Leading SAFe® 4.0 Workshop

This course is for enterprises who are ready to scale Agile across the entire organization by teaching Lean-Agile principles and practices of the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe®). Students will learn how to execute and release value through Agile Release Trains, create an Agile portfolio, and how to lead and nurture teams the Agile way. Students will receive their SAFe® Agilist (SA) certification at the completion of the 2-day class.

Who is this for:

  • Leaders including managers, directors, CIOs, and VPs
  • Scrum team members including development, QA, and infrastructure management
  • Program and Project Managers
  • Portfolio Managers and PMOs
  • Enterprise, System, and Solution Architect

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of the course, students will have their SAFe® Agilist certification. This means they will have the knowledge to…

  • Apply SAFe® to scale Lean and Agile development
  • Execute and support Agile Release Trains (ART)
  • Coordinate large value streams
  • Manage a Lean-Agile portfolio
  • Align the organization to one process model
  • Align the framework to your organization’s specific needs and context
  • Nurture and motivate all knowledge workers in addition to development team
  • Support and scale an Agile transformation across the entire enterprise

Leading SAFe® 4.0  Syllabus

Day 1

  • Introducing the Scaled Agile Framework
  • Embracing Lean and Agile Values
  • Understanding SAFe® Principles
  • Implementing the Agile Release Train
  • Experiencing PI Planning

Day 2

  • Executing and Releasing Value
  • Building an Agile Portfolio
  • Leading the Lean-Agile Enterprise

Workshop Facilitators

Valerie Santillo

Like many Agilists, Valerie’s path to Agile began in project and product management. Since her journey began, she has earned her CSM, CSP, and most recently her SPC (SAFe® Professional Consultant). In the last decade, she has developed a reputation as a trustworthy, caring Agile coach committed to helping her clients achieve results through Agile and Lean and guides Agile transformations and SAFe® implementation always with a pragmatic approach. She enjoys art, being the #1 fan at her children’s athletic competitions, and spending time with her husband. Valerie also loves to read and write. You can find her work on AgileYammering.com.

Take one of Valerie’s classes if you…

  • Want real-world SAFe® implementation experience
  • Need someone with a damn-fine Agile and Lean expertise
  • Crave a practical, measurable approach
  • Looking for a course in Virginia

Steven “Doc” List

Doc brings a background spanning more than three decades in software development, IT, management, leadership, coaching, training, facilitation, and organizational change. His breadth and depth of skill and experience have led him to work with and guide organizations of all sizes, from small startups to Fortune 50 companies. His ability to relate to and connect with people in all roles and all levels of organizations has enabled him to be unusually successful as an agent of change. Doc is also a professional photographer and teacher and has recently embarked on a journey to compete in bodybuilding competitions.

Take one of Doc’s classes if you want to….

  • Learn from a master with many many years of real-world experience helping organizations
  • Connect course material with your day-to-day work life
  • Learn in a casual and fun atmosphere
  • Take a course in Texas 


Price: $1,295

Date/Time: TBD

Ticket Price Includes:

  • SAFe® Agilist certification
  • All class materials
  • Full breakfast and lunch for 2-days with snacks
  • Parking
  • 10% off all Agile Velocity classes
  • Agile Velocity alumni forum

Agile Velocity Leading SAFe® 4.0 Workshop Locations:

This course is being offered in the following cities: