SAFe® Agile Software Engineering

Welcome to the world of Agile Training

Several years ago, Dean Leffingwell wrote “Agile Software Requirements” one of the best-selling books that gave the world its first glimpse of what would eventually be known as SAFe. At that time, he didn’t know that SAFe would become the world’s leading Agile framework.

Also, since the beginning of the 21st century, Software development methodologies have evolved a lot with the introduction of Lean-Agile principle and DevOps culture. So, it becomes very critical for the software engineering team to not only be up to date with their technical skills but also, they need to learn how they fit into the larger solution context. Furthermore, they also need to understand their role in building a continuous delivery pipeline and collaborating on intentional architecture and DevOps.

In this 3-day training program, attendees will learn,

  • Building a continuous flow of value delivery.
  • Building quality in using following modern practices,
    • XP technical practices,
    • Behavioral-Driven Development (BDD)
    • Test-Driven Development (TDD)
  • Using proven practices to detail, model, design, implement, verify, and validate stories.
  • Using practices that build quality into code (abstraction, encapsulation, intentional programming) and designs (SOLID, Design patterns).
  • Implementing “Inspect and Adapt” technique for continuous improvement.

Our trainer will also explain how to empower your enterprise goals, align & collaborate with multiple teams by enhancing your Lean-Agile leadership skills. You will also learn how to handle multi-team dynamics, working towards a common enterprise goal while maintaining the common iteration lengths and estimations. Also, he will help you understand how to work with new roles in SAFe like RTE, STE, Enterprise Architect, etc. This will develop a skillset in you that is in demand worldwide.

Attending this training program prepares individuals to take the exam and become a certified SAFe® Agile Software Engineer (ASE).

Modes of training

  • Open classroom training

Course Outline

SAFe ASE course outline.

Target Audience

  • Any Software engineering team members like software engineers, designers, testers etc.
  • Agile Release Train (ART) team members.
  • Product/Project Managers, Project Sponsors, Executives.
  • Business owners, business stakeholders, and business analysts.

Exam details

Name: SAFe® 4 Agile Software Engineer Exam.
Exam format: Multiple choices, Multiple select.
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 SAFe® 4 Agile Software Engineering course.
Exam duration: Once the exam begins, candidates have 120 minutes (2.0 hours) to complete the exam.
Number of questions: 60 questions.
Passing score: 42 out of 60 (70%).
Language: English.
Exam cost: First exam attempt is included as part of the course registration fee (within 30 days of course .completion). Each retake attempt costs $50.
Retake policy: Second attempt on the exam (first retake) can be done immediately after the first attempt. The third attempt requires a 10-day wait. The fourth attempt requires a 30-day wait.

Contact support@scaledagile.com for any retake questions.

*Upon successful completion of this course and the certification exam, you’ll get a SAFe® 4 Agile Software Engineer Certification from Scaled Agile and a digital badge to promote your accomplishment online.

Training Options

In the 3-day classroom training program, you will learn how to enable Technical Agility for the Lean Enterprise based on SAFe version 4.6. You will also learn how SAFe helps an organization build high-performing teams that exhibit Lean quality practices and engineering techniques.
You will get to interact with people from a different business model, domain, and background. This session will help you understand,

  • How SAFe is practiced by not only engineering teams but also how the engineering team interacts with different SAFe roles and vice versa.
  • How SAFe can be used in different industries like Healthcare, Banking, Retails etc.
  • How SAFe is benefitting enterprise program and portfolio levels?

WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT TO LEARN FROM THIS TRAINING SESSION?

  • Overview of Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe®) and Lean-Agile mindset.
  • Applying SAFe in the Lean enterprise.
  • Define Agile Software Engineering and the underlying values, principles, and practices.
  • Apply the Test-Driven Development (TDD) to get QA involved early in the development process in order to build optimum quality software or product.
  • Create a shared understanding with Behavior-Driven Development (BDD).
  • Implementation of test infrastructure for automated testing.
  • Create an Agile Software Engineering plan.
  • Apply SAFe principles to facilitate, and coach in a multi-team environment.
  • In-depth knowledge of iterations/sprint planning, backlog grooming, ART sync, team and system demos, and the iteration retrospective.
  • The knowledge to pass your Leading SAFe ASE certification exam.

WHAT'S INCLUDED IN YOUR FEE?

  • 3-day training by a highly experienced certified instructor.
  • Course materials from Scaled Agile.
  • Preparation and eligibility to take the exam.
  • One-year membership to the SAFe Community Platform.
  • Includes exam fee for a 1st attempt, re-takes at an additional fee.
  • SAFe certification kit including a completion certificate and online badge to promote your accomplishment online.

TRAINING SCHEDULE