Washington University in St. Louis

AGI230: Leading SAFe/Certified SAFe Agilist Exam Prep (21 hrs)

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Course summary:

Discover how to guide your organization through an enterprise agile transformation with our Leading SAFe/Certified SAFe Agilist Exam Prep course. Learn the principles and practices of the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) to establish an Agile Portfolio, plan Agile Release Trains, and deliver value predictably and reliably. Additionally, you'll gain expertise in supporting Lean Thinking, Agile Development, Agile Portfolio Management, Agile Architecture, and Scaling Leadership. Our course also prepares you for the Certified SAFe Agilist (SA) exam, so be sure to check out the SA pre-requisites and benefits of the SAFe® Certification Kit. 

Course outline:

The course consists of eight modules:

  1. Intro to SAFe Introduction to the Scaled Agile Framework
  2. Lean Thinking An overview of Lean Software Development and Product Development Flow
  3. Agile Development Application of Agile development in the enterprise context. Business Benefits.
  4. SAFe ScrumXP An experiential walk-through of “SAFe ScrumXP”, focusing on scalable technical, project management and economic prioritization practices that enable scaling to the program and portfolio level
  5. Agile Release Train Identification, implementation and execution of Agile Release Trains – long-lived programs whereby teams-of-agile-teams optimize quality and velocity delivery for the enterprises larger value streams
  6. Agile Portfolio Management Agile transformational patterns for Strategy and Investment Funding, Program Management, and Governance
  7. Agile Architecture Principles of Agile Architecture, role of System and Enterprise Architects, and Architecting with Flow
  8. Scaling Leadership Scaling Enterprise Lean|Agile leadership

Learning outcomes:

  • Apply lean, agile and product development flow principles to improve productivity, employee engagement, time to market, and quality
  • Apply the Scaled Agile Framework based on lecture, real-world examples, and insights by Scaled Agile experts
  • Understand the skills necessary for an enterprise transformation based on the information and examples presented, and additional recommended readings and resources
  • Gain the insights into the leadership skill most effective in unlocking the intrinsic motivation of software development knowledge workers, and begin applying them in your context
  • Understand the Five Core Competencies of the Lean Enterprise
  • Apply SAFe’s Lean and Agile principles to the roles and practices of SAFe
  • Create high-performing teams by establishing mission and purpose
  • Lead a transformation with the SAFe Implementation Roadmap
  • Support PI Planning and the events associated with successful Program execution
  • Drive Release on Demand with the Continuous Delivery Pipeline
  • Establish alignment and execution with Strategic Themes and Lean Portfolio Management
  • Coordinate multiple Agile Release Trains and suppliers with a Solution Train
Virtual Classroom
Day & Time:
Tuesday & Thursday
Oct 03, 2023 to Oct 24, 2023
5:00PM to 7:30PM
Enrollment Deadline:
September 26, 2023 
Course Fee(s):

Enrollment Deadline is Tuesday, September 26, 2023 at 5 PM.  Beyond this date, please call 314-935-4444 to register.


A full refund will be given when a registrant cancels more than five (5) business days prior to the start of the class. Cancellations received within 5 business days of the start of the class and no-shows will be billed in full. Another person may be substituted at any time at no additional charge.
A request to transfer a class to a future date can only occur if the request is more than 5 business days prior to the start of class.  Otherwise, the request will be considered a cancellation and the policy will apply.

Thank you for your interest! Currently, we don't have any additional sessions with availability. However, we're committed to offering ongoing learning opportunities and are working to add more sessions in the future. We appreciate your interest and look forward to the opportunity to support your professional growth soon.
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