Which is right for you? Certified SAFe Agilist or Scaled Program Consultant? Certified Scrum Trainer Scott Dunn, offers an explanation to help you make your choice today.

The Scaled Agile Academy offers many classes. The two most popular are the 2 Day Certified SAFe Agilist and 4 Day Scaled Program Consultant Class.

Consider these questions:

  • Are you trying to investigate SAFe (Scaled Agile Framework) to see if it is a fit for you?
  • Are you trying to cultivate understanding and buy in for the Scaled Agile Framework among your leadership?

If the answer to either of these questions is yes, the Certified SAFe Agilist class is the best training choice for you. We offer private Certified SAFe Agilist classes just for your leadership. We also offer our public Certified SAFe Agilist classes about once a quarter.

The 4 Day Scaled Program Consultant is intended for consultants to lead a scaled agile adoption. They can be either internal or external. This training is

Certified SAFe Agilist or Scaled Program Consultant

appropriate for companies who are looking to equip existing team members to lead their own agile adoption. However, in the experience of Rocket Nine Solutions, companies will be well-served to bring in one or more external coaches to help them get the ball rolling.

Scaled agile adoptions generally require three, six, or nine months of coaching before they really take hold. The classic case studies advise adopting companies to get plenty of coaching early and often.

In summary:

In general the 2 Day Certified SAFe Agilist class is a good choice to help leadership understand the Scaled Agile Framework and whether it is a good match for their company.

See our listings for the 2 Day Certified SAFe Agilist class on our website:

For information on how the Certified SAFe Agilist training can help you achieve your CSP certification:

“Certified SAFe Agilist or Scaled Program Consultant?” with Scott Dunn was recorded by Cliff Rosa in early April 2015 at Rosa Media Productions in Placentia California.