SAFe for Government

An exclusive SAFe Course for government agencies

The private sector has benefited from SAFe tools for a long time.  Lately, government agencies have also realized that they can build systems to serve people more efficiently by adopting Lean-Agile principles. However, the adoption of Lean-Agile best practices presents an altogether different set of challenges in the public sector context.

There are many complex issues in government programs such as legacy governance, organizational barrier, multi-vendor environments, etc. which make the transition challenging. SAFe version 5.0 includes special consideration for the government in the “SAFe for Government training” program.

This training program is focused on how to lay the foundation of Lean-Agile values, principles, and practices for government programs. The training helps strengthen the process and technical capabilities, which allow entities to create the systems or software that deliver government programs.

In this two-day training program, attendees will learn:

  • Principles and best practices of the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe)
  • To execute and release value through Agile Release Trains
  • To Lead a Lean-Agile transformation within government programs
  • The Lean-Agile mindset and why it’s an essential foundation for the transformation
  • To build high-performing, multi-vendor Agile teams to deliver government programs
  • To manage technology investments in Lean Flow, acquire solutions with Agile Contracting, launch the program, and plan and deliver value using SAFe

Modes of training

  • Customized on-site training

 Course Outline

SAFe for Government course outline

Target Audience

Any Government employees (full-time as well as a contractor) like,

  • Executives, Directors, branch chiefs
  • Managers of development, Engineering, QA, Architects, Operations, Support
  • Program and Project Managers
  • Program/Project Management Office (PMO)
  • ART and Engineering team member responsible for delivering the government programs

Exam details

Name: SAFe® 4 Government Practitioner Exam -or- SAFe® 5 Government Practitioner Exam
Exam format: Multiple choices, Multiple select
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 SAFe® Government Course
Exam duration: 1.5 hours (90 minutes) once the exam begins
Number of questions: 45 questions
Passing score: SGP4 = 33 out of 45 (73%);
SGP5 = 32 out of 45 (71%)
Language: English
Exam cost: First exam attempt is included as part of the course registration fee (within 30 days of course completion). Each retake attempt costs $50
Retake policy: Second attempt on the exam (first retake) can be done immediately after the first attempt. The third attempt requires a 10-day wait. The fourth attempt requires a 30-day wait

Contact for any retake questions

Training Options

On-site training is customized to your organization’s needs. It is one of the most cost-effective ways to expedite the organization’s learning and development goals. The other features of the training include:

  • Flexible approach
  • One or multiple teams trained together
  • Use of real-life project and case studies
  • Group discount
  • No location constraint
  • Proven training material

We customize our training to the organization’s needs in the following ways:

  • Research the teams and the projects that they are working on
  • Identify impediments and roadblocks in the ongoing project
  • Tailor the training content to the gaps we identify
  • Solicit feedback on case-studies before the training and customize the case-studies accordingly
  • Propose guidance in approaching issues and any unforeseen situations in the agile world


  • How a Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) contributes to a Lean-Agile mindset and DevOps culture in government programs
  • How to accelerate Lean-Agile transformations
  • Techniques to divide government programs into one or more Agile Release Trains (ARTs)
  • The application of SAFe principles to facilitate and coach within a multi-team environment
  • Management of cross-team dependencies, how to create high-performing teams and how to promote continuous improvements at scale
  • An in-depth explanation of iterations/sprint planning, backlog grooming, team, and system demos, and the iteration retrospective
  • Creating an Agile Software Engineering plan
  • Practical understanding of PI planning, ART teams’ sync-up, and SAFe artifacts
  • How to follow SAFe success patterns taken from existing government programs
  • The adaptation of technology strategy, budgeting & forecasting, acquisition, compliance, and governance processes to flow-based practices using emerging government guidelines
  • Large Solution coordination in a government and multi-vendor environment


  • Two-day training by a highly experienced certified instructor
  • Course materials from Scaled Agile
  • One-year membership to the SAFe Community Platform
  • Eligibility to take SAFe Agile Software Engineering exam (First attempt)
  • SAFe certification kit including a completion certificate and online badge to promote your accomplishment online
  • Basic phone and email support on any SAFe issues
  • Alumni discount on future courses offered by AgileTraining.Co