Leading SAFe® training with SAFe® Agilist certification from KPMG in India is a two day course which will help participants gain knowledge in the concepts of Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe®). The course aims to provide leaders of a Lean-Agile change initiative to develop a Lean-Agile Mindset and apply the principles effectively in their projects.

The objectives of Leading SAFe® training are as follows, to:

  • Apply SAFe to scale Lean and Agile development in the enterprise
  • Recognise and apply a Lean-Agile Mindset and principles
  • Continuously explore, integrate, deploy, and release value
  • Empower with a Lean Portfolio
  • Coordinate the development of large solutions
  • Enhance Lean-Agile leadership skills
  • Support a Lean-Agile transformation in an enterprise.

Duration of course: Two days

Training Location:

  • KPMG Office, Maruthi Infotech Center, Koramangala, Bengaluru

Date and time

  • Date: 22-23 November 2018
  • Time: 9.30 a.m. - 5.30 p.m.

Leading SAFe® 4.5 course outline:

  • Introducing SAFe
    • SAFE definition
    • SAFE core values
    • Implementation roadmap
    • Achieving business results
  • Embracing a lean agile mindset
    • SAFE House of Lean
    • Purpose of SAFe
    • Agile manifesto
    • Agile principles
  • Understanding SAFE principles
    • SAFe principles
    • Economic framework
    • Systems thinking
    • Optimize full value stream
    • Assuming variability and preserve options
    • Phase gate milestones
    • Objective milestones
    • Iterate to optimum solution
    • U-curve optimization
    • Cadence and Synchronization
    • Decentralize decision
  • Experiencing PI planning
    • ART
    • Value streams
    • Building cross functional agile teams
    • Agile teams power the train
    • Program roles
    • PI planning
    • Estimating stories
    • PI planning agenda
    • Architecture and UX briefing
    • Planning guidance
    • Aligning to mission with PI objectives
    • Predictability with stretch objectives
    • Capacity based planning
    • Management review and problem solving
    • Planning adjustments
    • Building the final plan
    • Program risk
    • Planning meeting retro
    • Integrated PI objectives
  • Exploring Executing and Releasing value
    • Program events
    • ART sync
    • Continuous Delivery Pipeline
    • Continuous Exploration
    • Roadmap creates outlines
    • Elaborate features with Lean UX
    • Benefit hypothesis
    • WSJF
    • Cost of delay components
    • Architectural Runway
    • Emergent, Intentional architecture
    • Continuously Integrate stories and features
    • Demo full system increment
    • Continuous Deployment - DevOps
    • Continuous lean flow of value
    • Measure everything
    • Release-ability and recovery
    • Additional activities release
    • Innovation Planning
    • Inspect and adapt
    • PI system demo
    • Program performance reporting
    • PI predictability measure
    • Problem solving workshop
  • Leading the lean agile enterprise
    • Leadership
    • Successful change management
    • New product development game
    • Built in instability
    • Intrinsic motivation
    • Leadership types
  • Empowering a lean portfolio
    • Lean Portfolio Management
    • Fund value streams
    • Cost center budgeting problem
    • Lean agile budgeting
    • Empowering ART content authority
    • Large initiatives requiring LPM approval
    • Lean start-up
    • Epic hypothesis template
    • Govern epic flow with portfolio Kanban
    • Forecast predictably
    • Estimating Epic in SAFe
    • Fiscal governance
  • Building large solutions
    • Solution train
    • Supplier
    • Customer inseparable from development
    • Pre and post PI planning
    • Pre planning structure
    • Solution training management review and problem solving
    • Post planning structure
    • Solution demo with solution integration
    • Solution train inspect and adapt
    • Solution and solution context
    • Capabilities describe solution behaviours
    • Capture knowledge and solution intent
    • Compliance documents.

Course deliverables

  • Classroom training for two days
  • Training material and exercises by Scaled Agile Institute
  • 16 PDUs
  • One SAFe® Agilist Certification Examination attempt

Who should attend?

Leading SAFe ® training course is designed for meeting the requirements of the following audience:

  • Software project and programme managers who wish to practice agile in their projects
  • Software developers and testers who wishes to gain knowledge on agile practice
  • Process group (e.g. EPG, SEPG, QA) members
  • Potential sponsors of process improvement activities
  • Students of software engineering and project management.

Mode of training

Classroom training

Leading SAFe ® training would be conducted in a workshop mode with several exercises and case studies.


Payment can be made by the way of cheque or demand draft drawn in favour of 'KPMG', payable at Bengaluru. Online transfer payment mode is also available. Please contact us for details.

Note: This training can be customised and delivered in your organisation for a batch size of 10 or more participants. Please get in touch with us for the details. This training will also be scheduled in other cities such as Chennai, Hyderabad, Mumbai and Gurgaon. Please contact us for the scheduled dates for your preferred location.

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