SAFe Program Consultant (SPC)

The role of a SAFe Program Consultant (SPC)

Big organisational changes only have a chance of succeeding if there is a clear vision for the future that has broad support. A SAFe implementation will be successful if enough people are involved and are prepared to work together according to the SAFe principles. The SAFe Program Consultant (SPC) takes the lead in this. As a SPC you are responsible for setting up the new organisation. You train teams in the SAFe framework and help colleagues to find their way in their new role. The SPC gets the organisation moving and steers everyone in the right direction.

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Why Scaled Program Consultant (SPC)?

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Responsibilities of a SAFe Program Consultant (SPC)

  • Training executives, managers and leaders

    They socialize the new concepts and provide orientation and overview training. SPCs teach Leading SAFe to leaders, managers, and stakeholders.

  • Identifying Value Streams and the Agile Release Train

    Working with stakeholders to understand the flow of value, SPCs identify value streams and ARTs to find those that are the most opportunistic for launch.

  • Creating the implementation plan

    SPCs participate in creating a plan for the rollout, communicate upcoming changes, and establish metrics.

  • Coaching ART execution

    The SPCs coach leaders and stakeholders are responsible for building and maintaining the Vision, Roadmap, and Program Backlogs. They coach teams, Product Owners, Product Managers, Architects, and RTEs. They also participate in Scrum of Scrums and System Demo, facilitate I&A and follow-up on improvement items. Finally, they help teams establish a DevOps culture and mindset, the Continuous Delivery Pipeline, infrastructure, and associated Agile technical practices.

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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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