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The SAFe for Architects course prepares System Solution and Enterprise Architects to engage across the organization as effective leaders and change agents who collaboratively deliver architectural solutions. During this three-day (24 hour) course, attendees will explore the roles, responsibilities and mindset of Agile architects. They’ll appreciate how to align architecture with business value and drive continuous flow to large systems-of-systems while supporting SAFe program execution. This course is for senior technical contributors who need to understand the role of System, Solution and Enterprise Architects in Lean-Agile enterprises. The course is also appropriate for individuals desiring a deeper view into how architecture enables continuous value fl ow and how architects engage in, and contribute to, a Lean-Agile enterprise.

Learning Topics - 21hrs

Session 1
EXEMPLIFYING AGILE ARCHITECTURE

 

» Describe Agile architecture

» Describe SAFe architect roles and collaborations

» Architect using SAFe principles

Session 2
ARCHITECTING FOR DEVOPS AND
RELEASE ON DEMAND

» Foster a DevOps culture

» Describe how value fl ows through the continuous delivery

pipeline

» Architect for and facilitate continuous exploration

» Architect for continuous integration

» Architect for continuous deployment

» Architect for release on demand

Session 3
ALIGNING ARCHITECTURE
WITH BUSINESS VALUE

» Describe how strategic themes, portfolio canvas and portfolio

vision influence architecture

» Explain how value streams support the business

» Explain how solution trains and Agile release trains deliver

value

Session 4
DEVELOPING SOLUTION VISION,
SOLUTION INTENT AND ROADMAPS

» Align solution vision with strategic themes and solution

context

» Contribute to solution intent

» Manage quality with Nonfunctional Requirements (NFRs) and

the Lean Quality Management System (QMS)

» Contribute to Roadmaps

Session 5
PREPARING ARCHITECTURE
FOR PI PLANNING

» Contribute to the program backlog

» Sequence and prioritize work in the program backlog

» Contribute to Solution pre-PI planning

Session 6
COORDINATING ARCHITECTURE
THROUGHOUT PI PLANNING

» Contribute to PI Planning

» Contribute to management review and problem-solving

» Contribute to solution post-PI Planning

Session 7
SUPPORTING CONTINUOUS
DELIVERY DURING PI EXECUTION

» Guide architecture and continuous delivery throughout the PI

» Prepare for iteration reviews and system and solution demos

» Relentlessly improve through inspect and adapt

Session 8
SUPPORTING NEW STRATEGIC
THEMES AND VALUE STREAMS

» Align architecture to enterprise strategy

» Evolve the solution portfolio

» Contribute enabler epics to the portfolio Kanban

» Coordinate across value streams

Session 9
LEADING AS AN ARCHITECT DURING
A LEAN-AGILE TRANSFORMATION

» Describe how architects perform as Lean-Agile leaders

» Describe how to lead the transition to Agile architecture during a

transformation

» Develop an action plan to support your organization’s

transformation

Session 10
BECOMING A CERTIFIED SAFE. ARCHITECT

» Becoming a certified SAFe architect

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