In March 2020 Scaled Agile Inc. began to allow the delivery of certified SAFe training online on an exception based to support businesses impacted by COVID-19. In August 2020, they further modified the remote SAFe Training policy to allow all Scaled Agile Partners to offer live online SAFe Training in a public and private setting indefinitely.
Pretty Agile moved all of its SAFe training and consulting online in March 2020. We anticipate that all our SAFe training will continue to be delivered delivered remotely until such time as the Australia Federal Government lifts the 1.5 m physical distancing restriction.
In response to the global pandemic, Pretty Agile moved all of its public SAFe training classes online in March 2020. We were surprised to find that the online learning experience was superior to in-person training and the feedback from participants was overwhelmingly positive. To quote one recent training participant "it was really beneficial because it allowed interaction between people across industries and countries that you’d never get in the same room physically."
All our online SAFe training classes are delivered by two SPC/Ts. You will find most providers use one trainer for all classes except Implementing SAFe where Scaled Agile Inc. requires two. At Pretty Agile we know that two trainers lead to a better learning experience so we make this investment for every class.
Our average online SAFe training course has 9 to 18 participants. We set up class activities in a way that enables all participants to interact with each other over the course of the class.
You will need a desktop or laptop computer with a webcam and internet access.
We used Zoom as the audiovisual backbone of our virtual training. You will need a Zoom account. (You can sign up for a free Zoom account if you don't already have one. ) While Zoom is accessible through a web browser we recommend installing the client on your computer for better stability. We ask students to register for the call in advance, to help us keep those Zoom-bombers at bay!
We use Slack for chat instead of Zoom chat. The allows us to build in redundancy in the unlikely case of a Zoom outage. Slack also has the advantage of being persistent post the class. We keep the Slack workspace live so you can continue to chat with your classmates and access the many resources shared during the course.
We will provide you with a link so that you can create a free Slack login. Even if you have an existing account, Slack requires you to set up your login for each workspace independently. We also recommend installing the client on your computer rather than using the web version.
Mural is our online collaboration tool. This is web-based so no installation is required. You will not need a login either as we will provide you with visitor access to the specific Murals spaces you will need for the course. Post the class you will receive copies of all the class Murals for your reference.
Our classes run 9 am to 6 pm Australian Eastern Daylight Time (AEDT). There is a 10-minute break at the top of every hour and a 45-minute meal break at 1 pm AEDT. We leave the Zoom call open during all breaks so folks can chat as they would in a physical classroom.
As classes are online you can attend from anywhere in the world. So far we have had participants join our online classes from all over Australia, New Zealand, USA, Canada, Hong Kong, Singapore, Japan, Malaysia, the Philippines, South Korea, China, Taiwan, India, Germany and the UK!
As with all SAFe training you will receive:
In addition to the standard inclusion from Scaled Agile Inc, Pretty Agile will post out a care package with the following goodies:
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.
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