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The purpose of this group is to bring the SAFe professionals to connect with each other face-to-face, exchange best practices, and gain knowledge of SAFe in a local setting. Whenever possible, SAFe experts attend or speak at these sessions to further enable learning and sharing.

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SAFe DevOps - Virtual Instructor Led Training
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This two-day course provides a comprehensive overview for understanding the DevOps skills needed to accelerate time-to-market
Summary

This two-day course provides a comprehensive overview for understanding the DevOps skills
needed to accelerate time-to-market by improving the flow of value through the Continuous
Delivery Pipeline. You will map the current value stream through the delivery pipeline from idea
to cash, and identify practices that will eliminate bottlenecks to flow. The course will build an
understanding of the complete flow of value from Continuous Exploration to Continuous
Integration, Continuous Deployment, and Release on Demand.

Who Will Benefit?

All members of an Agile Release Train
Development Managers, Engineering Managers
Configuration Managers, Release Managers
Development Leads, Developers, UI/UX Developers
Infrastructure Architects, System Architects
Product Managers, Product Owners
System Administrators, DBAs, InfoSec
QA Managers, Testers
Release Train Engineers, Scrum Masters
Topics Covered

Introducing DevOps
Mapping your Continuous Delivery Pipeline
Gaining alignment with Continuous Exploration
Building quality with Continuous Integration
Reducing time-to-market with Continuous Deployment
Delivering Business Value with Release on Demand
Taking action
What you’ll learn

After attending the class, attendees should be able to:

Explain how DevOps enables strategic business objectives
Apply a CALMR approach to DevOps to avoid automating broken processes
Understand how successful DevOps requires continuous exploration, continuous integration,
continuous deployment, and the ability to release to end users on demand
Incorporate continuous testing and continuous security into the delivery pipeline
Use value-stream mapping to measure flow and identify bottlenecks in the end-to-end delivery
process
Select DevOps skills and tools strategically for the fastest, most compelling results
Prioritize DevOps solutions and investments for greatest economic benefit
Design and implement a multi-phased DevOps transformation plan tailored to their organization
Work with all roles and levels in the organization to continually optimize the value stream
Prerequisites

All are welcome to attend the course without prior knowledge.

What You Get

Class registration includes:

Attendee workbook
Preparation and eligibility to take the exam
One-year membership to the SAFe Community Platform
Certification of completion
SAFe DevOps Practitioner certification upon passing of exam
Attendees must attend both days of the course in order to qualify for the exam.

Annual Renewal

Certifications expire one year from the date of certification is earned.

Renewal fee: $100/year
Professional Development Units (PDUs) and Scrum
Education Units (SEUs)

You may be eligible to apply for 15 PDUs toward your continuing education requirements with
the Project Management Institute (PMI) for PMP, PgMP, and PMI-ACP certifications
You may be eligible to apply for SEUs under Category C, toward earning or renewing your CSP
through the Scrum Alliance

