SAFe for Government(sgp®)


LIVE ONLINE; INSTRUCTOR - led Workshop

By Certified SAFe Program Consultant from Scaled Agile®

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What Participants Get

  • Attendee digital workbook and reference guide
  • Certified SAFe® Government Practitioner PDF certificate
  • Certified SAFe® Government Practitioner digital badge to promote the accomplishment online
  • One-year membership to the SAFe Community Platform, which includes access to the SGP Community of Practice
  • Access to Meetup groups and events that provide connections to other certified SAFe professionals
  • A variety of learning resources to support certified professionals during their SAFe journey



UPCOMING SCHEDULE

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Aug 05-06
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A Certified SAFe® Government Practitioner (SGP) is a SAFe change agent who uses principles and practices of the Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe®) to execute and release value through Agile Release Trains (ARTs) in order to lead a Lean-Agile transformation of a program inside a government agency.


Summary:

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. Attendees 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.

Our workshops are not a one-way knowledge transfer. Participants play, build, create, debate and collaborate throughout the learning process.  

Topics Covered

  • Advancing Lean-Agile in government
  • Embracing a Lean-Agile mindset
  • Understanding SAFe principles
  • Creating high-performing Agile teams and programs
  • Planning with cadence and synchronization
  • Supporting program execution
  • Mapping the path to agency and program agility
  • Leading successful change

Exam Details

  • Exam name –  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 – 60
  • Passing score – 45 out of 60 (70%)
  • 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.

Prerequisites

All are welcome to attend the course, regardless of experience. However, the following prerequisites are highly recommended:

  • A foundational understanding of the Agile Manifesto, SAFe House of Lean, and SAFe Principles is required using pre-work suggestions
  • A foundational understanding the full lifecycle of government technology programs is helpful
  • Registered attendees will receive a list of readings and videos specific to Agile in government that will be beneficial to review before the course

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

Attendees may be eligible to apply for 13 to 15 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


TRAINER PROFILE


HARRY NARANG:

"Based out of Toronto, Canada, Harry is widely regarded as one of the world’s most experienced SAFe Practitioners and Trainers.

Harry has been involved in SAFe implementations since 2013, and has personally led 19 SAFe transformations in enterprises and governments of varying size and scale across North America. In this process, he has not only trained 30,000+ corporate professionals and coached 300+ teams to higher levels of agility, but also worked hands-on in multiple different technical and leadership roles.

Harry is also an Accomplished Author and multi-award winning Corporate Trainer.

In 2016, he was judged as one of the top 9 speakers and trainers in the US and Canada by Toastmasters International – world’s leading authority in public speaking and communication.

 


In 2020, Harry was honored to be among the handful of SAFe Trainers that also have the eligibility to train SAFe trainers.

Harry is also a sought after professional speaker and regularly keynotes conferences on the topics of Lean Agile, Product Leadership and System Transformation"


Testimonials:

'Harry Narang is an absolutely great instructor. I wasn’t sure how I would feel about taking the course online but Harry made sure that everyone had the same learning experience as we would have had in a physical classroom setting' - Jackie Duerr, Senior Program Manager

'Amazing training with lots of interactive and interesting demos and exercises. Passed my exam on first attempt. Thank you Harry and Skillbook' - Zhongqiu Lin, Project Manager

'Harry is excellent at communicating concepts with practical examples. Harry is an able coach, mentor, and leader who can make a difference. Thanks for what you do to change lives' - Rajendra Koli, Data Analytics Leader


Check out Harry's Recommendations on LINKEDIN

Specialties: SAFe, Agile, Extreme Programming, Project Management, Scrum, TDD, Refactoring

Industry Experience: Product development, Technical service, Leadership in Agile, Large corporate, New venture (startup) among others

Agile Superpower: Helping organizations migrate over from dated frameworks such as Waterfall to Agile 

Clients:  Cisco, Rogers, Avaya, Phoenix and many more



MELISSA WHITE :

SAFe Certified Trainer, Lean Agile Coach and Consultant with front line experience of leading multiple lean agile transformations. Melissa has over 10 years of experience in IT leadership, coaching, and agile roles across several industries including Technology, Healthcare and Education. Melissa has led multiple successful agile transformations, and has trained and coached 1500+ individuals.

Melissa’s classes incorporate real life examples and practical ideas that she has accumulated throughout her career. Her teaching style is driven by her values of compassion, positivity, and empathy.

Testimonials:   

 'I had the pleasure of being in a Leading SAFe class that Melissa facilitated. Right from the start I knew the class was going to be even better with her leading us!  Melissa has a passion for the topic and is able to make the materials fun and interesting. If you are thinking about SAFe certifications and see Melissa listed as the facilitator - do not hesitate to sign up for her class!' - Rhonda Wilson, Director of Agile Transformation at Wipfli LLP

'You rarely come across talented standout instructors like Melissa. "Ridiculously efficient" is the phrase that comes to mind when I think about her teaching techniques! I would highly recommend Melissa!' - Syed Fazal, Project Manager, The Haute House Design Studio


Check out Melissa's Professional Journey on LINKEDIN

Specialties: SAFe, Agile, Scrum, Project Management

Industry Experience: Product development, Technical service, Leadership in Agile, Large corporate, New venture (startup) among others

Agile Superpower: A deep understanding on how Agile is implemented in the 'real' world

Clients:  HP, PhoenixTeam, Dell and many more



MEENAL TAYAL:

Based out of the beautiful City of Vancouver, Canada, Meenal is an Agile Coach with over 10 years of real-world experience in Software Development, Risk Management and Product Development.

As an Agile Delivery Lead, she supports a global team spread across the USA, Canada and India. With focus on building complex Analytics solutions, she engages with stakeholders across different levels to maintain alignment, build trust and enable business agility.

She is passionate about using her expertise in Technology, Finance and Agile to solve business’s most pressing problems to deliver tangible results.

Testimonials:

'I loved the class I took with Skillbook Academy. I found my trainer Meenal to be very knowledgeable and professional. She gives great information and prepares you well for your certification test' - Sandra, Program Manager

'Top notch trainer; interactive and fun. Passed my exam on first attempt. Thank you' - Marko, Project Manager


Check out Meenal's Professional Journey on LINKEDIN

Industry Experience: Finance, Banking, Product development, Programming,  Leadership in Agile, Large corporate, New venture (startup) among others

Agile Superpower: Ability to separate practical concepts that work in the real world; beyond what the theory preaches

Clients:  Bell, Lucent, Avaya, Cisco and many more