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Scaled agile Framework (Safe) Courses

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Overview

The Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe) is an online knowledge base of proven, integrated principles, practices, and competencies to implement Lean, Agile, and DevOps at scale.

The Big Picture graphic on scaledagileframework.com offers direct access to SAFe’s
extensive library of content. Each icon on this graphic links to a supporting article and related resources. The SAFe website also includes a variety of additional advanced-topic articles, downloads, presentations, videos, and a glossary translated into many languages.

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We are an Elite Team of “Scaled Agile Silver Partner” Coaches and Instructors here to guide you through your Scaled Agile certification.  We offer flexible options for SAFe Certification training as well as coaching and guidance with strategic planning at the lean portfolio, program Increment (ART) level, and with the implementation of SAFe best practices at the team level.  Each of our instructors has over 10 years of experience coaching and leading Agile Transformations and are working Agile practitioners.  This means that you are learning from someone who has “been there and done that”.

Each course includes study materials and the certification exam fee, and membership to the Scaled Agile Community for one year.

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Founder & CEO

Our founder, Debra Hildebrand, has over 20 years’ experience in project management; including consulting and training in the public and private sector and teaching in higher education. She is one of the architects for the Project Management Certification program at the University of Washington, where she received the Team Teaching Excellence Award. Additionally, she developed and currently teaches traditional and agile project management courses at Stanford University.  She is a certified SAFe Program Consultant (SPC 5.0), Project Management Professional (PMP), and has an MBA from Columbia Business School in New York, NY. 

Debra is a military spouse and volunteers as a board member for the Veteran Project Manager Mentor Alliance (VPMMA).  She believes that military experience has an elite value in the corporate environment and has partnered with Vets2PM to bring more veterans’ expertise to the Agile Community.

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Scrum Master

$1350 (32 Hours) Want to become an enterprise scrum master?

This two certificate pipeline trains you to be come a desireable hire for large companies employing or wanting to employ scaled agile methodologies. We consider this a great starting point for Veterans!

In this course, attendees gain an understanding of the role of a Scrum Master in a SAFe enterprise. Unlike traditional Scrum Master training that focuses on the fundamentals of team-level Scrum, the SAFe Scrum Master course explores the role of the Scrum Master in the context of the entire enterprise, and prepares attendees to successfully plan and execute the Program Increment (PI), the primary enabler of alignment throughout all levels of a SAFe organization. This includes learning the key components of Agile at scale development, how Scrum is facilitated throughout the enterprise, and how to execute Iteration Planning.

Attendees discover how to build high performing Agile teams by becoming a servant leader and coach, and how to coach those teams to deliver the maximum business value at scale. SAFe 5 Scrum Master (SSM) certification signifies that people are prepared to perform the role of Scrum Master in a SAFe environment, increasing their value to teams and organizations that are implementing SAFe.

This course prepares current Scrum Masters for their leadership role in facilitating the Agile team, program, and enterprise success in a Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe®) implementation.

The course covers the facilitation of cross-team interactions in support of program execution and relentless improvement. It enhances 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 in the larger program and enterprise contexts. The course also offers actionable tools for building high-performing teams and explores practical ways of addressing Agile and Scrum anti-patterns in the enterprise.

Release Train Engineer

$3850 (56 Hours) Ready to shape how products are integrated across an organization?

First, you get the two Scrum Certifications so you understand the teams you will be integrating. Next, you get the Release Train Engineer cert (that is three in-demand certifications)!

In this course, attendees gain an understanding of the role of a Scrum Master in a SAFe enterprise. Unlike traditional Scrum Master training that focuses on the fundamentals of team-level Scrum, the SAFe Scrum Master course explores the role of the Scrum Master in the context of the entire enterprise, and prepares attendees to successfully plan and execute the Program Increment (PI), the primary enabler of alignment throughout all levels of a SAFe organization. This includes learning the key components of Agile at scale development, how Scrum is facilitated throughout the enterprise, and how to execute Iteration Planning.

Attendees discover how to build high performing Agile teams by becoming a servant leader and coach, and how to coach those teams to deliver the maximum business value at scale. SAFe 5 Scrum Master (SSM) certification signifies that people are prepared to perform the role of Scrum Master in a SAFe environment, increasing their value to teams and organizations that are implementing SAFe.

This course prepares current Scrum Masters for their leadership role in facilitating the Agile team, program, and enterprise success in a Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe®) implementation.

The course covers the facilitation of cross-team interactions in support of program execution and relentless improvement. It enhances 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 in the larger program and enterprise contexts. The course also offers actionable tools for building high-performing teams and explores practical ways of addressing Agile and Scrum anti-patterns in the enterprise.

Facilitate and enable end-to-end value delivery through Agile Release Trains (ARTs)—and learn how to build a high-performing ART by becoming a servant leader and coach—when you become a SAFe® 5 Release Train Engineer (RTE).

During this course, gain an in-depth understanding of the role and responsibilities of a Release Train Engineer (RTE) in the SAFe enterprise. Through experiential learning, examine the RTE role in a Lean- Agile transformation. Learn how to facilitate ART processes and execution, coach leaders, teams, and Scrum Masters in new processes and mindsets. Explore how to prepare, plan, and execute a Program Increment (PI) planning event, the primary enabler of alignment throughout all levels of a SAFe organization.

Product Management

$4250 (64 Hours) Think you have what it takes to drive a product, business value, and organizational strategy?

