SAFe Product Owner / Product Manager | Delivering value through effective Program Increment execution (Remote)

COURSE OVERVIEW

In this two-day course, attendees will develop the skillsets needed to guide the delivery of value in a Lean enterprise by becoming a SAFe® 5 Product Owner/ Product Manager (POPM). Attendees gain an in-depth understanding of how to effectively perform their role in the Agile Release Train (ART) as it delivers value through Program Increments.

Attendees explore how to apply Lean thinking to decompose Epics into Features and Stories, refine Features and Stories, manage Program and Team backlogs, and to plan and execute Iterations and Program Increments. Attendees also discover how the Continuous Delivery Pipeline and DevOps culture contribute to the relentless improvement of the ART.

Duration:
4 half-days
Level:
Foundational
Venue:
Remote

TOPICS COVERED

  • Becoming a Certified SAFe Product Owner/Product Manager
  • Preparing for PI Planning
  • Leading PI Planning
  • Executing Iterations
  • Executing the PI

LEARNING GOALS

  • To perform the role of a SAFe® Product Owner/Product Manager, attendees should be able to:
  • Articulate the Product Owner and Product Manager role
  • Connect SAFe Lean-Agile principles and values to the PO/PM roles
  • Decompose Epics into Features and decompose Features into Stories
  • Refine Features into Stories
  • Manage Program and Team backlogs
  • Collaborate with Agile teams in estimating and forecasting work
  • Represent Customer need sin Program Increment Planning
  • Execute the Program Increment and deliver continuous value

WHAT ATTENDEES GET

  • Attendee workbook
  • Preparation and eligibility to take the SAFe® 5 Product Owner / Product Manager exam
  • One year membership to the SAFe Community Platform
  • Course certificate of completion

(Attendees must attend both days of the course in order to be eligible for the exam.)

PREREQUISITES

All are welcome to attend the course, regardless of experience. However, the following prerequisites are highly recommended:

  • Attended a Leading SAFe® course.
  • Experience working in a SAFe environment
  • Experience with Lean, Agile, or other relevant certifications

For more information contact learning@gravityworks.co.za

SAFe® 5.0 for DevOps | Optimising your Value Stream (Remote)

COURSE OVERVIEW

To compete in a disruptive global market, every organisation needs to deliver valuable technology solutions at the speed of business. This requires a shared DevOps mindset among all the people needed to define, build, test, deploy, and release software-driven systems—not just the engineers operating a CI/CD pipeline.

The two-day (presented remotely over four half-days), interactive course helps people across technical, non-technical, and leadership roles work together to optimise their value stream from end to end. Attendees will learn what DevOps is, why it is important to every role, and design a continuous delivery pipeline that is tailored to their business.

Attendees work in cross-functional teams to map their current state value stream from concept to cash, identify major bottlenecks to flow, and build an actionable implementation plan that will accelerate the benefits of DevOps in their organisation.

Duration:
4 half-days
Level:
Foundational
Venue:
Remote

TOPICS COVERED

  • Introducing DevOps
  • Mapping your Continuous Delivery Pipeline
  • Gaining alignment with Continuous Exploration
  • Building quality with Continuous Integration
  • Reducing time-to-market with Continuous Deployment
  • Delivering Business Value with Release on Demand
  • Taking action

LEARNING GOALS

  • After attending the class, attendees should be able to:
  • Explain how DevOps enables strategic business objectives
  • Apply a CALMR approach to DevOps
  • Understand continuous exploration, integration, and deployment
  • Incorporate continuous testing and continuous security into the delivery pipeline
  • Use value stream mapping to measure flow and identify bottlenecks
  • Prioritise DevOps solutions and investments for economic benefit
  • Design and implement a tailored multi-phased DevOps transformation plan
  • Work within the organisation to continually optimise the value stream

WHAT ATTENDEES GET

  • Attendee workbook
  • Preparation and eligibility to take the SAFe® 5 DevOps Practitioner exam
  • One year membership to the SAFe Community Platform
  • Course certificate of completion

(Attendees must attend both days of the course in order to be eligible for the exam.)

