Transitioning to Lean-Agile practices for building technology-based capabilities is especially challenging in the government context. But issues of legacy governance, contracting, and organisational barriers can be overcome with the right information and strategies. During this two-day SAFe for Government 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 will 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 will also learn how specific leadership behaviours can drive successful organisational change, even in government.
Attendees must attend both days of the course to be eligible to take the SAFe Government Practitioner certification exam.
For Live Online SAFe for Government classes the physical workbook and swag will be posted to you. All Pretty Agile Online classes are delivered by two deeply experiences SPC/Ts.
This course is designed for government leaders and influencers who can guide the decision to adopt SAFe within their agency or program. Examples include:
All are welcome to attend the course, regardless of experience. However, meeting the following prerequisites will make the training more productive.
To perform the role of a SAFe for Government leader and become certified as a SAFe Government Practitioner attendees should be able to:
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 under Category C: Outside Events. Please confirm requirements with Scrum Alliance’s SEU policy before submitting units for credit.
My first Product Owner Product Manager training led by most amazing faculties Emma Sharrock and Melissa Hay!
It was a two-day training but I must say that it was the most effective, knowledgeable and interactive virtual session I could think of. Not for even a second did I feel bored or tired! Absolutely amazing!
Most Importantly, Learning about how SAFe works in the world of software engineering has been amazing experience and looking forward to enhance the process to fully adopt SAFe way of working.
On top of it, Meeting new people is always an exciting experience for me!
Thank you WTW for this opportunity to enhance my skillset.
The importance of professional development - an investment in you!!
It’s been great to have had the time to complete a course and obtain my certification as a Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) Program Consultant.
A huge thanks to Em Campbell-Pretty and Adrienne Wilson from Pretty Agile for running such a well structured and engaging course across multiple time zones!
Happy to announce that I passed my SPC exam today, and I am officially a SAFe Practice Consultant! Thank you to Em Campbell-Pretty and Adrienne Wilson for an amazing week of SPC training with Pretty Agile. And a special thank you to my fellow classmates who made the sessions engaging and fun! I highly recommend anyone interested in pursuing this certification take the course with these two fantastic facilitators
Spent my fifth lockdown studying and passing the #SAFe exam to become a Certified SAFe® 5 Agilist. I haven't crammed for an exam since uni days! A huge thank you to Adrienne Wilson and Emma Sharrock from Pretty Agile, their fantastic training did the job of prepping me with both theory and practical examples to start implementing at work. #scaledagileframework
Thank you Claire Sanders and Adrienne Wilson, for the effective training last week. The hands on activities and interactive team learning were great!! Highly recommend Pretty Agile to anyone, intending to get trained on Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe).
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 😂
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!
Thanks Em Campbell-Pretty & Melissa Hay for facilitating a great course, an engaging 3 days, and a flawless online learning experience!
Never thought four days of online training could be so engaging, it truly flew by. Thanks to Em Campbell-Pretty and Adrienne Wilson from PrettyAgile for the experience!
Just completed my SPC certification. Thanks Em and Adrienne for [the] wonderful sessions. I enjoyed every bit of it. You made this learning so easy !!
Thanks to Em Campbell-Pretty and Adrienne Wilson of Pretty Agile for a pretty awesome Implementing SAFe class! One of the best online learning experiences I've had. Stay SAFe!
Thanks, Claire Sanders & Emma Sharrock from Pretty Agile for the excellent course run virtually over 2 days that enabled me with the knowledge and tools to be able to take up this certification. #safeagile #safe5 #safetraining #productowner
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.
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
SAFe LPM was a great course for deepening understanding of portfolio level and how work makes it through to teams. If you're interested in the upstream view of work before agile squads start delivering on it, then I recommend it. I found it compliments the Leading SAFe course very nicely. And of course, it was great to have Em Campbell-Pretty and Adrienne Wilson as our guides over the three days. Their real-world experience helped bring the textbook to life.
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
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!
Thank you Emma Sharrock & Claire Sanders for such an informative and interactive online training session. ☺️
The Agile Product Management certification has been a great introduction to the Scaled Agile Framework. Em and Adrienne cover all important areas of modern agile product management and have given me the tools to apply the principles of the framework to my day-to-day business. I did enjoy the online format as it gave me more flexibility and allowed us to discuss the framework in an international context with participants from overseas. The team from Pretty Agile made this a seamless experience and I’m looking forward to my next course.
