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Leading SAFe Training

This 3-day certified course teaches you all about Lean-Agile transformation and Agile release trains.

Attending the class prepares you to take the exam and become a certified SAFe® Agilist (SA).

Course Focus:

This three-day course teaches the Lean-Agile principles and practices of the Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe®). You’ll learn how to execute and release value through Agile Release Trains, how to build an Agile Portfolio, and how to lead a Lean-Agile transformation at enterprise scale. You will gain an understanding of the Lean-Agile mindset and how to apply the principles and practices of SAFe to support Agile teams, programs, program portfolio management, and to coordinate large Value Streams.

Course Details:

  • Price: R12,400 excl. VAT per person
  • Course duration: 3 Days
  • Location: Cape Town, Johannesburg, Durban (and other locations on request)


Course Dates:

There are currently no scheduled dates for this course, please check back soon for updated course dates or contact us to book a private course.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this course, attendees will be able to:

  • Apply SAFe to scale Lean and Agile development in your enterprise
  • Support the execution of Agile Release Trains
  • Coordinate large Value Streams
  • Manage a Lean-Agile Portfolio
  • Align the organization to a common process model
  • Configure the Framework for your context
  • Unlock the intrinsic motivation of knowledge workers
  • Support a Lean-Agile transformation in your enterprise


  • Introducing the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe)
  • Embracing a Lean-Agile Mindset
  • Understanding SAFe Principles
  • Implementing an Agile Release Train
  • Experiencing PI Planning
  • Executing and Releasing Value
  • Building an Agile Portfolio
  • Coordinating Large Value Streams
  • Leading the Lean-Agile Enterprise


Attendees who pass the exam will receive:

  • A SAFe Agilist certificate
  • One year certified membership as a SAFe Agilist
  • SAFe Agilist branding kit with the SA certification mark


Executives, managers and Agile change agents responsible for leading a Lean-Agile change initiative in the larger software enterprise. This course is a requirement for those seeking certification as a Scaled Agile Framework Agilist (SA).


  • 5+ years experience in software development, testing, business analysis, product or project management
  • Experience in Scrum
Stephen de Villiers Graaff

About Stephen de Villiers Graaff

Stephen is a professional trainer and coach specialising in Agile practices. He has worked in different industries over the last 25 years including the collar and tie of large corporates to the hard-hats and steel-caps of manufacturing. In these industries, he has been responsible for building and leading teams in the delivery and support of customer value primarily using Agile frameworks.

Stephen has discovered through this journey that true agility has nothing to with frameworks and processes. True agility is about people and how they interact with one another. There is, therefore, a need to focus on creating cultures that self-assess and adjust over time.

“This is the only way we can ensure that the learned behaviours we pass on are those that we truly value.”

“How do we embark on our own unique journey while embracing the vital elements of respect, focus and simplicity? These questions are vital as we strive to build cohesive and collaborative teams: Magic is formed when people are encouraged to be creative, expressive and collectively responsible.”

Stephen de Villiers Graaff

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