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SAFe® Agile Software Engineering Training Course Outline

Module 1: Introduction to Agile Software Engineering

  • Define Agile Software Engineering
  • Form Your Agile Software Engineering Team

Module 2: Connecting Principles and Practices to Built-in Quality

  • Connecting Principles to Practices
  • XP Practices
  • Explore Key Definitions
  • Built-in Quality
  • Tradeoff

Module 3: Accelerating Flow

  • Flow of Value
  • Validate the Benefit Hypothesis

Module 4: Applying Intentional Architecture

  • Apply Systems Thinking
  • Role of Agile Architecture in Supporting Lean-Agile Development
  • Architect and Design for Testability

Module 5: Thinking Test-First

  • Shift Testing Left
  • Agile Testing Matrix
  • Role of Non-functional Requirements
  • Build Quality Throughout the Pipeline

Module 6: Discovering Story Details

  • Examine Story Criteria
  • Split Stories to Reduce the Minimum Marketable Feature
  • Create Workflow and Storymaps
  • Identify assumption and Risk

Module 7: Creating a Shared Understanding with Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)

  • Apply Behaviour-Driven Development for Shared Understanding
  • Specify Desired Behaviour for Domain Terms
  • Behaviour for Business Rules and Algorithms with Test
  • Test the User Interface
  • Apply Test Doubles to Behaviour-Driven Development
  • Identify Existing Tests Impacted by New Requirements

Module 8: Communicating with Models

  • Use of Models
  • Static Models
  • Class-Responsibility-Collaboration Relationship
  • Dynamic Models
  • State Models

Module 9: Building Systems with Code Quality

  • Code Qualities
  • Cohesion and Coupling
  • Other Code Qualities
  • Benefits of Collective Ownership

Module 10: Building Systems with Design Quality

  • Design Tradeoffs
  • Interface-Oriented Design
  • Apply Quality Decomposition Practices
  • Apply Differentiation and Synthesis
  • Apply Software Design Patterns

Module 11: Implementing Quality

  • Design with Test
  • Apply Test-Driven Development Practices
  • Implement Test Doubles and Test Data
  • Refactor to Support New Behaviour of the Code
  • Practice Emergent Design

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Who should attend this SAFe® Agile Software Engineering Training?

This SAFe® Agile Software Engineering Course is designed for professionals involved in Software Development within a Scaled Agile environment. This training is particularly beneficial for professionals such as:

  • Software Developers
  • Testers and QA Engineers
  • Software Engineers
  • Technical Leads
  • Scrum Masters
  • Product Owners
  • Release Train Engineers
  • Agile Team Members

Prerequisites of the SAFe® Agile Software Engineering Training

While there are no formal prerequisites for this training course, a prior understanding of SAFe® for Teams and a background in engineering, development, project management, or quality assurance can enhance the learning experience.

SAFe® Agile Software Engineering Training Course Overview

The SAFe® Agile Software Engineering Training is a comprehensive course designed to equip software engineers, developers, testers, and other technical professionals with the knowledge and skills needed to apply Agile and Lean principles in software development within a Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe®) environment. Individuals will learn advanced engineering practices, including continuous integration, test-driven development, Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD), and DevOps principles, to deliver high-quality software in an iterative and incremental manner. This training focuses on empowering teams to collaborate effectively, embrace a culture of continuous improvement, and deliver customer value with speed and quality.

Course Objectives:

  • Gain a deep understanding of agile software engineering principles, practices, and tools
  • Learn advanced engineering practices such as continuous integration, test-driven development, and behaviour-driven development
  • Apply DevOps principles to enable seamless integration and delivery of software
  • Enhance technical agility and collaboration within agile teams
  • Foster a culture of continuous improvement in software engineering processes
  • Enable the delivery of high-quality software with speed and customer value


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What’s included in this SAFe® Agile Software Engineering Training?

  • SAFe® Agile Software Engineering Examination
  • World-Class Training Sessions from Experienced Instructors
  • SAFe® Agile Software Engineering Certificate
  • Digital Delegate Pack

SAFe ® Agile Software Engineer Exam Information

The SAFe® Agile Software Engineer Exam evaluates participants' proficiency in applying Agile and software engineering principles within the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe®) context. This certification validates individuals' ability to contribute effectively to software development in Agile environments. The exam format is as follows: 

  • Question Type: Multiple Choice or Multiple Select 
  • Total Questions: 60 
  • Total Marks: 60 Marks 
  • Pass Marks: 70%, or 42/60 Marks 
  • Duration: 120 Minutes 
  • Open Book/Closed Book: Closed book

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Ways to take this course

Our easy to use Virtual platform allows you to sit the course from home with a live instructor. You will follow the same schedule as the classroom course, and will be able to interact with the trainer and other delegates.

Our fully interactive online training platform is compatible across all devices and can be accessed from anywhere, at any time. All our online courses come with a standard 90 days access that can be extended upon request. Our expert trainers are constantly on hand to help you with any questions which may arise.

This is our most popular style of learning. We run courses in 1200 locations, across 200 countries in one of our hand-picked training venues, providing the all important ‘human touch’ which may be missed in other learning styles.


Highly experienced trainers

All our trainers are highly qualified, have 10+ years of real-world experience and will provide you with an engaging learning experience.


State of the art training venues

We only use the highest standard of learning facilities to make sure your experience is as comfortable and distraction-free as possible


Small class sizes

We limit our class sizes to promote better discussion and ensuring everyone has a personalized experience


Great value for money

Get more bang for your buck! If you find your chosen course cheaper elsewhere, we’ll match it!

This is the same great training as our classroom learning but carried out at your own business premises. This is the perfect option for larger scale training requirements and means less time away from the office.


Tailored learning experience

Our courses can be adapted to meet your individual project or business requirements regardless of scope.


Maximise your training budget

Cut unnecessary costs and focus your entire budget on what really matters, the training.


Team building opportunity

This gives your team a great opportunity to come together, bond, and discuss, which you may not get in a standard classroom setting.


Monitor employees progress

Keep track of your employees’ progression and performance in your own workspace.

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Agile Training | SAFe® Agile Software Engineering Training in Reading FAQs


This SAFe® Agile Software Engineering Training aims to help learners understand agile software engineering principles, practices, and tools, and how to apply them within the context of SAFe®. It also focuses on developing technical agility, fostering collaboration, and driving continuous improvement in software engineering processes.
While knowledge of SAFe for Teams and a background in engineering, development, project management, or quality assurance are highly encouraged to fully benefit from the course, neither of these criteria is required for the exam.
The training course provides insights into advanced engineering practices such as continuous integration, test-driven development, and behaviour-driven development. These practices help teams ensure software quality, reduce defects, and enable faster feedback and validation cycles.
SAFe® Agile Software Engineering Training equips individuals with the necessary knowledge and skills to implement agile engineering practices at scale. It emphasizes collaboration, cross-team coordination, and the integration of development and operations to enable seamless software delivery across the organisation.
This course is [ ] day(s)
Automation is a key aspect of agile software engineering. The training covers automation techniques for building, testing, and deployment processes, enabling teams to achieve faster and more reliable software delivery.
The training emphasizes the importance of collaboration and communication between technical and non-technical stakeholders. It provides techniques and practices, such as behaviour-driven development, that facilitate shared understanding and alignment between the development team and business stakeholders.
While there are no strict prerequisites, learners will benefit from having prior knowledge and experience in software development or related technical roles. Having familiarity with agile principles and practices is also recommended.
The price for SAFe® Agile Software Engineering Training certification in Reading starts from £2295
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Many delivery methods

Flexible delivery methods are available depending on your learning style.


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Resources are included for a comprehensive learning experience.

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