Understanding the SAFe model for simple and more complex implementations
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Do I need to have completed a Leading SAFe® class before taking an Implementing SAFe® class
This is a question that gets frequently asked and is worthy of a quick article to answer not only for now but for future enquires too 😀
In the first instance, let’s look at the Scaled Agile, Inc pre-requisites:
“All stakeholders in a Lean-Agile transformation are welcome to attend the course, regardless of experience.
However, the following prerequisites are highly recommended for those who intend to take the SAFe® 4 Program Consultant exam and practice as a Certified SAFe® 4 Program Consultant (SPC):
- 5+ years of experience in software development, testing, business analysis, product, or project management
- 3+ years of experience in Agile
- One or more relevant Agile certifications”
So, you can see that Leading SAFe® is not a pre-requisite to attending an Implementing SAFe® class. In fact, when I took my Implementing SAFe® class I had not previously attended a Leading SAFe® class.
In addition, I tend to find only about a third of Implementing SAFe® class delegates have attended a Leading SAFe® course.
What is more important is that you do have a background and experience in Agile because the Scaled Agile Framework is based on this body of work.
However, there is a BUT!
Great news is worth sharing quick, which is why we’re very excited to tell you what we’ve been working on lately: we’re opening a new Radtac location in Finland! The Finland hub is joining our global network, enabling us to further support our Nordics and European customers. Please join us in saying Hei Suomi! [Hi Finland!]
At Radtac, everything we do revolves around our passion to help organisations become more responsive, and we do this through enabling them to adopt, embed and evolve Agile ways of working.
Over the years, we have worked with you, our customers, to support you on your Agile journeys. We’ve been all over the world with you - from Silicon Valley, to New York, Zürich, Berlin, Copenhagen, Helsinki, Amsterdam, Kigali, Dubai, Delhi, Beijing, Singapore - you name it. And while we love travelling, having local hubs close to our customers enables us to support you even better. This is why we’re so excited about the latest Radtac hub in Finland.