Transitioning to Lean-Agile practices for building technology-based capabilities is especially challenging in the government context.But issues of legacy governance, contracting, and organizational barriers can be overcome with the right information and strategies. During this two-day course, attendees will learn the principles and practices of the Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe®), how to execute and release value through Agile Release Trains, and what it means to lead a Lean-Agile transformation of a program inside a government agency.
Attendees gain an understanding of the Lean-Agile mindset and why it is an essential foundation for transformation. They will also get practical advice on building high performing, multi-vendor Agile teams and programs, managing technology investments in Lean flow, acquiring solutions with Agile contracting, launching the program, and planning and delivering value using SAFe. Attendees also learn how specific leadership behaviors can drive successful organizational change in government.
To perform the role of a SAFe® for Government leader, attendees should be able to:
Transition government programs from traditional software and systems development models to Lean-Agile and DevOps mindset, principles, and practices using SAFe
Adapt technology strategy, budgeting and forecasting, acquisition, compliance, and governance processes to flow-based practices using emerging government guidelines
Organize government programs into one or more Agile Release Trains (ARTs) and execute in Program Increments (PIs)
Explore Large Solution coordination in a government and multi-vendor environment
Identify and internalize the mindset and leader behaviors essential to successful Lean-Agile transformation
Follow success patterns for SAFe implementations adapted to the government context
Build a preliminary outline of next steps to begin and/or accelerate the SAFe implementation in your program or agency
What Attendees Get
The class registration includes:
One-year membership to the SAFe Community Platform
Course certificate of completion
One Certification exam attempt upon General Availability of the course
All are welcome to attend the course, regardless of experience.However, the following prerequisites are highly recommended:
A foundational understanding of the Agile Manifesto, SAFe House of Lean, and SAFe Principles is required using pre-work suggestions
A foundational understanding the full lifecycle of government technology programs is helpful
Registered attendees will receive a list of readings and videos specific to Agile in government that will be beneficial to review before the course
Completion of this course gives you access to the exam and all related study materials as part of your Learning Plan in the SAFe Community Platform.
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