Enabling Technical Agility for the Lean Enterprise

The introduction of Lean-Agile and DevOps principles and practices into software engineering has sparked new skills and approaches that help organisations deliver higher-quality, software-centric solutions faster and more predictably.

This three-day, workshop-oriented course explores foundational principles and practices and how continuous flow of value delivery and built-in quality are enabled by XP technical practices, Behavioural-Driven Development (BDD), and Test-Driven Development (TDD). Attendees will learn proven practices to detail, model, design, implement, verify, and validate stories in a SAFe Continuous Delivery Pipeline, as well as the practices that build quality into code and designs. Attendees will also explore how software engineering fits into the larger solution context and understand their role in collaborating on intentional architecture and DevOps.

SAFe Agile Software Engineer ASE certification

Upcoming Events

Location Start End Trainer(s) Cost Register
Live Online AEDTWed, 24 Mar 2021Fri, 26 Mar 2021Adrienne Wilson,
Emma Sharrock,
Super Early Bird pricing ends 26 January 2021.
Registration includes exam fee.
All prices in Australian Dollars.
$2295.00
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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 SAFe training?

Ashley MoorsAshley MoorsBusiness Analyst, AusNet Services
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!
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! 👏🏼
Great training! Really enjoyed it! Adrienne Wilson and Claire Sanders made the virtual training experience really engaging and fun.
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
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
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
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!
Deran HewavitharaneDeran HewavitharaneSenior Business Analyst | Product Owner, HUB24
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
Susmitha VempralaSusmitha VempralaIntegration Planning & Agile Process Coach, Waste Management (Texas)
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 😁

What is included?

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

Attendees must attend all three days of the course to be eligible to take the SAFe Agile Software Engineer exam.

For Live Online SAFe Agile Software Engineering classes the physical workbook will be posted to you.  All Pretty Agile Online classes are delivered by two deeply experiences SPC/Ts.

Who will benefit?

This course is for the technical members of an Agile Team—developers and testers. Product Owners, Scrum Masters, Managers, and others with a less-technical background would also benefit and gain an understanding of the development process for more effective team collaboration.

If you are not sure if this class is right for you check out our blog post: How to choose a SAFe Certification.

Prerequisites

Scaled Agile Inc. does not have any  mandatory prerequisites for this class. However, they advise that following prerequisites will make the training more productive:

  • Understanding of SAFe for Teams
  • Background in engineering, development, managing development, or quality assurance

At Pretty Agile we recommend participants in this class have attended at least one certified Scaled Agile training class, as the Agile Software Engineering course assumes participants are familiar with the Scaled Agile Framework.

Learning Goals

  • Define Agile Software Engineering and the underlying values, principles, and practices
  • Apply the Test-First principle to create alignment between tests and requirements
  • Create shared understanding with Behavior-Driven Development (BDD)
  • Communicate with Agile modeling
  • Design from context for testability
  • Build applications with code and design quality
  • Utilize the test infrastructure for automated testing
  • Collaborate on intentional architecture and emergent design
  • Apply Lean-Agile principles to optimize the flow of value
  • Create an Agile Software Engineering plan

Topics Covered

  • Introduction to Agile Software Engineering
  • Connecting Principles and Practices to Built-In Quality
  • Accelerating Flow
  • Applying Intentional Architecture
  • Thinking Test-First
  • Discovering Story Details
  • Creating a Shared Understanding with Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
  • Communicating with Models
  • Building Systems with Code Quality
  • Building Systems with Design Quality
  • Implementing with Quality

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.