This three certificate pipeline puts some of the most sought after certifications in your hand and make you day-1 ready for enterprise positions!

Develop the skillsets needed to guide the delivery of value in a Lean enterprise by becoming a SAFe® 5 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 to 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.

The Agile Product Management course harnesses the power of Design Thinking to develop innovative solutions with proven SAFe capabilities to execute on those visions. Learn the right mindset, skills, and tools to create successful products—from inception to retirement—using Agile techniques.

Recognize how Continuous Exploration fuels innovation and helps you define a vision, strategy, and roadmap to tap into new markets. Find out how to accelerate the product life cycle to get fast feedback and quickly deliver exceptional products and solutions that delight customers—all while aligning with your organization’s strategy, portfolio, evolving architecture, and solution intent.

Attendees explore how to apply Lean thinking to decompose Epics into Features and Stories, refine Features and Stories, manage Program and Team backlogs, and to 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.

In this workshop-style course, attendees gain the practical tools and techniques necessary to implement the Lean Portfolio Management functions of Strategy and Investment Funding, Agile Portfolio Operations and Lean Governance.

Participants in the course have the opportunity to capture the current and the future state of their portfolio with the Portfolio Canvas tool and identify important business initiatives for achieving the future state. Participants also explore methods to establish portfolio flow with the Portfolio Kanban and prioritize initiatives for maximum economic benefit. The course also provides insights on how to establish Value Stream Budgets and Lean Budget Guardrails and measure the Lean portfolio performance.

Technology Leadership

$4750 (80 Hours) Do you have IT Experience? Want to lead a tech team?

Four certifications, one pipeline, I think that says it all! If you have IT experience and you want to make a difference at scale check this out. 

During this course, attendees 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.

Participants in the class gain insights into mastering Business Agility in order to thrive in the competitive market. They discuss how to establish team and technical agility and organize and re-organize around the flow of value. They also learn and practice the skills for supporting and executing PI Planning events and coordinating multiple Agile Release Trains (ARTs). Participants in the class explore the importance of adopting a customer-centric mindset and design thinking approach to agile product delivery. Learners also develop an understanding for implementing a Lean Portfolio Management function in their enterprise.

The discipline of software engineering has evolved with the introduction of Lean-Agile and DevOps principles and practices. New skills and approaches help organizations deliver software-centric solutions faster, more predictably, and with higher quality.

During this three-day, workshop-oriented course, attendees learn the foundational principles and practices that make up the Agile Software Engineering discipline. Attendees learn how continuous flow of value delivery and built-in quality are enabled by modern practices including XP technical practices, Behavioral-Driven Development (BDD), and Test-Driven Development (TDD).

Attendees learn proven practices to detail, model, design, implement, verify, and validate stories in a SAFe Continuous Delivery Pipeline. They will know the practices that build quality into code (abstraction, encapsulation, intentional programming) and designs (SOLID, Design patterns). Attendees also understand how Software Engineering fits into the larger solution context and their role in collaborating on intentional architecture and DevOps.

To compete in a disruptive global market, every organization needs to deliver valuable technology solutions at the speed of business. This requires a shared DevOps mindset among all the people needed to define, build, test, deploy, and release software-driven systems—not just the engineers operating a CI/CD pipeline.

This is an interactive course helping people across technical, non-technical, and leadership roles work together to optimize their value stream from end to end. Attendees will learn what DevOps is, why it is important to every role, and design a continuous delivery pipeline that is tailored to their business. Attendees work in cross-functional teams to map their current state value stream from concept to cash, identify major bottlenecks to flow, and build an actionable implementation plan that will accelerate the benefits of DevOps in their organization.

Attendees can improve collaboration and alignment in a SAFe® Lean-Agile enterprise when they become a SAFe 5 Architect. The SAFe® for Architects course prepares System, Solution, and Enterprise Architects to engage across the organization as effective leaders and change agents who collaboratively deliver architectural solutions.

During this course, attendees will explore the roles, responsibilities, and mindset of Agile Architects, and appreciate how to align architecture with business value and drive continuous flow to large systems-of-systems while supporting SAFe program execution.

This course is for senior technical contributors who need to understand the role of System, Solution, and Enterprise Architects in Lean-Agile enterprises. The course is also appropriate for individuals desiring a deeper view into how architecture enables continuous value flow and how architects engage in, and contribute to, a Lean-Agile enterprise.

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~ Chanel Harris

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I took my PMP exam today and Passed!!! Here’s what I did; I took Vets2PM's boot camp, completed the application, scheduled to test right after the class, studied using the included exam simulator for 6-weeks (3x full tests taken with 75.5%, 78%, and 80%; 1,358 questions answered total), used the boot camp notes, practiced brain dump to include equations until mastered, took the test, and passed the FIRST time.

I appreciate your instruction as I’m 100% positive that without the Vets2PM boot camp and included question data-base access, I would NOT have passed.  It was still a challenge!!

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I have been in so many technical classes but  VETS2PM has been, by far, one of the best experiences I have ever had in a course. What separates you from the rest is the fact I can relearn the objective with the online links we have for a year to go over something I might not understand. I love Mr. Dennis he is defiantly someone I would have loved to work for in the military he was awesome. I have and will recommend Vets2PM to all my coworkers and whoever else I can to let them know what an amazing experience you guys provide.

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