SPCs energize the enterprise, drive the transformation
Organizational transformation takes a deep level of skill, commitment, and determination to get everybody on board and collaborating toward a common vision. Determination alone will only get you so far. The proven path to a successful SAFe implementation is through enabling a sufficient and powerful guiding coalition of SAFe Program Consultants (SPCs); professional Lean-Agile change agents authorized to train and certify the other key roles that help drive the implementation. SPCs are critical players in a Lean-Agile enterprise, and their performance and knowledge of SAFe is essential when it comes to producing optimal results for the business.
SPC-exclusive toolkits and videos make the difference
The SPC certification opens up an invaluable collection of tools, videos, workbooks, and templates; all designed by field experts to prepare you for success as a key driver of enterprise transformation. Here’s what you can look forward to when you login to your SPC member account:
As part of your Lean-Agile transformation journey, you may need to introduce the Scaled Agile Framework to other people in your organization. You may also have the opportunity to introduce SAFe to your community through meetups and webinars. This toolkit provides briefings, case studies, a white paper, and a brochure to offer you resources to share with others as you introduce the competencies, methods, practices, and outcomes of SAFe.
Everything you need to facilitate ART design
The SAFe Value Stream and ART Identification Workshop Toolkit provides the resources an SPC needs to facilitate a Value Stream and ART Identification Workshop. It presents a structured, proven approach for defining Value Streams and ARTs. The SPC facilitator and enterprise stakeholders work together to identify value streams, define ARTs, and map next steps for the first ART launch. The workshop helps stakeholders optimize their design by considering coordination requirements, dependencies, Epic distribution, and organizational change impact
Everything you need to prepare, execute, and improve your PI
The templates and resources in this toolkit provide resources to support an ART in successful PI Execution. The toolkit includes guidance around the successful delivery of key ART activities and events, as well as the slides and templates for facilitating an Inspect and Adapt event at the end of the PI.
Everything you need to prepare, execute, and improve your PI Planning
The SAFe PI Planning Toolkit provides resources curated and distilled from hundreds of real-world implementations. It includes all the presentation slides, workbooks, and templates needed to guide an ART through these preparation activities and facilitate a successful PI Planning event.
Aligning portfolio strategy with execution
The Lean Portfolio Management (LPM) competency aligns strategy and execution by applying Lean and systems thinking approaches to strategy and investment funding, Agile portfolio operations, and governance. It is one of the seven core competencies of the Lean Enterprise, each of which is essential to achieving Business Agility. The SAFe Lean Portfolio Management Toolkit provides tools, templates, and other assets to support the adoption of the LPM function.
Aligning executive stakeholders to reach the SAFe tipping point
To reach the tipping point in an enterprise, SAFe Program Consultants (SPCs) may need to align executive stakeholders on the problems to be solved. The SAFe Executive Workshop Toolkit contains a flexible set of workshop slides and exercises to help executives begin to explore current challenges and competencies, assess the current state, and plan next steps.
The minimal elements of SAFe necessary for a successful implementation
The Essential SAFe Toolkit offers a presentation and a self-diagnostic handout, allowing SPCs and stakeholders to determine if an Agile Release Train has skipped any of the 10 critical success factors. The presentation and self-diagnostic work well in a meetup or other plenary session. Participants will receive a picture of SAFe and a diagnostic with their notes and some self-imposed action items.
The critical moves needed for adopting SAFe within an enterprise
This toolkit includes a PowerPoint walkthrough of the Implementation Roadmap and a three-minute video to help organizations reach the tipping point. It also includes a supporting PowerPoint, “Mapping Organizational Roles with SAFe,” to help enterprises transform their existing traditional roles to the new SAFe roles.
Using Lean-Agile practices to meet strict regulatory standards
This toolkit is for SPCs who need to present SAFe in the context of industries and programs that must demonstrate compliance to industry or regulatory standards. It includes a PowerPoint presentation and references resources available for download, including the full white paper “Achieving Regulatory and Industry Standards Compliance with SAFe,” which is available as a download from the SAFe Compliance article.
Engaging architects as key collaborators in successful SAFe implementations
The SAFe Lean-Agile Architecture Toolkit for SPCs contains a half-day workshop that helps architects orient themselves to the roles, events, and collaborations in a Lean-Agile program. The workshop assumes architects are skilled in their domain and the discipline of architecture, but does not assume they are familiar with SAFe or have attended any SAFe training. Architects will leave with an understanding of their role, how to engage as a member of an Agile Release Train, and ways to enable their journey with SAFe.
Achieving continuous delivery of value by establishing a DevOps culture
This toolkit equips SAFe Program Consultants (SPCs) with an overview of scalable DevOps and the Continuous Delivery Pipeline to share with enterprises who are exploring DevOps implementation within their organization. The briefing consists of a one- to two-hour presentation focused on improving collaboration between Development and Operations and creating a Continuous Delivery Pipeline. Attendees will leave the briefing with a high-level understanding of what problems DevOps solves, the SAFe CALMR approach to DevOps, and the workflows, activities, and automation needed to provide a continuous release of value to the end user.
Everything you need to facilitate each iteration event in your team
Effectively operating as an Agile Team is key to the health of the Agile Release Train (ART). The SAFe Iteration Execution Toolkit provides Scrum Masters and Agile Teams with a quick reference guide to each significant Iteration event including Backlog Refinement, Iteration Planning, Daily Stand-up, Iteration review, and iteration retrospective. The toolkit also provides patterns, anti-patterns, and a checklist to prepare for each event.
Forming a guided coalition for effective change
The LACE Toolkit provides an overview of the purpose and characteristics of the LACE and the resources required to facilitate a LACE chartering workshop. In addition, it includes guidance distilled from real-world implementations on operating and scaling the LACE successfully and suggestions for supporting relentless improvement.
Explaining SAFe to large solution builders
Many large system builders have questions for how Lean-Agile principles and SAFe practices can apply to them. This toolkit presents the nine SAFe practices for building large solutions as described in the Enterprise Solution Delivery competency. Use this toolkit to explain SAFe to large solution builders, create a conversation, and see how Lean-Agile principles and SAFe can apply in their context.
Once you are ready to teach a class, you will need to purchase a courseware license for each student. There are two purchasing options:
- eCommerce—Recommended for small businesses or organizations early in their SAFe adoption. Access via SAFe Community Platform
- SAFe Learner Subscription—Recommended for enterprises creating a continuous Lean-Agile learning environment that is focused on driving complex business transformation. Contact a Sales Solution expert for information on bulk purchase discounts.