Training and certification is a key component to adopting and sustaining Business Agility, Product Management and Lean Portfolio Management in your organization. We believe that training and certification is most effective when it is part of an overall transformation strategy and is followed up with on-the-job coaching and mentoring. Agile Rising provides training and certification ranging from Product Management and Lean Portfolio Management training and workshops customized for your organization to the full range of Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe®) certifications, including Implementing SAFe with SPC 4.6 Certification. Beyond just providing training, we are also experienced in helping Corporate Universities create holistic training and certification programs and developing online, LMS-based training classes.
Contact Us to schedule a training. Featured on-site training and certification classes that we offer:
Lean Portfolio Management workshop – This workshop helps leaders develop an enterprise specific approach to Lean Portfolio Management which aligns the organization to a common strategy, focuses on the right organizational priorities, synchronizes the budgeting process with the lean-agile development approach, and coordinates governance across a number of solutions and business areas. This training is designed for enterprises that have a foundation of agile teams or agile release trains and are scaling the lean-agile approach across multiple areas of the company and to senior management levels.
Implementing SAFe – During this four-day course, attendees will learn how to lead a Lean-Agile transformation by leveraging the practices and principles of the Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe®), as well as the five core competencies of the Lean Enterprise. Attendees will also gain insights and practice how to coach programs, launch Agile Release Trains, build a Continuous Delivery Pipeline with DevOps culture, and a Lean Portfolio. The first two days of the course—Leading SAFe®—will provide them with the basis to teach SAFe to leaders. The final two days focus exclusively on what it takes to successfully implement SAFe in the enterprise.Becoming a Certified SAFe® 4 Program Consultant (SPC), and becoming a change agent, will enable attendees to coach and guide the enterprise to succeed in a disruptive marketplace and empower them to implement a Lean-Agile SAFe transformation.
SAFe Release Train Engineer – Attendees explore the skills needed to facilitate and enable end-to-end value delivery through Agile Release Trains (ARTs)—and learn how to build a high-performing ART through servant leadership and coaching—by becoming a SAFe® 4 Release Train Engineer (RTE). During this three-day course, attendees will gain an in-depth understanding of the role and responsibilities of a Release Train Engineer (RTE) in the SAFe enterprise. Through experiential learning, attendees will examine the RTE role in a Lean-Agile transformation, how to facilitate ART processes and execution, coach leaders, teams, and Scrum Masters in new processes and mindsets, prepare, plan and execute a Program Increment (PI) planning event, the primarily enabler of alignment throughout all levels of a SAFe organization.
Lean Budgeting workshop – This workshop helps business, finance, and IT leaders adopt lean and agile approaches to the budgeting and tracking product development efforts. The two-day course gives attendees an understanding of how traditional cost accounting and project-based budgeting no longer work with today’s agile product development approach, and how to move towards a budget process that provides the speed, adaptability, and flow of lean. The workshop provides education on the practices and principles of agile and lean, how to align the organisation around value streams, and financial best practices, including Cap Ex/Op Ex strategies. Additionally, over the course of the workshop, participants will develop a lean budgeting roadmap specific to their organization.
Product Management training – This two-day training prepares attendees to lead and drive the development of valuable new products and deliver them to the market. Topics covered include understanding customer needs and validate possible solutions, developing and communicating the product vision and roadmap, manage and prioritize the flow of work, working with product development teams, including both hardware and software development, managing releases, and gathering and assessing feedback from the market.
SAFe DevOps – Provides a comprehensive overview for understanding the DevOps competencies needed to accelerate time-to-market by improving the flow of value through the Continuous Delivery Pipeline. Attendees will leave this 2-day class with the tools they need to execute an implementation plan for improving their delivery pipeline, and the knowledge they need to support the plan. The course also prepares students for the optional SAFe® 4 DevOps Practitioner (SDP) certification exam.
Leading SAFe – For leaders of a Lean-Agile change initiative to develop a Lean-Agile Mindset and apply the principles and practices of SAFe to support Agile Teams, programs, and Program Portfolio Management. Coordinate and lead a Lean-Agile transformation at enterprise scale. Attendees will gain an understanding of the Lean-Agile mindset, why it’s so effective in today’s adapt-or-die marketplace, and what it means to lead a Lean-Agile transformation. They’ll also learn how to build and support Agile teams and programs, empower a Lean Portfolio, build a Continuous Delivery Pipeline and DevOps culture, and coordinate large solutions. They will develop a skillset that is in demand worldwide—and empower their enterprises to succeed in a disruptive marketplace—when they become a SAFe® 4 Agilist (SA).
SAFe Scrum Master – For Scrum Masters learning about their role in a SAFe enterprise context. Learn to facilitate Team and Program Level events for successful program execution, explore Scrum in the context of the entire enterprise, and become a servant leader and coach. SAFe Scrum Masters help Agile Teams to deliver the maximum business value that is achievable through SAFe.
SAFe Product Owner/Product Manager – For Product Management professionals to apply Lean-Agile values and principles and economic prioritization, and develop skills writing epics, capabilities, features, and user stories within the context of SAFe. SAFe PO/PMs enable product development flow, drive program execution, and operate in the enterprise to drive the continuous delivery of value.
SAFe Scrum Master – For Lean-Agile change agents implementing and applying the principles and practices of SAFe, as part of an enterprise Lean-Agile transformation. SAFe® 4 Program Consultants (SPC) can become trainers of SAFe courseware, coach teams, launch Agile Release Trains, and enable a Lean portfolio.
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