SAFe Training

Leading SAFe 5.1
with SAFe Agilist (SA) certification
Thriving in the digital age with Business Agility.
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During this two-day,  Leading SAFe course, attendees gain the knowledge necessary to lead a Lean-Agile enterprise and become a SAFe Agilist by using the Scaled Agile Framework®(SAFe) and its underlying principles derived from Lean, systems thinking, Agile development, product development flow, and DevOps.

Participants in the class gain insights into mastering business agility to thrive in competitive markets. They discuss how Scaled Agilists’ establish team and technical agility and organise and re-organise around the flow of value. Attendees also learn and practice the skills to support and execute PI Planning events and coordinate multiple Agile Release Trains (ARTs). Class participants will explore the importance of adopting a customer-centric mindset and Design-Thinking approach to Agile Product Delivery. Learners will also understand how to implement a Lean Portfolio Management function within their enterprise.

After the successful completion of this course, participants will be eligible to sit the Scaled Agilist certification exam and receive SAFe agile certification.  Attaining a Scaled Agile certification demonstrates an understanding of the principles that underpin the successful application of agile at scale, and knowledge of the practices their enterprise should adopt in order to achieve Business Agility.

Following the overwhelming success of our online Leading SAFe training, we plan to continue to offer public training online to make it accessible to our clients around Australia and across the globe. You can learn about our approach to remote SAFe training here.

Upcoming Leading SAFe 5.1 Training

Location Dates Time Trainers Cost (AUD) Sale Ends Register
Live Online AEDT6 to 7 Dec 20219:00 AM to 6:00 PM AEDTMelissa Hay,
Claire Sanders,
$1,195.00 + GSTN/ARegister
Live Online AEDT16 to 17 Dec 20219:00 AM to 6:00 PM AEDTAdrienne Wilson,
Claire Sanders,
$1,195.00 + GSTN/ARegister
Live Online AEDT13 to 14 Jan 20229:00 AM to 6:00 PM AEDTAdrienne Wilson,
Claire Sanders,
$1,075.00 + GST
13 DecRegister
Live Online AEDT3 to 4 Feb 20229:00 AM to 6:00 PM AEDTAdrienne Wilson,
Claire Sanders,
$1,075.00 + GST
2 JanRegister
Live Online AEDT24 to 25 Feb 20229:00 AM to 6:00 PM AEDTMelissa Hay,
Claire Sanders,
$1,075.00 + GST
23 JanRegister
Live Online AEDT10 to 11 Mar 20229:00 AM to 6:00 PM AEDTMelissa Hay,
Emma Sharrock,
$1,075.00 + GST
9 FebRegister
Live Online AEST4 to 5 Apr 20228:30 AM to 5:30 PM AESTMelissa Hay,
Emma Sharrock,
$1,075.00 + GST
3 MarRegister
Live Online AEST28 to 29 Apr 20228:30 AM to 5:30 PM AESTMelissa Hay,
Claire Sanders,
$1,075.00 + GST
27 MarRegister
Live Online AEST19 to 20 May 20228:30 AM to 5:30 PM AESTMelissa Hay,
Claire Sanders,
$1,075.00 + GST
18 AprRegister
Live Online AEST9 to 10 Jun 20228:30 AM to 5:30 PM AESTMelissa Hay,
Emma Sharrock,
$1,075.00 + GST
8 MayRegister
Live Online AEST27 to 28 Jun 20228:30 AM to 5:30 PM AESTMelissa Hay,
Claire Sanders,
$1,075.00 + GST
26 MayRegister
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Why choose SAFe training from Pretty Agile?

Our trainers are experienced real-world practitioners who have been working with SAFe full time since at least 2014. Pretty Agile is the only Scaled Agile Partner that guarantees your SAFe training will be delivered by a minimum of two deeply experienced SAFe trainers. In a Pretty Agile SAFe class, we go beyond the standard slides by sharing our wide and varied implementation experience. Our team prides itself on delivering classes that are full of practical takeaways. Should you wish to continue your SAFe journey post the class, the team at Pretty Agile is able to support your organisation as an implementation partner.


Who will benefit from Leading SAFe?

The following individuals will benefit from this course:

  • Executives and Leaders, Managers, Directors, CIOs, and VPs
  • Development, QA, and Infrastructure Management
  • Program and Project Managers
  • Product and Product Line Management
  • Portfolio Managers, PMO, and Process Leads
  • Enterprise, System, and Solution Architects

If you are not sure if this class is right for you check out our guide to choosing a SAFe Certification.

SAFe Agilist Prerequisites

All are welcome to attend the course, regardless of experience. However, the following prerequisites are highly recommended for those who intend to take the SAFe Agilist certification exam:

  • More than 5 years’ experience in software development, testing, business analysis, product, or project management
  • Experience in Scrum

Leading SAFe Learning Goals

To perform the role of a SAFe Agilist, and receive your Safe Agilist certification you should be able to:

  • Lead the transformation to business agility with SAFe
  • Become a Lean-Agile leader
  • Understand customer needs with Design Thinking
  • Enable Agile Product delivery
  • Implement Lean Portfolio Management

Topics Covered in Leading SAFe

  • Thrive in the digital age with business agility
  • Become a Lean-Agile leader
  • Establish Team and Technical Agility
  • Build solutions with Agile Product Delivery
  • Explore Lean Portfolio Management
  • Lead the change
  • Become a Certified SAFe Agilist

Professional Development Units (PDUs) and Scrum Education Units (SEUs)

Attendees may be eligible to apply for PDUs toward their continuing education requirements with the Project Management Institute (PMI) for PMP, PgMP, and PMI-ACP certifications.

