Agile Rising presents: Implementing SAFe® with SAFe® 6 Practice Consultant Certification (SPC)

$4,295 NOW 3,436 ex. GST

Agile Rising and Scaled Agile Partner logos

Hosted by: PM-Partners
Delivered by: Mark Richards SPCT & SAFe fellow

Implementing SAFe Overview

Duration: Weekday/virtual: 4 days 
Exam: 120-minute online exam taken at the end of the course

Implementing SAFe offers attendees the broadest level of insight into each layer of a SAFe implementation. This course is for those who want to be a leader in a Lean-Agile transformation.

This course and resulting certification will help you understand the roles of each person in a SAFe organisation and then plan and guide a SAFe transformation.

During this course, you will learn how to identify value streams, launch agile release trains, optimise flow, and apply OKRs to Strategic Themes that define the targeted outcomes for the SAFe transformation. You will also practice the principles of Agile product management and product delivery.

The first two days of the course cover Leading SAFe and will enable you to coach others in your organisation in adopting a Lean-Agile mindset and in applying SAFe’s principles and practices.

The final two days focus on implementing and applying the principles and practices of the Scaled Agile Framework as part of an enterprise SAFe transformation.

If you are looking for a comprehensive and practical understanding of how to help an organisation achieve business agility effectively, Implementing SAFe is the right course for you.

At the end of this course, you will be eligible to take the SAFe 6 SPC certification exam.


During this course, you will learn:

  • How to coach a SAFe transformation
  • How to launch and support Agile Release Trains
  • How to organise around Value Streams
  • How to build solutions with Agile Product Delivery
  • How to empower a Lean portfolio
  • How to understand each role within a SAFe implementation
  • Train managers and executives in Leading SAFe
  • Introducing the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe)
  • Becoming a Lean-Agile Leader
  • Creating High-Performing Teams and Programs
  • Experiencing Program Increment (PI) Planning
  • Releasing on Demand with DevOps
  • Building Business Solutions and Lean Systems
  • Implementing Lean Portfolio Management
  • Understand each role within a SAFe implementation
  • Reaching the SAFe Tipping Point
  • Designing the Implementation
  • Launching an ART
  • Coaching ART Execution
  • Extending to the Portfolio
  • Becoming an effective SAFe 6.0 Practice Consultant (SPC)

As part of PM-Partners’ new integrated learning solution, this course offers students the option to attend our bespoke classroom in person or virtually by dialling in from a remote location. Our qualified, accredited trainers are skilled at both delivery methods and have been through a rigorous process in demonstrating their experience and practical working knowledge.

For group bookings, courses can be customised to suit your requirements and conducted onsite at your premises, at our training centre, or virtually.

Virtual training: You can learn more about our virtual delivery here.

PM-Partners is a Scaled Agile Gold Partner.

Attending this course prepares you to take the SAFe Practice Consultant (6.0) exam and become a certified SAFe Practice Consultant (SPC). The exam is a multiple choice, closed-book, web-based examination (120 mins, 60 questions, 80% passing score) taken after course completion.

Attendees who pass the exam will be able to:

  • Lead SAFe classes upon certification
  • Network and learn from other SPCs in exclusive Scaled Agile community of practice
  • Attend monthly webinars to advance your SAFe knowledge and earn professional development units (PDUs)
  • Access toolkits and resources essential to being an effective Agile coach and SAFe transformation leader

Note: First exam attempt is included as part of the course registration fee if the exam is taken within 30 days of course completion.

Attendees must attend all days of the course to be eligible for the exam.


All are welcome to attend the course, regardless of experience. However, the following prerequisites are highly recommended for those who intend to take the SPC certification exam:

  • 5+ years’ experience in software development, testing, business analysis, product or project management
  • Experience in Scrum

Whilst not a formal prerequisite, it is recommended that you have undertaken the Scrum Master Certified (SMC®) course to better understand the concepts.

Who Should Attend?

This course is intended for those who will be directly involved in and leading a SAFe implementation, including:

  • Leaders and change agents driving the change in your organisation
  • Programme and Project Managers
  • Product and Product Line Management
  • Portfolio Managers, PMO, and Process Leads
  • Members of a Lean-Agile Centre of Excellence or Agile Transformation Office
  • Consultants and trainers who will be delivering agile training
  • Scrum Masters, Release Train Engineers, and coaches who will be facilitating events and activities
Profile picture of Mark Richards

Mark Richards has been involved with the SAFe Framework since 2012 when he coached Australia’s first Scaled Agile implementation at Telstra. In 2013 he made major contributions to the framework which led him to being named the world’s first SAFe Program Consultant Trainer (SPCT) outside of Scaled Agile Inc. and he is one of only 13 SAFe Fellows in the world. Dean Leffingwell, creator of SAFe and Chief Methodologist explains “If we are in a challenging situation—whether puzzling over the next generation framework or struggling to optimise a SAFe implementation—the Fellows are the folks we turn to.”

Agile Rising logo
Profile picture of Quinn Dodsworth

PM-Partners are proud to partner with Agile Rising and co-facilitate the delivery of our first Implementing SAFe course. Quinn Dodsworth, SAFe Practice Consultant and Certified Facilitator at PM-Partners will work alongside Mark for the duration of this four-day course. Quinn is a highly capable practitioner with a solid Agile transformation background, he excels in driving new and innovative solutions to uplift delivery capability through design and development of critical skills and knowledge across an organisation. Quinn is also on his journey to becoming SPCT qualified and will take his trip to the United States later this year to formalise his qualifications.


Sydney courses are held at 45 Clarence Street, Sydney.


Yes. Simply select ‘invoice’ from the payment options during the checkout process and one of our consultants will be in contact to organise payment.


Yes. The exam is undertaken on the final day of the course. Upon passing the exam you will be certified.


Yes. The exam fee is included in the course cost if the exam is taken within 30 days of course completion.

Our website offers three payment options for training courses. When you select "BOOK NOW" you will be taken to the checkout. Step two: "Billing Details" is where you can select from the three payment options:

  • Credit Card Payments: PM-Partners uses Stripe payment gateway to process Visa, Mastercard and Amex payments. Stripe has been audited by a PCI-certified auditor and is certified to PCI Service Provider Level 1. This is the most stringent level of certification available in the payments industry so you can be confident that your card details are protected for online purchases.
    Prices exclude GST
  • Bank Transfer: We cannot guarantee your registration(s) until your payment is cleared (bank transfers take 3 days to process). Instructions for payment by bank transfer will be provided at the end of the order process.
  • Invoice: An invoice will be sent to you after you complete the booking. Payment is required 14 days before the course start date. If you're buying within 14 days, you need to arrange payment ASAP with a minimum of 72 hours before course start date.

Course Enquiry

Course Date Enquiry

Obligation Free Quote

Search Course Dates
  • 05 August, 2024 - 08 August, 2024
    Implementing SAFe
    • $3,436.00 excl. GST
    excl. GST
  • 05 August, 2024 - 08 August, 2024
    Implementing SAFe
    Virtual (Integrated classroom)
    • $3,436.00 excl. GST
    excl. GST
  • 26 November, 2024 - 29 November, 2024
    Implementing SAFe
    Virtual (Integrated classroom)
    • $3,436.00 excl. GST
    excl. GST
  • 26 November, 2024 - 29 November, 2024
    Implementing SAFe
    • $3,436.00 excl. GST
    excl. GST
  • powered-by-stripe-badge

We couldn't find any course dates available matching your criteria.

Please, get in touch to suggest a course date you would like to attend.