SAFe for Government

An exclusive SAFe Course for government agencies

The private sector has benefited from SAFe tools for a long time.  Lately, government agencies have also realized that they can build systems to serve people more efficiently by adopting Lean-Agile principles. However, the adoption of Lean-Agile best practices presents an altogether different set of challenges in the public sector context.

There are many complex issues in government programs such as legacy governance, organizational barrier, multi-vendor environments, etc. which make the transition challenging. SAFe version 4.6 includes special consideration for the government in the “SAFe for Government training” program.

This training program is focused on how to lay the foundation of Lean-Agile values, principles, and practices for government programs. The training helps strengthen the process and technical capabilities, which allow entities to create the systems or software that deliver government programs.

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

  • Principles and best practices of the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe)
  • To execute and release value through Agile Release Trains
  • To Lead a Lean-Agile transformation within government programs
  • The Lean-Agile mindset and why it’s an essential foundation for the transformation
  • To build high-performing, multi-vendor Agile teams to deliver government programs
  • To manage technology investments in Lean Flow, acquire solutions with Agile Contracting, launch the program, and plan and deliver value using SAFe

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 support@scaledagile.com for any retake questions

SAFe for Government

Washington DC
Starting on
Weekdays
15 August 2019.

Training Option

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

WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT TO LEARN FROM THIS TRAINING SESSION?

  • How a Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) contributes to a Lean-Agile mindset and Dev-ops culture in government programs
  • How to accelerate Lean-Agile transformations
  • Techniques to divide government programs into one or more Agile Release Trains (ARTs)
  • The application of SAFe principles to facilitate and coach within a multi-team environment
  • Management of cross-team dependencies, how to create high-performing teams and how to promote continuous improvements at scale
  • An in-depth explanation of iterations/sprint planning, backlog grooming, team, and system demos, and the iteration retrospective
  • Creating an Agile Software Engineering plan
  • Practical understanding of PI planning, ART teams’ sync-up, and SAFe artifacts
  • How to follow SAFe success patterns taken from existing government programs
  • The adaptation of technology strategy, budgeting & forecasting, acquisition, compliance, and governance processes to flow-based practices using emerging government guidelines
  • Large Solution coordination in a government and multi-vendor environment

WHAT'S INCLUDED IN YOUR FEE?

  • Two-day training by a highly experienced certified instructor
  • Course materials from Scaled Agile
  • Includes exam fee
  • 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 AgileTraining.Co

TRAINING SCHEDULE

Course Dates Course Name Location Fee Course Link
15. Aug to 16. Aug 2019.
SAFe for Government
Washington DC
$1095
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18. Sep to 19. Sep 2019.
SAFe for Government
Washington DC
$1095
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