Certified SAFe professionals may be eligible to apply for Scrum Education Units (SEUs) toward earning or renewing a Certified Scrum Professional (CSP) designation through the Scrum Alliance. Please confirm requirements with Scrum Alliance’s SEU policy before submitting units for credit.

What do people say about Pretty Agile’s Online Leading SAFe training?

Ben Dean
Agile Coach at Optus

Thanks to Em Campbell-Pretty and Adrienne Wilson from Pretty Agile for a well facilitated virtual course sprinkled with loads of practical experience, stories, anecdotes and witty humour 😂

Aaron Hines
Program Manager at Crown Resorts

Thanks to Adrienne Wilson and Pretty Agile for the incredibly well organised and engaging SAFe Agilist course.
This was my first time in a virtual classroom. The collaboration tools and organisation of the training far exceeded my expectations and made the two day event fly by!

Poorti Chanana
Technology Consultant at Chisholm Institute

Thanks so much Adrienne Wilson for your very valuable training. I really enjoyed it, and appreciated that you made it fun! Thanks to your training, I am a certified Safe Agilist now!! #safeagilist

Ryan Jacka
Senior Group Manager PMO at Crown Resorts

Big thanks to the team at Pretty Agile for an excellent 2 days in their Leading SAFe training. Thanks Adrienne Wilson for all the wisdom & energy you brought to the training.

Natalie Bransby
C-27J Strategic Capability Manager at Northrop Grumman

Was a great course from start to finish, and a truly international celebration of minds coming together! Great course, great instructors and great team mates. A pleasure from start to finish 👍

Aiden Z.
Product Owner at Education Horizons Group

It was great to participate in the Leading SAFe training with the rest of the Education Horizons Group leadership team. I learnt a bunch from the talented folks at Pretty Agile, plus now I can call myself a "Certified SAFe® 5 Agilist" which is a bonus.

Venkatesh Srinivasaiah
Delivery Lead @ UniSuper

Super stoked to be [a] Certified SAFe 5 Agilist! Thank you Melissa HayEmma Sharrock and Em Campbell-Pretty for your coaching. Cheers! #safeagilist #safe5 #continuouslearning

Barry van Oudtshoorn
Product Manager at Education Horizons Group

Thanks to the team at Pretty Agile, I'm now a certified Agilist, which is pretty nice. 😉 Thanks to Em Campbell-Pretty and Claire Sanders for the training so far... Only another fourteen or so days of training to go! 😆

Ferdi (Fernand) Brannekämper
Freelance Agile Consultant

Huge thank you to Emma Sharrock and Melissa Hay for doing such a tremendous job of the #safe5 training. #SuperOrganised, #humour, #engagingpeople#professionalism#practicalknowledge are words that come to mind when recommending Pretty Agile for #SAFe5 training.

Tom Wheeler
Head of Digital Programmes, Asia Pacific, HSBC Retail Banking and Wealth Management

Great to step back and certify with some formal training in Leading Agile transformations at scale. Thanks to Pretty Agile in Melbourne for the great training and adding some Australian humour to some early starts. Great to pass my first exam in a while too!

Csaba Muha
Principal Consultant, Application Development at Versent Singapore

After a fantastic 2 days of classroom training, delivered by Pretty Agile, I've just passed my exam and become a Certified SAFe® 5 Agilist! A big shout-out to Emma Sharrock and Melissa Hay for the rewarding coaching. #scaledagileframework #leanagile #businessagility #certified

Sahil Dewan
Head of Delivery (APAC) at Trade Ledger

Super stoked to apply 2 days of classroom training to pass my exam and become a Certified SAFe® 5 Agilist! Thanks for the coaching Melissa Hay & Emma Sharrock. Another step in the right direction!


Sarah Howden
CFO Delivery & Planning Partner at IAG

Joining some of my fellow IAG-ers in becoming a Certified SAFe 5 Agilist this week.

Thank you to Melissa Hay & Claire Sanders at Pretty Agile for the excellent training sessions - you made the long days fly by!

Richard Asch
IS&T Business Partner - Supply Chain & Core Services at Rio Tinto

Highly recommend checking out Pretty Agile for training on Scaled Agile

Brook White
Manager Enterprise Portfolio & Planning, IAG NZ

Thanks to Melissa Hay and Claire Sanders from #PrettyAgile for opening my eyes to SAFe. Looking forward to the next step - becoming a Certified SAFe 5 Lean Portfolio Manager

Heather Mason-Videc
Delivery Leat at IAG

Officially SAFe5 Certified!

