Thriving in the digital age with Business Agility

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.

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


SAFe Agilist SA Certification


Upcoming SAFe Agilist Training Events

Location Start End Trainer(s) Cost Register
Live Online AEDTWed, 16 Dec 2020Thu, 17 Dec 2020Melissa Hay,
Claire Sanders,
Early Bird pricing ends 30th November 2020.
Registration includes SAFe Agilist (SA) exam fee.
All prices in Australian Dollars (AUD).
Live Online AEDTThu, 14 Jan 2021Fri, 15 Jan 2021Em Campbell-Pretty,
Emma Sharrock,
Early Bird pricing ends 14th December 2020
Registration includes SAFe Agilsit (SA) exam fee.
All prices in Australia Dollars (AUD).
Live Online AEDTThu, 18 Feb 2021Fri, 19 Feb 2021Melissa Hay,
Claire Sanders,
Early Bird pricing ends 18th January 2021
Registration includes SAFe Agilist (SA) exam fee.
All prices in Australian Dollars (AUD).
Live Online AEDTThu, 18 Mar 2021Fri, 19 Mar 2021Melissa Hay,
Claire Sanders,
Early bird pricing end 16th February 2021.
Registration includes the SAFe Agilist exam fee.
All prices in Australian Dollars (AUD).
Live Online AESTTue, 20 Apr 2021Wed, 21 Apr 2021Melissa Hay,
Claire Sanders,
Early bird pricing ends 20th March 2021.
Registration includes SAFe Agilist (SA) exam fee.
All prices in Australian Dollars (AUD).
Live Online AESTThu, 20 May 2021Fri, 21 May 2021Melissa Hay,
Claire Sanders,
Early bird pricing ends 19th April.
Registration includes SAFe Agilist (SA) exam fee.
All prices in Australian Dollars (AUD).

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Why choose SAFe training from Pretty Agile?
Our trainers are all experienced real world practitioners who have been working with SAFe full time since at least 2014 . 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 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.



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

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 PluckSam PluckExecutive 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 WarwickPamela WarwickBusiness 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 McCormackMelinda McCormackPortfolio 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 PrideJamie PridePartner, 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.
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
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!
Great training! Really enjoyed it! Adrienne Wilson and Claire Sanders made the virtual training experience really engaging and fun.
Thanks to Pretty Agile, the instructions and guidance from Melissa Hay and Claire Sanders were amazing.
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.


What is included?

  • Course workbook (physical & digital)
  • SAFe Big Picture and Implementation Roadmap handouts
  • Preparation and eligibility to take the SAFe Agilist exam
  • One-year membership to the SAFe Community Platform
  • Course certificate of completion
  • E-learning courses to help you prepare for the class
  • A complimentary copy of Tribal Unity by Em Campbell-Pretty
  • Fun Pretty Agile swag including a SAFe Agilist laptop sticker, a Sharpie, Planning Poker Cards, a stress ball and hand sanitiser!

Attendees must attend both days of the course to be eligible to take the SAFe Agilist exam.

For Live Online Leading SAFe classes the physical workbook and your copy of Tribal Unity will be posted to you.  All Pretty Agile Online classes are delivered by two deeply experiences SPC/Ts.


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.