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SAFe Program Consultant Certification: SPC Pittsburgh March 18-21, 2014
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SAFe Program Consultant Certification: SPC Pittsburgh March 18-21, 2014

This 4-day course is offered by Scaled Agile Academy and 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.

3/18/2014 to 3/21/2014
When: 03/18/2014
From 8:00 AM until 5:00 PM
Where: Regional Learning Alliance at Cranberry Woods
850 Cranberry Woods Dr
Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania  16066
United States
Contact: Garren Waktins

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SAFe Program Consultant (SPC) Certification:

Includes Leading SAFe, Implementing SAFe and optional SPC certification exam

The SAFe Program Consultant certification program is for internal agile change agents and external consultants. It provides the tools to implement agile programs and validates their knowledge in agile programs, program portfolio management, agile architecture, and leadership so that they can launch Agile Release Trains as part of an enterprise Lean|Agile change initiative. Learn more...

Price: $2,895 (Early Bird Special: $2,695 until February 17th, 2014)

Cancellation Policy: Review the Scaled Agile Academy Cancellation Policy.


Richard Knaster, SAFe Program and Portfolio Consultant

Richard has over 25 years experience in software development in roles ranging from developer to executive and has been involved in Agile for over a decade.  Prior to joining Scaled Agile Inc., Richard worked at IBM where his career spanned from Product Line Management (PPM domain) and Professional Services to Chief Methodologist, Agile and Lean.  In his most recent role, Richard helped Customers and IBMers world wide become more agile by addressing the most difficult challenges, from scaling agile methods and software delivery practices, through organizational and cultural change. Richard is a certified IBM Thought Leader and Open Group Distinguished IT Specialist.  He is also a certified SPC, PSM, Agile Certified Practitioner, PMP and a contributor to the Disciplined Agile Delivery framework and PMI Portfolio/Program Management standards. 


Alex Yakyma, SAFe Program and Portfolio Consultant

Oleksandr (Alex) Yakyma of Kyiv, Ukraine, is an agile trainer and consultant who has been applying agile practices in the software industry for over a decade. Alex has worked with Dean Leffingwell on a number of larger accounts over the last few years, often providing support for the Europe and India offshore development shops of larger clients. Formerly, as program manager and agile master at leading outsourcing software provider, Luxoft, Inc., he built a number of successful agile teams. Alex is fluent in English, Ukrainian, Russian, XP, Scrum and Test-Driven Development.



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