Leading SAFe

Jan Nilsson has a background of being a Software Engineer for almost a decade before he started to work as a change-agent full-time. Jan is specialized in the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) and is a SAFe Program Consultant (SPC).

Present Jan is working at the customer in the automotive area as Scrum Master for two teams and an agile coach in a SAFe context. Jan is also working as a teacher for the customer’s personnel, training new Scrum Masters, Product Owners, Release Train Engineers, and Product Managers. Furthermore, Jan is active in workgroups as an agile coach, guiding the organization in the agile transformation. Jan is a CoP leader in Confluence, facilitating and participating in the Scrum Master CoP and Value flow CoP. Jan is also a teacher for the value flow basic course.

Before that, Jan worked also as a Scrum Master at another client where he conducted Scrum, agile and Kanban training for the team. Jan was also part of a Scrum Master community tasked to decide on the way of working in the organization, e.g. how Scrum Masters, Agile coaches, and teams should work together in the organization.

 Leading SAFe Course

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 skill set 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).


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