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SAFe System and Solution Architect (SSA) ALPHA: Boulder, CO - August 14th-16th, 2018
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8/14/2018 to 8/16/2018
When: From 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Where: Scaled Agile Headquarters
5400 Airport Blvd
Suite 300
Boulder, Colorado  80301
United States
Presenter: Eric Willeke
Contact: Scaled Agile

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Attendees can expand their skillset as software architects – becoming effective contributors in a SAFe Lean-Agile enterprise – when they become a SAFe 4 System and Solution Architect (SSA). During this two-day course, attendees will explore the principles underlying Lean-Agile architecture, learn to lead and support Agile Release Trains, extend the principles driving continuous flow to large systems-of-systems, and discover how to enable greater value across an entire Solution portfolio.

This course is for senior technical contributors who need to understand the role of System, Solution, and Enterprise Architects in Lean-Agile environments. The course is also appropriate for individuals desiring a deeper view into the trade-offs and decisions that underlie the technical direction of their solutions.

Learning Goals

To perform the role of a SAFe® System and Solution Architect, attendees should be able to:

  • Apply Lean-Agile architectural principles to managing trade-offs
  • Communicate technical intent to Agile teams and trains
  • Prepare architectural runway to enable delivery success
  • Steer architecture during Program Increment execution
  • Champion effective quality practices
  • Define and monitor quality attributes
  • Articulate solution context and solution intent
  • Coordinate technology decisions across multiple ARTs in a Solution
  • Coordinate technical strategy across the Solution Portfolio
  • Demonstrate technical servant-leadership
  • Lead as a change agent

Topics Covered

  • Making decisions that promote Lean-Agile architecture
  • Aligning Solution architecture with Enterprise context
  • Building Runway aligned with Vision and Solution Intent
  • Supporting Solution Trains and Agile Release Trains
  • Continuously integrating and relentlessly improving architecture
  • Aligning architecture with new strategic themes and Value Streams
  • Coordinating and integrating architecture across Solutions
  • Leading and coaching across the Lean-Agile organization

Who Will Benefit?

The following individuals will benefit from this course:

  • System, Solution, and Enterprise architects
  • Architects in supporting disciplines
  • Experienced software developers
  • Technical management making architectural business decisions
  • Product leadership collaborating with architects

Eric Willeke
SAFe Fellow, SAFe Program Consultant Trainer (SPCT)

Eric Willeke is an experienced transformation consultant with deep lean-agile expertise and an extensive history of working with enterprise customers. He has worked with a broad range of Fortune 500 companies in the technology, media, insurance, financial services, and healthcare industries.

Eric is both an SPCT and SAFe Fellow, and has earned SPC, AKT, KCP, CSP, and CSM certifications, as well as various technical certifications, throughout his career. He speaks frequently at conferences around the world, and is also active in the Women in Agile movement, supporting diversity in our professional communities.


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