SAFe for Government

An exclusive SAFe Course for government agencies

SAFe principles have been benefitting private sectors for quite some time now, lately, government agencies have also started realizing that they can build the systems to serve the people more efficiently by the adoption of Lean-Agile principles.  But, adoption of Lean-Agile best practices has a different set of challenges altogether in the context of the public sector. There are many complex issues in government programs like, legacy governance, organizational barrier, multi-vendor environments, etc. which make the transition challenging. SAFe 4.6 version has special consideration for the government in the “SAFe for Government training” program. This training program is focused on how to lay a foundation of Lean-Agile values, principles, and practices adopted in government programs. In SAFe 4.6, a new area of guidance is focused on the public sector and how to strengthen the process and technical capabilities to deliver systems or software to deliver the government program.  It requires a transition to follow Lean-Agile practices within and across teams in government agencies to build technology-based platforms and systems.

In this two-day training program, attendees will learn:

  • Principles and best practices of the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe®).
  • Execute and release value through Agile Release Trains.
  • Lead a Lean-Agile transformation at government programs.
  • Lean-Agile mindset and why it’s an essential foundation for the transformation.
  • Building high performing, multi-vendor Agile teams to deliver government programs.
  • Managing technology investments in Lean flow, acquiring solutions with Agile contracting, launching the program, and planning and delivering value using SAFe.

Attending this training program prepares individuals to take the exam and become a certified SAFe® 4 Government Practitioner.

Modes of training

  • Open classroom training

 Course Outline

SAFe for Government course outline.

Target Audience

Any Government employees (full-time as well as a contractor) like,

  • Executives, directors, branch chiefs.
  • Managers of development, engineering, QA, architecture, operations, support.
  • Program and Project Managers.
  • Program/Project Management Office (PMO).
  • ART and Engineering team member responsible for delivering the government programs.

Exam details

Name: SAFe® 4 Government Practitioner Exam.
Exam format: Multiple choices, Multiple select.
Exam Delivery: Proctored, Web-based (single-browser).
Exam access: The exam link will be sent via email within 24 hours after class concludes. You can book your own exam slot according to your convenience.
Exam duration: 1.5 hours (90 minutes) once the exam begins.
Number of questions: 45 questions.
Passing score: 33 out of 45 (73% passing score).
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 for any retake questions.

*Upon successful completion of this course and the certification exam, you’ll get a SAFe® 4 Government Practitioner (SGP) certification from Scaled Agile and a digital badge to promote your accomplishment online.

SAFe for Government

Washington DC
Starting on
17 June 2019.

Training Options

In this two-day training program, you will learn how to transition to Lean-Agile and DevOps mindset using SAFe in the government context. This course enables the attendees to accelerate SAFe implementation in the public sector and how to organize government programs into one or more Agile Release Trains and execute Program Increments (PIs).


  • How Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) develops a Lean-Agile mindset and Dev-ops culture in government programs.
  • How to accelerate Lean-Agile transformations.
  • Divide government programs into one or more Agile Release Trains (ARTs).
  • Apply SAFe principles to facilitate and coach in a multi-team environment.
  • Manage cross-team dependencies, create high-performing teams and promote continuous improvements at scale.
  • In-depth knowledge of iterations/sprint planning, backlog grooming, team and system demos, and the iteration retrospective.
  • 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.
  • Practical working knowledge of PI planning, ART teams’ sync-up, and SAFe artifacts, etc.
  • Follow SAFe success patterns from existing government programs.
  • Adapt technology strategy, budgeting & forecasting, acquisition, compliance, and governance processes to flow-based practices using emerging government guidelines.
  • Explore Large Solution coordination in a government and multi-vendor environment.


  • Two-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 the 1st attempt, re-takes at an additional fee.
  • Upon passing the exam, you will get a SAFe certification kit including a completion certificate and online badge to promote your accomplishment online.
  • Beverages, snacks, and lunch for both days.
  • Basic phone and email support on any SAFe issues.
  • Alumni discount on future courses offered by


Course Dates Course Name Location Fee Course Link
17. Jun to 18. Jun 2019.
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02. Jul to 03. Jul 2019.
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15. Aug to 16. Aug 2019.
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