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SAFe Government Practitioner

SAFe Government Practitioner
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Transitioning to Lean-Agile practices for building technology-based capabilities is especially challenging in the government context. But issues of legacy governance, contracting, and organizational barriers can be overcome with the right information and strategies. During this two-day course, attendees will learn the principles and practices of the Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe®), how to execute and release value through Agile Release Trains, and what it means to lead a Lean-Agile transformation of a program inside a government agency.

Attendees will gain an understanding of the Lean-Agile mindset and why it’s an essential foundation for transformation. They’ll also get practical advice on building high performing, multi-vendor Agile teams and programs, managing technology investments in Lean flow, acquiring solutions with Agile contracting, launching the program, and planning and delivering value using SAFe. Attendees will also learn how specific leadership behaviors can drive successful organizational change, even in government.

Attending the class prepares individuals to take the exam and become a certified SAFe® Government Practitioner (SGP)

Learning Goals

To perform the role of a SAFe® Program Consultant (SPC), attendees should be able to:
  • Transition government programs from traditional software and systems development models to Lean-Agile and DevOps mindset, principles, and practices using SAFe
  • Adapt technology strategy, budgeting and forecasting, acquisition, compliance, and governance processes to flow-based practices using emerging government guidelines
  • Organize government programs into one or more Agile Release Trains (ARTs) and execute in Program Increments (PIs)
  • Explore Large Solution coordination in a government and multi-vendor environment
  • Identify and internalize the mindset and leader behaviors essential to successful Lean-Agile transformation
  • Identify gaps and delays in flow
  • Follow success patterns for SAFe implementations adapted to the government context
  • Build a preliminary outline of next steps to begin and/or accelerate the SAFe implementation in your program or agency

 In the Details tab you can find more information about this workshop:

  • Topics Covered - High-level description of topics covered during the course
  • Agenda - The full course outlines are provided.
  • Schedule
  • Registration information regarding the cancellation policy.
  • Location Details regarding the planned location of the workshop.
  • Exams and Certification - An explanation of how to take exams and get certified upon completion of the workshop.

 Note: All quoted pricing is excluding GST. For customers with a billing address in Australia GST will be added during the check-out process.

Topics Covered

  • Advancing Lean-Agile in government
  • Embracing a Lean-Agile mindset
  • Understanding SAFe principles
  • Creating high-performing Agile teams and programs
  • Planning with cadence and synchronization
  • Supporting program execution
  • Mapping the path to agency and program agility
  • Leading successful change

 Workshop Materials

The class registration includes:

  • Attendee workbook
  • One-year membership to the SAFe Community Platform
  • Course certificate of completion
  • One Certification exam attempt upon General Availability of the course

Attendees must attend both days of the course in order to be eligible for the exam.

Who will benefit

This course is designed for government leaders and influencers who can guide the decision to adopt SAFe within their agency or program. Examples include:

  • Executives, directors, branch chiefs
  • Managers of development, engineering, QA, architecture, operations, support
  • Program and project managers
  • Program/Project Management Office (PMO)


All are welcome to attend the course, regardless of experience. However, meeting the following prerequisites will make the training more productive.

  • A foundational understanding of the Agile Manifesto, SAFe House of Lean, and SAFe Principles is required using pre-work suggestions
  • A foundational understanding the full lifecycle of government technology programs is helpful
  • Registered attendees will receive a list of readings and videos specific to Agile in government that will be beneficial to review before the course


Attendees who pass the certification exam will receive:

  • SAFe® 4 Government Practitioner certificate
  • A SAFe® 4 Government Practitioner digital badge to promote your accomplishment online
  • A one-year certified membership as a SAFe® 4 Government Practitioner, which includes access to the SGP Community of Practice
  • Access to a variety of learning resources to support certified professionals during their SAFe journey

Annual Review

Certifications expire one year from the date the certification is earned.

  • Renewal fee is US$100


  • Training starts at 9:00AM and we aim to finish around 4:30PM each day.
  • Breaks are scheduled at 10:30AM, 12:00 noon and 2:30PM but the exact times will be determined by the trainer.
  • The course is fully catered for; Morning Tea, Lunch and Afternoon Tea are provided.


  • Please select your preferred location from the options and then follow the registration process.
  • Alternatively, you can e-mail and request a quote or an invoice
  • We do offer private workshops for companies that want to hold workshops specifically for their employees, please contact us directly for a discussion or quote.
  • Accepted payment methods include Invoice, bank transfer, Credit Card (Amex, Visa, Mastercard) and Paypal.

Please see our cancellation policy.

Please select the relevant city from the choices presented. The exact address of the workshop will be provided closer to the workshop date.

Note: All quoted pricing is excluding GST. For customers with a billing address in Australia GST will be added during the check-out process.

Roger Worthy

Trainer Profile - Roger Worthy

Roger Worthy is a certified SAFe SPC and experienced agile coach & Scrum master who focuses on coaching and supporting project delivery organisations in the transition to agile. He has over 25 years of experience working with project delivery teams delivering enterprise solutions for public and private sector clients and has delivered professional training to students across Australia & New Zealand, Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia.

As a consultant, Roger assists organizations and coaches senior management on enterprise scaled agile implementations as a project and program delivery coach, working with teams where complex legacy systems, architectures and current delivery approaches constrain better agile methods and practises. He works as a trusted advisor and specialises in leading change at the ‘coal-face’ working with teams and project management enabling valuable outcomes for organisations leveraging his strong experience with Scrum, Kanban, XP and SAFe.

With the growth in demand for SAFe, Roger now specialises in the implementation of the SAFe (4.6) framework by facilitating planning for Lean Portfolio Management and initiating release trains (ART’s) by working with larger organisations and Government departments. He has implemented and supported several SAFe implementations in Australia and continues to develop his skills and experience with scaling SAFe. He currently runs SAFe training courses in Leading SAFe, SAFe for Government, SAFe POPM and SAFe Scrum master for Silver Platypus.

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