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Pre-conference Training
8am – 5pm | Monday-Tuesday, Oct. 1 – 2

SAFe System and Solution Architect

Designing for flow and continuous delivery with the Scaled Agile Framework® 

Attendees can expand their skillset as software architects – becoming effective contributors in a SAFe® Lean-Agile enterprise. During this two-day course, attendees will explore the principles underlying Lean-Agile architecture, learn to lead and support Agile Release Trains, extend the principles driving continuous flow to large systems-of-systems, and discover how to enable greater value across an entire Solution portfolio.

Designed for senior technical contributors who need to understand the role of system and solution architecture in Lean-Agile environments in order to lead application and platform design activities, the course is also appropriate for individuals desiring a deeper view into the trade-offs and decisions that underlie the technical direction of their solutions.


The following individuals will benefit from this course:

  • System, Solution, and Enterprise architects
  • Architects in supporting disciplines
  • Experienced software developers
  • Technical management making architectural business decisions
  • Product leadership collaborating with architects

Learning Goals

To perform the role of a SAFe® System and Solution Architect, attendees should be able to:

  • Apply Lean-Agile architectural principles to managing trade-offs
  • Communicate technical intent to Agile teams and trains
  • Prepare architectural runway to enable delivery success
  • Steer architecture during Program Increment execution
  • Champion effective quality practices
  • Define and monitor quality attributes
  • Articulate solution context and solution intent
  • Coordinate technology decisions across multiple ARTs in a Solution
  • Coordinate technical strategy across the Solution Portfolio
  • Demonstrate technical servant-leadership

Topics Covered

  • Applying SAFe in the Lean Enterprise
  • Relating a Lean-Agile Mindset to Architecture
  • Enabling Value Delivery
  • Supporting Train Execution
  • Establishing DevOps and Continuous Delivery
  • Governing Architectural Evolution
  • Defining and Communicating Large Solutions
  • Enabling Portfolio Flow
  • Leading as an Architect

What Attendees Get

The class registration includes:

  • Attendee workbooks
  • One year membership to the SAFe Community Platform
  • Course certificate of completion



All are welcome to attend the course, regardless of experience. However, the following prerequisites are highly recommended

  • 5+ years’ experience in technical leadership roles in the enterprise, including lead developers, software architects, or technical systems analysts.
  • Basic familiarity with agile principles and practices.
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