SAFe for Government

An exclusive SAFe Course for government agencies

Training Level: Agile Leadership

Course: SAFe For Government

Applying Lean-Agile Practices In The Public Sector With SAFe

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 5.1 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

Course Outline

  • Advancing Lean-Agile in Government
  • Embracing a Lean-Agile Mindset
  • Understanding SAFe Principles
  • Creating High-Performing Teams and Programs
  • Planning with Cadence and Synchronization
  • Supporting Program Execution
  • Mapping the Path to Agency/Program Agility
  • Leading Successful Change

SAFe for Government course outline

Modes of Training

  • Customized on-site training

Who is this course for?

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

Learning Objectives

  • 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

Certification Details

Name: SAFe® 5.1 Government Practitioner
Certifying Body: Scaled Agile, Inc
Fees: Included in course fees. Must complete test within 30 days of course completion.
Exam Format: Multiple Choice
Exam Delivery: Online
Exam Access: Participants can access the exam using the SAFe Community Platform upon completion of the SAFe Agilist course.
Exam Duration: 90 minutes
Number of Questions: 45
Passing Score: 32 out of 45 (71%)
Language: English
Exam Retake: Each retake attempt costs $50. 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.
Certification Renewal: SAFe® 5.1 Government Practitioner certification needs to be renewed annually. Renewal fee is $100.
PDUs and SEUs: 15 PDUs/SEUs


Training Options

Customized on-site training

  • Great for Private training for a Team
  • Program customized to meet your current Agile situation
  • Real-World case study
  • No location constraint
  • Group discounts, flexible approach
  • Multiple teams can be trained together

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