Certified SAFe® Government Practitioner

The transition to lean agile practices to build technology-based capabilities is a particular challenge in the environment of the federal government.
However, with the right information and strategies, the problems of traditional governance, procurement and organisational barriers can be overcome.

In this two-day course, participants will learn the principles and practices of the Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe®), learn how to add and release value using Agile Release Trains (ART's), and what it means to lead a lean agile transformation of a program within a federal agency.
Participants will gain an understanding of the Lean Agile mentality and learn why it is an essential foundation for transformation. They will also receive practical advice on building strong, agile teams and multi-vendor programs, managing technology investments in Lean Flow, acquiring solutions with agile contracts, launching the program, and planning and delivering value with SAFe
®. Participants will also learn how specific leadership behaviors can drive successful organizational change in the federal government environment.

Learning Objectives

  • Participants should be able to assume the role of a SAFe® contact person for federal authorities

  • Transforming government programs from traditional software and systems development models to Lean Agile and DevOps thinking, principles and practices with SAFe®

  • Align technology strategy, budget planning and forecasting, procurement, compliance and management processes with flow-based practices using new government policies

  • Organize government programs into one or more Agile Release Trains (ARTs) and execute them in Program Increments (PIs)

  • Examine the coordination of large solutions in a government and multi-vendor environment

  • Identify and internalize the mindset and leadership behaviors essential to successful Lean Agile transformation

  • Provide a preliminary outline of the next steps to start and/or accelerate the implementation of SAFe® in your programme or authority

  • Especially for this course: how to integrate the shared services (support units) into a SAFe® framework

What the participants receive

  • Electronic documentation

  • One-year membership in the SAFe® community

  • Certificate of completion of the course

  • A certification test in the SAFe® community
    for the Certified SAFe® Government Practitioner


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

  • You have already successfully attended an accredited SAFe® course and are familiar with the SAFe® Framework.