It's the first workshop I've completed fully online and it was great! Massive shout out to Pretty Agile for facilitating the workshop for IAG! Another Shout out for the facilitators on the day Adrienne Wilson & Claire Sanders! Thanks for sharing all your learnings with the group and keeping us all focused!!

#agile #leadership #safe5 #prettyagile #lean #collectingcerts

Ali Turab Rizvi
Agile Delivery Manager - Data Solutions, News Corp Australia

Thanks, Emma Sharrock and Claire Sanders - It was [an] awesome course and loved the interactive team activities - Good use of tech.

Peter Wong
Software Engineering Team Lead R&D, Signify

A few aha! moments from a very insightful 2 day course on Leading SAFe. Many thanks to Claire Sanders and Emma Sharrock from Pretty Agile. Even though our teams have adopted SAFe for awhile now, found some key learnings I'm sure will help resolve some of our pain points #lifelonglearning #leadbyexample #organizetomaximiseflow

Gareth Visser
Director of Product at

Thanks Adrienne and Claire for an awesome course! There was a surprising amount of content covered in those two days. Cheers!

Kristeen McCarthy
Finance Transformation Director, First Sentier Investors

I'm pleased to announce my first 2021 goal has been met - having become a Certified SAFe Agilist!
Big thanks to the Pretty Agile team of Emma Sharrock and Claire Sanders for the excellent materials and course delivery via Zoom, and to my globally distributed classmates for making it interesting and asking great questions. Great to challenge myself with some study and examination time pressure - proof my mindset is still open to learning new things!

Lucy Boom
Associate Director, Project Delivery & Engagement at The Australian National University

Em Campbell-Pretty and Emma Sharrock - thank you for the excellent course delivery and learning opportunity 🙂

June Ho
Senior Project Manager, Bravura Solutions

Great experience and insightful 2 day course! Thanks Claire Sanders and Melissa Hay!

Linara Gafiatullina
Delivery Lead and Portfolio Manager, Propellerhead

COVID-19 made lots of things available remotely, and I leveraged that by enrolling to SAFe 5 Agilist class run by Pretty Agile as learning from the best in the field is always a good choice. A big shout-out to Em Campbell-Pretty and Claire Sanders!

Sam Pluck
Executive Manager Business Architecture at Suncorp Group

Thanks Em Campbell-Pretty and Claire Sanders - Great to have a certification (and a lot of new terminology!) for a the way of working I'm so used to. The way you presented the framework makes the value of all the structure pretty clear.

Pamela Warwick
Business Transformation Program Lead, Melton City Council

Last week I took time out to attend the Leading Scaled Agile for Enterprise (SAFe) course ran by Pretty-Agile. Time away from the every day to reflect and see where the program needs to pivot is always a good thing - the content and delivery by Claire Sanders and Adrienne Wilson with their real world examples was exactly what I needed in my role. It allowed me to reflect on what we are doing well and can amplify AND where we can do it differently to get results faster and easier.....Small refinements with big impacts. I left the course with ~10 actionable items to implement and the support tools to do it. Our success will be the sum of small changes embedded into the way we operate. Big thanks to the Pretty Agile team

Melinda McCormack
Portfolio Initiative Lead, ANZ Banking Group

Adrienne Wilson and Claire Sanders - You both were fantastic, so helpful! You kept the content simple and relevant, there is so much I can take back to the organisation.

Jamie Pride
Partner, Organisational Strategy at Korn Ferry, Entrepreneur In Residence & Author of Unicorn Tears

Adrienne and Claire did an amazing job delivering Leading SAFe. They know the material inside out and bring lots of real world experience to the course. Would highly recommend.

Jackie Penno
Senior Project Program Manager, Australian Electoral Commission

Continuing with professional development during these COVID19 times has not only been engaging but has also provided me the opportunity to learn and collaborate with professionals from across Australia and Asia that I normally would not get the chance to meet. Yet here we all are learning in the Zoom Video Communications classroom, working together on the MURAL whiteboard for visual collaboration and using Slack channels for every conversation.
Thanks to the amazing team (Claire and Melissa) from Pretty Agile for delivering a great course!
#scaledagile #scaledagileframework #learnfromhome

Alina Racu
Associate Director, Turner & Townsend

I would highly recommend your course, Claire Sanders and Melissa Hay! Thank you for all your efforts and agility to deliver this course online. Let's keep the good work flowing!

Andrew Hobday
Digital Execution Excellence @ IAG

Great training! Really enjoyed it! Adrienne Wilson and Claire Sanders made the virtual training experience really engaging and fun.

Bipin Paul Bedi
Chief Technology Officer at Lateral CRE Technology

Thanks to Pretty Agile, the instructions and guidance from Melissa Hay and Claire Sanders were amazing.

Leanne Haire
Operations & Portfolio Lead, ANZ Banking Group

The epistemology of practice is the most important consideration for me. Being taught by people who have brought it to life is key. I recently attended training facilitated by Em Campbell-Pretty and Adrienne Wilson. The #1 comment from my colleagues after was how great it was to learn from people who had lived this. What we’ve achieved after is amazing.

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