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About Scaled Agile Certifications

Scaled Agile helps organizations to deliver large programs using Agile. This article discusses how the Scaled Agile certifications will help professionals

Why do organizations need specific focus on Scaled Agile?

Why Industry Needs Scaled Agile?
  • Team level Agile frameworks like Scrum works really with individual teams.
  •  Most organizations today work with products that are delivered by multiple collaborative teams. Often, these teams span across geographies and technology landscapes.
  • Because the complexity of the work done, Agile is a natural way of working for these products.
  •  To ensure success in such increasingly complex world, Agile needs to be adopted in Spirit across entire organization.
  •  It is a daunting task to drive successful Agile Transformations across such a large scale. Research indicates more than half Agile Transformations fail
  • Various frameworks for Agile Scaling work help
    • To provide way to address complexity created by large teams, multi technology landscape and geographical distribution
    • To provide an ecosystem that helps organizations to work as Agile Enterprises.

What is Scaled Agile Framework or SAFe®?

How SAFe helps

To quote the scaled agile website https://www.scaledagileframework.com/

“SAFe® for Lean Enterprises is a knowledge base of proven, integrated principles, practices, and competencies for achieving business agility using Lean, Agile, and DevOps.”

The Key highlights of this framework are-

  1.  Complete Operating System for Enterprise Agile – SAFe® provides an end-to-end picture by integrating the advantages brought by of Lean, Agile, and DevOps into a comprehensive operating system that helps enterprises thrive in the digital age
  2. Four Out Of Box Configurations – SAFe® supports the full range of development environments with four out-of-the-box configurations. This ensures that each organization can use SAFe® for their specific needs
  3. Effective Synchronization The SAFe® framework gives a blueprint to ensure the alignment, collaboration, and delivery of multiple agile teams, leading the way to enterprise success

Why Should I Choose Scaled Agile (SAFe® ) Certification?

As stated on the scaled agile website, SAFe® is

  • The Framework of Choice for Leading Organizations – With, More than 1,000,000 practitioners and 20,000 enterprises worldwide in nearly every industry, SAFe® has a wide and growing demand across the world
  • Proven Results where the numbers speak for themselves Research shows that more than 70 percent of transformations fail. Organizations choose SAFe® because it’s a trusted framework with demonstrated results.
  • SAFe® is The Market leader –Industry standard artifacts like Gartner report and the state of Agile report have acknowledged SAFe® as a Market leader.
  • Community Support –The freely available /Ready to deploy SAFe® knowledge base of best practices guides and supports you in building business agility.
  • Implementation Roadmap – A proven implementation roadmap: your step-by-step guide to creating real change in every phase of your transformation. Hundreds of the world’s leading enterprises already have traveled this path, and Scaled  integrated the patterns that emerged from their adoptions into a proven roadmap. It gives you a powerful platform to customize an existing base rather than reinventing the wheel

What Are Different Types Of SAFe® Certifications?

SAFe CertificationWhat it teachesWho should Join?Similar Industry Certifications
Certified SAFe® Agilist (SA)Understand how to achieve Agility for large teamsExperienced Scrum masters who want to continue working in large Agile programs
SAFe Advanced Scrum Master (SASM) CertificationAdvanced Scrum Master techniques like coaching /facilitation etcExperienced Scrum masters who want to  improve their skillsACSM
Certified SAFe® Release Train EngineerHow to be a SAFe leader for a program Experienced SAFe agilists 
Certified SAFe® Product Owner/Product ManagerProduct Life cycle and managementPeople who want to do the PO role in SAFeCSPO
Certified SAFe® DevOps Practitioner (SDP)How DevOps works in SAFeTechnical peopleDevOps Master
Certified SAFe® Program Consultant Certified SAFe® (SPC)How to implement SAFe at organizational levelAgile Coach for organizations implementing SAFe 
Certified SAFe® Government Practitioner (SGP)How SAFe can help government initiativesGovernment Employees 
Certified SAFe® Agile Software Engineer (ASE)Agile Practices needed for Working in SAFeExperienced developers who want to work in SAFe teamCSP
Certified Agile Project ManagerAdvanced techniques for Product OwnerExperienced Product OwnersACSPO
Certified Agile Practitioner (SAFe for teams)How to work in SAFe teamsBasic Certification Any one can do – Leading SAFe covers areas beyond this 
Certified Lean Portfolio ManagerHow to manage a portfolio with SAFeSenior portfolio level managers – 20+ years of exp 
Certified SAFe  ArchitectHow to set up Architecture for SAFe programsEnterprise ArchitectsTOGAF
Different SAFe certifications