The Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe®) is a knowledge base for adopting agile working methods in large organizations. SAFe® graphically presents a management model that scales the application of team-level agile practices to program management, and program management to the organization as a whole.
This model for agile adoption and transformation was designed by Dean Leffingwell. Presented in his books, Agile Software Requirements: Lean Requirements Practices for Teams, Programs, and the Enterprise and Scaling Software Agility: Best Practices for Large Enterprises, SAFe® is one of the most recognized agile frameworks and has been successfully implemented in large organizations around the world.
Continuous improvement is in the DNA of SAFe®. Its knowledge base of techniques, patterns, and models has been successful in the construction of software in the Lean-Agile environment. Its graphic structure provides a logical and coherent presentation that is regularly updated. The current version 4.6 of SAFe® offers four configurations: Full, Large Solution, Portfolio, and Essential SAFe. The Team, Program, Large Solution, and Portfolio levels vary for each configuration to allow an organization to adapt SAFe to their needs, according to their size and the number and complexity of the solutions they develop.
In April 2013, Netmind became the first accredited company to advise and train organizations on the adoption of SAFe® in the Spanish language. In May 2016, we were the first Spanish company accredited as official partners of Scaled Agile Framework, creators of SAFe®.
Certifications + Courses
SAFe® Practitioner (SP)
The SAFe Practitioner certification is aimed at programmers, testers, Project Managers, Product Managers, and in general, any professional involved in software development. Scaled Agile Framework Practitioner accredits the knowledge in the application of SAFe ScrumXP (practices inspired by Scrum, Lean, and eXtremme Programming) in the context of a large organization that is preparing for the adoption of Scaled Agile Framework at the level of teams and programs.
SAFe® Scrum Master (SSM)
Scrum Master (SSM) certification validates that those who obtain it are prepared to perform the role of Scrum Master in a SAFe environment, focusing on value delivery, helping teams self-manage, promoting and facilitating the Scrum process, and servant leadership.
SAFe® Advanced Scrum Master (SASM)
The SAFe Advanced Scrum Master certification is designed for experienced Scrum Masters who want to demonstrate their ability to successfully develop their role as facilitators of teams and programs in large organizations. Candidates for the SASM certification must complete the corresponding official course and must have the Certified Scrum Master or Professional Scrum Master certification, or accredit equivalent knowledge.
SAFe® Product Owner/Product Manager (POPM)
The POPM certification, as its name indicates, is addressed to Product Owners, Product Managers, Program Managers, Business Managers, Business Analysts, Project Office Managers, and in general, to any professional responsible for guaranteeing the delivery of value in organizations that use SAFe.
SAFe® Agilist (SA)
The SAFe Agilist certification is aimed at directors, managers, team leaders, and in general, any professional who should lead the agile transformation of a large organization. SAFe Agilists must demonstrate they have the necessary knowledge to apply Scaled Agile Framework, Lean, and the principles of the product development flow in the context of a large organization, as well as the ability to lead the adoption of SAFe.
SAFe® Program Consultant (SPC)
The SAFe Program Consultant certification is centered around leading a Lean-Agile transformation by leveraging the practices and principles of the Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe®), as well as the Lean Enterprise’s five core competencies. This certification is appropriate for anyone who will be actively involved in a SAFe implementation.
SAFe® Agile Software Engineer (ASE)
This certification is aimed at technicians from an Agile team, developers, and testers. It might also be useful for Product Owners, Scrum Masters, Managers, and other less technically trained members, since they would gain an understanding of the development process and can generate more effective team collaboration.