SAFe® for architects

Architecting for continuous value flow with SAFe®

SAFe for Architects Overview

Attendees can improve collaboration and alignment in a SAFe® Lean-Agile enterprise when they become a SAFe 5 Architect. The SAFe for architects course prepares system, solution, and enterprise architects to engage across the organisation as effective leaders and change agents who collaboratively deliver architectural solutions.

During this three-day course, attendees will explore the roles, responsibilities, and mindset of agile architects, and appreciate how to align architecture with business value and drive continuous flow to large systems-of-systems while supporting SAFe program execution.

This course is for senior technical contributors who need to understand the role of system, solution, and enterprise architects in Lean-Agile enterprises. The course is also appropriate for individuals desiring a deeper view into how architecture enables continuous value flow and how architects engage in, and contribute to, a Lean-Agile enterprise.

Objectives

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Explain SAFe agile principles
  • Apply SAFe principles to managing trade-offs between functionality, cost, risk, and sustainability
  • Ensure designs can be implemented in small batches with continuous integration/continuous delivery deployment model
  • Communicate solution context and intent to agile teams and trains
  • Establish intentional architecture guidelines and enable flexibility to allow emergent technology
  • Prepare architectural runway to enable delivery success
  • Steer architecture decisions, support risk and issue resolution, participate in management review and problem solving during Program Increment execution
  • Define, implement, and monitor quality practices, including CI/CD and DevOps
  • Ensure that technology decisions made within an ART work end-to-end across components in a Solution
  • Ensure that Solution complies with Portfolio technology strategy
  • Enable Lean-Agile transformations and coach Lean-Agile practitioners

Key Topics

  • Exemplifying Lean-Agile architecture
  • Architecting for DevOps and Release on Demand
  • Aligning architecture with business value
  • Developing Solution Vision, Solution Intent, and Roadmaps
  • Preparing architecture for Program Increment (PI) Planning
  • Coordinating architecture throughout PI Planning
  • Supporting Continuous Delivery during PI execution
  • Supporting new Strategic Themes and Value Streams
  • Leading as an architect during a Lean-Agile transformation

Courses are facilitated by our qualified and experienced trainers who have been through a rigorous process in demonstrating their experience and practical working knowledge.

Courses can be conducted onsite, at our premises or virtually. All courses can be customised to suit your requirements.

PM-Partners is a Scaled Agile Silver Partner.

Attending this course prepares you to take the SAFe® 5 Architect exam and become a Certified SAFe® Architect. The exam is a multiple choice, closed-book, web-based examination (120 mins, 60 questions, 75% passing score) taken after course completion.

Attendees who pass the exam will receive:

  • Certified SAFe® Architect PDF certificate
  • Certified SAFe® Architect digital badge to promote your accomplishment online
  • One-year membership to the SAFe Community Platform, with access to the ARCH Community of Practice
  • Access to Meetup groups and events that connect you with other SAFe certified professionals
  • A variety of learning resources to support you during your SAFe journey

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 both days of the course to be eligible for the exam.

Development Units

Participants who have been awarded the Project Management Professional (PMP)® credential by the Project Management Institute (PMI)® are eligible to earn 21 PDUs for their participation in this course (12 Technical, 6 Strategic and Business Management and 3 Leadership).

Participants holding any of the Project Management accreditations (CPPP/CPPM/ CPPD) are eligible to earn 20 CPDs for this short course.

The following prerequisites are highly recommended:

  • Have attended at least one SAFe course
  • Have participated in at least one ART and one PI

Where is the training venue located?

Sydney courses are held at 45 Clarence Street, Sydney.
Melbourne courses are held at 123 Queen Street, Melbourne.


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Yes. The exam for this course is to be undertaken online within 6 months of completing the 3 day training course. Upon passing the exam you will be certified. PM-Partners will provide you with the details and log-ins during the course.

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Who Should Attend?

The following individuals will benefit from this course:

  • Scrum master
  • Agile coach
  • Consultant
  • Architect, solution architect and system architect

Course Information

Duration: 3 days

Development Units: 21 PDUs

Exam: 120 minute, online exam taken after the course

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