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Questions are structured in multiple choice or multiple response format.
Questions will require either one answer or multiple. “Choose two” or a “Choose three” style multiple response questions indicate the number of answers required for the question. Multiple response questions require all correct answers to be selected as no partial credit is given.
|Number of questions
|Foundational; Competent, some knowledge or experience; can perform tasks with assistance
|Multiple choice (one answer) or multiple select (2-3 answers)
|Web-based, closed book, no outside assistance, timed
|Community Platform upon completion of the course
|First attempt included in the course registration fee if taken within 30 days of course completion. Each retake or attempt past the 30-day window is $50
|Exam Sections and Percentages
|Advance Lean-Agile in government (11%)Determine the Problem to be SolvedDescribe the Basic Constructs of SAFeDescribe the Basic Constructs of the Implementation Roadmap
|SAFe for Government Student Workbook: materials and exercises from Lessons 1, 6, and 8www.scaledagileframework.com/implementation-roadmap/
|Embrace a Lean-Agile mindset (7%)Embrace the Lean MindsetSupport the Agile Manifesto
|SAFe for Government Student Workbook: materials and exercises from Lessons 1-4www.scaledagileframework.com/lean-agile-mindset
|Apply SAFe Principles (18%)#1 – Take an Economic View#2 – Apply Systems Thinking#3 – Assume Variability; Preserve Options#4 – Build Incrementally with Fast, Integrated Learning Cycles#5 – Base Milestones on Objective Evaluation of Working Systems#6 – Visualize and Limit WIP, Reduce Batch Sizes, and Manage Queue Lengths#7 – Apply Cadence, Synchronize with Cross-domain Planning#8 – Unlock the Intrinsic Motivation of Knowledge Workers#9 – Decentralize Decision-makingOrganize around Value
|SAFe for Government Student Workbook: materials and exercises
from Lesson 3www.scaledagileframework.com/take-an-economic-view/www.scaledagileframework.com/safe-lean-agile-principles/www.scaledagileframework.com/apply-systems-thinking/www.scaledagileframework.com/build-incrementally-with-fast-integrated-learning-cycles/www.scaledagileframework.com/decentralize-decision-making/www.scaledagileframework.com/visualize-and-limit-wip-reduce-batch-sizes-and-manage-queue-lengths/www.scaledagileframework.com/apply-cadence-synchronization-with-cross-domain-planning/www.scaledagileframework.com/unlock-the-intrinsic-motivation-of-knowledge-workers/
|Create high-performing teams and programs (9%)Create high-performing Agile TeamsProvision the key ART rolesCoordinate and Integrate Multiple Agile Release Trains and Suppliers
|SAFe for Government Student Workbook: materials and exercises from Lesson 4www.scaledagileframework.com/agile-teams/www.scaledagileframework.com/solution-train/
|Plan with cadence and synchronization (11%)Prepare to Experience PI PlanningCreate and Review Draft PI PlansFinalize Plans and Establish Business ValueReview Final Plans and Commit to a Set of PI Objectives
|SAFe for Government Student Workbook: materials and exercises from Lessons 5 and 7www.scaledagileframework.com/pi-planning/www.scaledagileframework.com/lean-agile-mindset/
|Support program execution (7%)Guide Innovation and Continuous Exploration for Programs and Large SolutionsManage Flow of ValueUpdate the Program Vision and RoadmapDefine System Attributes with FeaturesSet Priorities with Backlog RefinementEngage in Key SAFe Events
|SAFe for Government Student Workbook: materials and exercises from Lesson 6
|Map the path to agency and program agility (31%)Build Large Programs to Align with Agency StrategyTransition from Project to Lean flow of EpicsAdopt Lean Budgeting Aligned to Value StreamsApply Lean Estimating and Forecasting with Cadence-based DevelopmentModify Acquisition Practices to Enable Lean-Agile Development and OperationsBuild in Quality and ComplianceAdapt Governance Practices to Support Agility and Lean Flow of Value
|SAFe for Government Student Workbook: materials and exercises from Lesson 7
|Lead successful change (6%)Lead by ExampleAdopt a Lean-Agile MindsetLead the Change to SAFe
|SAFe for Government Student Workbook: materials and exercises from Lesson 8