Training Calendar2018-03-27T13:55:24+00:00

PEDCO holds several events, training and webinars, sometimes together with our valued partner. We also participate at several conferences with a booth and selected speeches.

Please find here a list of our training offers in 2018.

Applied SAFe Partners are companies that believe in agility at scale to successfully transform organizations towards a Lean-Agile culture. They have developed significant expertise in supporting large enterprises including companies within regulated environments through every phase of a Lean-Agile transformation.

“We truly understand the challenges faced by our clients when implementing SAFe, particularly for those operating in regulated industries. By working in partnership, PEDCO and Blue Agility are uniquely positioned to provide customized and comprehensive enterprise-ready solutions for organizations wanting to adapt SAFe to their context. With PEDCO’s Applied SAFe, the potential to smooth the path to a full SAFe adoption that ultimately translates to high business value and customer delight is substantial.”

Eyal Abukasis, Chief Operations Officer, Blue Agility
“Implementing scaled agile organizations in regulated environment always means to define and to track agile processes. Applied SAFe is a very valuable tool for an agile transition project in such an environment. You need less time and less investment in work to be able to implement a complete agile standard process.”
Dr. Thorsten Janning, COO, KEGON

“We are very excited to join PEDCO in a collaborating partnership. PEDCO’s Applied SAFe® is an outstanding product and we feel that every SAFe customer will love the guidance, metrics and lean governance process that it provides.”

Tonya McCaulley - Change Agent, Educator, Agile Coach, Public Speaker, Transparency Consulting
“Applied SAFe® elevates the core of enterprise agility predicated on the key premise of synchronization to an entirely new level. With UFG’s current business model squarely based on fostering comprehensive enterprise agility, this partnership is destined to garner powerful, compliance ready, end-to-end agile transformation solutions.”
Sean Cavandi, Managing Partner, UFIRST Group INC

Regulatory environments discouraged many companies from the manufacturing industries to start an agile transformation process. With Applied SAFe these companies can not only prove that the development of complex physical products using SAFe still meets all regulatory requirements but also have a very performant tool to support a sustainable SAFe implementation.

Dirk Meißner, Managing Partner, CO-Improve

Applied SAFe – Training

Learn how to get started, enhance and use Applied SAFe® as an extendable, customizable and comprehensive implementation of SAFe® as a process model. The contained courses are built to help you understand how to use the solution the best way, how to instantiate, tailor and adopt Applied SAFe® to your needs and how to achieve regulatory compliance.

Applied SAFe® Quality Management

In this 2-days-course you will gain the knowledge needed to lead the integration, adoption and extension of Applied SAFe within your company. You will learn how to structure your workspace hierarchy, your process model and types to be able to define different implementation strategies as supported by Applied SAFe. You learn how to integrate and use different reference models and the main reporting features of Applied SAFe to achieve regulatory compliance. This training is further extended with knowledge about adoption preparation of Applied SAFe® for the company on a Team-, Program- and Portfolio-Level. -> Details…

When Where Language State/Action
March 19th – 20th Hotel Légère, Wiesbaden, Germany German book
June 7th – 8th PEDCO Academy, Zurich, Switzerland English book
July 5th – 6th PEDCO Academy, Zurich, Switzerland English book
September 27th – 28th PEDCO Academy, Zurich, Switzerland English book
November 5th – 6th PEDCO Academy, Zurich, Switzerland German book

Applied SAFe® Engineering

This 3-days-course teaches the key concepts for effective process engineering with Applied SAFe on the Stages platform. You will learn how to integrate, adjust and extend Applied SAFe based on concepts like workspace hierarchies, effective use of process types for a number of deployment strategies, inheritance mechanisms for process elements, branching and merging with overlays, manual and automated tailoring and process model extensions with your existing and new process assets. Understand design principles like work product and process modelling and learn how to define and apply process templates to ensure a consistent design. Understand the mechanisms for effective bindings to reference models like Automotive SPICE, CMMI or any other ISO, IEC or DIN standard. -> Details…

When Where Language State/Action
April 9th – 11th PEDCO Academy, Zurich, Switzerland German book
June 4th – 6th PEDCO Academy, Zurich, Switzerland English book
July 2nd – 4th PEDCO Academy, Zurich, Switzerland German book
September 17th – 19th PEDCO Academy, Zurich, Switzerland English book
October 29th – 31th PEDCO Academy, Zurich, Switzerland German book

Applied SAFe® Introduction

This one-day course provides a practical opportunity to see Applied SAFe in action as an executable process implementation of the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe). You will learn how to disaggregate SAFe into process elements, how to customize Applied SAFe on each framework level for specific needs of different endeavors, understand the benefit of executable Applied SAFe instances for an organization and how to reach compliance to reference frameworks like ISO standards or SPICE. This is the foundation that will support the growth of your processes for building complex cyber-physical systems – from teams to enterprise – simple to complex. -> Details…

When Where Language State/Action
March 28th PEDCO Academy, Zurich, Switzerland German book
May 30th PEDCO Academy, Zurich, Switzerland English book
June 13th PEDCO Academy, Zurich, Switzerland English book
August 31st PEDCO Academy, Zurich, Switzerland English book
October 26th PEDCO Academy, Zurich, Switzerland English book
November 23rd PEDCO Academy, Zurich, Switzerland German book

Applied SAFe® for Metric Engineers

In this 2 days course you will gain the knowledge needed to deeply understand the mechanics of metrics in Applied SAFe®, how the metric model can be altered, extended and integrated with the existing tool landscape. This is a complementary course to ‘Applied SAFe® Engineering’ and usually does not make sense taking without the knowledge of an Applied SAFe® Process Engineer. -> Details…

When Where Language State/Action
August 21st – 22nd PEDCO Academy, Zurich, Switzerland English book

Applied SAFe® Deployment

In this 2 days course you will gain the knowledge needed to deeply understand the mechanics of metrics in Applied SAFe®, how the metric model can be altered, extended and integrated with the existing tool landscape. This is a complementary course to ‘Applied SAFe® Engineering’ and usually does not make sense taking without the knowledge of an Applied SAFe® Process Engineer. -> Details…

When Where Language State/Action
November 1st – 2nd PEDCO Academy, Zurich, Switzerland English book

SAFe – Training

We are a silver partner of Scaled Agile and we have a lot of experience to apply SAFe in regulated environments. Learn from the inventors of the unique Applied SAFe® solution with hands-on experience in SAFe® concepts and adoptions the key practices and its application to successfully lead your lean-agile change initiative.

Leading SAFe® 4.5 with SA Certification

Develop a skillset that’s in demand worldwide—and empower your enterprise to succeed in a disruptive marketplace—when you become a SAFe 4 Agilist (SA). During this two-day course, you’ll 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 at enterprise scale.  -> Details…

When Where Language State/Action
March 22nd – 23rd PEDCO Academy, Zurich, Switzerland German book
May 28th – 29th PEDCO Academy, Zurich, Switzerland German book
July 9th – 10th PEDCO Academy, Zurich, Switzerland German book
August 27th – 28th PEDCO Academy, Zurich, Switzerland German book
October 22nd – 23rd PEDCO Academy, Zurich, Switzerland German book
November 19th – 20th PEDCO Academy, Zurich, Switzerland German book

SAFe® 4.5 for Teams with SP Certification

Build your skills as a high-performing team member of an Agile Release Train (ART)—and learn how to collaborate effectively with other teams—when you become a SAFe® 4 Practitioner (SP). During this two-day course, you will gain an in-depth understanding of the ART, how it delivers value, and what you can do to effectively perform your role using Scrum, Kanban, and XP. -> Details…

When Where Language State/Action
March 26th – 27th PEDCO Academy, Zurich, Switzerland German book
May 24th – 25th PEDCO Academy, Zurich, Switzerland German book
July 11th – 12th PEDCO Academy, Zurich, Switzerland German book
August 29th – 30th PEDCO Academy, Zurich, Switzerland German book
October 24th – 25th PEDCO Academy, Zurich, Switzerland German book
November 21th – 22th PEDCO Academy, Zurich, Switzerland German book

Lean Agile – Workshops

Specific topics around lean-agile development are our passion. Areas like Governance, Compliance, Human Resources, Portfolio Management, Architecture, Product Development and many more will be covered step-by-step.

Lean-Agile Compliance Workshop

This two-day workshop will discuss concepts, risks and possible solutions on how to reach compliance and still use the benefits of scaled agile systems development as propagated by the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe). You will learn how to systematically reach compliance on a given internal or external reference model and how to use existing process assets (like SOP’s) to achieve lean-agile compliance to reference frameworks like ISO standards or SPICE Assessments in your company. This is the foundation that will support the growth of your processes for building complex cyber-physical systems – from teams to enterprise – simple to complex. -> Details…

When Where Language State/Action
June 7th – 8th PEDCO Academy, Zurich, Switzerland English book
July 5th – 6th PEDCO Academy, Zurich, Switzerland English book
September 27th – 28th PEDCO Academy, Zurich, Switzerland English book
November 5th – 6th PEDCO Academy, Zurich, Switzerland German book

Lean-Agile Process Engineering Workshop

This two-day workshop will discuss concepts, risks and possible solutions on how to organize, design, process and manage process engineering in an agile environment. As it is stated in the agile manifesto: ‘individuals and interactions over processes and tools.’; in large scale companies building the most important systems, people, knowledge and auditable processes are usually a given and a prerequisite to even stay in business. -> Details…

When Where Language State/Action
April 9th – 10th PEDCO Academy, Zurich, Switzerland German book
June 4th – 5th PEDCO Academy, Zurich, Switzerland English book
July 2nd – 3rd PEDCO Academy, Zurich, Switzerland German book
September 17th – 18th PEDCO Academy, Zurich, Switzerland English book
October 29th – 28th PEDCO Academy, Zurich, Switzerland German book