SAFe for Government (SGP Certification)

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SAFe for Government (SGP Certification)
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Introduction

SAFe 5 SGPApplying Lean-Agile practices in the public sector with SAFe

Transitioning to Lean-Agile practices for building technology-based capabilities is especially challenging in the government context.

Issues of legacy governance, contracting, and organizational barriers can be overcome with the right information and strategies. During this two-day course, attendees will learn the principles and practices of the Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe®), how to execute and release value through Agile Release Trains, and what it means to lead a Lean-Agile transformation of a program inside a government agency. Attendees gain an understanding of the Lean-Agile mindset and why it’s an essential foundation for transformation. They’ll also get practical advice on building high-performing, multi-vendor Agile teams and programs, managing technology investments in Lean flow, acquiring solutions with Agile contracting, launching the program, and planning and delivering value using SAFe. Attendees also learn how specific leadership behaviors can drive successful organizational change in government.

Attending the class prepares individuals to take the exam and become a certified SAFe® 5 Government Practitioner (SGP).

Objectives

At the end of this course students will be able to:

  • Transition government programs from traditional software and systems development models to Lean-Agile and DevOps mindsets, principles, and practices using SAFe
  • Adapt technology strategy, budgeting and forecasting, acquisition, compliance, and governance processes to flow based practices using emerging government guidelines
  • Organize government programs into one or more Agile Release Trains (ARTs) and execute in Program Increments (PIs)
  • Explore Large Solution coordination in a government and multi-vendor environment
  • Identify and internalize the mindset and leader behaviors essential to successful Lean-Agile transformation
  • Follow success patterns for SAFe implementations adapted to the government context
  • Build a preliminary outline of next steps to begin and/or accelerate the SAFe implementation in your program or agency

Student Profile

This course is designed for government leaders and influencers who can guide the decision to adopt SAFe within their agency or program. Examples include:

  • Executives, directors, branch chiefs
  • Managers of development, engineering, QA, architecture, operations, support
  • Program and project managers
  • Program/Project Management Office (PMO)

Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites to attend this course. However, meeting the following prerequisites will make the training more productive.

  • A foundational understanding of the Agile Manifesto, SAFe House of Lean, and SAFe Principles is required using pre-work suggestions
  • A foundational understanding of the full lifecycle of government technology programs is helpful
  • Registered attendees will receive a list of readings and videos specific to Agile in government that will be beneficial to review before the course

Course Materials

Each student will receive a copy of the course documentation workbook prepared by Scaled Agile as well as membership to the SAFe Community Platform for one year ($100 renewal for each year thereafter).

Accreditation

  • A certificate of completion will be issued to students who attend both days of this course
  • Attendees may be eligible to apply for 16 PDUs toward their continuing education requirements with the Project Management Institute® (PMI®) for PMP, PgMP, and PMI-ACP certifications
  • Attendees may be eligible to apply for SEUs under Category C, toward earning or renewing their CSP through the Scrum Alliance

Certification

Attending both days of this course prepares and qualifies individuals to take the exam and become a certified SAFe® 5 Government Practitioner (SGP). Students will be registered with Scaled Agile to take the SGP exam at their convenience within 30 days of attending the course. Get details on the SGP certification exam.

Students who successfully pass the certification exam will receive a certificate and a digital badge to promote their achievement virtually.

Course Outline

  • Advancing Lean-Agile in government
  • Embracing a Lean-Agile mindset
  • Understanding SAFe Principles
  • Creating high-performing Agile teams and programs
  • Planning with cadence and synchronization
  • Delivering value in Program Increments
  • Mapping the path to agency and program agility
  • Leading successful change

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PMI-PBA, PMI-ACP, CAPM, PMP, and PMI are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

Public Classes

Currently, we don't have any public sessions of this course scheduled. Please let us know if you are interested in adding a session.

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Course Details

Reference

JJM 158

Duration

2 days

Delivery Mode

Virtual, Face-to-Face
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