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SAFe® for Architects Training Course Outline

Module 1: Exemplifying Agile Architecture

  • Explore Agile Architecture
  • SAFe® Architect Roles and Collaborations
  • Architect using SAFe® Principles

Module 2: Architecting for DevOps and Release on Demand

  • What is DevOps?
  • Flow of Value through the Continuous Delivery Pipeline
  • Architecting for Continuous Exploration
  • Architecting for Continuous Integration
  • Architecting for Continuous Deployment
  • Architecting for Release on Demand

Module 3: Aligning Architecture with Business Value

  • Aligning Architecture with Strategic Themes, Portfolio Canvas, and Portfolio Vision
  • Supporting the Business with Value Streams
  • Delivering value through Solution Trains and Agile Release Trains

Module 4: Developing Solution Vision, Solution Intent, and Roadmaps

  • Aligning Solution Vision with Strategic Themes and Solution Context
  • Contributing to Solution Intent
  • Managing Quality
  • Contributing to Roadmaps

Module 5: Preparing Architecture for PI Planning

  • Contributing to the ART Backlog
  • Prioritising and Sequencing Work in the ART Backlog
  • Contributing to Solution Train pre-PI Planning

Module 6: Coordinating Architecture throughout PI Planning

  • Contributing to PI Planning
  • Participating in Management Review and Problem-Solving
  • Contributing to Solution Train Post-PI Planning

Module 7: Supporting Continuous Delivery during PI Execution

  • Guiding Architecture and Continuous Delivery throughout the PI
  • Participating in Iteration Reviews and System and Solution Demos
  • Relentless Improvement through Inspect & Adapt

Module 8: Supporting New Strategic Themes and Value Streams

  • Aligning Architecture to Enterprise Strategy
  • Evolving the Solution Portfolio
  • Contributing Enabler Epics to the Portfolio Kanban
  • Coordinating across Value Streams

Module 9: Leading as an Architect during a Lean-Agile Transformation

  • Lean-Agile Leadership
  • Leading the Agile Architecture Transformation
  • Creating an Action Plan

Module 10: Practicing SAFe®

  • SAFe® ART and Team Events
  • SAFe® Toolkits
  • Online Learning Resources
  • Community Video Hub
  • My SAFe® Events
  • SAFe® Assessments
  • Team and Technical Agility Assessment
  • SAFe® Forums

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Who should attend this SAFe® for Architects Training Course?

The SAFe® (Scaled Agile Framework) for Architects Training Course is designed for individuals who are eager to enhance their comprehension of the architectural roles within a Scaled Agile environment. It ensures that they can collaborate effectively, make well-informed decisions, and drive successful outcomes within their organisations.

 A few of the professionals who will benefit from this course are:

  • Enterprise, System, and Solution Architects
  • Technical Leaders
  • Product Managers and Product Owners
  • Business Stakeholders
  • Development Managers and Executives
  • Infrastructure Managers
  • Agile Coaches and Release Train Engineers

Prerequisites of the SAFe® for Architects Training Course

Prior experience in Software or System Architecture is recommended. Additionally, familiarity with Agile principles and exposure to SAFe® concepts is beneficial. 

SAFe® for Architects Training Course Overview

The Knowledge Academy’s 3-day SAFe® for Architects Training course is designed to provide delegates with the knowledge and skills required to drive effective architectural solutions and support the implementation of the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe®) in an organisation. This course focuses on the role of architects in enabling business agility, creating architectural runway, and aligning architecture with enterprise strategy. Delegates will learn how to apply architectural practices in a SAFe® context, collaborate with agile teams, and ensure architectural integrity throughout the development lifecycle.

Course Objectives:

  • Role of architects in a SAFe® environment and their contribution to achieving business agility
  • Create and maintain architectural runways to support the development of large-scale systems
  • Gain knowledge of architectural patterns, practices, and design principles
  • Align architecture with the enterprise strategy and ensure business value delivery
  • Understand how to collaborate effectively with Agile teams
  • Learn how to implement DevOps practices and leverage technology trends

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What’s included in the SAFe® for Architects Training Course?

  • Certified SAFe® for Teams Examination
  • World-class training sessions from experienced instructors
  • Certified SAFe® for Teams Certificate 
  • Delegate pack consisting of course notes and exercises

SAFe® for Architects Training Exam Information

The SAFe® for Architects Training Exam evaluates participants' understanding of Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe®) principles, practices, and roles, particularly in relation to architectural aspects of large-scale software development. This training emphasizes architects' role in achieving Agile project success and aligning technical strategies with business objectives. The exam format is as follows: 

  • Question Type: Multiple Choice or Multiple Select 
  • Total Questions: 45 
  • Total Marks: 45 Marks 
  • Pass Marks: 71%, or 32/45 Marks 
  • Duration: 90 Minutes 
  • Open Book/Closed Book: Closed Book

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IT support is on hand to sort out any unforseen issues that may arise.

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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.


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

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Agile Training | SAFe® For Architects Training in Bristol FAQs


The benefit of this certification is that it allows you to apply architectural techniques within a SAFe® context, establishing you as a valuable asset in organisations adopting the Scaled Agile Framework.
For attending this SAFe® for Architects certification training, individuals should have earned one SAFe® course and also have attended at least one Agile Release Train (ART) and one Program Increment (PI).
This SAFe® for Architects Certification training course is suitable for anyone who wants to advance their career in IT enterprise. However, it is much more beneficial for: • Scrum Masters • Agile Coaches • Consultants • Architects • Agile Trainers • Solution Architects
Yes, after completing the course, participants can take an online examination to earn the SAFe® for Architects certification.
The certification for SAFe® for Architects is valid for one year. Renewal is required to keep your certification active.
This course is [ ] day(s)
Architects play a crucial role in enabling business agility in a SAFe® environment by offering architectural guidance, developing and preserving architectural runway, and assuring alignment with the enterprise plan.
SAFe® for Architects integrates traditional architecture methods with agile concepts, focusing on collaboration, adaptability, and the capacity to create value iteratively and incrementally.
Architects may face difficulties in finding the proper balance of flexibility and standardisation, guaranteeing architectural consistency across agile teams, and adjusting to the dynamic nature of agile development.
While adhering to agile principles, SAFe® for Architects provides frameworks and methods for developing architectural governance mechanisms, making informed decisions, and protecting architectural integrity.
The price for SAFe® for Architects Training certification in Bristol starts from £2995
The Knowledge Academy is the Leading global training provider for SAFe® for Architects Training.
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We’re an APMG Accredited Training Organisation (ATO)


Many delivery methods

Flexible delivery methods are available depending on your learning style.


High quality resources

Resources are included for a comprehensive learning experience.

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