Achieving Business Agility with the Scaled Agile Framework

During this four-day Implementing SAFe course with SPC certification, attendees will learn how to lead a Lean-Agile transformation by using the practices and principles of the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) and the seven core competencies of the Lean Enterprise. 

Attendees will practice how SAFe Program Consultants coach programs, launch Agile Release Trains, create a DevOps culture to build a Continuous Delivery Pipeline, and empower a Lean Portfolio.

Implementing SAFe is the only Scaled Agile training that covers all 7 core competencies of Business Agility and in-depth exploration of the 12-critical moves required to successfully implement SAFe in the enterprise.

Becoming a change agent and a Certified SAFe Program Consultant (SPC) enables attendees to coach and guide the enterprise toward success in a disruptive marketplace, and empowers them to implement a Lean-Agile SAFe transformation.

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

 

SAFe Program Consultant SPC5 Certification

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

Many thanks for your amazing SAFe Scaled Agile knowledge, real world insights & patience - Em Campbell-Pretty, Adrienne Wilson, Claire Sanders & Melissa Hay.
Thank you, Em Campbell-Pretty and Adrienne Wilson, for such excellent training. Your practical examples were eye-opener in implementing SAFe properly in any organization.
Thanks, Em Campbell-Pretty and Adrienne Wilson - I cannot recommend the Pretty Agile Implementing SAFe course enough. The pre-course research, course and subsequent study I have conducted to achieve this accreditation has been eye-opening and motivating.
Waking up early in the morning to learn in the Australian timezone was not an easy choice but Em Campbell-Pretty and Adrienne Wilson and the classmates were making it so fun and engaging that I do not want to miss any precious moment in these 4 full days training. Your stories and experiences had made the course content so much vivid and relevant. Thank you for the fruitful and practical teachings Pretty Agile.
Delighted on my achievement of earning the SAFe Program Consultant Title (SPC 5.0). It was indeed a journey , delightful, exciting and was never easy.Thankyou Em Campbell-Pretty, Adrienne Wilson for the great course and your practical insights. It was an interesting and engaging course and it has opened up my thoughts to focus on new areas.
Passed the SAFe Program Consultant (SPC) test! Thank you Em Campbell-Pretty and Adrienne Wilson for the incredibly amazing course and your practical insights! Loved the course and the energy! Truly awesome! I could stay up another four nights for the opportunity to learn from you directly.
Certified SAFe 5.0 Program Consultant (SPC)! OK, this was exciting. Challenging but exciting and fun nonetheless. Big thanks to Em Campbell-Pretty and Adrienne Wilson at Pretty Agile for making this so much easy. Their mastery in navigating through the huge piles of content - and not just course content but so much extra and additional real-world stories and anecdotes - impressed me!
Mitch DrewMitch DrewPrincipal Business Analyst, Department of Justice and Attorney-General QLD
After practicing SAFe for 4 years I decided to complete my SAFe Program Consultant certification. I researched multiple companies that provided this training but decided to go with Pretty Agile. I am so glad I did! Em and Adrienne are extremely experienced with implementing SAFe at various organisations and were able to link practical experiences to the course content. This made for such a better learning experience and made the exam much easier. If you are thinking about doing this course or any other SAFe certification, do yourself a favour and connect with Pretty Agile.
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!
Thanks again Em Campbell-Pretty and Adrienne Wilson for running such a fun, informative, hilarious and downright awesome class. Will be throughly recommending Pretty Agile to anyone will care to listen!
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. 🙏🙌
Thank you Em Campbell-Pretty and Adrienne Wilson. Material was well presented and complemented by practical tips from past experience. Cheers!
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!
Jon BeattieJon BeattieChief Digital Officer (CDO), Apolinar
Thank you to Em and Adrienne for sharing your experience, which for me really helped bring the content to life and understand how it could be applied. I am very grateful.
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 managed to pass one of the hardest exams I have ever done to become a SAFe 5 Program Consultant today.Thank you to Em Campbell-Pretty, Adrienne Wilson and everyone else attended Pretty Agile's first online SPC training course. I cannot recommend Pretty Agile highly enough as a training provider for SAFe. Both instructors went above and beyond to ensure we had the best opportunities for learning. #Agile #SAFe #SPC #Chevron #prettyagile
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
Yes! Passed the Certified SAFe 5 Program Consultant exam!Thanks to Em Campbell-Pretty and Adrienne Wilson at Pretty Agile for delivering the course. Can't recommend you highly enough as trainers; your knowledge of the subject area knows no bounds!#SAFe #Agile #SPC
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

 

