IIBA CDUs: 14 Prerequisites: None. Audience: This course was developed for students with a foundational knowledge of agile and SAFe processes and principles. We recommend this course for anyone working in a scaled agile environment, but it is especially helpful for product owners, business analysts, product managers, scrum masters, architects, shared services managers, project managers, program managers, PMO managers, initiative/ epic owners, DevOps managers, systems analysts, or any other team member involved with the planning of an agile project.
In this course, we will level-set your multi-team framework and identify areas where implementing the framework may be too heavy. Then we will work through intensive case studies to apply SAFe concepts and identify healthy habits in a scaled agile culture. During these case study activities, we will address your issues as we walk through the team, program, and portfolio level activities.
- You’ve taken an introduction to SAFe class.
- You’ve started implementing SAFe.
- One of your team members has been SAFe certified.
Regardless of where you are in the implementation process, you need to make the process work for your organization. The beauty of agile is its flexibility and focus on lean processes and the concept of “just enough”. This core concept doesn’t need to be forgotten when scaling agile in your organization. This course will answer the question, “How much SAFe does your organization need?”
Learning how to go agile and do analysis in agile is one thing (hopefully, you took our Agile Business Analysis course), but scaling agile in a medium to large organization is another effort entirely. As simple as the agile methodology wants to be, it can get complicated when you bring multiple teams into the mix. The Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) is a specific approach to scaling and structuring agile by helping teams manage dependencies and risk through coordination and communication at the program and portfolio level.