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SAFe® Agilist Leading SAFe® 6.0 Certification

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In our Leading SAFe® Agilist Training, you will get an introduction to the fundamentals of SAFe® and be taught the principles and practices to confidently drive your Lean-Agile transformation. The training also provides the guidance and tools to lead effectively in remote environments with distributed teams.

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Leading SAFe® Certified Agilist (SA) 6.0 Training

The Leading SAFe® Agilist Training is suitable for anyone who wants to get started with SAFe® and forms the basis for your later immersion in the sub-frameworks of SAFe®. It gives you an overall understanding of the underlying principles as well as the context of the framework.

In the two-day programme, you will acquire the necessary knowledge for the application of the Scaled Agile Framework®. The basic principles of Lean, System Thinking, Agile Development, Product Flow and DevOps will be deepened to lead the Lean Enterprise.

You will also learn how to successfully use enterprise agility to compete in competitive markets. This includes a joint discussion where team agility as well as technical agility are learned. You will learn how a company can organize itself around values and flow. In addition, you will acquire the practical skills to carry out and support PI Planning. The coordination of Agile Release Trains (ARTs) is also taught in the course.

Why tectrain?

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Yes, the seminars and so on... but why tectrain though? Because we go the extra mile for you and make your learning experience unique. You get the following additional advantages and extras on top of it:


We are the highest rank training provider in the entire German speaking SAFe community.

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You are welcome to visit the training course online again within a year as a refresher or exam preparation.

Certification Guarantee

We have an impressive 98% pass rate on the certification exam, so we're pretty confident you'll pass the exam on the first try. However, we're giving you the 2nd try for free. Promised!

Flexible Date Change

If you are not able to attend the course, you can rebook your training free of charge up to one week before the start of the training.

No Slideshow, Hands-On!

We promise you that you won't get a PowerPoint show, but we will do a group work together, combining theory with practice. You will receive many practical examples from our experienced trainers and exchange with like-minded people.

Learn from Experts

We always guarantee you the use of didactically and methodically first-class qualified trainers who draw their knowledge from training experience as well as professional practical and project experience.


Why get a Leading SAFe® Certification?

Earning Leading SAFe® Agilist Certification validates your skills and opens new doors for career advancement.

77% of certified Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe®) professionals seek SAFe® Certifications for professional development. 63% rely on SAFe® certifications to prove their knowledge. Why shouldn't you join them?

Business agility is for people who have the expertise to successfully lead a transformation. You may want to grow in your role in your current organization or seek new career opportunities outside your organization. By joining Leading SAFe® Training, you can broaden your experience and skills. This will enable you to play a key role in driving business transformation. 

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I attended the Leading SAFe and then SAFe Lean Portfolio Management courses at tectrain. It was an excellent and above all insightful training experience. I was completely satisfied from the organization to the training. Exceptional training documents plus bonus material, which are stored electronically in the e-learning area. In addition, I was fully taken care of by the dedicated and very competent trainers and my expectations were more than met. I strongly recommend tectrain when it comes to SAFe.

Ahmed Mliki

IT Business Partner | BKW AG

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How does SAFe® Trainings affect companies?

There have been over 1,000,000 people across 20,000 organizations worldwide who have realized the benefits of scaling Agile with SAFe. Aggregated customer case studies have shown the following typical results: 

  • 10-50%: Happier and More Motivated Employees
  • 20-50%: More Productivity 
  • 30-75%: Faster Time-to-Market
  • 25-75%: Quality Improvement

Employee motivation increases
Working styles make employees happier and more engaged. One benefit of scaling Agile and Scaled Agile Framework is to help knowledge workers achieve autonomy, mastery, and purpose, which are key factors in unleashing intrinsic motivation. Organizations that practice SAFe have the tools to reduce burnout and increase employee satisfaction.

Productivity Increase
SAFe enables measurable productivity improvements by empowering high-performing teams, and teams of teams, to eliminate redundant work, identify and eliminate delays, continuously improve, and ensure they are making the right products.

Time to market is getting faster
Another advantage of agile scaling through SAFe is an optimized time-to-market. By aligning cross-functional teams of agile teams on value, the leading companies are able to meet customer needs faster. Harnessing the power of the Scaled Agile Framework helps make faster decisions and communicate more effectively. In addition, processes can be streamlined and customer focus is encouraged.

