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Implementing SAFe® – SAFe Programme Consultant

Implementing SAFe® SPC you will gain a broad level of insight into each layer of a SAFe implementation. You’ll learn about leading effectively in remote environments with distributed teams. This course will prepare you to lead an Agile enterprise transformation by leveraging the Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe®).

You will learn how to effectively apply the principles and practices of SAFe, including training with SAFe courseware, coaching teams, launching Agile Release Trains and building and managing an Agile portfolio.

Certify as a SAFe Programme Consultant and become the Lean Agile change agent that leads the SAFe transformation in your enterprise.

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Your trainers are Certified SAFe® Remote Trainers and have been verified by Scaled Agile Inc to have the skills and techniques to provide an engaging and interactive online experience.
Implementing SAFe SPC
Implementing SAFe SPC

Implementing SAFe® SPC is delivered by Ivar Jacobson International, our training partner.

This course is accredited by Scaled Agile® and on passing the exam, participants will receive the SAFe Programme Consultant certification.

Take a look at our SAFe® – SPC training schedule for upcoming dates.

We’ve created a handy one-page guide for this course.

12 months free On-Demand Intro to Agile & Scrum with every SAFe® course

Want private SAFe® training for your organisation? Find out more

Upcoming Implementing SAFe® SPC Training

No upcoming events.

About Your Trainers

This course will be trained by the below trainers

Brian Tucker

Keith de Mendonca

What will you learn on the SAFe® SPC course?

The goal of this course is to prepare internal change agents and external consultants to:

  • Lead an enterprise agile transformation
  • Implement the Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe)
  • Train managers and executives in Leading SAFe and act as a SAFe Agilist (SA) certifying agent
  • Train teams in SAFe ScrumXP for Teams and act as a SAFe Practioner (SP) certifying agent

What will you get on the SAFe® SPC course?

Who should attend a SAFe® SPC course?

The course is intended for those who will be materially and directly involved in a SAFe adoption. This includes enterprise leaders, practitioners, change agents, and consultants responsible for implementing Agile programs and portfolios as part of an enterprise Lean-Agile change initiative.

Attendees typically include:

  • Professional Services Consultants
  • Business and Technology Executives and Leaders, Managers, Directors
  • Portfolio Managers and Fiduciaries, Project/Program Management Office (PMO) personnel
  • Development, QA and IT management
  • Program and Project Managers
  • Product and Product Line Managers
  • Process Leads and Lifecycle Governance Personnel
  • Enterprise, System and Solution Architects
  • Internal Change Agents, Lean-Agile Center for Excellence, Agile Working Group

Course Schedule

The first two days of the course will provide you with the basis to teach SAFe to others, and if certified you’ll be eligible to teach the Leading SAFe course. The next two days focus exclusively on implementing SAFe.

This course consists of 30 hours of remote training delivered over five days (6 hours per session). 

This allows participants time to process, reflect, practice new learnings, raise questions, and helps to maximise the learning outcome.

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Pre-requisites & Certification

All stakeholders in a Lean-Agile transformation are welcome to attend the course, regardless of experience. However, the following prerequisites are highly recommended for those who intend to take the SPC5 certification exam and operate in the field as a SAFe Program Consultant:

  • 5+ years of experience in software development, testing, business analysis, product or project management
  • 3+ years of experience in Agile
  • One or more relevant Agile certifications

This course requires minimum attendance of 30 hours. Full attendance and participation will result in the registration for the online SAFe Programme Consultant exam. Upon successful completion of the exam, attendees will hold SAFe Programme Consultant status.

Free Intro to Agile & Scrum

To help delegates refresh and develop their Scrum knowledge, purchases of SAFe® SPC training with Agile Centre includes 12 months free access to our On-demand Introduction to Agile & Scrum training, worth £250.

This online, on-demand modular training is a high-impact video course covering why modern organisations need a new approach to business, as well as exploring the Theory, Practices, and Rules of Scrum.

Delegates will automatically be enrolled onto this on-demand course upon registration to the Implementing SAFe® – SAFe Programme Consultant training.

What tools do I need?

We will be using MURAL and Zoom. We require delegates to use a laptop, computer or device with a large screen to ensure you can participate without the limitations of using a smaller device. Reliable internet connection is vital.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation is possible up to 30 days before the start of a course with a 10% admin charge*. After that point, the full course fee is due independent of whether the registered person takes part in the course or not. Participants can be substituted without charge.

You can find full details of our terms and conditions for our training courses including cancellation and transfer policies here**.

*This course is through a partner organisation and any admin fees are charged by their organisation.

**Course bookings through our training partners are subject to their Terms & Conditions


The first section of this class is an intensive version of Leading SAFe. The goal is to prepare certified SAFe Program Consultants (SPCs) to teach the course and act as a certifying agent for SAFe Agilists (SAs). You will also gain the knowledge necessary to lead an enterprise agile transformation by leveraging the Scaled Agile Framework and its underlying principles of lean thinking and product development flow. You will leave with an understanding of how the principles and practices of the framework support Agile Teams, Agile Programs, Agile Program Portfolio Management and Agile Architecture.

In the second section, you will gain the knowledge needed to identify, plan, and implement SAFe programs with Agile Release Trains. Further, you’ll have the briefings, artifacts and templates you need to identify the value streams, prepare the organization, launch agile programs, plan and execute the major events, and implement effective processes and measures for continuous program improvement.

How does online training differ to an in-person course?

The course structure and content itself is very similar. The Learning Outcomes are the same, as is the Certification. Being a live delivery, we include many more breaks. We have also amended the in-person course with exercises more appropriate and effective for an online/remote experience. Watch the short video below with trainer Karim Harbott to find out more about our live, online training.

Training Packages

Our training packages aim to serve you. They help you define a clear pathway for your professional development, with a range of training at a more cost effective price.

If you can’t find exactly what you’re looking for, get in touch. We will work with you to create a bespoke training pathway that suits you or your teams learning aspirations, at a price that works within your budget.

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