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SAFe for Architects

Pre-conference Training
8am – 5pm | Sunday-Tuesday, Sept. 29 – Oct.  1

SAFe for Architects

Designing for flow and continuous delivery with the Scaled Agile Framework® 

Attendees can improve collaboration and alignment in a SAFe®Lean-Agile enterprise when they become a SAFe for 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 three-day 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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The following individuals will benefit from this course:

  • System, Solution, and Enterprise architects
  • Architects in supporting disciplines
  • Experienced software developers
  • Technical managers making architectural decisions
  • Product leaders collaborating with architects

Learning Goals

To perform the role of a SAFe® Architect, attendees should be able to:

  • Architect using SAFe principles
  • Align architecture with business value
  • Develop and communicate architecture vision and intent
  • Plan architectural runway to enable delivery success
  • Architect for continuous delivery and Release on Demand
  • Lead and coach architects and team members during Program Increment (PI) Planning and execution
  • Provide leadership during a Lean-Agile transformation

Topics Covered

    • Exemplifying Lean-Agile architecture
    • Architecting for DevOps and Release on Demand
    • Aligning architecture with business value
    • Developing Solution Vision, Solution Intent, and Roadmaps
    • Preparing architecture for Program Increment (PI) Planning
    • Coordinating architecture throughout PI Planning
    • Supporting Continuous Delivery during PI execution
    • Supporting new Strategic Themes and Value Streams
    • Leading as an architect during a Lean-agile transformation

What Attendees Get

The class registration includes:

  • Attendee workbooks
  • Eligibility to take the SAFe® for Architect (ARCH) exam
  • One-year membership to the SAFe Community Platform
  • Course certificate of completion

Prerequisites

Those who attend this course should be familiar with Agile principles and practices and must have attended at least one SAFe course prior to attending this one.

SAFe Certification Kit

Attendees who pass the certification exam will receive:

  • SAFe® 4 Architect certificate
  • A SAFe® 4 Architect digital badge to promote your accomplishment online
  • A one-year certified membership as a SAFe® 4 Architect, which includes access to the ARCH Community of Practice
  • Access to a variety of learning resources to support certified professionals during their SAFe journey

Annual Renewal

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

  • Renewal fee is $100

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

  • Attendees may be eligible to apply for 20 PDUs toward their continuing education requirements with the Project Management Institute (PMI) for PMP, PgMP, and PMI-ACP certifications
  • Attendees may be eligible to apply for SEUs under category C, toward earning or renewing their CSP through Scrum Alliance.