Quality optimization
One of SAFe's core values is Integrated Quality: it emphasizes the importance of integrating quality into all steps of the development cycle. As a result, agile scaling with SAFe benefits organizations by shifting the quality of a last-minute focus to everyone's responsibility.

Leading SAFe® Agilist in detail

The syllabus covers the learning objectives set by Scaled Agile Inc, the certifying organization, to be covered in a Leading SAFe® training course. this includes the latest version of SAFe® 6.0. This syllabus consists of 8 following parts.

Part 1

Intorduction to SAFe®

  • SAFe Fulfillment Strategy
  • History of SAFe
  • SAFe Core Competencies

Part 2

An Overview of Software-Development

  • Tools
  • Product Development Flow
  • Controlling the flow under uncertainty
  • Decentralized Control

Part 3

Agile Improving

  • Agile Overview
  • Task Advantages
  • Stats Studies

Part 4

SAFe at the Team Grade

  • Overview of Scrum plus XP in SAFe
  • ScrumXP
  • The Ability of “Ba”
  • Forecast and Plan
  • Code Class and Contstant Integration

Part 5

SAFe at the Programm Grade

  • What is an ART?
  • What are the Regulations of an ART?
  • Determining ART Occasions
  • Optimal ROI
  • ART Period Forecast
  • Managing the Train

Part 6

SAFe at the Portfolio Grade

  • What is PPM?
  • What is PPM’s role in Strategy and Investment Funding?
  • What is PPM’s role in Governance?
  • 8 Transformational Versions for Agile PPM

Part 7

Architecture of Agile

  • Architecture Structures in SAFe
  • ART and System Architecture
  • 7 Basis of Agile Architecture

Part 8

Scale Lean and Agile Leadership for the Enterprise

  • Becoming Head of Lean-Agile
  • Creating Aim and Articulating
  • Product Sight
  • Analyzing the Worth Flow
  • Evulating Agile Teams
  • Coaching with intense Questions

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Goals of the Leading SAFe® Agilist training

Your Leading SAFe® Agilist seminar includes:

  • Manage transformation to enterprise agility with SAFe®.
  • Become a Lean-Agile Leader
  • Understanding customer needs with Design Thinking
  • Empowering agile product development
  • Implementing Lean Portfolio Management

At the end of the seminar, course participants will be able to:

  • Apply SAFe to implement agility at the enterprise level
  • Set up powerful release trains
  • Plan value streams and coordinate a lean portfolio
  • Build a SAFe framework in your organization on time and on budget
  • Encourage the motivation of your agile development teams
  • Supporting a Lean - Agile transformation in the organization

Leading SAFe® Agile 6.0 Certificate in Brief

Your Leading SAFe® Agile certification includes:

  • SAFe® 6.0 Agilist certificate (PDF)
  • Digital badge SAFe® 6.0 Agilist for different online profiles
  • One year membership in the SAFe® online community/platform with access to many Meetup groups for exchange
  • Access to extensive additional material available within your SAFe® account to complement your individual Learning Journey.

Click here for more information about the certification exam: Exam Details: SAFe Agilist



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When does a participant pass the SAFe® Agilist certification?

The first step to becoming a SAFe®-Certified professional is to take the Leading SAFe® course.
The second step is fulfilled by passing the SAFe Agilist online test administered by Scaled Agile.
To pass the test, candidates must answer at least 34 of the 45 questions correctly (75% average pass rate).

Why should I choose Leading SAFe certification?

  • Career Advancement: Leading SAFe certification can improve your career opportunities by setting you apart from other applicants and demonstrating a deeper understanding of applying agile methods in a corporate environment.
  • Increased Competitiveness: The ability to successfully apply SAFe in an organization can increase your competitiveness and accelerate your career.
  • Enhanced Understanding of Agile: Leading SAFe certification can improve your understanding of agile methods and teach you how to successfully apply them in a large enterprise.

What are the benefits of Leading SAFe certification for me?

