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SAFe® for Government Certification Course Outline

Module 1: Advancing Lean-Agile in Government

  • Problem to Be Solved
  • Basic Constructs of SAFe®
  • Basic Constructs of the Implementation Roadmap

Module 2: Embracing a Lean-Agile Mindset

  • Embrace the Lean Mindset
  • Support the Agile Manifesto

Module 3: Applying SAFe® Principles

  • Take an Economic View
  • Apply Systems Thinking
  • Assume Variability Preserve Options
  • Build Incrementally with Fast, Integrated Learning Cycles
  • Base Milestones on Objective Evaluation of Working Systems
  • Visualise and Limit WIP, Reduce Batch Sizes, and Manage Queue Lengths
  • Apply Cadence, Synchronise with Cross-domain Planning
  • Unlock the Intrinsic Motivation of Knowledge Workers
  • Decentralise Decision-making
  • Organise around Value

Module 4: Creating High-Performing Teams and Programs

  • Create High-Performing Agile Teams
  • Provision the Key ART Roles
  • Coordinate and Integrate Multiple Agile Release Trains and Suppliers

Module 5: Planning with Cadence and Synchronisation

  • Prepare to Experience PI Planning
  • Create and Review Draft PI Plans
  • Finalise Plans and Establish Business Value
  • Review Final Plans and Commit to a Set of PI Objectives

Module 6: Supporting Program Execution

  • Innovation and Continuous Exploration for Programs and Large Solutions
  • Manage the Flow of Value
  • Update the Program Vision and Roadmap
  • System Attributes with Features
  • Set Priorities with Backlog Refinement
  • Engage in Key SAFe Events

Module 7: Mapping the Path to Agency and Program

  • Build Large Programs to Align with Agency Strategy
  • Transition from Project to Lean Flow of Epics
  • Adopt Lean Budgeting Aligned to Value Streams
  • Apply Lean Estimating and Forecasting with Cadence-based Development
  • Modify Acquisition Practices to Enable Lean-Agile Development and Operations
  • Build in Quality and Compliance
  • Adapt Governance Practices to Support Agility and Lean Flow of Value

Module 8: Leading Successful Change

  • Lead by Example
  • Adopt a Lean-Agile Mindset
  • Lead the Change to SAFe

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Who should attend this SAFe® for Government Certification Course?

This SAFe® for Government Certification Training Course is ideal for those looking to navigate the challenges of Agile. It is especially advantageous for professionals such as:

  • Government Leaders
  • Government Influencers
  • Executives
  • Directors
  • Branch Chiefs
  • Development Managers
  • Compliance Managers in Government

Prerequisites of the SAFe® for Government Certification Course

For those attending this training course, a foundational knowledge of the Agile Manifesto and SAFe® principles can be advantageous.

SAFe® for Government Certification Course Overview

The Knowledge Academy’s 2-day SAFe® for Government Certification Training is designed to provide delegates with a comprehensive understanding of the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe®) and its application in government organisations. This course focuses on government agencies' unique challenges and opportunities when adopting Agile practices at scale. Delegates will gain knowledge and skills to implement and sustain agile practices within a government context. Our highly experienced and professional trainer will conduct this training course who has years of experience in teaching SAFe® courses.

Course Objectives 

  • Understand the principles and core values of SAFe®
  • Learn how to effectively plan, execute, and track Agile initiative
  • Develop skills in Agile program and portfolio management
  • Learn techniques for effectively scaling agile practices across multiple teams
  • Understand how to establish Agile contracts and procurements

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What’s included in this SAFe® for Government Certification Course?

  • SAFe® for Government Examination
  • World-Class Training Sessions from Experienced Instructors
  • SAFe® for Government Certificate
  • Digital Delegate Pack

SAFe® for Government Exam Information 

The SAFe® for Government Exam assesses participants' understanding of the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe®) principles, practices, and roles as they apply to government organisations. The exam format is as follows: 

  • Type of Questions: Multiple Choice or Multiple Select 
  • Total Questions: 45 
  • Total Marks: 45 Marks 
  • Pass Marks: 73%, or 33/45 Marks 
  • Duration: 90 Minutes 
  • Open Book/Closed Book: Closed book

Why choose us

Our Sheffield venue


Free Wi-Fi

To make sure you’re always connected we offer completely free and easy to access wi-fi.

Air conditioned

To keep you comfortable during your course we offer a fully air conditioned environment.

Full IT support

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

Video equipment

This location has full video conferencing equipment.

Sheffield is a city based in South Yorkshire, England. Its name originates from the River Sheaf which runs through the heart of the city. Sheffield is home to around 560,000 people and is the eighth largest city in England. Sheffield is famous for its steel production and is known around the world for its innovation in the field including crucible and stainless steel. There are a grand total of 137 primary schools in Sheffield and 26 secondary schools. Nine of these secondary schools have sixth forms, and there is one separate sixth form college called Longley Park Sixth Form College. Sheffield also has five independent private schools and twelve special schools. All schools are non-selective and mixed sex schools apart from Sheffield High School which is an all-girls school. There are two universities based in Sheffield, the University of Sheffield and Sheffield Hallam University which bring in a combined student population of 65,000 a year to the city. Sheffield Hallam University is a university spread over two sites in Sheffield and has provided over 750 different educational programs. The University of Sheffield is a research-centric university, originally established in 1905.

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Mercure St Pauls,

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T: 01344203999

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® For Government Certification in Sheffield FAQs


Please arrive at the venue at 8:45am.
For attending this training course, having a basic understanding of Agile Manifesto and SAFe® principles would be beneficial for the delegates.
This training course is suitable for anyone who wants to gain an understanding of overcoming the challenges of Agile. However, it is much more beneficial for: • Government Leaders • Government Influencers • Executives • Directors • Branch Chiefs • Development Managers
We are able to provide support via phone & email prior to attending, during and after the course.
SAFe® for Government Certification is a specialised certification programme that focuses on implementing Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe®) ideas and practises in government and public sector organisations.
SAFe® for Government Certification equips government workers with the knowledge and skills needed to effectively implement Lean-Agile practises, allowing them to promote organisational agility, improve programme performance, and achieve successful outcomes.
SAFe® for Government Certification trains professionals to be successful change agents in government organisations. It improves their capacity to drive Lean-Agile transformations, link strategy with execution, optimise processes and provide more value to citizens in a more efficient and effective manner.
SAFe® for Government Certification is critical to driving digital transformation in the public sector by providing professionals with the knowledge and skills to leverage Lean-Agile practises, Agile methodologies, and emerging technologies to deliver innovative and citizen-centric digital solutions.
In the SAFe® for Government Certification Training course, you will learn how to use Lean-Agile ideas and practises precisely in government and public sector settings. You will obtain in-depth knowledge of strategy alignment, value delivery, programme execution, portfolio management, governance, change leadership in government organisations, etc.
The price for SAFe® for Government Certification certification in Sheffield starts from £1995
The Knowledge Academy is the Leading global training provider for SAFe® for Government Certification.
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Trusted & Approved

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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