow and DevOps. He/She also has the skills for supporting and executing PI Planning events and coordinating multiple Agile Release Trains (ARTs).

A SAFe Agilist is able to apply Lean, Agile and the Product Development Flow principles in order to improve productivity, employee satisfaction, time-to-market and quality. They know how to introduce and apply SAFe in a company and how to benefit from achieving goals. As SAFe Agilest you understand the interaction between Agile teams, Agile programs and Agile Portfolio management perfectly well.

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Why SAFe Agilist (SA)?

A SAFe Agilist has the insights into what is required to transform your current agile product development. He/she also knows how to change agile portfolio management into an efficient organization that delivers continuous flow of value to your stakeholders and customers with shortest sustainable time to market.

A SAFe Agilist validates their knowledge in applying the Scaled Agile Framework, lean thinking and product development flow principles in an enterprise context so they can lead the adoption of the Scaled Agile Framework.

Responsibilities of a SAFe Agilist

  • Be a guide

    Guiding succes, adoption, and continuous developments of SAFe in an enterprise.

  • Respond to the need for innovation

    Helping to define the perceptions and goals of a company in order to communicate strategic agreements successfully. SAs respond to the need for innovation of stakeholders and teams.

  • Motivate

    Help employees establish their expertise and careers by motivating them in a way that boost their capacities and develop their obligation to the perceptions and goals of the company.

SAFe Scrum Master (SSM)

Unlike traditional Scrum Master that focuses on the fundamentals of team-level Scrum, the SAFe Scrum Master explores the role in the context of the entire enterprise, plans  and executes the Program Increment (PI). More info

SAFe Product Owner (POPM)

The role of Product Owner requires a lot. You are responsible for the budget, set priorities and determine which items should be worked on.  More info

SAFe Advanced Scrum Master

The Advanced Scrum master is the next level after the SAFe Scrum Master. It has the responsibility to facilitate the interactions with architects, product management and other critical stakeholders in the larger program and enterprise contexts. More info

SAFe Agilist (SA)

A SAFe Agilist is a Lean-Thinking Manager -Teacher, who applies the values and principles of a Lean-Agile Mindset. He/She  creates high-performing teams and leads the transformation with the SAFe Implementation Roadmap.  More info

Release Train Engineer (RTE)

An Release Train Engineer applies Lean-Agile knowledge and tools to execute and release value.  An Release Train Engineer has the responsibilities to a build a high-performing ART by becoming a servant leader and coach.  More info

SAFe Program Consultant (SPC)

An SAFe Program Consultant has a big responsibility in the organisation. He/She aligns the organization to a common language and way of working and coordinates multiple Agile Release Trains with a Solution Train. More info

The SAFe roles

The Scaled Agile Framework has multiple different roles:

Besides these roles, there are also other important SAFe roles: SAFe Scrum Master, SAFe Product Owner, SAFe Advanced Scrum Master.

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