SAFe® for Government Course Outline

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Advancing Lean-Agile in Government

  • Recognize the problem to be solved.
  • Review the state of Lean-Agile adoption in the U.S Federal government.
  • Know the basic constructs of SAFe and the Implementation Roadmap.

Embracing a Lean-Agile Mindset

  • Embrace the Lean Mindset.
  • Support the Agile Manifesto.

Understanding SAFe principles

  • SAFe Lean-Agile principles.

Creating High-Performing Teams and Programs

  • Create high-performing Agile teams.
  • Continuously deliver value with Agile Release Trains (ARTS)
  • Provision the key ART roles.
  • Coordinate and integrate multiple ARTs and Suppliers.

Planning with Cadence and synchronization

  • Prepare to experience PI Planning.
  • Create and review draft PI plans.
  • Finalize plans and establish business value.
  • Review final plans and commit to a set of PI Objectives.

Supporting Program Execution

  • Guide innovation and exploration for Programs and Large Solutions.
  • Manage flow of value.
  • Update the Program Vision and roadmap.
  • Define system attributes with Features.
  • Set priorities with Backlog refinement.
  • Engage in key SAFe events.

Mapping the Path to Agency/Program Agility

  • Map the journey to agency/program agility.
  • Build large programs to align with agency strategy.
  • Transition from projects to Lean flow of Epics.
  • Adopt Lean budgeting aligned to Value Streams.
  • Apply Lean estimating and forecasting with cadence-based development.
  • Modify acquisition practices to enable Lean-Agile development and operations.
  • Build-in quality and compliance.
  • Adapt governance practices to support agility and lean flow of value.

Leading Successful Change

  • Know how to become a Lean-thinking manager-teacher.
  • Learn how to lead a SAFe transformation.
  • Define next steps.

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