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

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:

Value Stream Workshop Toolkit

Everything you need to facilitate ART design

The SAFe Value Stream Workshop Toolkit provides the resources an SPC4 needs to facilitate a Value Stream Workshop. The workshop presents a structured, proven approach for collaborating with stakeholders to define Value Streams and ARTs. The workshop helps stakeholders optimize their design by considering coordination requirements, dependencies, Epic distribution, and organizational change impact. This workshop is often run immediately following a Leading SAFe course attended by key stakeholders. After the Value Stream Workshop is complete, the SAFe Program Increment Toolkit can be used to prepare for the first ART launch.

SAFe Program Increment Toolkit

Everything you need to prepare, execute, and improve your PI

The Program Increment Toolkit provides the tools and templates for preparation, launch, and relentless improvement of ARTs. There’s no need for you to reinvent the wheel; the templates and resources in this toolkit have been curated and distilled from hundreds of real world implementations and are fine-tuned to support optimal performance when it comes to initiating a Program Increment and keeping the train on the tracks. This toolkit includes workbooks, and templates for preparing the ART, Facilitating PI Planning, and executing and improving the PI.

Program Portfolio Management Workshop Toolkit

Creating your Lean-Agile enterprise portfolio

This toolkit provides you with all the resources you need to run a two-day PPM workshop. It’s packed with workbooks, videos, and a slide presentation that covers topics from Leading with a Lean-Agile mindset and driving the Portfolio Kanban to executing Portfolio flow and building the Implementation Roadmap. The workshop is designed so that attendees will gain the tools and techniques necessary to organize around value for optimal business results, implement Lean-Agile Program Portfolio Management, Governance, and Budgeting. They will also learn how to use and implement the Portfolio Kanban system to accelerate value flow to the programs.

Leading SAFe

• Introducing SAFe
• Embracing a Lean-Agile Mindset
• Understanding SAFe Principles
• Implementing an ART
• Experiencing PI Planning
• Executing and Releasing Value
• Building an Agile Portfolio
• Building Really Big Systems
• Leading the Lean-Agile Enterprise

Product Manager/Product Owner

• Introduction
• Embracing the Lean-Agile mindset
• Exploring Product Manager and Product Owner roles
• Contributing to Portfolio content
• Defining and managing solution value
• Being an effective SAFe Product Manager
• Being an effective SAFe Product Owner
• Engaging stakeholders
• Building your Communities of Practice

SAFe For Teams

• Introducing SAFe
• Being an Agile Team
• Building the backlog
• Planning a Program Increment
• Executing Iterations

SAFe Scrum Master
• Intro to SAFe Scrum Master
• Intro to Scrum in SAFe
• Understanding the role
• Experiencing PI Planning
• Facilitating Iteration Execution
• Finishing the PI
• Coaching the Agile Team
• Wrapup

SAFe Advanced Scrum Master
• Introducing SAFe

• Embracing a Lean-Agile Mindset

• Understanding SAFe Principles

• Implementing an ART

• Experiencing PI Planning
• Executing and Releasing Value
• Building an Agile Portfolio
• Building Really Big Systems
• Leading the Lean-Agile Enterprise

Essential SAFe Toolkit

The minimal elements of SAFe necessary for a successful implementation

The Essential SAFe Toolkit provides the resources needed to both conduct Essential SAFe briefings to stakeholders, as well as assess the transformations SPCs are already leading. This toolkit helps them identify which of these essential elements might be missing from a SAFe transformation. It helps ensure that SPCs, and the transformations they are leading, realize the maximum results from a SAFe transformation.

SAFe Implementation Roadmap Toolkit

The critical moves needed for adopting SAFe within an enterprise

This toolkit includes a PowerPoint walkthrough of the Implementation Roadmap. It can be used by SPCs in any context (Meetups, onsite, keynotes) where an understanding of ‘how to implement SAFe’ is needed. The toolkit also contains a link to a supporting 45-minute Professional Development Video of Dean Leffingwell, Chief Methodologist at Scaled Agile, delivering the Implementation Roadmap briefing to a live plenary session SAFe Meetup in London, in June of 2017. The video is primarily a lecture tutorial format. In addition to the video, SPCs can add exercises or supporting materials to convert the toolkit to a longer SAFe Implementation Roadmap workshop if needed.

SAFe Regulatory and Compliance Toolkit

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. It includes a PowerPoint presentation as the primary tool. It also references a full whitepaper, Achieving Regulatory and Industry Standards Compliance with SAFe, which is available as a download from the SAFe Compliance article. In addition, the public webinar Achieving Regulatory and Industry Standards Compliance with SAFe Webinar is relevant, and is also accessed from the SAFe article.