Certified SAFe Training

As Scaled Agile partners, we focus our training offerings on the official certified courses offered through the Scaled Agile Academy. These courses are centrally updated to maintain alignment to the framework and are accompanied by an examination and certification model. Contact us at training@contextmatters.com.au to arrange a private class or to register your interest in a public class.

Implementing SAFe 4.0 with SPC4 certifcation

This is a 4-day course originally intended for Agile coaches and consultants assisting clients with SAFe implementations.  Since it was introduced, the audience has evolved to include representatives from organisations adopting SAFe, in particular Release Train Engineers.  Those who attend and pass the exam are certified as “SPC”. Those who seek this certification tend to be a mix of consultants, members of “Agile Centres of Excellence” and key leaders in SAFe implementations.  Primary motivations for organisations to certify people to this level include achieving self-sufficiency for training and reducing reliance on external SAFe consultants for implementation. Click here to register for our upcoming Public Course.

SAFe® Release Train Engineer with RTE certification

In this advanced three-day workshop, you will gain an in-depth understanding of the role and responsibilities of a Release Train Engineer (RTE) in the SAFe enterprise. Through experiential learning, you will learn how to facilitate and enable end-to-end value delivery through Agile Release Trains (ARTs) and value streams. You will also learn how to build a high-performing ART by becoming a servant leader and coach, and how to plan and execute a Program Increment (PI) planning event, the primarily enabler of alignment throughout all levels of a SAFe organization. Scaled Agile’s SAFe Release Train Engineer exam maintains rigorous quality standards ensuring that those who have earned the certification are well prepared to effectively fulfill their role in a SAFe enterprise. Make sure to read the Certification Information below.

Leading SAFe® 4.0 with SA Certification

This two-day course teaches the Lean-Agile principles and practices of the Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe®). You’ll learn how to execute and release value through Agile Release Trains, how to build an Agile Portfolio, and how to lead a Lean-Agile transformation at enterprise scale. You will gain an understanding of the Lean-Agile mindset and how to apply the principles and practices of SAFe to support Agile teams, programs, program portfolio management, and to coordinate large Value Streams. Attending the class prepares you to take the exam and become a certified SAFe® Agilist (SA).

SAFe® for Teams (aka SAFe ScrumXP) with SP Certification

This two-day course teaches teams who are in a scaled agile environment how to work in an Agile environment using Scrum, Kanban, and XP. The teams will learn how to become Agile Teams, build their backlog, and plan and execute iterations. Agile teams learn about Agile Release Trains and how their role in it, planning, executing, and improving with other teams. This class prepares teams to run a Program Increment (PI), including all meetings at the Team and Program level with a specific focus on the upcoming PI planning. Attending the class prepares participants to take the exam and become a certified SAFe®Practitioner (SP).

SAFe® 4.0 Scrum Master with SSM Certification

SAFe Scrum MasterIn this two-day course, you’ll gain an understanding of  the role of Scrum Master in a SAFe enterprise. Unlike traditional Scrum Master training that focuses on the fundamentals of team-level Scrum, the SAFe 4.0 Scrum Master course explores the role of Scrum in the context of the entire enterprise, and prepares you to successfully plan and execute the Program Increment (PI), the primary enabler of alignment throughout all levels of a SAFe organization. This includes learning the key components of scaled Agile development, how Scrum is facilitated throughout the enterprise, and how to execute iteration planning. You’ll also discover how to build high performing Agile teams by becoming a servant leader and coach, and how to coach those teams to deliver the maximum business value that is achievable through SAFe. The SSM certification signifies that you are prepared to perform the role of Scrum Master in a SAFe environment, increasing your value to teams and organizations that are implementing SAFe.

SAFe® 4.0 Advanced Scrum Master Course with SASM Certification

This two-day course prepares existing Scrum Masters to take a leadership role in facilitating Agile team, program, and enterprise success in a SAFe® implementation. The course covers facilitation of cross-team interactions in support of program execution and relentless improvement. It enhances the Scrum paradigm with an introduction to scalable engineering and DevOps practices; the application of Kanban to facilitate the flow of value; and supporting interactions with architects, product management, and other critical stakeholders in the larger program and enterprise contexts. The course offers actionable tools for building high-performing teams and explores practical ways of addressing Agile and Scrum anti-patterns in the enterprise. Attending the class prepares you to take the exam and become a certified SAFe® Advanced Scrum Master (SASM). Attendees of the SAFe® ASM course are required to have one of the following certificates: Certified ScrumMaster® (CSM),  Professional Scrum Master (PSM) or SAFe Practitioner (SP).

SAFe® 4.0 Product Manager/Product Owner with PMPO Certification

In this two-day course, you will learn how the roles of Product Manager, Product Owner, Solution Manager, and Epic Owner drive the delivery of value in the SAFe enterprise. You’ll get an overview of the Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe®), the Lean-Agile mindset, and an understanding of how the Product Manager and Product Owner roles operate in the enterprise to drive the delivery of value. Finally, you will get an in-depth understanding of the specific activities, tools, and mechanics used to effectively deliver value to the enterprise. Attending the class prepares you to take the exam and become a certified SAFe® PM/PO (PMPO). Leading SAFe® 4.0 is a recommended prerequisite for students planning to attend this course.

Extreme Leadership Workshop

Based on the work of best-selling leadership author, Steve Farber, the Extreme Leadership Workshop explores the key tenets of Farber’s work—LEAP: Cultivating Love, Generating Energy, Inspiring Audacity, and Providing Proof—and techniques to apply them to personal and professional leadership challenges. The Extreme Leadership Workshop is for anyone who—regardless of your position or title—aspires to gain more success in business and beyond by learning how elevate yourself and others to unprecedented levels of achievement and fulfilment.

Training from the BACK of the Room!

In the two-day program, you explore how the human brain really learns, which is very different from traditional assumptions about learning. And you experience the most current “cognitive neuroscience”  – the brain science behind all effective instructional design and human learning. During the class, you practice six powerful learning principles based on the best of brain science, then you apply these principles every time you train, teach, or coach others. You collect dozens of interactive instructional strategies you can use with any topic and any group of learners. And you also receive a 55-page workbook that is only available with this program, as well as copies of Sharon’s best-selling books: ”Training from the BACK of the Room!” and “Using Brain Science to Make Training Stick.”

Contact us at training@contextmatters.com.au or on 1300 906 910 to discuss your in-house training needs.