Certified SAFe® Government Practitioner (SGP)

Transitioning to Lean-Agile practices for building digital services is especially challenging in the government context. But issues of legacy governance, contracting, and organizational barriers can be overcome with the right information and strategies. During this two-day SAFe for Government training course, attendees will learn the principles and practices of the Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe®), how to execute and release value through Agile Release Trains, and what it means to lead a Lean-Agile transformation of a program inside a government agency. Attendees will gain an understanding of the Lean-Agile mindset and why it’s an essential foundation for transformation. They’ll also get practical advice on building high performing, multi-vendor Agile teams, and programs, managing technology investments in Lean flow, acquiring solutions with Agile contracting, launching the program, planning, and delivering value using SAFe. Attendees will also learn how specific leadership behaviors can drive successful organizational change, even in government.

Retail Price: $995.00

Next Date: 07/19/2021

Course Days: 2


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About this Course

  • Transition government programs from traditional software and systems of development models to Lean-Agile and DevOps mindset, principles and practices using SAFe
  • Adapt technology strategy, budgeting and forecasting, acquisition, compliance and governance processes to flow-based practices using emerging government guidelines
  • Organize government programs into one or more Agile Release Trains (ARTs) and execute in Program Increments (PIs)
  • Explore Large Solution coordination in a government and multi-vendor environment
  • Identify and internalize the mindset and leader behaviors essential to successful Lean-Agile transformation
  • Follow success patterns for SAFe implementations adapted to the government context
  • Build a preliminary outline of next steps to begin and/or accelerate the SAFe implementation in your program or agency

 

Audience

This course is designed for government leaders and lead practitioners who are considering, planning, or advocating implementation of Lean-Agile and DevOps practices with SAFe in their agencies, programs or public sector organizations. Examples include:

  • Executives, directors, branch chiefs
  • Managers of development, engineering, QA, architecture, operations, support
  • Program and project managers
  • Program/Project Management Office (PMO)

 

Exam/Credits

  • Exam name – SAFe® 4 Government Practitioner Exam – or – SAFe® 5 Government Practitioner Exam
  • Exam format – Multiple choice; Multiple select
  • Exam delivery – Web-based (single-browser), closed book, no outside assistance, timed
  • Exam access – Candidates can access the exam within the SAFe Community Platform upon completion of the SAFe® Government course
  • Exam duration – Once the exam begins, candidates have 90 minutes (1.5 hours) to complete the exam
  • Number of questions – 45
  • Passing score – SGP4 = 33 out of 45 (73%); SGP5 = 32 out of 45 (71%)
  • Language – English
  • Exam cost – First exam attempt is included as part of the course registration fee if the exam is taken within 30 days of course completion. Each retake attempt costs $50.
  • Retake policy – Second attempt on exam (first retake) can be done immediately after first attempt. Third attempt requires a 10-day wait. Fourth attempt requires a 30-day wait.

Course Outline

Part 1:

  • Advancing Lean-Agile in Government

Part 2:

  • Embracing a Lean-Agile mindset

Part 3:

  • Understanding SAFe principles

Part 4:

  • Creating high performing Agile teams and programs

Part 5:

  • Planning with cadence and synchronization

Part 6:

  • Delivering value in program increments

Part 7:

  • Mapping the path to agency and program agility

Part 8:

  • Leading successful change

Part 9:

  • Taking action
Course Dates Course Times (EST) Delivery Mode GTR
7/19/2021 - 7/20/2021 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM Virtual Enroll
10/20/2021 - 10/21/2021 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM Virtual Enroll