Leading SAFe® (SA) certification

Leading SAFe® (SA) certification


Certification by Scaled Agile




Skill Level

2 Days





Thrive in the digital age with SAFe’s Business Agility

During this two-day course, attendees learn the importance of mastering Business Agility in order to thrive in the digital age and gain insights they can use to lead a Lean-Agile enterprise by leveraging the Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe®).

The course begins by exploring the SAFe principles, derived from Lean product development, Agile development, DevOps and systems thinking. Following this, the attendees will discuss how to establish Team and Technical Agility and organize around the flow of value. The course then focuses on the importance of adopting a customer-centric mindset and applying Design Thinking as part of the Agile Product Delivery core competency, and provides an opportunity to experience a PI Planning event.

Attendees also gain insights and recommendations for building a Continuous Delivery Pipeline and instilling a DevOps culture. Finally, the attendees will gain an understanding of Lean Portfolio Management and the steps needed for implementing this function in their Enterprise.


All are welcome to attend the course, regardless of experience. However, the following prerequisites are highly recommended for those who intend to take the SAFe® 5 Agilist (SA) certification exam:

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

Completing this course will help you:

Who is the course for?

  • Executives and senior managers who will lead an agile transformation.
  • Leaders, Managers Development, QA, and Infrastructure Management.
  • Program and Product Managers.
  • Portfolio Managers, PMO, and Process Leads.
  • Enterprise, System, and Solution Architects.
  • Scrum Masters and Agile Coaches who will support the transition to self-managing and cross-functional teams.

Learning Path

  • SAFe as an operating system for business agility
  • Seven core competencies of business agility
  • Lean-Agile Mindset
  • SAFe Principles
  • Lean and Agile at scale
  • Cross-functional teams
  • Build-in quality
  • Organising Agile Release Trains (ARTs) around the flow of value
  • Customer centricity
  • Design thinking
  • Prioritising the Program Backlog
  • PI Planning
  • Developing on a cadence
  • Release on demand
  • Build a continuous delivery pipeline with DevOps
  • SAFe portfolio
  • Connect the portfolio to th eenterprise strategy
  • Maintain the Portfolio Vision
  • Establish portfolio flow
  • Fund value streams

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Completion of this course gives you access to the exam and all related study materials as part of your Learning Plan in the SAFe Community Platform.

What's Included?

  • Digital workbook
  • Preparation and eligibility to take the SAFe® Agilist exam
  • One-year membership to the SAFe® Community Platform
  • Course certificate of completion
  • E-learning courses to help you prepare for the class

Why ZXM?

ZXM has been leading Scaled Agile implementations since 2011 and specialises in end-to-end digital and agile transformations with SAFe. We were responsible for the SAFe implementations across customers including:

We don’t deal in theory in our training courses. Our practitioner-trainerrs will provide you with the right mix of mindset, practices, and insights you need to make agile stick, influence agile culture, and enable true agility with SAFe. 

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