Saturday, 18. April 2020, Clayton Conf Ctr, ~SGP- SAFe Government Practitioner [SGP]-St-Louis,15PDUs~

from 18. April 2020 - 8:00
till 19. April 2020 - 17:00

Clayton Conf Ctr

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*Expert Instructor-Omni3-Payment Plan, 1-yr SAFe Mbrshp, Exam fee included, confirmed courses, 15 PDU, Workbook=PDF+H/C, Study-Guide/Study-Group, Multi-Cert Discount-, 1.5 hr South of Chicagoland


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SAFe for Government (4.6),  Course Description: 
Transitioning to Lean-Agile practices for building digital services 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 will gain an understanding of the Lean-Agile mindset and why it’s an essential foundation for transformation. They’ll 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, planning , and delivering value using SAFe. Attendees will also learn, and how specific leadership behaviors can drive successful organizational change, even in government.  

Scaling Lean-Agile and DevOps in Public Sector Organizations 

Learning Goals
To perform the role of a SAFe® for Government Programs 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 (***)
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

Topics Covered

Advancing Lean-Agile in government
Embracing a Lean-Agile mindset
Understanding SAFe principles
Creating high-performing Agile teams and programs
Planning with cadence and synchronization
Delivering value in program increments
Mapping the path to agency and program agility
Leading successful change
Taking action

What Attendees Get
The class registration includes:

Attendee workbook
One-year membership to the SAFe Community Platform
Course certificate of completion
One exam attempt upon General Availability of the course (re-takes at an additional fee)

Attendees must attend both days of the course in order to qualify for the exam.

Who Will Benefit?

This course is designed for government leaders and influencers who can guide the decision to adopt SAFe within their agency or program. Examples include:

Executives, directors, branch chiefs
Managers of development, engineering, QA, architecture, operations, support
Program and Project Managers
Program/Project Management Office (PMO)
Business and IT Analysts
Financial/ Contracting/HR/Legal

All are welcome to attend the course, regardless of experience. However, meeting the following prerequisites will make the training more productive.

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

Annual Renewal
Membership renewals are one year from the date certification is earned

Renewal fee: $100

Recommended Class Size
Recommended minimum class size for this course is 12 students. Maximum class size is 42 students.

Key Elements of this course include:

Scrum + XP + Kanban
Lean and Systems Thinking
Applying & Scaling the Agile Manifesto Values and Principles
SAFe’s 4 Values + 9 Principles
DevOps, CE. CI, CD automation, Release Mgt, CALMR
Product Development Flow
Six Sigma application in SAFe
Lean-Agile Mindset for Leadership success
Lean-Agile metrics and SAFe ceremonies

The Pay-off: SAFe [ ] is the world’s leading framework for implementing enterprise agility. Now practiced in over 70% of the US Fortune 100, this proven framework has shown to significantly improve time to market, predictability, product quality and employee engagement. The SSM certification signifies that you are prepared to perform the role of Scrum Master in a SAFe environment, increasing your value to organizations and opening new doors throughout Corporate America.
Additional topics addressed: Team ownership, scrum values, early value delivery, retrospectives, backlogs for stories, features, capabilities & epics, including enablers and NFRs, road-mapping, program boards, MVP, risk management technique via ROAM, vision, objectives and goals, agile architecture, Agile Release Train [ART] and more ~

SAFe (Scaled Agile Framework)  is # 1 agile scaling framework and is highly marketable; Takes you well beyond simple team-level such as CSM, CSPO, PSM, PSPO, PMI-ACP classes 
 Cert options  w/ Omni3 Inc.: Scrum Master/Advanced [SSM/SASM],  DevOps[SDP].   Prod Owner/Prod Mgr [POPM],  Leading SAFe [SA]:  Certification courses
- Great networking event into the lean-agile world – and my students find jobs via my classes/network 

- Payment Plan available, because many folks are investing in their own career and paying out of their own pocket - $75 off if you register a friend
- 15 PDUs, PMI refers to agility as a "Game Changer" - be a part of it, at full-scale 
- Learn how your role/skills & strengths best translate into lean-agile-SAFe
- SAFe pre-read materials [optional] shared out prior to course, and study group set-up facilitated for after course to include discussion of sample test questions
- Not an "Ivory Tower" Instructor. Dan, an active lean-agile xform practioner in Corporate America, brings real-life experience from 7+ industries, 20+ companies

Refund Policy/Terms and Conditions
  -  Full Refund if 30 or more days notice 
  - 1/2 refund with 14 days notice. 
  -  1/3 refund between 14 and 7 days notice.   [no refund with less than 7 day notice.]
 - but in many cases may transfer to different class/another student
Instructor Info: Public Profile:
Instructor: Daniel J. Miklusicak, Lean-Agile/SAFe Transformation Consultant & Instructor

~SGP- SAFe Government Practitioner [SGP]-St-Louis,15PDUs~, Clayton Conf Ctr event

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