Post-conference Workshops

The Summit’s post-conference workshops are a rare opportunity to take a deep dive into some of the most vital SAFe practice issues with the people who created the Framework. There is an additional charge of $695 to attend a workshop. Choose from these subject areas:

Developing Strategies to Accelerate the Flow of Customer Value

Level: Beginner
Who should attend: SMs, RTEs, Change Agents, Coaches
Prerequisites: None
Description: Achieving flow requires a different way of working than the traditional stop-start, project-based approach. This workshop will introduce SAFe’s eight new Flow Accelerators. Participants will apply these accelerators to their specific context and identify particular improvement items. They will also have the opportunity to discuss their challenges with other participants and build connections.

Learning objectives:

  • Identify challenges within your context alongside other organizations
  • Explain SAFe’s eight Flow Accelerators
  • Bring actions back to your organization that you can feel confident implementing

Applying SAFe Beyond IT

Level: Intermediate
Who should attend: Leaders and change agents
Prerequisites: Frequent interaction with members of one or more business areas outside IT
Description: True business agility requires that everyone involved in delivering solutions use Lean and Agile practices to continually deliver innovative, high-quality products and services faster than the competition. Most SAFe implementations quickly build agility in IT then scale gradually into additional areas over many years. In this session, we’ll identify common barriers to adopting SAFe beyond IT, explore proven techniques for accelerating SAFe adoption, and develop strategies you can use in your organization.

Learning objectives:

  • Identify common barriers to SAFe adoption beyond IT
  • Explore proven techniques for scaling SAFe beyond IT
  • Develop a strategy for extending SAFe beyond IT in your organization

Succeeding with AI in SAFe

Level: Intermediate
Who should attend: Anyone who has knowledge of implementation and practice patterns for AI and Big Data in large organizations
Prerequisites: Read this article. For more advanced preparation, read: Competing in the Age of AI.
Description: Artificial Intelligence (AI) has the potential to fundamentally change every industry, transforming operating and business models. In this workshop, we will go beyond the Advanced Topic article “Succeeding with AI in SAFe” to explore how employing the SAFe can help solve some of the most common barriers to successful AI adoption. We’ll explore current and future AI and Big Data use cases, identify practices that can guide your investments, and discuss how to use real-world patterns to operationalize and scale AI and Big Data.

Learning objectives:

  • Explore current and future use cases for AI and Big Data in SAFe organizations
  • Identify SAFe practices that can guide investments in AI and Big Data
  • Develop patterns using SAFe that support operationalizing and scaling AI and Big Data

Measure What Matters for Business Agility

Level: Beginner
Who should attend: RTEs, SMs, Members of the LACE / PMO, Change Agents, Coaches
Prerequisites: Review the metrics article
Description: Business Agility sets new performance standards for organizations, requiring fast, effective response to emerging opportunities. This changes what we measure, how we measure, and what we do with the data we receive. Measurement becomes a critical enabler of continuous business performance improvement. Our new approach to metrics includes three domains: Outcomes, Flow, and Competency. This session will provide an overview of this comprehensive measurement model and explore how it can be applied across Teams, ARTs, and Portfolios. Attendees will have the opportunity to consider their own context and design a balanced metrics dashboard to support improvement at all levels of the Enterprise.

Learning objectives:

  • Define Outcome, Flow, and Competency metrics for measuring teams, ARTs, Solution Trains, and entire SAFe Portfolios
  • Use the insights generated to support better decision-making and help to identify opportunities for improvement
  • Recognize common success patterns for effective measurement, along with pitfalls to be aware of

Facilitation Skills for Collaborative
Decision-making in SAFe Events

Level: Intermediate
Who should attend: SAFe Professionals (SPCs, RTEs, SM, PMs, POs)
Prerequisites: Experience with SAFe ART and Team events
Description: Collaborative facilitation is a core skill for SAFe Professionals. Strong facilitation skills lead to better outcomes for iSAFe events, which results in stronger buy-in and more trust inside organizations. In this workshop, you’ll explore and practice facilitation approaches, identify preparation activities, and learn techniques for effective conflict resolution.

Learning objectives:

  • Explore and practice different facilitation approaches
  • Identify preparation activities to ensure SAFe ART and Team events achieve their desired outcomes
  • Recognize techniques that can be used to effectively manage conflict


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