DULLES, VA - Implementing SAFe® 5.0 with SPC Certification

Mon Nov 09 2020 at 08:30 am to Thu Nov 12 2020 at 04:30 pm
Executive Conference and Training Center Dulles, 22685 Holiday Park Drive, Sterling, United States

Executive Conference and Training Center Dulles, 22685 Holiday Park Drive, Sterling, United States

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Agile Big Picture LLC
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During this four-day course, attendees will learn how to lead a Lean-Agile transformation by leveraging the practices and principles of the Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe®), as well as the five core competencies of the Lean Enterprise. Attendees will also gain insights and practice how to coach programs, launch Agile Release Trains, build a Continuous Delivery Pipeline with DevOps culture, and a Lean Portfolio. The first two days of the course—Leading SAFe®—will provide them with the basis to teach SAFe to leaders. The final two days focus exclusively on what it takes to successfully implement SAFe in the enterprise.

Becoming a Certified SAFe® 5.0 Program Consultant (SPC), and becoming a change agent, will enable attendees to coach and guide the enterprise to succeed in a disruptive marketplace and empower them to implement a Lean-Agile SAFe transformation.

Attending the class prepares individuals to take the exam and become a Certified SAFe® 5.0 Program Consultant (SPC) 

Learning Goals

To perform the role of a SAFe® Program Consultant (SPC), attendees should be able to:

Lead an enterprise Lean-Agile transformation

Implement the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe)

Empower with a Lean Portfolio

Align the organization to a common language and way of working

Perform Value Stream identification

Launch and support Agile Release Trains, and coordinate Large Solutions

Build and execute an implementation rollout strategy

Configure the Framework for a specific enterprise context

Train managers and executives in Leading SAFe®

Continue their learning journey and become enabled to train other SAFe roles in the enterprise

Topics Covered

Leading SAFe® – Days 1 and 2

Introducing the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe)

Becoming a Lean-Agile Leader

Creating High-Performing Teams and Programs

Experiencing Program Increment (PI) Planning

Releasing on Demand with DevOps

Building Business Solutions and Lean Systems

Implementing Lean Portfolio Management

Implementing SAFe® – Days 3 and 4

Reaching the SAFe Tipping Point

Designing the Implementation

Launching an ART

Coaching ART Execution

Extending to the Portfolio

Sustaining and Improving

Becoming a SAFe 5.0 Program Consultant (SPC)

What Attendees Get

The class registration includes:

Attendee workbook

Preparation and eligibility to take the SAFe 5.0 Program Consultant (SPC) exam

One-year membership to the SAFe Community Platform

Course certificate of completion

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

Who will benefit?

This course is intended for those who will be materially and directly involved in a SAFe implementation. This includes practitioners, change agents, and consultants responsible for implementing Agile programs and portfolios as part of an enterprise Lean-Agile change initiative. Attendees typically include:

Professional Services Consultants

Internal Change Agents, Lean-Agile Center for Excellence (LACE) participants, Agile Working Groups

Business and Technology Executives, Leaders, Managers, and Directors

Portfolio Managers and Fiduciaries, Project/Program Management Office (PMO) personnel

Development, QA, and IT Managers

Program and Project Managers

Product and Product Line Managers

Process Leads and Lifecycle Governance personnel

Enterprise, System, and Solution Architects


All stakeholders in a Lean-Agile transformation are welcome to attend the course, regardless of experience.

However, the following prerequisites are highly recommended for those who intend to take the SAFe® 5.0 Program Consultant exam and practice as a Certified SAFe® 5.0 Program Consultant (SPC):

5+ years of experience in software development, testing, business analysis, product, or project management

3+ years of experience in Agile

One or more relevant Agile certifications

SAFe Certification Kit

Attendees who pass the exam will receive:

SAFe® Program Consultant (SPC) certificate

A SAFe® 5.0 Program Consultant digital badge to promote your accomplishment online

A one-year certified membership as a Certified SAFe®Program Consultant, which includes access to the SPC Community of Practice

A SAFe® Program Consultant certification usage guide with SPC certification marks

Access to online Trainer Enablement plans to qualify to teach and certify others in Leading SAFe® (SA), SAFe® for Government (SGP), SAFe® Product Owner/Product Manager (POPM), SAFe® Scrum Master (SSM), SAFe® Advanced Scrum Master (SASM), SAFe® DevOps (SDP), SAFe® Agile Software Engineering (ASE), SAFe® for Teams (SP), and SAFe® Release Train Engineer (RTE).*   *You must be a certified RTE and an SPC to teach the RTE course, and only Gold Partner SPCTs can qualify to teach the RTE course in a public environment.

Access to a variety of learning resources to support certified professionals during and throughout their SAFe journey

Annual Renewal

Certificates expire one year from the date the certification is earned.

Renewal fee is $895

Exam Details

Exam name – SAFe 5.0 Program Consultant Exam.

Exam format – Multiple choice.

Exam delivery – Web-based (single-browser), closed book, no outside assistance, timed.

Exam access – Candidates can access the exam within the SAFe Community Platform upon completion of the Implementing SAFe course.

Exam duration – Once the exam begins, candidates have 120 minutes (2 hours) to complete the exam.

Number of questions – 60.

More Exam Details

Passing score – 45 out of 60 (75% pass rate).

Language – English.

Exam cost – First exam attempt is included as part of the course registration fee if the exam is taken within 30 days of course completion. Each retake attempt costs $250.

Retake policy – Second attempt on exam (first retake) can be done immediately after first attempt. Third attempt requires a 10-day wait. Fourth attempt requires a 30-day wait. Contact support | scaledagile ! com for any retake questions.

Professional Development Units (PDUs) and Scrum Education Units (SEUs)

Attendees may be eligible to apply for 30 PDUs toward their continuing education requirements with the Project Management Institute (PMI) for PMP, PgMP, and PMI-ACP certifications.

Attendees may be eligible to apply for SEUs under Category C, toward earning or renewing their CSP through Scrum Alliance.


Michael Casey - ABP Founder & President, SPCT

With over 30 years experience in software development, Michael has helped both large and small organizations transform to agile practices since the mid 2000s. A hands on coach/instructor, Michael draws on several decades experience building large scale applications in banking, finance and education. Providing both Scrum and SAFe©  training in both public and internal classes, Michael is passionate about helping individuals grow and helping organizations change to apply agile methodologies in ways which scale effectively.

Jered Case - VP of Technology, SPC

Drawing on his Complex IT background spanning many disciplines from Agile Development, DevOps and Analytics, Jered is experienced in leading, and mentoring complex organizations through difficult transformations. He has a demonstrated ability to be effective in high risk and time-sensitive environments with great attention to delivering with quality.

Agile Big Picture Cancellation Policy 

Attendee cancellations greater than two weeks before start of course are eligible for a refund (subject to a $250 processing charge). Should you need to cancel between 8-14 days before start of course, you may chose to transfer your seat to a course of equal or lesser value (or pay the difference in course cost). No refund or course transfers are offered within 7 days of course start, however you may transfer your seat to another person at any time up to start of course.

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