Program RFP 2

This page gives an overview of the Gladwell Academy curriculum, including the SAFe training courses and E-learning Awareness Scaling Agile

Leading SAFe (2 days)

Leading SAFe

This course teaches the Lean-Agile principles and practices of the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe). The participants will learn how to execute and release value through Agile Release Trains, how to build an Agile Portfolio, and how to lead a Lean-Agile transformation at enterprise scale.


The participants will gain an understanding of the Lean-Agile mindset and how to apply the principles and practices of SAFe to support Agile teams, programs, program portfolio management, and to coordinate large Value Streams.

Topics

  • Introducing the SAFe framework
  • Embracing the Lean and Agile values
  • Understanding the SAFe principles
  • Implementing the Agile Release Train
  • Experiencing the PI planning
  • Creating value
  • Building an Agile Portfolio
  • Managing an Agile Enterprise
  • Tips and Tricks for passing the exam SAFe






Learnings

  • Apply SAFe to scale Lean and Agile development in your enterprise


  • Support the execution of Agile Release Trains and coordinate large Value Streams and manage a Lean-Agile Portfolio and align the organization to a common process model


  • Configure the Framework for your context and unlock the intrinsic motivation of knowledge workers and support a Lean-Agile transformation in your enterprise



Details about the exam

  • Name: SAFe 4 Agilist Exam (SA)
  • Format: Multiple Choice
  • Delivery: Web-based (single-browser), closed book, no outside assistance, timed
  • Access: Candidates can access the exam within the SAFe Community Platform upon completion of the Leading SAFe course
  • Duration: Once the exam begins, candidates have 90 minutes (1.5 hours) to complete the exam
  • Number of Questions: 45
  • Passing Score: 34 out of 45 (76% passing score)
  • Language – English


SAFe PO/PM (2 days)

SAFe PO/PM

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.




Topics

  • Applying SAFe in the Lean enterprise
  • Relating a Lean-Agile Mindset to the Product Owner and Product Manager roles
  • Collaborating with Lean Portfolio Management
  • Continuously explore customer needs
  • Executing the Program Increment
  • Defining the Product Owner/Product Manager roles and responsibilities
  • Creating a Product Owner/Product Manager action plan

Learnings

  • Apply Lean-Agile knowledge and tools to execute and release value
  • Apply SAFe in the Lean enterprise
  • Connect SAFe Lean-Agile principles and values to the PO/PM roles
  • Collaborate with Lean Portfolio Management
  • Explore continuous value with Program Increment Planning
  • Execute the Program Increment and deliver continuous value









Details about the exam

  • Name: SAFe Product Owner/Product Manager (POPM)
  • Format: Multiple Choice
  • Delivery: Web-based (single-browser), closed book, no outside assistance, timed
  • Access: Candidates can access the exam within the SAFe Community Platform upon completion of the Leading SAFe course
  • Duration: Once the exam begins, candidates have 90 minutes (1.5 hours) to complete the exam
  • Number of Questions: 45
  • Passing Score: 34 out of 45 (77% passing score)
  • Language – English


SAFe Scrum Master (2 days)

SAFe Scrum Master

During this two-day course, attendees will 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.

Topics

  • Introducing Scrum in SAFe
  • Characterizing the role of the Scrum Master
  • Experiencing Program Increment planning
  • Facilitating Iteration execution
  • Finishing the Program Increment
  • Coaching the Agile team











Learnings

  • Apply SAFe to scale Lean and Agile development in their enterprise and know Describe Scrum in a SAFe enterprise
  • Facilitate effective Iteration execution
  • Support effective Program Increment execution and relentless improvement
  • Coach Agile teams for maximum business results and support DevOps implementation









Details about the exam

  • Name: SAFe Scrum Master (SSM)
  • Format: Multiple Choice
  • Delivery: Web-based (single-browser), closed book, no outside assistance, timed
  • Access: Candidates can access the exam within the SAFe Community Platform upon completion of the Leading SAFe course
  • Duration: Once the exam begins, candidates have 90 minutes (1.5 hours) to complete the exam
  • Number of Questions: 45
  • Passing Score: 34 out of 45 (76% passing score)
  • Language – English


SAFe for Teams

During this two-day course, attendees will gain an in-depth understanding of the ART, how it delivers value, and what they can do to effectively perform their role using Scrum, Kanban, and XP. They will also learn how to write stories and break down features, plan and execute iterations, and plan Program Increments. Finally, they’ll learn about the continuous delivery pipeline and DevOps culture, how to effectively integrate with other teams in the program, and what it takes to continuously improve the train.

Topics

  • Introducing the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe)
  • Building an Agile Team
  • Planning the Iteration
  • Executing the Iteration
  • Executing the Program Increment











Learnings

  • Apply SAFe to scale Lean and Agile development in their enterprise and know their team and its role on the Agile Release Train
  • Know all other teams on the train, their roles, and the dependencies between the teams and plan Iterations
  • Execute Iterations and demonstrate value and plan Program Increments
  • Integrate and work with other teams on the train







Details about the exam

  • Name: SAFe 4 Practitioner (SP)
  • Format: Multiple Choice
  • Delivery: Web-based (single-browser), closed book, no outside assistance, timed
  • Access: Candidates can access the exam within the SAFe Community Platform upon completion of the Leading SAFe course
  • Duration: Once the exam begins, candidates have 90 minutes (1.5 hours) to complete the exam
  • Number of Questions: 45
  • Passing Score: 34 out of 45 (76% passing score)
  • Language – English


E-learning course Awareness Scaling Agile (45 minutes)

Our profile for development of e-learning courses

Gladwell Academy is well-experienced in developing e-learning courses. For example, we recently developed an open enrolment e-learning course in collaboration with Scaled Agile Institute (SAI), the creators of SAFe, and a tailormade inhouse e-learning course for agile awareness at Philips and Etihad Airlines (Emirates).


Watch a sample of our recently launched open enrollment e-learning course ‘Awareness Scaling Agile’ online: