Leading SAFe courses

Our Leading SAFe® course provides the knowledge required to become a certified SAFe agilist and drive an agile transformation using SAFe.

  • 2 day Leading SAFe course
  • Held in Copenhagen, Aarhus and virtually
  • Leading SAFe certification included
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Learn to lead agile transformations in larger organisations, and become a “Certified SAFe® Agilist”

SAFe® (Scaled Agile Framework ™) is the leading framework for how large organizations scale Agile.
SAFe® is thus a framework that creates common principles and language in the agile organization, and our Leading SAFe course gets you off to a good start on your agile journey!

At a team level, SAFe is in principle the same as Scrum: self-organising teams working in short iterations. But in addition, SAFe Program, Solution and Portfolio address the levels, and here SAFe uses methods from System Thinking, DevOps, Lean Start-up, Design Thinking, Lean and Kanban.

In our Leading SAFe course, you gain an in-depth insight into the SAFe framework and working agile and efficiently in larger programs. An understanding is also given of how levels in SAFe - Team, Program and Portfolio - play together and how to make SAFe work in a development organisation.

At the same time, you gain insight into how to drive an agile transformation and how the agile can be scaled across teams and organisational units. An essential element of this is also how to get many teams to work together to deliver on the same project - agile and efficient.

We also offer these courses within SAFe:

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Video: What is Leading SAFe?

Watch our SAFe® instructor Troels Jakobsen talk about the Leading SAFe course, what it is about and why you should take the course.(Video is in Danish)

Our Leading SAFe course gives you the competencies to be part of and lead in an SAFe organisation. The course is a solid place to start your SAFe journey.

The course also provides a good insight into agile methods, so you can work in both SAFe organisations and agile organisations.

You can attend the Leading SAFe course in Copenhagen, Aarhus or take the course virtually.

About Leading SAFe

The Leading SAFe course in Copenhagen or Aarhus includes 2 days of training by Scaled Agile-accredited teachers (SPC6) and ends with a certification in Leading SAFe (SAFe Agilist).

All teaching materials are included, including slides, test exam assignments and cases.

Also included is 1-year membership of the Scaled Agile Community.

Catering is provided during the course days.

Exam & Certification

After passing the course, you will receive an official Leading SAFe certification / SAFe Agilist (SA).

With a Leading SAFe course on your resume, you have taken the first step in working with agile processes in your current, or a new, company.

Your benefits

  • Leading SAFe (SA) certification
  • Understanding of the entire SAFe framework
  • Deep insight into the agile principles
  • Understanding the Lean-Agile mindset
  • Insight into the change that a SAFe transformation entails
  • The ability to explain agile principles
  • Understanding concepts such as DevOps, Continous Delivery Pipeline and Lean Portfolio Management
  • The ability to work with an Agile Release Train (ART)

Workplace benefits

  • Lean-Agile Ambassadors / Change Agents who can lead an agile transformation.
  • A common language about product development according to the lean-agile mindset.
  • A holistic approach to lean-agile development, from portfolio level through program level to team level.
  • Control concepts like DevOps, Kanban, Lean budgeting, Scrum, and how they all fit together.
  • Employees who can be driving forces in terms of scaling the agile approach in the organization.

Who is the target group?

The Leading SAFe course is for you who want to be able to play an active role in an SAFe implementation, are a leader in an SAFe organization, or you who want to get a review of the SAFe framework.

With a Leading SAFe certification, your CV is stronger and you open up career opportunities in agile work.

Prerequisites

Everyone is welcome to participate in this course, regardless of experience level. However, we recommend the following to get the most out of the course:

  • Experience with e.g. IT management, IT development, business development, business analysis, product or project management.
  • In addition, you must have good English skills, as all material and concepts are in English.

Agenda

  1. Day 1

    INTRODUCTION TO SAFe® AND THE AGILE MINDSET

    On day one, we go in-depth with the agile mindset and the principles that underlie SAFe. You get a solid foundation for understanding what SAFe is and how and why it works. That knowledge is crucial when you after the course have to adapt SAFe to your own organisation.

    At the end of the day, we become more specific as we begin to take a closer look at how an Agile Release Train is built.

    During the day you work with:

    • Introduction to SAFe
    • SAFe House and Lean
    • The agile mindset
    • The principles of the SAFe framework
    • Value Streams
    • Agile Release Train
    • The Agile team
    • Design Thinking
    • Features and User Stories
    • Story Points and Estimating Poker
  2. Day 2

    PROGRAM AND PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT IN THE AGILE ORGANISATION

    On day two, we continue working on our PI Planning simulation. Then we work with the Agile Release Train and how it works.

    We look at the meaning of concepts like Continuous Deployment, DevOps, Prioritisation, Intentional Architecture vs Emerging Design, Inspect and adapt and much more.

    Then we dive into Lean Portfolio Management and round off the day with an insight into how to implement SAFe® in the organisation.

    During the day you work with:

    • Prioritising backlog with Weighted Shortest Job First (WSJF)
    • Simulation exercise: PI Planning
    • Strategic Themes, Vision and Roadmapping
    • DevOps and Continuous Deployment Pipeline
    • Inspect and adapt at the program level
    • Coordination of Multiple Agile Release Trains
    • Lean Portfolio Management
    • Lean Budgeting
    • Epics and Portfolio Kanban
    • SAFe Implementation Roadmap
    • Exam information

Planned Leading SAFe courses in Copenhagen and Aarhus

The following courses are planned:

July 2024

  • 23 Tuesday

    MET SAFe-LS-13-2024 (ENG)

    Leading SAFe Classroom course

    23 July 2024 - 24 July 2024

    Adina Apartment Hotel, Kbh. Ø

    Amerika Plads 7
    2100 København Ø

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    The course is a classroom course with physical attendance

    Kurset er på engelsk / This course is in English

    Member price

    DKK 10,260

    List price

    DKK 11,400

    Per participant excl. VAT

November 2024

  • 27 Wednesday

    MET SAFe-LS-18-2024 (ENG)

    Leading SAFe Classroom course

    27 November 2024 - 28 November 2024

    MetierWestergaard, Østerbro

    Folke Bernadottes Allé 45
    2100 København Ø

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    The course is a classroom course with physical attendance

    Kurset er på engelsk / This course is in English

    Instructor: Timo Larsen

    Member price

    DKK 10,260

    List price

    DKK 11,400

    Per participant excl. VAT

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Søren Thaulow

Søren Thaulow

Senior Project Manager, Precensing

It was a really good course, which puts some familiar and some new processes into play in a larger context than "just" what you know from scrum. A really good course for anyone with an interest in how to drive successful agile transformations with SAFe.

Leading SAFe Instructor(s)

  • Peter Klinge Dahlhus
    • Peter Klinge Dahlhus

    • Seniorkonsulent og træner
  • Timo Larsen
    • Timo Larsen

    • Seniorkonsulent og træner