Exam Study Guide: SGP – SAFe Government Practitioner

Exam Study Guide: SGP – SAFe Government Practitioner


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Duration90 minutes
Number of questions45
Passing score33/45 (73%)
Competency levelFoundational; Competent, some knowledge or experience; can perform tasks with assistance
Question formatMultiple choice (one answer) or multiple select (2-3 answers)
DeliveryWeb-based, closed book, no outside assistance, timed
AccessCommunity Platform upon completion of the course
Languages offeredEnglish
CostFirst 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 PercentagesReferences
Advance Lean-Agile in government (11%)Determine the Problem to be SolvedDescribe the Basic Constructs of SAFeDescribe the Basic Constructs of the Implementation RoadmapSAFe 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 ManifestoSAFe 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 ValueSAFe 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 SuppliersSAFe 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 ObjectivesSAFe 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 EventsSAFe for Government Student Workbook: materials and exercises from Lesson 6
www.scaledagileframework.com/continuousexploration/ www.scaledagileframework.com/metrics/#P2 
www.scaledagileframework.com/vision/ www.scaledagileframework.com/roadmap/
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 ValueSAFe for Government Student Workbook: materials and exercises from Lesson 7
www.scaledagileframework.com/strategic-themes/ www.scaledagileframework.com/epic/
Lead successful change (6%)Lead by ExampleAdopt a Lean-Agile MindsetLead the Change to SAFeSAFe for Government Student Workbook: materials and exercises from Lesson 8