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Implementing SAFe (SPC)-5.1

Jan 31 2023 - Feb 3 2023, 10:30 AM - 7:30 PM
Virtual Class, SGT Timezone
  • Price: USD 2450.00 to USD 2995.00
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During this four-day course, attendees will learn how to lead a Lean-Agile transformation by leveraging the practices and principles of the Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe®) to achieve Business Agility in the Digital Age.

By certifying as SAFe® Program Consultant (SPC), you can train and empower others in a range of SAFe® courses.

Leading SAFe® – Days 1 and 2
  • Thriving in the Digital Age with Business Agility
  • Becoming a Lean-Agile Leader
  • Establishing Team and Technical Agility
  • Building Solutions with Agile Product Delivery
  • Exploring Lean Portfolio Management
  • Leading the Change
  • PractisingSAFe
Implementing SAFe® – Days 3 and 4
  • Reaching the SAFe Tipping Point
  • Designing the Implementation
  • Launching an Agile Release Train
  • Coaching ART Execution
  • Extending to the Portfolio
  • Accelerating to Business Agility
  • Becoming a SAFe 5 Program Consultant (SPC)

After this course, you should be able to:

  • Lead an enterprise Lean-Agile transformation
  • Implement the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe)
  • Empower with a Lean Portfolio
  • Align the organization to a common language and way of working
  • Perform Value Stream identification
  • Launch and support Agile Release Trains, and coordinate Large Solutions
  • Build and execute an implementation rollout strategy
  • Configure the Framework for a specific enterprise context
  • Train managers and executives in Leading SAFe®
  • Continue their learning journey and become enabled to train other SAFe roles in the enterprise

  • Attendee workbook
  • Preparation and eligibility to take the SAFe 5 Program Consultant (SPC) exam
  • One-year membership to the SAFe Community Platform
  • Course certificate of completion

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

  • Exam name – SAFe  5 Program Consultant Exam.
  • Exam format – Multiple choice.
  • Exam delivery – Web-based (single-browser), closed book, no outside assistance, timed.
  • Exam access – Candidates can access the exam within the SAFe Community Platform upon completion of the Implementing       SAFe course.
  • Exam duration – Once the exam begins, candidates have 120 minutes (2 hours) to complete the exam.
  • Number of questions – 60.
  • Passing score – 45 out of 60 (75% pass rate).
  • Language – English.
  • Exam cost – First exam attempt is included as part of the course registration fee if the exam is taken within 30 days of course completion. Each retake attempt costs $250.
  • Retake policy – Second attempt on exam (first retake) can be done immediately after first attempt. Third attempt requires a 10-day wait. Fourth attempt requires a 30-day wait. 

Balasubramanian Swaminathan


About Our Trainer

Balasubramanian Swaminathan is a visionary Transformational Executive Leader, Enterprise Business Agility Strategist, Product and Portfolio Management Leader who actively promotes Lean Agile Product Development culture, mindset, and practices. Bala contributed to many senior leadership roles and is currently heading the Enterprise Agile PMO and Transformation initiatives at Albertsons. Overall, 25+ years of global work experience covering US, Europe, and India. Bala holds the most revered recognition “SPCT - SAFe Program Consultant Trainer” from Scaled Agile Inc.

Bala is currently contributing as a Transformational executive leader in the following space:

  • Spearhead to Influence and rollout Agile Transformation and Change Management at Scale across the enterprise that includes both Business and Technology
  •  Spearhead to influence and rollout the mindset, culture, and practice to adapt to the “Product Operating Model” i.e., move away from Project to Product mindset – instill flow-based thinking model and organize teams around customer value by establishing “Value Stream Management” across the enterprise
  • Spearhead and lead Lean Portfolio Management, Program Management and Governance including PMO function supporting both Traditional and Agile mindset and practices
  • Spearhead to influence and rollout Digital and Agile Transformation in Product Management
  • Spearhead to influence Agility Foundation at Team, Program level for Technology organization including rolling out Scrum, Kanban and Hybrid XP mindset, culture, and practices
  • Digitize enterprise-wide tools and technology to an ecosystem that’s consistent, repeatable, and scalable which truly embraces the perspective of “one size does not fit all” – supporting minimalistic consistency and maximum autonomy to promote and create high performing teams

To mention a few industries with exemplary customer success stories: cloud-based / on-prem retail solutions, cloud-based healthcare digital systems, cloud-based financial systems, cloud-based personality assessment tools, radiation oncology - medical devices, security control systems, network technology, mobile technology, automotive/car dashboard digitization, defense technology.

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