Build and execute the implementation rollout strategy of your organization


Become a leading agent for change—and enable your enterprise to succeed in a disruptive marketplace—when you certify as a SAFe® 4 Program Consultant (SPC). During this four-day course, you’ll learn how to lead a Lean-Agile transformation by leveraging the practices and principles of the Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe®), as well as the five core competencies of the Lean Enterprise.

You will also gain insights and practice how to coach programs, launch Agile Release Trains, build a Continuous Delivery Pipeline with DevOps culture, and build a Lean Portfolio. The first two days of the course—Leading SAFe®—will provide you with the basis to teach SAFe to leaders. The final two days focus exclusively on what it takes to successfully implement SAFe in the enterprise.

Becoming a Certified SAFe® 4 Program Consultant (SPC), and becoming a change agent, will enable you to coach and guide the enterprise to succeed in a disruptive marketplace and empower you to implement a Lean-Agile SAFe transformation.

Our SPC courses are delivered by one or two SPCT’s (SAFe Program Consultants Trainers), one of them Anand Murthy Raj. Anand is the first SPCT in Asia. Our SPCT’s have extensive SAFe experience with training and implementing SAFe at large organizations.

 


Blog: Stepping up to SPC
The value of becoming a certified SAFe Program Consultant


 

During this four-day course you will learn to:

  • Lead an enterprise Lean-Agile transformation
  • Implement the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe)
  • Build a Lean Portfolio
  • Align the organization to a common language and way of working
  • Perform Value Stream identification
  • Launch and coach Agile Release Trains
  • Coordinate multiple Agile Release Trains with a Solution Train
  • Build and execute an implementation rollout strategy
  • Configure the Framework for a specific enterprise context
  • Train managers and executives in Leading SAFe®
  • Continue your learning journey and become enabled to train other SAFe roles in the enterprise

 

Attendees who pass the exam will receive:

  • A SAFe® 4 SAFe Program Consultant (SPC4) certificate
  • A SAFe 4 Program Consultant digital badge to promote your accomplishment online
  • A one-year certified membership as a SAFe Program Consultant, which includes access to the SPC Community of Practice
  • A SAFe Program Consultant certification usage guide with SPC certification marks
  • Access to online Trainer Enablement plans to qualify to teach and certify others in Leading SAFe (SAFe Agilist SA), SAFe Product Owner/Product Manager (POPM), SAFe Scrum Master (SSM), SAFe Advanced Scrum Master (SASM), and SAFe for Teams (SAFe Practitioner (SP)
  • Access to a variety of learning resources to support certified professionals during and throughout their SAFe journey.

 

If you do not pass for the exam and want to try it again, €250,- will be charged

Four-day training program

Each course day starts around 9:00 and ends at 17:00 hours, including lunch and intermission.

Day 1 & 2: Leading SAFe®

  • Introducing the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe)
  • Becoming a Lean-Agile Leader
  • Creating High-Performing Teams and Trains
  • Experiencing Program Increment (PI) Planning
  • Releasing on Demand with DevOps
  • Building a Lean Portfolio
  • Leading the Transformation
  • About the Exam

Day 3 & 4: Implementing SAFe®

  • Reaching the SAFe Tipping Point
  • Designing the Implementation
  • Launching an ART
  • Coaching ART Execution
  • Extending to the Portfolio
  • Sustaining and Improving
  • Becoming a SAFe 4 Program Consultant (SPC)

 

Prerequisites

All stakeholders in a Lean-Agile transformation are welcome to attend the course, regardless of experience. However, the following prerequisites are highly recommended for those who intend to take the SAFe® 4 Program Consultant certification exam and practice as a SAFe® 4 Program Consultant (SPC):

  • 5+ years of experience in software development, testing, business analysis, product, or project management
  • 3+ years of experience in Agile
  • One or more relevant Agile certifications

 

Exam Details

  • Exam name – SAFe 4 Program Consultant Exam
  • Exam format – Multiple choice
  • Exam delivery – Web-based (single-browser), closed book, no outside assistance, timed
  • Exam access – Candidates can access the exam within the SAFe Community Platform upon completion of the Implementing SAFe 4.5 course
  • Exam duration – Once the exam begins, candidates have 120 minutes (2 hours) to complete the exam
  • Number of questions – 60
  • Passing score – 45 out of 60 (75% pass rate)
  • Language – English
  • Exam cost – First exam attempt is included as part of the course registration fee if the exam is taken within 30 days of course completion. Each retake attempt costs $250.
  • Retake policy – Second attempt on exam (first retake) can be done immediately after first attempt. Third attempt requires a 10-day wait. Fourth attempt requires a 30-day wait. Contact support@scaledagile.com for any retake questions.

 

Professional Development Units (PDUs) and Scrum Education Units (SEUs)

  • Attendees may be eligible to apply for 30 PDUs toward their continuing education requirements with the Project Management Institute (PMI) for PMP, PgMP, and PMI-ACP certifications
  • Attendees may be eligible to apply for SEUs under category C, toward earning or renewing their CSP through Scrum Alliance

Audience

This course is intended for those who will be materially and directly involved in a SAFe adoption. This includes practitioners, change agents, and consultants responsible for implementing Agile programs and portfolios as part of an enterprise Lean-Agile change initiative.

Attendees typically include:

  • Professional Services Consultants
  • Business and Technology Executives and Leaders, Managers, Directors
  • Portfolio Managers and Fiduciaries, Project/Program Management Office (PMO) personnel
  • Development, QA and IT management
  • Program and Project Managers
  • Product and Product Line Managers
  • Process Leads and Lifecycle Governance Personnel
  • Enterprise, System and Solution Architects
  • Internal Change Agents, Lean-Agile Center for Excellence, Agile Working Group
  • TypeCourse
  • Period 4 days
  • Maximum number of participants:42
  • Level:Advanced
  • Language:English
  • Lunch included:Yes
  • Exam:Yes
  • Incompany:Yes
  • Payment methods:Invoice, iDEAL, CreditCard
  • Examinator:Logo

Deepa Patil – Rating: 10/10

“Content was appropriate and Anand was too great. Anand explained each point with his experiences and he kept all sessions interactive. Very much satisfied with his teaching.” (Bangalore)


Sigrid Vervoort – Rating: 8/10

“Both were good teachers and the content was also very interesting. It was very intense but because of good examples and movies and practical exercises, it was good to follow and keep the focus!” (Brussels)


Aude Forensi – Rating: 9/10

“I liked both trainers they were complementary (knowledge and experience), I liked the location which was nice with nice drinks & food. I liked the happy hour, thanks for this.” (Brussels)


Anneleen Doornebal – Rating: 8/10

“I think Anand did an excellent job and if I would just have to rate him I would’ve given him twice a ‘very good’. He had great examples that clarified the theory and a nice pace. He was great at answering questions and very patient with the participants. It was very clear that he is very enthusiastic to teach the course and knows what he is talking about.”


Sebastian Waibel – Rating: 9/10

“Thank you so much for sharing your knowledge and your incredible coaching methods!!It was a pleasure to witness such an amazing practitioner and teacher like you. You are absolutely great and your approach to work and life is something to live up to!!” (Bangalore)


Kedar Pathak – Rating: 8/10

“As I have seen couple of SAFE implementations before so SAFE as a framework is not new to me. But the experience I had in the training conducted by you and Satya was truly unique. Would like to thank you for sharing your knowledge and real world experience with us and making training session memorable. Undoubtedly one of the best and interesting training/workshop I have ever attended.” (Bangalore)