SAFe Training

SAFe 5 for Architects
with SAFe Architect (ARCH) certification
Architecting for continuous value flow with SAFe

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.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions in Australia all Pretty Agile SAFe for Architects classes are being delivered live online. You can learn about our approach to remote SAFe training here.

Upcoming SAFe 5 for Architects Training

Location Dates Time Trainers Cost (AUD) Sale Ends Register
Live Online AEDT13 to 15 Dec 20219:00 AM to 6:00 PM AEDTAdrienne Wilson,
Emma Sharrock,
$2695 + GST
12 NovRegister
Live Online AEDT15 to 17 Mar 20229:00 AM to 6:00 PM AEDTAdrienne Wilson,
Emma Sharrock,
$2695 + GST
14 FebRegister
Live Online AEST15 to 17 Jun 20228:30 AM to 5:30 PM AESTAdrienne Wilson,
Emma Sharrock,
$2695 + GST
14 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.

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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.

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

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
Solutions Architect at IAG

Thank you Adrienne Wilson 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
Principal Architect at The GPT Group

Thank you Adrienne Wilson 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
Acting Principal Architect at Victoria Police

Excellent interactive class with PrettyAgile, well worth attending

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 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
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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