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Implementing SAFe: Herndon (Greater DC Area), July 31-August 3, 2018
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This 4-day course is intended for consultants and Agile Center of Excellence leaders who want to deploy the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe®) as part of an enterprise-wide Agile transformation. Includes Leading SAFe, Implementing SAFe, and optional SPC certification exam.

 Export to Your Calendar 7/31/2018 to 8/3/2018
When: From 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
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Herndon, Virginia 
United States
Presenter: Richard Knaster & Steve Mayner
Contact: Scaled Agile

Online registration is available until: 7/31/2018
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Implementing SAFe

Includes Leading SAFe, Implementing SAFe and optional SPC certification exam

Become a leading agent for change—and enable your enterprise to succeed in a disruptive marketplace—when you certify as a SAFe® 4 Program Consultant (SPC). During this four-day course, you’ll learn how to lead a Lean-Agile transformation by leveraging the practices and principles of the Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe).  Learn more...

Price: $2,995 (Early Bird Special: $2,795 until July 1, 2018)

Cancellation Policy: Review the Scaled Agile Academy Cancellation Policy.

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Courtyard Herndon Reston
533 Herndon Pkwy
Herndon, VA
(703) 478-9400



Richard Knaster
SAFe Fellow, Principal Consultant

Richard Knaster actively works on advancing SAFe’s Lean-Agile methods as a SAFe Fellow and Principal Consultant. He is passionate about helping organizations create a better environment to deliver value, improve quality and flow, and be more engaging and fun. Richard is the co-author of two books on SAFe: SAFe Distilled and the SAFe Reference Guide.

Richard has over 25 years’ experience in software and systems development in roles ranging from developer to executive, and has been leading large-scale Agile transformations for well over a decade. Richard’s most recent role prior to joining Scaled Agile was as IBM’s Chief Agile Methodologist. Roles prior to that have ranged from development to executive.

Richard is a certified IBM Thought Leader and Open Group Distinguished IT Specialist.  He is also a certified SPCT, PSM, PMI Agile Certified Practitioner, PMP, and a contributor to the PMI Portfolio/Program Management standards.

Dr. Steve Mayner
SAFe 4 Program Consultant Trainer (SPCT)

Steve is an executive coach and Lean-Agile evangelist with a passion for cultivating transformational leaders and high performing teams. His 28-year career in business includes roles as Vice President in multiple Fortune 500 companies, as well as Chief Technology Officer for an Internet startup. Steve’s journey into agility began in the mid-1990’s as he applied the ideas from the precursors of the Agile Manifesto to major software development initiatives at one of the nation’s largest healthcare companies. In 2003, he began introducing Agile principles and practices to agencies within the U.S. Federal government. Steve launched the first government implementation of the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe®), which led to the successful turnaround of a large, mission-critical Department of Homeland Security program. Now in his new role as a SAFe® Senior Program Consultant Trainer (SPCT4) for Scaled Agile, Inc., Steve is using his experience as an innovator, strategist, and servant leader to help the largest enterprises around the world implement Lean-Agile at scale.

Steve holds SPCT4, PMP, PMI-ACP, CSM, and CSP certifications, a Doctor of Business Administration in Strategy and Innovation, Masters degrees in Business Administration and Divinity, and a Bachelors degree in Education. Steve also enjoyed a 21-year parallel career as a commissioned officer in the reserve component of the US Air Force. He is married with five children and two grandsons. He lives in Southern Maryland, and is an avid runner, cyclist, backpacker, and exceptionally poor (but improving) golfer!


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