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SAFe 5.1 for Architects
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Architecting for continuous value flow with SAFe
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Join our SAFe for Architects class and learn to enable continuous value flow by aligning technical strategy with business goals, communicating that strategy to development teams, and applying Agile architecture practices.

Attendees can improve collaboration and alignment in a SAFe Lean-Agile enterprise when they become a SAFe Architect. The SAFe for Architects course prepares System, Solution, and Enterprise Architects to engage across the organisation as effective leaders and change agents who collaboratively deliver architectural solutions. During this three-day course, attendees will explore the roles, responsibilities, and mindset of Agile Architects, and appreciate how to align architecture with business value and drive continuous flow to large systems of systems while supporting SAFe program execution.

Following the overwhelming success of our online SAFe for Architects 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 SAFe 5.1 for Architects Training

Location Dates Time Trainers Cost (AUD) Sale Ends Register
Live Online14 to 16 Dec 20229:00 AM to 6:00 PM AEDTClaire Sanders,
Emma Sharrock,
$2,995.00 + GSTN/ARegister
Live Online22 to 24 Mar 20239:00 AM to 6:00 PM AEDTAdrienne Wilson,
Claire Sanders,
$2,995.00
$2,695.00 + GST
22 FebRegister
Live Online21 to 23 Jun 20238:30 AM to 5:30 PM AESTAdrienne Wilson,
Emma Sharrock,
$2,995.00
$2,695.00 + GST
21-MayRegister
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Why choose SAFe training from Pretty Agile?

  • Every Pretty Agile SAFe class is scheduled to be delivered by two deeply experienced SAFe practitioners, including at least one SPCT or SPCT-Candidate.
  • All our SAFe trainers are full-time SAFe practitioners with years of experience applying SAFe in real-world contexts. 
  • 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. 
  • We are one of the most experienced Scaled Agile Partners in the world having trained over 10,000 people in SAFe since our inception in 2014.
  • Pretty Agile is the only Gold SPCT Scaled Agile Partner in the world with a run rate above 90% for public SAFe training which has been consistently maintained or exceeded over the past 8 years.
  • Additionally, should you wish to continue your SAFe journey post the class, the team at Pretty Agile has the skills and expertise to support your organisation as a SAFe implementation partner.

Who will benefit?

  • System, Solution, and Enterprise architects
  • Architects in supporting technical disciplines
  • Technical managers making architectural decisions
  • Technical Leads and Experienced software developers

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

SAFe for Architects Prerequisites

The following prerequisites are highly recommended:

  • Have attended at least one SAFe course (we recommend Leading SAFe)
  • Have participated in at least one ART and one PI

SAFe for Architects Learning Goals

To perform the role of a SAFe Architect, attendees should be able to:

  • Architect using SAFe principles
  • Align architecture with business value
  • Develop and communicate architecture vision and intent
  • Plan architectural runway to enable delivery success
  • Architect for continuous delivery and Release on Demand
  • Lead and coach architects and team members during Program Increment (PI) Planning and execution
  • Provide leadership during a Lean-Agile transformation

Topics Covered

  • Exemplifying Lean-Agile architecture
  • Architecting for DevOps and Release on Demand
  • Aligning architecture with business value
  • Developing Solution Vision, Solution Intent, and Roadmaps
  • Preparing architecture for Program Increment (PI) Planning
  • Coordinating architecture throughout PI Planning
  • Supporting Continuous Delivery during PI execution
  • Supporting new Strategic Themes and Value Streams
  • Leading as an architect during a Lean-Agile transformation
  • Becoming a Certified SAFe Architect

Professional Development Units (PDUs)

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.

Suhel Khan
Suhel Khan
Data Practice Lead at Cbus Super Fund

This was an absolutely great learning experience due to both the way the course was facilitated and the experience that architects brought to the class. Thanks Adrienne Wilson & Anne Madden for being so patient in answering Q&As which at times were in the broader Agile context. I am looking forward to applying the knowledge and optimising our Agile Release Trains.

Anjana Wijayaweera
Anjana Wijayaweera
Solutions Architect at IAG

Thank you Adrienne Wilson [and] Anne Madden for an absolutely great course. The presentation style, the real world examples and the workshops all made it a fantastic course on the role of Architects in SAFe Agile.

Nick Mundi
Nick Mundi
Principal Architect at The GPT Group

Thank you Adrienne Wilson [and] Anne Madden for an excellent course and your expert facilitation, knowledge and real world application based on experience. Also, a great interactive class with excellent participants.

Phil Mizzi
Phil Mizzi
Acting Principal Architect at Victoria Police

Excellent interactive class with PrettyAgile, well worth attending

Yogi Agrawal
Yogi Agrawal
Cloud Architect, Westpac Banking Corporation

Em, It was great to learn again from you on the SAFe Arch course. Both you and Adrienne did a fantastic job. Thank you so much. It was privilege to learn from the best in the field.

Paul Sui
Paul Siu
IT Business Partner, Cbus Super Fund

Thanks Em Campbell-Pretty and Adrienne Wilson for your thought leadership and guidance during last week’s SAFe for Architects course and preparing me for the exam.

Naveen Jothiram
Naveen Jothiram
Cloud Solutions Architect, FRED IT Group

Special thanks to Adrienne Wilson and Em Campbell-Pretty for the fantastic training and guidance they have provided.

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