  • Improved Collaboration and Alignment: Leading SAFe promotes cross-functional collaboration and communication between teams, leading to better alignment and efficiency.
  • Increased Delivery Speed: Leading SAFe helps organizations deliver value to customers faster by aligning the goals and objectives of teams, departments, and the organization as a whole.
  • More Flexibility: Leading SAFe provides organizations with the flexibility to adapt to changing market conditions and customer needs while ensuring that all teams are working towards common goals.
  • Higher Project Visibility: Leading SAFe provides a centralized and transparent view of projects, leading to more efficient project management and increased accountability.
  • Better Product Quality: Leading SAFe fosters a culture of continuous improvement and collaboration, leading to higher product quality and customer satisfaction.
  • Increased Innovation: Leading SAFe encourages organizations to adopt new ideas and technologies, leading to increased innovation and a competitive advantage.

What is Leading SAFe?

Leading SAFe is a framework for Agile Enterprise that helps businesses implement and manage Agile methods and practices at the enterprise level. It provides a comprehensive solution for managing projects, product development, value streams, and business operations.

Leading SAFe follows an Agile approach and provides a unified method for collaboration and communication between teams and departments. It also promotes collaboration with customers and other stakeholders to achieve better alignment with business requirements. The framework is designed to meet the needs of different industries and company sizes, from small startups to large enterprises. It also offers a certification option for individuals who want to deepen their understanding of Agile and Leading SAFe.

What are the entry requirements for this training?

None. Participation in the Leading SaFe® training is possible regardless of experience level. However, the following previous experience is recommended:

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

Is there a licensed certification and is it internationally valid?

Yes, our Leading SAFe® certifications are licensed, as well as internationally valid.


Is it an open book SAFe® exam?

It is an open book exam. Therefore, you can refer to the SAFe® framework if you get stuck on a question. You have 90 minutes for 45 questions. It is advisable to read over all the answers at least once at the end.


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How can I learn Leading SAFe?

Leading SAFe can be learned through training, courses, and online materials. There is also a certification that confirms knowledge and skills in working with Leading SAFe.

How does Leading SAFe differ from traditional project management?

Leading SAFe differs from traditional project management in several ways. Here are some of the key differences:

  • Agile mindset: Leading SAFe is based on agile principles and methods, while traditional project management often relies on waterfall models.
  • Team orientation: Leading SAFe focuses on team collaboration and the responsibility of the entire team for project outcomes, while traditional project management methods often focus on individuals.
  • Continuous delivery: Leading SAFe places a strong emphasis on continuous delivery and feedback loops, while traditional project management methods often focus on larger, less frequent deliveries.

How does Leading SAFe ensure products and services are delivered safely and effectively?

Leading SAFe ensures the safe and effective delivery of products and services by taking an agile approach to project management supported by a combination of processes and practices. These include things like regular monitoring and adjustments to ensure the project stays on track, as well as an emphasis on collaboration and communication to improve collaboration between teams and facilitate information portability.

How does Leading SAFe help companies achieve their goals?

Leading SAFe helps organizations achieve their goals by providing a framework for coordinating and collaborating multiple teams in complex product and system environments. It promotes the transition from traditional hierarchical structures to an agile, lean approach and facilitates the integration of development and operations through the introduction of DevOps practices. This leads to improved flexibility, increased efficiency, and better alignment of project goals with business objectives, ultimately resulting in improved outcomes and achievement of organizational goals.

How long are the certificates valid?

The SaFe® certificates are valid for one year and they have to be renewed every year with an exam.


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What is LeadingSAFe used for?

Leading SAFe is used to manage projects, product development, value chain, and business operations in companies.

What are the effects of agility in companies?

Some of the observed effects of agility in companies are:

  • Increased efficiency: Agile methods enable companies to respond to changes more quickly and make faster decisions, leading to higher efficiency and better business results.
  • Improved collaboration: Agile working methods promote open communication and collaboration between departments and team members, improving the effectiveness and success of projects.
  • Higher customer orientation: Agility focuses on the customer and their needs. Companies that work agile can adapt more quickly to changes in the market and develop better solutions for their customers.
  • Increased motivation and engagement: Agile methods enable employees to take responsibility for their work and contribute their ideas, leading to higher motivation and job satisfaction.
  • Better quality of results: Agile methods emphasize continuous review and improvement, leading to higher quality project results and better business outcomes.

What are practical examples of the use of Leading SAFe?

