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New Virtual Training Course: Implementing SAFe

If you are an Agile Practitioner who is interested in enhancing your resume, our newest training is an excellent opportunity to learn all that is needed to become SAFe certified. Read on to learn more about the newest Eliassen course offering, its trainers, and more.


The Implementing SAFe Course & SPC Certification

Eliassen Group’s newest course, Implementing SAFe 5.1 with SPC certification, will be delivered remotely in Partnership with Scaled Agile. “This offering is guaranteed to run, and is an instant resume-builder,” says Maddie Gregory, Agile Training Coordinator at Eliassen Group. “Due to the design of the course, attendees will have all tools needed to take and pass the SPC Certification test.”

In a post COVID-19 world, it’s no secret that businesses are looking to implement changes. SPC certified individuals are in demand, and companies of all sizes are looking for experts who can help to guide them through a SAFe transformation. This course, and resulting SPC certification, will allow Junior or Senior Agilists to expand their career, positioning them to take on a leadership role in their company’s Agile Transformation.


What Can I Do with an SPC Certification?

For consultants, the SPC certification is expected for those who are coaching in organizations who use Scaled Agile. The Implementing SAFe course is an opportunity that will open the door to new engagements, and may result in being hired at a faster rate. For companies, having SPC-certified employees means that they will have the ability to do their own training, on-demand. Generally, this will be more economical than hiring a consultant or attending a public course. The point? The offering is an investment that will pay itself back, in multiples, over time.

According to the Scaled Agile website, A Certified SAFe® 5 Program Consultant (SPC) in good standing can teach the following courses if validated:

  •  Leading SAFe®
  • SAFe® DevOps
  • SAFe® Scrum Master
  • SAFe® Advanced Scrum Master
  • SAFe® Product Owner/Product Manager
  • SAFe® for Teams
  • SAFe® for Government
  • SAFe® for Architects
  • SAFe® Release Train Engineer
  • Agile Software Engineering
  • Lean Portfolio Management
  • Agile Product Management

This course, which is running from Monday, June 28, 2021, 8:30 a.m. through Thursday, July 1, 2021, 5:30 p.m. EDT will cover how to lead a Lean-Agile transformation by using the practices and principles of the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) and the seven core competencies of the Lean Enterprise. Attendees will practice how to coach programs, launch Agile Release Trains, create a DevOps culture to build a Continuous Delivery Pipeline, and empower a Lean Portfolio.

The first two days of the course—Leading SAFe®—provide the basis to teach SAFe to leaders, while the final two days of the course will focus exclusively on what it takes to successfully implement SAFe in the enterprise. Becoming a change agent and a Certified SAFe® 5 Program Consultant (SPC) enables attendees to coach and guide the enterprise toward success in a disruptive marketplace and empowers them to implement a Lean-Agile SAFe transformation.


About The Course Trainers

John Miller, SAFe Program Consultant Trainer (SPCT), has been working in the complex systems development world for over 20 years. When he realized that the problems of large organizations could be solved by combining the use of fundamentals from Lean, Agile, DevOps, Systems Management, Engineering, and other practices, he dove into understanding and using SAFe®. He became a certified SPC in 2013 and a certified SPCT in 2018. John is the co-creator of a Lean Agile Budgeting and several other courses designed to help Senior Leadership in large organizations understand and improve the financial side of their Value Streams and ARTs. He has been involved with many organizational transformations and has launched dozens of ARTs and Solution Trains. He invests his time working with Senior Leadership expanding an organizations SAFe implementation, and working with Leadership, Portfolio Groups, and Program teams. He provides both private and public training on SAFe®, Engineering, and Leadership courses. John is a life-long learner who is more than willing to chat about the next book you might consider reading. John is aligned with The Eliassen Group.

Charlene Newton, SAFe Program Consultant Trainer (SPCT), is a Lean Agile Coach and SPCT candidate with over 20 years of experience in management and technology. Her passion is coaching leadership and teams to optimize time to market and business value. Her goal is to transform the flow of value and our way of working to help enterprises thrive in this age of digital disruption. She empowers knowledge workers and their executive leaders by modeling transparent communication, lifelong learning, and continuous improvement in people, processes, and tools. Charlene is in a unique position to align business and IT as she has lived and worked in both worlds: first as a developer, then as Senior Program Manager and next as Director of Marketing and Sales followed by Agile roles as Product Owner, Scrum Master, Architect Team Lead, RTE, and Enterprise Agile Coach. Her favorite two-hour read is John Kotter’s That’s Not How We Do It Here about clans of meerkats in the Kalahari Desert.


Who Should Attend This Course?

While a variety of Agilists at the Junior-Senior level will benefit from this course, the following roles and lines of work will find the content especially useful:

  • Professional services consultants
  • Internal change agents, Lean-Agile Center for Excellence (LACE) participants, Agile Working Groups
  • Business and technology executives, leaders, managers, and directors
  • Portfolio managers and fiduciaries, Project/Program Management Office (PMO) personnel
  • Development, QA, and IT managers
  • Program and project managers
  • Product and product line managers
  • Process leads and life cycle governance personnel
  • Enterprise, System, and Solution Architects
  • Individuals who are interested in, or moving into, one of the above lines of work


Enabling Continuous Improvement, Remotely

As an Agilist, when is the last time that you invested in your career? SAFe is the leading Scaled Agile framework in the world and, as a result, is highly attractive to employers. The Implementing SAFe 5.1 with SPC certification is an opportunity to take the course remotely, minimizing the burden of travel.

The Implementing SAFe training course is not only an investment for individuals and companies alike, but also a great opportunity to ask questions and get practical advice from experienced SAFe Program Consultant Trainers (SPCTs) who have over 35 years of combined Lean-Agile experience and led many enterprise transformations.


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https://www.scaledagile.com/becoming-an-spc/ Accessed 16 June 2021.

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Eliassen Group delivers strategic consulting and talent solutions that fuel your innovation and business results. We partner with you to marry your business objectives with our expertise, empowering your company to execute business strategy and scale your business effectively and efficiently. Where many consulting and talent solutions providers are focused on “the transaction," we believe in establishing and maintaining long-term partnerships so that we can meet your strategic needs and enable your organization to glean greater business value over time.

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