Leading SAFe® 5.0 (SA) Training- Virtual Instructor Led

During this two-day course, attendees will gain the knowledge necessary to lead a Lean-Agile enterprise by leveraging the Scaled Agile Frame
Description
This course will prepare you to achieve SAFe Agilist (SA) certification. During this two-day course, attendees will gain the knowledge necessary to lead a Lean-Agile enterprise by leveraging the Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe®), and its underlying principles derived from Lean, systems thinking, Agile development, product development flow, and DevOps. They will discuss the five competencies needed to become a Lean Enterprise. They will also learn and practice the skills for supporting and executing PI Planning events, and coordinating multiple Agile Release Trains (ARTs).
Attendees will gain an understanding of the Lean-Agile mindset, why it’s so effective in today’s adapt-or-die marketplace, and what it means to lead a Lean-Agile transformation. They’ll also learn how to build and support Agile teams and programs, empower a Lean Portfolio, build a Continuous Delivery Pipeline and DevOps culture, and coordinate large solutions. They will develop a skillset that’s in demand worldwide—and empower their enterprises to succeed in a disruptive marketplace—when they become a SAFe® 5 Agilist (SA).
Attending the class prepares individuals to take the exam and become a certified SAFe® Agilist (SA)
Learning Goals
To perform the role of a SAFe® Agilist, attendees should be able to:Understand the Five Core Competencies of the Lean Enterprise Become a Lean-thinking manager-teacher Apply the values and principles of a Lean-Agile Mindset Apply SAFe’s Lean and Agile principles to the roles and practices of SAFe Create high-performing teams by establishing mission and purpose Lead the transformation with the SAFe Implementation Roadmap Support PI Planning and the events associated with successful Program execution Drive Release on Demand with the Continuous Delivery Pipeline Establish alignment and execution with Strategic Themes and Lean Portfolio ManagementCoordinate multiple Agile Release Trains and suppliers with a Solution TrainTopics Covered
Introducing the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe)Becoming a Lean-Agile LeaderEstablishing Team and Technical AgilityExperiencing Program Increment (PI) PlanningReleasing on Demand with DevOpsBuilding Business Solutions and Lean SystemsImplementing Lean Portfolio ManagementLeading the transformationWhat Attendees Gets
The class registration includes:Attendee workbookPreparation and eligibility to take the SAFe® 5 Agilist examOne year membership to the SAFe Community PlatformCourse certificate of completionAttendees must attend both days of the course in order to be eligible for the exam
Who will benefit?
The following individuals will benefit from this course:
Executives and Leaders, Managers, Directors, CIOs, and VPsDevelopment, QA, and Infrastructure ManagementProgram and Project ManagersProduct and Product Line ManagementPortfolio Managers, PMO, and Process LeadsEnterprise, System, and Solution Architects
Prerequisites
All 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 Agilist (SA) certification exam:5+ years’ experience in software development, testing, business analysis, product, or project managementExperience in ScrumSAFe Certification Kit
Attendees who pass the certification exam will receive:SAFe Agilist certificateA SAFe 4 Agilist digital badge to promote your accomplishment onlineA one-year certified membership as a SAFe Agilist, which includes access to the SA Community of PracticeA SAFe Agilist certification usage guide with SA certification marksAccess to a variety of learning resources to support certified professionals during their SAFe journeyExam Details
Name: SAFe 5 Agilist ExamFormat: Multiple ChoiceDelivery: Web-based (single-browser), closed book, no outside assistance, timedAccess: Candidates can access the exam within the SAFe Community Platform upon completion of the Leading SAFe courseDuration: Once the exam begins, candidates have 90 minutes (1.5 hours) to complete the examNumber of Questions: 45Passing Score: 34 out of 45 (75% passing score)Cancellation Policy
Full refunds will be issued for cancellations made more than 7 days from the start of the course. For cancellations less than 7 days prior to course start, registrants may contact us to change their registration to another offering.All ​classes are not guaranteed to make. Classes can be cancelled due to low enrollment or any unforeseen reason. The Macro Agile Solutions is not responsible for any kind of reimbursements for travel expenses due to cancelled classes. We recommend that you contact us ([masked] ) for course status before booking any travel accommodations. In the event a class is cancelled by Macro Agile Solutions, all ticket holders are entitled to a full refund for their ticket purchase.

SAFe® Advanced Scrum Master Certification- Virtual Instructor Led Class

Prepare to step into a SAFe® leadership role— and learn how to facilitate Agile team, program, and enterprise success
Summary

Prepare to step into a SAFe® leadership role— and learn how to facilitate Agile team, program,
and enterprise success—by becoming a SAFe® 5 Advanced Scrum Master (SASM).

This two-day course prepares current Scrum Masters for their leadership role in facilitating Agile
team, program, and enterprise success in a SAFe implementation. Explore facilitation of
cross team interactions in support of program execution and relentless improvement. Expand 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. Learn actionable tools for building high
performing teams and explore practical ways of addressing Agile and Scrum anti-patterns in the
enterprise.

Who Will Benefit?

Existing Scrum Masters
Team leaders, project managers, and others who have assumed the role of an Agile Team
facilitator in a SAFe or enterprise Agile context
Engineering and development managers who are responsible for Agile execution and coaching
teams, including teams of teams
Agile coaches
Agile Program Managers
Prospective Release Train Engineers
Topics Covered

Exploring the Scrum Master role in the SAFe enterprise
Applying SAFe Principles: A Scrum Master’s perspective
Exploring Agile and Scrum anti-patterns
Facilitating program execution
Improving flow with Kanban and XP
Building high-performing teams
Improving program performance with Inspect and Adapt
Prerequisites

All are welcome to attend the course, regardless of experience. However, having one or more of
the following certifications is highly recommended for those who intend to take the SAFe® 5
Advanced Scrum Master (SASM) certification exam:

SAFe 5 Scrum Master (SSM) certification
Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) certification
Professional Scrum Master (PSM) certification
What you’ll learn

To perform the role of a SAFe® Advanced Scrum Master, you should be able to:

Apply SAFe principles to facilitation, enablement, and coaching in a multi-teamenvironment
Build a high-performing team and foster relentless improvement at scale
Address Agile and Scrum anti-patterns
Support the adoption of engineering practices, DevOps, and Agile architecture
Learn to apply Kanban and Extreme Programming (XP) frameworks to optimize flow and
improve the team’s work
Facilitate program planning, execution, and delivery of end-to-end systems value
Support learning through participation in communities of practice and innovation cycles
What You Get

Class registration includes:

Printed workbook
Preparation and eligibility to take the SAFe® 5 Advanced Scrum Master (ASM) exam
One-year membership to the SAFe Community Platform
Certification of completion
Attendees must attend both days of the course in order to qualify for the exam.

Annual Renewal

Certifications expire one year from the date of certification is earned.

Renewal fee: $100/year
Professional Development Units (PDUs) and Scrum
Education Units (SEUs)

You may be eligible to apply for 15 PDUs toward your continuing education requirements with
the Project Management Institute (PMI) for PMP, PgMP, and PMI-ACP certifications
You may be eligible to apply for SEUs under Category C, toward earning or renewing your CSP
through the Scrum Alliance

SAFe 5.0 Product Owner/Product Manager with Certification- Virtual

Summary
Develop the skillsets needed to guide the delivery of value in a Lean Enterprise by becoming a SAFe® 5.0 Product Owner/Product Manag
SAFe Product Owner/Product Manager

Delivering value through effective Program Increment execution

With SAFe®5 Product Owner/Product Manager Certification

Summary

Develop the skillsets needed to guide the delivery of value in a Lean Enterprise by becoming a
SAFe® 5.0 Product Owner/Product Manager (POPM).

During this two-day course, attendees gain an in-depth understanding of how to effectively
perform their role in the Agile Release Train (ART) as it delivers value through Program
Increments. Attendees explore how to apply Lean thinking to decompose Epics into Features
and Stories, refine Features and Stories, manage Program and Team backlogs, and plan and
execute Iterations and Program Increments. Attendees also discover how the Continuous
Delivery Pipeline and DevOps culture contribute to the relentless improvement of the ART.

Who Will Benefit?

The following individuals will benefit from this course:

• Product Owners, Product Managers, Product Line Managers, Business Owners, and Business
Analysts

• Solution Managers, Portfolio Managers, Program Managers, and members of the LACE

• Enterprise, Solution, and System Architects

Topics Covered

• Becoming a Product Owner/Product Manager in the SAFe enterprise

• Preparing for PI Planning

• Leading PI Planning

• Executing Iterations

• Executing the Program Increment

• Becoming a Certified SAFe® Product Owner/Product Manager

What you’ll learn

To perform the role of a SAFe® Product Owner/Product Manager, attendees should be able to:

• Articulate the Product Owner and Product Manager roles

• Connect SAFe Lean-Agile principles and values to the PO/PM roles

• Decompose Epics into Features and decompose Features into Stories

• Manage Program and Team backlogs

• Collaborate with Agile teams in estimating and forecasting work

• Represent Customer needs in Program Increment Planning

• Execute the Program Increment and deliver continuous value

Prerequisites

All 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 Product

Owner/Product Manager (POPM) certification exam:

• Attend a Leading SAFe® course

• Experience working in a SAFe environment

• Experience with Lean, Agile, or other relevant certifications

What You Get

Class registration includes:

• Attendee workbook

• Preparation and eligibility to take the exam

• One-year membership to the SAFe Community Platform

• Certification of completion

• SAFe 5 Product Owner/Product Manager certification upon passing of exam

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

Annual Renewal

Certifications expire one year from the date of certification is earned.

• Renewal fee: $295/year

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

• You may be eligible to apply for 15 PDUs toward your continuing education requirements with

the Project Management Institute (PMI) for PMP, PgMP, and PMI-ACP certifications

• You may be eligible to apply for SEUs under Category C, toward earning or renewing your CSP
through the Scrum Alliance

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Next Gen Scrum Master Webinar (Free)

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