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Pre-Conference Training

Maximize your time at the Global SAFe Summit with pre-conference training

Whether you’re just learning about SAFe or are looking to develop your skills for a specific role, there are multiple learning opportunities for you at the 2019 Global SAFe Summit.

Space is limited, so register early.

3-Day advanced courses $2495
Sept. 29 – Oct. 1 | 8:00am – 5:00pm

  • SAFe® Release Train Engineer
  • SAFe® for Architects
  • NEW! Lean Portfolio Management
  • NEW! Agile Product and Solution Management

2-Day courses $1295
Sept. 30 – Oct. 1 | 8:00am – 5:00pm

  • SAFe® DevOps
  • SAFe® Product Owner/Product Manager
  • SAFe® Advanced Scrum Master

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SAFe® Release Train Engineer with RTE certification (3-day course, Sept. 29 – Oct. 1)

Facilitating Lean-Agile Program Execution

Attendees explore the skills needed to facilitate and enable end-to-end value delivery through Agile Release Trains (ARTs) — and learn how to build a high-performing ART through servant leadership and coaching — by becoming a Certified SAFe® 4 Release Train Engineer (RTE). During this three-day course, attendees will gain an in-depth understanding of the role and responsibilities of an RTE in the SAFe enterprise.

Through experiential learning, attendees will examine the RTE role in a Lean-Agile transformation. They will learn how to facilitate ART processes and execution, coach leaders, teams, and Scrum Masters in new processes and mindsets. They will also learn how to prepare, plan and execute a Program Increment (PI) planning event, the primarily enabler of alignment throughout all levels of a SAFe organization.

Attending the class prepares you to take the exam and become a Certified SAFe® 4 Release Train Engineer (RTE).


Prerequisites: The following prerequisites are required for those who intend to take the SAFe® 4 Release Train Engineer (RTE) certification exam:

  • Hold at least one current SAFe certification
  • Have launched or participated in at least one ART and one PI

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SAFe® for Architects (3-day course, Sept. 29 – Oct. 1)

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 4 Architect. The SAFe®forArchitects 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 supportingSAFe 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.


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.

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Lean Portfolio Management (3-day course, Sept. 29 – Oct. 1)

Aligning strategy with execution

This is a three-day interactive course that provides a workshop-type of experience. In this course, attendees will 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 will 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 will be able 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.


Prerequisites: All are welcome to attend the course, regardless of experience. However, the following recommendations will make the training more productive.

  • Familiarity with Agile concepts and principles
  • Attended a Leading SAFe or SAFe PM/PO course
  • Experience working in a SAFe environment

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Agile Product and Solution Management (3-day course, Sept. 29 – Oct. 1)

Using Design Thinking to create valuable products in the Lean Enterprise

The Agile Product and Solution Management course allows you to discover the right mindset, skills, and tools you need to create successful products and solutions using Agile techniques. Learn how to use Design Thinking to create products and solutions that are:

  • Desirable – what customers want
  • Viable – profitable for you to build and sell
  • Feasible – something you can realistically deliver
  • Sustainable – something you can proactively manage to realize ROI

Attendees will 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 lifecycle 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.


Prerequisites: All are welcome to attend the course, regardless of experience. However, the following recommendations will make the training more productive.

  • Familiarity with Agile concepts and principles
  • Attended a Leading SAFe or SAFe PM/PO course
  • Experience working in a SAFe environment

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SAFe® DevOps with SDP certification (2-day course, Sept. 30 – Oct. 1)

Optimizing Your Value Stream

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.

The two-day, interactive SAFe® DevOps course helps 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 will leave with the knowledge they need to support and enable a successful DevOps initiative at scale. The course also prepares attendees for the SAFe® 4 DevOps Practitioner (SDP) certification exam.


Prerequisites: All are welcome to attend the course without prior knowledge.

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SAFe® Product Owner/Product Manager with POPM certification (2-day course, Sept. 30 – Oct. 1)

Delivering value through effective Program Increment execution

Develop the skillsets needed to guide the delivery of value in a Lean enterprise—and learn about the activities, tools, and mechanics used to manage backlogs and programs—by becoming a Certified SAFe® 4 Product Owner/Product Manager (POPM). During this two-day course, attendees will gain an in-depth understanding of the Agile Release Train (ART), how it delivers value, and what they can do to effectively perform their role.

They will also learn how to apply Lean thinking to write Epics, break them down into Features and Stories, plan and execute Iterations, and plan Program Increments. Finally, attendees learn about the Continuous Delivery Pipeline and DevOps culture, how to effectively integrate as Product Owners and Product Managers, and what it takes to relentlessly improve the ART.

Attending the class prepares you to take the exam and become a Certified SAFe® 4 Product Owner/Product Manager (POPM).


Prerequisites: All are welcome to attend the course, regardless of experience. However, the following prerequisites are highly recommended for those who intend to take the SAFe® 4 Product Owner/Product Manager (POPM) certification exam:

  • Attend a Leading SAFe course
  • Experience working in a SAFe environment
  • Experience with Lean, Agile, or other relevant certifications

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SAFe® Advanced Scrum Master (2-day course, Sept. 30 – Oct. 1)

Advancing Scrum Master servant leadership with the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe®)

This two-day course prepares current Scrum Masters for their leadership role in facilitating Agile team, program, and enterprise success in a Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe®) implementation. The course covers 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 offers actionable tools for building high-performing teams and explores practical ways of addressing Agile and Scrum anti-patterns in the enterprise.


Prerequisites: All are welcome to attend the course, regardless of experience. However, having one of more of the following certifications is highly recommended for those who intend to take the SAFe 4 Advanced Scrum Master (SASM) certification exam:

  • SAFe 4 Scrum Master (SSM) certification
  • Certified Scrum Master (CSM) certification
  • Professional Scrum Master (PSM) certification

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