Course Overview

For leaders of a Lean-Agile change initiative to develop a Lean-Agile Mindset and apply the principles and practices of the Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe®) to support Agile Teams, programs, and Program Portfolio Management. Coordinate and lead a Lean-Agile transformation at enterprise scale.

New to the Scaled Agile Framework®? Leading SAFe® offers you an introduction to the foundations of SAFe and provides the principles and practices to drive your Lean-Agile transformation with confidence. The course also offers the guidance and tools you need to lead effectively in remote environments with distributed teams.

Take a Leading SAFe course to discover how companies can build business agility, and how to make SAFe work inside your organization. You’ll learn how SAFe helps you improve quality, productivity, employee engagement, and time-to-market. You’ll come away with an understanding of how to align your entire organization around the same clear objectives, and how to improve the flow of value and work from strategy to delivery. You’ll learn what makes companies more customer-centric and how to run key SAFe alignment and planning events, like PI planning.

Key Learning Areas

  • How to realize the benefits of SAFe, including:
    • Boosting productivity
    • Improving product quality
    • Decreasing time to market
    • Increasing employee engagement
  • How to establish Team and Technical Agility and organize around the flow of value
  • How to align massive organizations around clear, common objectives
  • How to participate successfully in critical SAFe events, such as PI Planning
  • How to adopt a customer-centric mindset

Course Outline

Topics Covered:

  • What is SAFe?
  • What is business agility and how does SAFe support it?
  • How does an organization get started Scaled Agile Framework®?

What You Will Receive:

  • Course materials
  • Remote learning via SAFe® Virtual Classrooms
  • Access to SAFe® Collaborate, a visual online workspace
  • One-year membership to the SAFe® Community Platform
  • SAFe Agilist certification exam

Associated Certification:

Certified SAFe® Agilist (SA)

Exam Details:

  • Duration - 90 minutes
  • Number of questions - 45
  • Passing score - 35/45 (77%)
  • Competency level - Foundational; Competent, some knowledge or experience; can perform tasks with assistance
  • Question format - Multiple choice (one answer) or multiple select (2-3 answers)
  • Delivery - Web-based, closed book, no outside assistance, timed
  • Access - Community Platform upon completion of the course
  • Languages offered - English
  • Cost - First attempt included in the course registration fee if taken within 30 days of course completion. Each retake or attempt past the 30-day window is $50

Exam Sections and Percentages 

  • Thriving in the digital age with business agility (13%)
  • Becoming a Lean-Agile leader (29%)
  • Establishing team and technical agility (9%)
  • Building solutions with Agile product delivery (33%)
  • Exploring Lean Portfolio Management (11%)
  • Leading the change (4%)

Professional Development Units (PDUs) & Scrum Education Units

  • Attendees may be eligible to apply for PDUs below 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 the Scrum Alliance

Professional Development Units & Scrum Education Units

Activity Number   ABOYTD2    Duration    2 days
PMI Certification  Technical  Leadership  Strategic    Total
PMP®       6.00       6.00      3.00    15.00
PgMP®       6.00       6.00      3.00    15.00
PMI_RMP®       0.00       6.00      3.00      9.00
PMI_SP®       0.00       6.00      3.00      9.00
PMI_ACP®       0.00       6.00      3.00      9.00
PfMP®       0.00       6.00      3.00      9.00
PMI_PBA®       0.00       6.00      3.00      9.00

Who Benefits

Includes current and aspiring:

  • Agile Transformation Leaders
  • Executives and Leaders (CIOs, CEOs, CFOs, CTOs, CSOs, CMOs, VPs)
  • Lean Agile Center of Excellence (LACE) Members
  • PMO/APMO/ePMO Leaders & Members
  • Agile Release Train (ART) members
  • Agile Coaches
  • Change Managers
  • Portfolio Managers
  • Program Managers
  • Project Managers
  • Scrum Masters
  • Product Owners and Line Managers
  • Developers
  • Quality Testers
  • Enterprise, System, and Solution Architects
  • Knowledge Workers


There are no prerequisites. This is a great introductory course.