Em and Adrienne always provide an engaging session! I appreciate their real-world perspective and ability to connect course content to their own experience. This was my first online training course and the pace, timing, combination of consuming and participating was great. Their approach to logistics was top-notch anticipating and mitigating the potential issues that come with learning in a remote environment.
Thanks to Em Campbell-Pretty and Emma Sharrock for running an engaging and insightful course for SAFe Scrum Master Certification.
The course, run online, was expertly facilitated with plenty of opportunity for the participants to engage and discuss during the break out activities.
Em and Emma also shared their personal experiences in the world of agile, which strengthened the course material. I would strongly recommend Pretty Agile to anyone thinking of taking a SAFe certification.
Privileged and humbled to have been coached by such consummate professionals. Em Campbell-Pretty and Adrienne Wilson are wiser beyond their years, particularly with being able to expertly navigate us through the virtual training. Their best-selling books are a treasure trove of useful wisdom gathered over their many years of experience in this domain. If you're thinking about doing the course, then don't hesitate and book it in. It's everything you need and more!
Em and Claire had really good practical insights for concepts discussed on the SAFe model that we could take away to try out in our environment as Product owners. They also had the skills, knowledge and the right tools to be conducting the SAFe POPM class on a remote basis, given the prevailing lockdowns in Melbourne. Several group activities were conducted throughout the two days that kept the us really engaged with the rest of the attendees while being able to learn from their experiences.
So this probably goes without saying, but if you are on the fence about this class take it! Em Campbell-Pretty & Adrienne Wilson were fantastic. And I feel like they have this remote learning model mastered!
It's a great experience remote, and across time zones - exam prep next 😀 Thx to Em Campbell-Pretty and Adrienne Wilson! #kudos #training #education
Em and Adrienne - When i signed up for this mid-night class, I wasn't sure about how much I would actually learn. But you both made the learning very easy by sharing your experiences and helping relate the "book" knowledge to real-life. Thank you!!
I thoroughly enjoyed the classes and would absolutely recommend it to all my friends. ????????
Thanks Em and Adrienne - really enjoyed the course and considering how tricky remote learning can be you kept us engaged and motivated all the way through!
Thanks Em Campbell-Pretty & Adrienne Wilson, was a great course, lots of laughs, good remote learning experience.
As always, appreciate your skills, experience & expertise and especially your facilitation style & sense of humour 😁
Thank you, Em Campbell-Pretty. Lovely meeting and learning from both you and Adrienne Wilson. The way you designed and prepared for the online version of this course was also outstanding! 👏
Thank you again Em Campbell-Pretty and Adrienne Wilson and the girls at Pretty Agile! Passed with flying colours and owe it all to your fantastic training facilitation! Love your work! 🙂
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
With experience in agile, scrum, SAFe, and training I didn't want to take any class. I wanted to take training from someone who understands how to share information, engage the (virtual) classroom, and use their experience to get beyond the wordy slides and talk about real-world implementations. And the person I wanted training from more than anyone else is Em Campbell-Pretty. She and Adrienne did a marvellous job and kept me engaged despite the 9-hour time difference. Yes, my class started at 5:30PM local and ran until 2:30AM. And it was worth it!
I thoroughly enjoyed your ‘Implementing SAFe’ class in July. I have to admit, I was a bit worried about what the virtual experience would be like but you have it down to an art (pun intended 😉). The four days flew by, thanks to the mix of engaging facilitators, well timed breaks and seamless technology. I hope virtual options remain a permanent offering for training providers as it opens up more opportunities, especially if for those not based on the East Coast. Keep up the great work
Really enjoyed the Implementing SAFe course from the guys at Pretty Agile. If anyone's hesitant to invest in training while it's all happening over Zoom, I say - don't! With the right approach and tools, the four days flew by. Kudos to Em Campbell-Pretty and Adrienne Wilson, and the guys in the US who did 5pm-2am every day!
SAFe 5 has gone beyond large-scale product development into the mindset and culture to increase whole-of-business agility. I wonder if we're seeing the early results of that in the rapid business transformation in response to COVID at telcos and banks, frequent adopters of SAFe. Exciting times!
#agile #safe5 #businessagility #businesstransformation