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Leading SAFe ®

Leading SAFe® offers you an introduction to the foundations of SAFe, and provides the principles and practices to drive your Lean-Agile transformation with confidence. The course also offers the guidance and tools you need to lead effectively in remote environments with distributed teams.

Trainer: Sukie Kang

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4 Major benefits of Leading SAFe

Develop the skills and knowledge to lead an Agile transformation.

The course will teach you how to lead and facilitate Agile teams and programs whilst learning how to create a culture of continuous improvement and innovation.

Gain insights into achieving business agility.

Align your organization around a common vision and strategy whilst improving the flow of value from idea to customer.

Understand the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe)

You'll be able to understand SAFe's core values, principles, and practices, helping you understand how to scale Agile practices across your organization.

Build a network of peers and mentors.

The Leading SAFe course is a great way to build a network of peers and mentors who are also scaling Agile.

Who is this course for?

This course is destined for everyone wants to understand more about how to scale Agile throughout an organization, with the most known scaling framework. It is also destined for who needs guidance and tools to lead teams in remote environments with distributed teams, like: 

  • Project Managers
  • Program Managers
  • Process Leads
  • PMO’s
  • Portfolio Managers
  • Leaders and Executives
  • Solution Architects
  • Directors
  • Enterprise Architects
  • CIO’s
  • Product Managemente
  • Product Line Management
  • Agile and Scrum practitioners
  • Scrum Masters
  • Product Owners

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Benefits of taking this course

    • Increased knowledge of the SAFe framework
    • Improved skills in leading and facilitating Agile teams and programs
    • Enhanced understanding of business agility
    • Deeper insights into Lean Portfolio Management
    • Stronger network of peers and mentors
    • Improved communication, collaboration, and change management skills
    • More strategic mindset
    • Greater understanding of Agile principles and practices

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Facts about this course

The Leading SAFe course teaches you how to lead and scale Agile development using SAFe. Learn SAFe, the roles and responsibilities of leadership, and how to implement SAFe in your organization


Learn SAFe. The SAFe framework is a popular methodology for scaling Agile practices across an organization.


Lead Agile transformation. The Leading SAFe course will teach you how to lead and facilitate Agile teams and programs.


​​Achieve business agility. The Leading SAFe course will help you understand how to align your organization around a common vision and strategy.

Main Objectives
  • How to realize the benefits of SAFe, including:
  • How to establish Team and Technical Agility and organize around the flow of value.
  • How to align massive organizations around clear, common objectives.
  • How to participate successfully in critical SAFe events, such as PI Planning.
  • How to adopt a customer-centric mindset.

  • Course materials
  • Remote learning via SAFe® Virtual Classrooms
  • Access to SAFe® Collaborate, a visual online workspace
  • One-year membership to the SAFe® Community Platform
  • SAFe Agilist certification exam
  • Access to exclusive Agile Thinkers Academy Digital library
  • Agile Thinkers Academy Slack community
  • Agile Thinkers Academy Certificate of Attendance

The first step toward becoming a Certified SAFe professional is to attend the Leading SAFe® course. This is a requirement, because attending the course provides access to all the study materials and the exam. Note that attending the course does not guarantee passing the exam.

Exam details

  • Exam name – SAFe® 6 Agilist Exam
  • Exam format – Multiple choice (one answer) or multiple select (2-3 answers)
  • 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 Leading SAFe® course
  • Exam duration – Once the exam begins, candidates have 90 minutes (1.5 hours) to complete the exam
  • Number of questions: 45
  • Passing score – SA6 = 35 out of 45 (77%)
  • 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 $50.
  • 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.

Sukie Kang has over 20 years experience across a wide variety of industries in both software and hardware contexts. Starting out as a network administrator, he has worked as a technical architect, in project and programme management and set up the Global PMO for a global organisation. More recently he works with organisations who are undergoing a transformation of ways of working. He has worked with leaders and teams to adopt lean principles and the Agile mindset.