PREREQUISITES

None. No prior DevOps experience is necessary.

For more information contact learning@gravityworks.co.za

LEADING SAFe® 5.0 – Thriving in the Digital Age with Business Agility (Remote)

COURSE OVERVIEW:

During this two-day course (presented remotely over 4 hqlf-days), attendees gain the knowledge necessary to lead a Lean-Agile enterprise by leveraging the Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe®) and its underlying principles derived from Lean, systems thinking, Agile development, product development flow, and DevOps.

Participants in the class gain insights into mastering Business Agility in order to thrive in the competitive market. They discuss how to establish a team and technical agility and organise and reorganise around the flow of value. They also learn and practice the skills for supporting and executing PI Planning events and coordinating multiple Agile Release Trains (ARTs).

Participants in the class explore the importance of adopting a customer-centric mindset and design thinking approach to agile product delivery. Learners also develop an understanding of implementing a Lean Portfolio Management function in their enterprise.

Attending the class prepares individuals to take the exam and become a Certified SAFe® Agilist (SA)

Duration:
4 half-days
Level:
Foundational
Venue:
Remote

TOPICS COVERED

  • Thrive in the Digital Age with Business Agility
  • Become a Lean-Agile Leader
  • Establish Team and Technical Agility
  • Build Solutions with Agile Product Delivery
  • Explore Lean Portfolio Management

LEARNING GOALS

  • Lead the transformation to Business Agility with SAFe
  • Become a Lean-Agile Leader
  • Understand customer needs with Design Thinking
  • Enable Agile Product Delivery
  • Implement Lean Portfolio Management

WHAT ATTENDEES GET

  • Attendee workbook
  • Preparation and eligibility to take the SAFe® 5 Agilist exam
  • One-year membership to the SAFe Community Platform
  • Course certificate of completion

(Attendees must attend both days of the course in order to be eligible for the exam.)

PREREQUISITES

  • All are welcome to attend the course, regardless of experience. However, the following prerequisites are highly recommended:
  • 5+ years of experience in software development, testing, business analysis, product or project management.
  • Experience in Scrum

For more information contact learning@gravityworks.co.za

SAFe® 5.0 for Teams Establishing Team Agility for Agile Release Trains (Remote)

COURSE OVERVIEW

Build the skills needed to become a high-performing team member of an Agile Release Train (ART)—and learn how to collaborate effectively with other teams—by becoming a SAFe® 5 Practitioner.

During this two-day course (presented remotely over four half-days), gain an in-depth understanding of the ART, how it delivers value, and what you can do to effectively perform your role using Scrum, Kanban, and XP. Learn how to write stories and break down features, plan and execute Iterations, and plan Program Increments.

Finally, learn about the continuous delivery pipeline and DevOps culture, how to effectively integrate with other teams in the program, and what it takes to continuously improve the train.

Duration:
4 half-days
Level:
Intermediate
Venue:
Remote

TOPICS COVERED

  • Introducing the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe)
  • Building an Agile Team
  • Planning the Iteration
  • Executing the Iteration
  • Executing the Program Increment

LEARNING GOALS

  • To perform the role of a SAFe® Practitioner, attendees should be able to:
  • Apply SAFe to scale Lean and Agile development in their enterprise
  • Know their team and its role on the Agile Release Train
  • Know all other teams on the train, their roles, and the dependencies between the teams
  • Plan iterations
  • Execute iterations and demonstrate the value
  • Plan Program Increments
  • Integrate and work with other teams on the train

WHAT ATTENDEES GET

  • Attendee workbook
  • Preparation and eligibility to take the SAFe® 5 Practitioner exam
  • One year membership to the SAFe Community Platform
  • Course certificate of completion

(Attendees must attend both days of the course in order to be eligible for the exam.)

PREREQUISITES

All are welcome to attend the course, regardless of experience. However, the following prerequisites are highly recommended:

  • Familiarity with Agile concepts and principles.
  • Awareness of Kanban, Scrum and XP
  • Working knowledge of software and hardware development processes

For more information contact learning@gravityworks.co.za

SAFe® Scrum Master Applying the Scrum Master role with a SAFe® Enterprise (Remote)

COURSE OVERVIEW

In this two-day course (presented remotely over 4 half-days), attendees gain an understanding of the role of a Scrum Master in a SAFe enterprise. Unlike traditional Scrum Master training that focuses on the fundamentals of team-level Scrum, the SAFe Scrum Master course explores the role of the Scrum Master in the context of the entire enterprise.

The attendees are also prepared to successfully plan and execute the Program Increment (PI), the primary enabler of alignment throughout all levels of a SAFe organisation. This includes learning the key components of Agile at scale development, how Scrum is facilitated throughout the enterprise, and how to execute Iteration Planning.

Attendees discover how to build high performing Agile teams by becoming a servant leader and coach, and how to coach those teams to deliver the maximum business value at scale. SAFe 5 Scrum Master (SSM) certification signifies that people are prepared to perform the role of Scrum Master in a SAFe environment, increasing their value to teams and organisations that are implementing SAFe.

Duration:
4 half-days
Level:
Intermediate
venue:
Remote

TOPICS COVERED

  • Introducing Scrum in SAFe
  • Characterising the role of the Scrum Master
  • Experiencing Program Increment planning
  • Facilitating Iteration execution
  • Finishing the Program Increment
  • Coaching the Agile team

LEARNING GOALS

  • Describe Scrum in a SAFe enterprise
  • Facilitate Scrum events
  • Facilitate effective Iteration execution
  • Support effective Program Increment execution
  • Support relentless improvement
  • Coach Agile teams for maximum business results
  • Support DevOps implementation

WHAT ATTENDEES GET

  • Attendee workbook
  • Preparation and eligibility to take the SAFe® 5 Scrum Master exam
  • One-year membership to the SAFe Community Platform
  • Course certificate of completion

(Attendees must attend both days of the course in order to be eligible for the exam.)

PREREQUISITES

All are welcome to attend the course, regardless of experience. However, the following prerequisites are highly recommended:

  • Familiarity with Agile concepts and principles.
    Awareness of Kanban, Scrum and XP
    Working knowledge of software and hardware development processes

For more information contact learning@gravityworks.co.za

LEADING SAFe® 5.0 – Thriving in the Digital Age with Business Agility (Remote)

COURSE OVERVIEW:

During this two-day course (presented remotely over four half-days), attendees gain the knowledge necessary to lead a Lean-Agile enterprise by leveraging the Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe®) and its underlying principles derived from Lean, systems thinking, Agile development, product development flow, and DevOps.

Participants in the class gain insights into mastering Business Agility in order to thrive in the competitive market. They discuss how to establish a team and technical agility and organise and reorganise around the flow of value. They also learn and practice the skills for supporting and executing PI Planning events and coordinating multiple Agile Release Trains (ARTs).

Participants in the class explore the importance of adopting a customer-centric mindset and design thinking approach to agile product delivery. Learners also develop an understanding of implementing a Lean Portfolio Management function in their enterprise.

Attending the class prepares individuals to take the exam and become a Certified SAFe® Agilist (SA)

Duration:
4 half-days.
Level:
Foundational
Venue:
Remote

TOPICS COVERED

  • Thrive in the Digital Age with Business Agility
  • Become a Lean-Agile Leader
  • Establish Team and Technical Agility
  • Build Solutions with Agile Product Delivery
  • Explore Lean Portfolio Management

LEARNING GOALS

  • Lead the transformation to Business Agility with SAFe
  • Become a Lean-Agile Leader
  • Understand customer needs with Design Thinking
  • Enable Agile Product Delivery
  • Implement Lean Portfolio Management

WHAT ATTENDEES GET

  • Attendee workbook
  • Preparation and eligibility to take the SAFe® 5 Agilist exam
  • One-year membership to the SAFe Community Platform
  • Course certificate of completion

(Attendees must attend both days of the course in order to be eligible for the exam.)

PREREQUISITES

  • All are welcome to attend the course, regardless of experience. However, the following prerequisites are highly recommended:
  • 5+ years of experience in software development, testing, business analysis, product or project management.
  • Experience in Scrum

For more information contact learning@gravityworks.co.za