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Helping companies scale Agility is our passion, so we're thrilled to be teaching this course designed to create shared understanding and momentum. And our roots in SAFe go deep — our company was founded by Luke Hohmann, now Principal Consultant at Scaled Agile.

Why you should choose Applied Frameworks:

  • Our expertise is based on leading real-world SAFe transformations
  • Our trainers are certified SAFe Program Consultants
  • Our courses use hands-on activities to promote learning

Meet your trainers: John Mulligan, Jay Pober, & Kim Poremski

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John Mulligan coaches, mentors, and teaches clients on how to focus on business agility and scaling Agile throughout the organization. Before joining the firm, John worked at Anthem and Capital One over a period of more than twenty years in a variety of roles focused on Agility, including Operations Manager, Development Manager, ScrumMaster, Product Owner, Certified Usability Analyst, Systems Analyst, Release Train Engineer, and Agile Coach. John has experience leading teams of software developers and operations professionals across a variety of system roles including Fraud Operations, Credit Cards, Installment Loans, Commercial Banking, and Healthcare Management.

John began his career as a US Navy Submarine officer serving as a Division Officer and Department Head on three fast attack nuclear submarines.

John received his BS in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Southern California, an MS in Applied Science from the Naval Postgraduate School, and an MBA from the University of Richmond. A native of Southern California, John relocated to Richmond, VA in 1995 after leaving the Navy, where he resides with his family and yellow Lab, Remi.

 

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Kim Poremski combines her decades of IT, business analysis, and management experience with over a decade of practical Agile application to fulfill her passion for teaching, coaching, and mentoring people in the ways of Agility and helping transform their respective organizations.

After devoting thirteen years working as a Business Systems Analyst, Kim was introduced to Agile and Scrum in 2008 and has been an advocate ever since. Prior to joining Applied Frameworks, Kim held both team level and leadership roles in many industries including insurance, investments, banking and healthcare sectors serving in engineering management, product management, training, mentoring and coaching capacities.

Kim received an undergraduate degree in Business Information Systems and a Master’s degree in 

Advanced Information Technology from Stevenson University. Kim is a Certified Scrum Practitioner, Certified ScrumMaster, Certified Scrum Product Owner, SAFe Program Consultant and Certified Conteneo Collaboration Instructor. She is a frequent speaker at local, regional and global Agile events.

 

jaypoberJay Pober joined Applied Frameworks in 2018 as a Principal Consultant where he teaches, mentors and coaches product leaders in strategic product development and guides organizations and teams in their Agile transformations.

Jay’s expertise spans Agile Product Management practices, Agile transformation efforts, Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) implementations and product and design leadership. Jay’s passion for helping organizations transform is contagious and those who work with him will vouch for his energetic and fun approach to producing desired outcomes.

Before joining the firm, Jay was a Director of Software Development at Capital One for nine years. 

With more than 25 years of experience in technology, he has led teams of Product Owners, Scrum Masters and Developers in the delivery of Marketing, Fraud and Machine Learning products. Prior to Capital One, Jay worked at multiple Silicon Valley startups where he was a programmer, Project Manager, Technical Infrastructure Leader and Agile champion. Jay also worked at Goldman Sachs and Corning Clinical labs where he built their first CClink in Foxpro DOS!

Jay currently lives in Cherry Hill, NJ where he is honored to have a day named after him. He was a volunteer firefighter and after 9/11 he joined the military and provided human intelligence support to the Special Forces. Some commands included: DIA, ONI, CJSFTF-A/AP, and SOCCENT Cultural Engagement Group. Jay received his BS in International Finance with a concentration in Political Science from Rider University.

 

 

Leading SAFe 4.6 Course Description

During this two-day course, attendees will gain the knowledge necessary to lead a Lean-Agile enterprise by leveraging the Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe®), and its underlying principles derived from Lean, systems thinking, Agile development, product development flow, and DevOps. They will discuss the five competencies needed to become a Lean Enterprise. They will also learn and practice the skills for supporting and executing PI Planning events, and coordinating multiple Agile Release Trains (ARTs).

Attendees will gain an understanding of the Lean-Agile mindset, why it’s so effective in today’s adapt-or-die marketplace, and what it means to lead a Lean-Agile transformation. They’ll also learn how to build and support Agile teams and programs, empower a Lean Portfolio, build a Continuous Delivery Pipeline and DevOps culture, and coordinate large solutions. They will develop a skillset that’s in demand worldwide—and empower their enterprises to succeed in a disruptive marketplace—when they become a SAFe® 4 Agilist (SA).

Attending the class prepares individuals to take the exam and become a certified SAFe® Agilist (SA)

 

Learning Goals

  • Understand the Five Core Competencies of the Lean Enterprise
  • Become a Lean-thinking manager-teacher
  • Apply the values and principles of a Lean-Agile Mindset
  • Apply SAFe’s Lean and Agile principles to the roles and practices of SAFe
  • Create high-performing teams by establishing mission and purpose
  • Lead the transformation with the SAFe Implementation Roadmap
  • Support PI Planning and the events associated with successful Program execution
  • Drive Release on Demand with the Continuous Delivery Pipeline
  • Establish alignment and execution with Strategic Themes and Lean Portfolio Management
  • Coordinate multiple Agile Release Trains and suppliers with a Solution Train

Topics Covered

  • Introducing the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe)
  • Becoming a Lean-Agile Leader
  • Establishing Team and Technical Agility
  • Experiencing Program Increment (PI) Planning
  • Releasing on Demand with DevOps
  • Building Business Solutions and Lean Systems
  • Implementing Lean Portfolio Management
  • Leading the transformation

What Attendees Get

  • Printed workbook
  • Preparation and eligibility to take the SAFe® 4 Scrum Master (SSM) exam
  • One-year membership to the SAFe Community Platform
  • Course certificate of completion

Attendees must attend both days of the course in order to qualify for the exam.


Who will benefit?

  • Executives and Leaders, Managers, Directors, CIOs, and VPs
  • Development, QA, and Infrastructure Management
  • Program and Project Managers
  • Product and Product Line Management
  • Portfolio Managers, PMO, and Process Leads
  • Enterprise, System, and Solution Architects

Prerequisites

All are welcome to attend the course, regardless of experience. However, the following prerequisites are highly recommended for those who intend to take the SAFe® 4 Agilist (SA) certification exam:

  • 5+ years’ experience in software development, testing, business analysis, product, or project management
  • Experience in Scrum

Annual Renewal

  • Membership renewals are one year from the date certification is earned
  • Renewal Fee: $100