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SAFe for Government Certification | SGP Certification | SGP Exam Training

Earn your SAFe Government Practitioner certification (SGP certification). Take the SAFe for Government training (SGP training) course to prepare for the SAFe for Government exam (SGP exam) with BTII Institute, a top-rated industry leader with highly experienced instructors. BTII Institute is an early adopter of Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe), the #1 framework for scaling Agile.

Description

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.

More government agencies are adopting Lean-Agile practices to generate better results for stakeholders, including government and military personnel, contractors, and civilians. But how do you overcome legacy governance, contracting, and organizational barriers? How do you adapt private sector success patterns to the government context to deliver value faster?

In the SAFe® for Government course, you’ll learn how to apply Lean-Agile and SAFe practices in a government organization so you can deliver projects with speed and quality. Improve collaboration with teams and stakeholders, mitigate risk, and efficiently use taxpayer money.

1. Who will benefit?

Includes current and aspiring:

  • Government Executives
  • Employees
  • Contractors & Consultants
  • Agile Transformation Leaders
  • Lean Agile Center of Excellence (LACE) Members
  • PMO/APMO/ePMO Leaders and Members
  • Agile Release Train (ART) members
  • Agile Coaches; Change Managers
  • Portfolio Managers
  • Program Managers
  • Project Managers
  • Scrum Masters
  • Product Owners & Line Managers
  • Developers; Quality Testers
  • Enterprise
  • System, and Solution Architects
  • Business and Systems Analysts
  • Knowledge Workers

2. What is the associated certification?

Certified SAFe® Government Practitioner (SGP)

3. What are the exam details?

When you are ready to take the exam, log into the SAFe Community Platform to access the exam.
When the exam timer ends, the exam will be submitted, regardless of the number of questions answered. A score will be calculated based on the number of questions answered. Unanswered questions will be automatically marked as incorrect. If you finish answering all questions before the exam timer ends, you can click the “Submit” button and your score will be calculated.

When you launch the exam, you will be required to review and accept the Candidate Agreement before starting the exam. Exams are timed and the timer will be visible throughout the exam.
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.
 

Duration

90 minutes

Number of questions

45

Passing score

33/45 (73%)

Competency level

Foundational; Competent, some knowledge or experience; can perform tasks with assistance

Question format

Multiple choice (one answer) or multiple select (2-3 answers)

Delivery

Web-based, closed book, no outside assistance, timed

Access

Community Platform upon completion of the course

Languages offered

English

Cost

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

References

Advance Lean-Agile in government (11%)

  • Determine the Problem to be Solved

  • Describe the Basic Constructs of SAFe

  • Describe the Basic Constructs of the Implementation Roadmap

Embrace a Lean-Agile mindset (7%)

  • Embrace the Lean Mindset

  • Support the Agile Manifesto

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-making

  • Organize around Value

Create high-performing teams and programs (9%)

  • Create high-performing Agile Teams

  • Provision the key ART roles

  • Coordinate and Integrate Multiple Agile Release Trains and Suppliers

Plan with cadence and synchronization (11%)

  • Prepare to Experience PI Planning

  • Create and Review Draft PI Plans

  • Finalize Plans and Establish Business Value

  • Review Final Plans and Commit to a Set of PI Objectives

Support program execution (7%)

  • Guide Innovation and Continuous Exploration for Programs and Large Solutions

  • Manage Flow of Value

  • Update the Program Vision and Roadmap

  • Define System Attributes with Features

  • Set Priorities with Backlog Refinement

  • Engage in Key SAFe Events

Map the path to agency and program agility (31%)

  • Build Large Programs to Align with Agency Strategy

  • Transition from Project to Lean flow of Epics

  • Adopt Lean Budgeting Aligned to Value Streams

  • Apply Lean Estimating and Forecasting with Cadence-based Development

  • Modify Acquisition Practices to Enable Lean-Agile Development and Operations

  • Build in Quality and Compliance

  • Adapt Governance Practices to Support Agility and Lean Flow of Value

Lead successful change (6%)

  • Lead by Example

  • Adopt a Lean-Agile Mindset

  • Lead the Change to SAFe

4. What are the learning goals?

  • How to apply Lean, Agile, and DevOps principles and practices in traditional government organizations and cultures
  • How to adapt technology strategy, budgeting and forecasting, acquisition, compliance, and governance practices to flow-based practices using emerging government guidelines
  • How to organize government programs into Agile Release Trains (ARTs) and execute in program increments (PIs), even in remote environments with distributed teams
  • How to build an action plan to begin or accelerate a SAFe implementation in your program or agency

5. What topics are covered?

  • What are specific leadership behaviors that can drive successful organizational change in government?
  • How do I build high-performing, multi-vendor teams and ARTs?
  • How do I manage contracts and acquisition/procurement using Agile principles and practices?
  • How can I coordinate Agile at scale in a government and multi-vendor environment?

6. What will you receive?

  • Course workbook and SAFe Studio access to help prepare you to take the certification exam, claim their digital badge, and tools to get started in your SAFe role
  • Remote learning via SAFe® Virtual Classrooms
  • One-year membership to SAFe Studio with your first class attendance
    • Platform access to e-learning modules and curated members-only content to support your SAFe transformation
    • Member discussion forms to engage in ongoing conversations on the SAFe framework or how to better perform as part of an Agile Team
    • Curated content-playlists based on your interests and roles, including templated resources and facilitation guides to get you started
  • Access to content, tools, and resources you need to practice SAFe every day
  • SAFe for Government certification exam

7. Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites. This is a great introductory course for government employees, contractors and consultants.

8. Professional Development Units (PDUs) & Scrum Education Units

Attendees may be eligible to apply for PDUs below toward their continuing education requirements with the Project Management Institute (PMI) for PMP, PgMP, and PMI-ACP certifications

Attendees may be eligible to apply for SEUs under Category C, toward earning or renewing their CSP through the Scrum Alliance.

Professional Development Units & Scrum Education Units

Activity Number

 SAFeforGov 

  Duration

   2 days

 

PMI Certification

  Technical

 Leadership 

 Strategic 

   Total   

PMP®

       6.00

      6.00

    3.00

    15.00

PgMP®

       6.00

      6.00

    3.00

    15.00

PMI_RMP®

       2.00

      6.00

    3.00

    11.00

PMI_SP®

       3.00

      6.00

    3.00

    12.00

PMI_ACP®

       5.00

      6.00

    3.00

    14.00

PfMP®

       2.00

      6.00

    3.00

    11.00

PMI_PBA®

       4.00

      6.00

    3.00

    13.00

 

  SGP
Claim Code 4446C47GSQ
 Ways/Working  6
 PowerSkills  6
 Business  3
 Project  Management  6
 Portfolio  Management  2
 Business  Analysis  4
 Agile  5
 Risk Management  2
 Scheduling  3

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