What’s New in SAFe® 4.0: Instructor-Led Training

Train SAs, SPs, and other SAFe stakeholders in SAFe 4.0

SAFe® 4.0 is materially different from SAFe® 3.0. It has a number of new constructs, plus an entirely new Value Stream Level designed for people building the world’s largest and most complex systems. This one-day classroom training course is designed to teach SPCs, SAs, SPs, and other SAFe practitioners and stakeholders the difference between a SAFe 3.0 and a SAFe 4.0 implementation.

This class focuses almost exclusively on the specific changes from 3.0 to 4.0, so a good understanding of SAFe 3.0 is a prerequisite. The classroom exercises focus on the impact of the various changes to 3.0 implementations and on strategies to migrate to 4.0 within the participant’s own context.


The following individuals previously trained on SAFe 3.0 would benefit from this course:

  • SPC3s
  • SAs and SPs
  • Executives, business owners, managers, consultants, Agile change agents
  • Product managers, product line managers, and solution managers
  • Portfolio managers, program managers, PMO personnel, and process leads
  • Enterprise, Solution, and System Architects
  • Agile Team members (e.g., developers, testers, business analysts, etc.)

Learning Objectives

This one-day class provides participants the knowledge they need to upgrade from 3.0 to 4.0. After the class, attendees will be able to:

  • Identify the new features and benefits of SAFe 4.0
  • Determine how the new Value Stream Level can help system builders develop large and complex systems that can include both software and hardware
  • Identify key migration steps from 3.0 to 4.0.

Topics Covered

  • Overview of SAFe 4.0
  • Building a SAFe foundation
  • Portfolio Level changes
  • New Value Stream Level
  • Program Level changes
  • Team Level changes
  • Developing your SAFe 3.0 to 4.0 migration strategy


Student prerequisites: Good knowledge of SAFe 3.0

Instructor qualifications: SPC4 in good standing

 SAFe Certification

There is no certification associated with this course. While SPCs wishing to move to Version 4.0 certification will benefit from this learning, the What’s New video is still required before taking the 4.0 certification exam.

What You Get

The class registration includes:

  • Attendee workbooks
  • Certificate of Attendance
  • Online course feedback survey

Professional Development Units (PDUs) and Scrum Educational Units (SEUs)

  • Participants in the course may be eligible to apply for 6 PDUs toward their continuing education requirements with the Project Management Institute (PMI) for PMP and PMI-ACP certifications
  • Attendees may be eligible to apply for SEUs, under Category C, toward earning or renewing their CSP through Scrum Alliance