SAFe® for Government

Training SAFe® for Government2019-02-07T16:11:20+01:00

SAFe® for Government

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, you 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.

You will gain an understanding of the Lean-Agile mindset and why it’s an essential foundation for transformation. You will 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. You will also learn how specific leadership behaviors can drive successful organizational change, even in government.

Audience

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)

Learning Objectives

After attending the class, 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 the 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
  • Supporting program execution
  • Mapping the path to an agency and program agility
  • Leading successful change

Pre-requisites

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

TRAINING DURATION
2 Days

ASSOCIATED CERTIFICATION
SAFe® Government Practitioner

PARTICIPANTS
There is a maximum of twelve and a minimum of four participants per class.

LANGUAGE
German or English, Training Material in English

PRICE (Delivery in Switzerland, Public or In-House)
CHF 1’800 incl. VAT / Participant
CHF 14’400 incl. VAT / In-House Course

IN-HOUSE COURSE ON REQUEST
Based on your specific requirements we organize this training as your individual company in-house course. Get in touch to discuss all potential options and its cost at courses@pedco.eu.

NEXT PUBLIC COURSES

  • Date: April 9-10, 2019
  • Day 1: 09:00 – 18:00
  • Day 2: 08:30 – 17:30
  • Location: PEDCO Academy, Zurich
  • Language: German, Training Material in English
  • Price: CHF 1’800 incl. VAT / Participant
  • Date: May 27-28, 2019
  • Day 1: 09:00 – 18:00
  • Day 2: 08:30 – 17:30
  • Location: PEDCO Academy, Zurich
  • Language: German, Training Material in English
  • Price: CHF 1’800 incl. VAT / Participant
  • Date: August 19-20, 2019
  • Day 1: 09:00 – 18:00
  • Day 2: 08:30 – 17:30
  • Location: PEDCO Academy, Zurich
  • Language: German, Training Material in English
  • Price: CHF 1’800 incl. VAT / Participant
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