Upcoming Implementing SAFe Events 

Location Start End Trainer(s) Cost Register
Live Online AESTTue, 11 May 2021Fri, 14 May 2021Em Campbell-Pretty,
Adrienne Wilson,
Registration includes SPC exam fee.
All prices in Australian Dollars (AUD).
$3995.00
Sold out
Live Online AESTTue, 08 Jun 2021Fri, 11 Jun 2021Em Campbell-Pretty,
Adrienne Wilson,
Early bird pricing ends 9th May 2021.
Registration includes SPC exam fee.
All prices in Australian Dollars (AUD).
$3995.00
$3695.00
Register
Live Online AESTTue, 06 Jul 2021Fri, 09 Jul 2021Em Campbell-Pretty,
Adrienne Wilson,
Early Bird Pricing ends on 6th June.
Registration fee includes SPC exam.
All prices in Australian Dollars (AUD).
$3995.00
$3695.00
Register
Live Online AESTTue, 10 Aug 2021Fri, 13 Aug 2021Em Campbell-Pretty,
Adrienne Wilson,
Early bird pricing ends 9th July 2021
Registration includes SPC exam fee
All prices in Australian Dollars (AUD)
$3995.00
$3695.00
Register
Live Online AESTTue, 07 Sep 2021Fri, 10 Sep 2021Em Campbell-Pretty,
Adrienne Wilson,
Early Bird pricing ends 6th August 2021
Registration includes SPC exam fee
All prices in Australian Dollars (AUD)
$3995.00
$3695.00
Register
Live Online AEDTTue, 12 Oct 2021Fri, 15 Oct 2021Em Campbell-Pretty,
Adrienne Wilson,
Early Bird pricing ends on 11th September
Registration includes SPC exam fee.
All prices in Australian Dollars (AUD).
$3995.00
$3695.00
Register
Live Online AEDTTue, 16 Nov 2021Fri, 19 Nov 2021Em Campbell-Pretty,
Adrienne Wilson,
Early bird pricing ends on 15th October
Registration includes SPC exam fee.
All prices in Australian Dollars (AUD).
$3995.00
$3695.00
Register
Live Online AEDTMon, 20 Dec 2021Thu, 23 Dec 2021Em Campbell-Pretty,
Adrienne Wilson,
Early Bird pricing ends on 19th November.
Registration includes SPC exam fee.
All prices in Australian Dollars (AUD).
$3995.00
$3695.00
Register
Live Online AEDTTue, 18 Jan 2022Fri, 21 Jan 2022Em Campbell-Pretty,
Adrienne Wilson,
Early bird pricing ends on 17 December.
Registration includes SPC exam fee.
All prices in Australian Dollars (AUD).
$3995.00
$3795.00
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Why choose Implementing SAFe training from Pretty Agile?
Pretty Agile is the only Scaled Agile Partner that guarantees your Implementing SAFe class will be delivered by two SPCTs (including one SAFe Fellow). In a Pretty Agile Implementing 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. We will also post you complimentary copies of best selling SAFe books - Tribal Unity and The ART of Avoiding a Train Wreck. 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 is included with your Implementing SAFe registration?

Class registration includes:

  • Course workbook (physical & digital)
  • SAFe Big Picture and Implementation Roadmap handouts
  • Preparation and eligibility to take the SAFe Program Consultant certification 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
  • A complimentary copy The ART of Avoiding a Train Wreck by Em Campbell-Pretty & Adrienne L. Wilson
  • Fun Pretty Agile swag including a SPC certification laptop sticker,  a Sharpie, Planning Poker Cards, a stress ball and hand sanitiser!

Please note: Attendees must attend all four days of the course in order to qualify for the exam.

For Live Online Implementing SAFe classes the physical workbook and your copies of Tribal Unity and The ART of Avoiding a Train Wreck will be posted to you.

  

Who will benefit from SPC Certification?

The following individuals will benefit from this course:

  • Professional services consultants
  • Internal change agents, Lean- Agile Center for Excellence (LACE) participants, Agile Working Groups
  • Business and technology executives, leaders, managers, and directors
  • Portfolio managers and fiduciaries, Project/Program Management Office (PMO) personnel
  • Development, QA, and IT managers
  • Program and project managers
  • Product and product line managers
  • Process leads and lifecycle governance personnel
  • Enterprise, System, and Solution Architects
  • SAFe Agilists wanting to take the next step on their learning journey

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

Prerequisites for SPC Certification

All stakeholders in a Lean-Agile transformation are welcome to attend the course, regardless of experience. However, the following prerequisites are highly recommended for those who intend to take the SPC certification exam and practice as a SAFe Program Consultant:

  • More than 5 years of experience in software development, testing, business analysis, product, or project management
  • More than 3 years of experience in Agile
  • One or more relevant Agile certifications

We also find that people who have taken Leading SAFe and completed the SAFe Agilist certification before Implementing SAFe have a better learning experience and perform better in the SPC certification exam.

SPC Certification Learning Goals

To perform the role of a SAFe Program Consultant and earn the SPC certification, you should be able to:

  • Lead a Lean-Agile Enterprise transformation
  • Implement SAFe
  • Implement Lean Portfolio Management
  • Perform Value Stream identification
  • Launch and coach Agile Release Trains
  • Coordinate multiple Agile Release Trains with a Solution Train
  • Use the seven core competencies to achieve business agility
  • Train managers and executives in Leading SAFe
  • Continue your learning journey and become enabled to train other roles in a SAFe Enterprise

Implementing SAFe Topics Covered

  • Thriving in the digital age with business agility
  • Becoming a Lean-Agile leader
  • Establishing Team and Technical Agility
  • Building solutions with Agile Product Delivery
  • Exploring Lean Portfolio Management
  • Leading the change
  • Reaching the tipping point
  • Designing the implementation
  • Launching an Agile Release Train
  • Coaching ART Execution
  • Extending to the portfolio
  • Accelerating to business agility
  • Becoming an SPC

FAQ: Do I have to attend all four days of Implementing SAFe if I already attended a Leading SAFe course?

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 under Category C: Outside Events. Please confirm requirements with Scrum Alliance’s SEU policy before submitting units for credit.