Here are some best practices for using Leading SAFe:

  • Introduction of agile mindsets and principles: It is important for the entire team to understand and apply the agile mindsets and principles of Leading SAFe.
  • Strengthening team collaboration: Encourage a collaborative work environment and promote the responsibility of the entire team for the project outcome.
  • Use of tools and technologies: Use tools and technologies suitable for implementing Leading SAFe to enable smooth collaboration and communication.
  • Conduct regular retrospectives: Conduct regular retrospectives to gather feedback and monitor project progress.

What are the main goals of Leading SAFe?

The main goals of Leading SAFe are:

  • Lean-Agile Mindset: Adopting the principles of Lean, Agile, and product development flow.
  • Systems Thinking: Understanding the dependencies between solution elements and the impact of changes.
  • Customer-Centric Perspective: Focusing on delivering value to customers and users.
  • Shared Culture: Building a culture of trust, collaboration, and transparency.
  • Execution at Scale: Scaling Agile beyond the team level to the enterprise level.
  • Lean Portfolio Management: Managing the solution portfolio to maximize value delivery potential.
  • Continuous Learning: Encouraging a culture of continuous improvement and learning.
  • Integrating DevOps: Integrating development and operations to deliver value faster.
  • Practice-Based Approach: Adopting a practice-based approach to solving complex problems.

What are the main challenges at Leading SAFe?

Some of the main challenges in implementing Leading SAFe are:

  • Cultural change: Introducing Leading SAFe often requires a change in organizational culture and adaptation to agile methods and principles.
  • Team collaboration: It can be difficult to get teams to collaborate and take joint responsibility for project outcomes.
  • Scalability: The scalability of Leading SAFe can be a challenge, particularly in larger projects with many teams and dependencies.

What is the procedure for the SAFe® certification exam?

Completing the course gives you access to the certification exam and access to the study material as part of your individual Learning Journey within the SAFe® Community Platform.

You can find all further information about the exam here: Leading SaFe - scaledagile.com


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Where is Leading SAFe most effective?

Leading SAFe is most effective in large, complex projects with many teams and dependencies. It is particularly suited for organizations seeking an agile method to manage and coordinate large projects. Leading SAFe provides a framework for applying agile methods and principles that enables large enterprises to reap the benefits of agility without devolving into uncoordinated and chaotic processes. It is especially useful for organizations that need a scalable agile method that can be applied to both small and large projects.

Where can LeadingSAFe be used?

Leading SAFe (Scaled Agile Framework) is most effective in large organizations or enterprises with complex products and systems where coordination and collaboration of multiple teams is required. It is particularly useful in organizations transitioning from traditional hierarchical structures to an agile, lean approach. Leading SAFe has been successfully applied in various industries such as software development, manufacturing, healthcare, finance, and government, among others. It is also suitable for organizations looking to adopt DevOps practices as it provides a framework for integrating development and operations.


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Who benefits most from Leading SAFe?

Leading SAFe (Scaled Agile Framework) is a framework for agile software development that targets large and complex enterprises. It is a method for implementing agile practices in a scaled environment.

Who developed Leading SAFe?

Dean Leffingwell is the creator of Leading SAFe. He is an experienced software developer and agilist who developed Leading SAFe as a framework for applying agile methods in large enterprises. Since its introduction, Leading SAFe has become one of the leading agile frameworks for implementing large-scale projects.

Is LeadingSAFe right for me?

Whether Leading SAFe is right for you depends on several factors. Here are some considerations that can help you decide if Leading SAFe is suitable for you:

  • Larger projects: Leading SAFe is particularly well-suited for larger projects where multiple teams need to work together to achieve the overall goal.
  • Agile projects: Leading SAFe follows an Agile approach and is suitable for projects that rely on Agile methods.
  • Enterprise environment: Leading SAFe is best suited for companies that manage a portfolio of projects and want to implement enterprise-wide Agile management.
  • Team collaboration: Leading SAFe focuses on collaboration and communication between teams and is therefore suitable for projects where interdisciplinary collaboration and close collaboration with the customer are important.

Who is the target group of Leading SAFe?

The target group of Leading SAFe (Scaled Agile Framework) are organizations and companies that want to implement an agile framework for scaled product development and delivery. It is intended for organizations that have multiple teams on complex projects and are looking for a structured and efficient approach to managing their development and delivery process.

Who is Leading Safe® training suitable for?

CEOs, programme and project managers, team leaders, business analysts, agile coaches, consultants, release train engineers, scrum masters, CIOs, portfolio managers, change agents, solution or system architects.

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