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SAFe for Government - SGP Certification

SAFe for Government –  SGP Certification   Get Certified!



Class is:  FRIDAY September 27  & SATURDAY September 28, 2019

                  9:00AM - 5:00PM


SAFe for Government (SGP) Certification

SAFe principles have been benefitting private sectors for quite some time now, lately, government agencies have also started realizing that they can build the systems to serve the people more efficiently by the adoption of Lean-Agile principles.  But, adoption of Lean-Agile best practices has a different set of challenges altogether in the context of the public sector. There are many complex issues in government programs like, legacy governance, organizational barrier, multi-vendor environments, etc. which make the transition challenging. SAFe 4.6 version has special consideration for the government in the “SAFe for Government training” program. This training program is focused on how to lay a foundation of Lean-Agile values, principles, and practices adopted in government programs. In SAFe 4.6, a new area of guidance is focused on the public sector and how to strengthen the process and technical capabilities to deliver systems or software to deliver the government program.  It requires a transition to follow Lean-Agile practices within and across teams in government agencies to build technology-based platforms and systems.

In this two-day training program, attendees will learn:

  • Principles and best practices of the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe)
  • Execute and release value through Agile Release Trains
  • Lead a Lean-Agile transformation at government programs
  • Lean-Agile mindset and why it’s an essential foundation for the transformation
  • Building high performing, multi-vendor Agile teams to deliver government programs
  • Managing technology investments in Lean flow, acquiring solutions with Agile contracting, launching the program, and planning and delivering value using SAFe

Target Audience

Any Government employees (full-time as well as a contractor) like,

  • Executives, directors, branch chiefs
  • Managers of development, engineering, QA, architecture, operations, support
  • Program and Project Managers
  • Program/Project Management Office (PMO)
  • ART and Engineering team member responsible for delivering the government programs

Exam Details

Name: SAFe® 4 Government Practitioner Exam

Exam format: Multiple choices, multiple select

Exam access: The exam link will be sent via email within 24 hours after class concludes

Exam duration: 1.5 hours (90 minutes) once the exam begins

Number of questions: 45 questions

Passing score: 33 out of 45 (73% passing score)

Exam cost: First exam attempt is included as part of the course registration fee (within 30 days of course completion). Each retake attempt costs $50

Retake policy: Second attempt on the exam (first retake) can be done immediately after the first attempt. The third attempt requires a 10-day wait. The fourth attempt requires a 30-day wait

Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for any retake questions

Professional Development Units (PDUs) 

Attendees may be eligible to apply for 15 PDUs toward their continuing education requirements with the Project Management Institute (PMI) for PMP, PgMP, and PMI-ACP certifications.

Instructor's Bio

Kishore Nakka, SAFe-SPC4, PMI-ACP, SAFe-RTE, PMP

-Enterprise Lean/Agile & SAFe Transformation leader with 25+ years of progressive experience in IT industry leading people, process, and technology to deliver high value solutions with measurable results

-Proven track record of successful Lean/Agile, SAFe transformation of large scale, complex federal systems. Hands-on experience working with agile/SAFe coaches/consultants to tailor transformation effort for lean product/solution delivery in large, complex, and controlled Federal Govt. settings

-Mentored and Coached teams in SAFe, Lean/Agile methodologies such as Scrum, XP, and Kanban, and other technical practices such as Continuous Integration, Continuous Deployment and Release on Demand etc. 

-Developed “Agile 5 Ecosystem”, a unique value-driven lean/agile maturity model build from ground up, depicting an ecosystem model, based on the industry best, proven principles of lean, agile, SAFe, and DecSecOps

-Created a 5-level Lean/Agile/SAFe Maturity Model; to help teams mature through those levels by constantly mentoring and conducting periodic team health/agility assessments and creating team improvement backlog items

-Served as a panel member on several committees, town hall gatherings on various advanced concepts on Agile & SAFe and implementation, challenges, success stories. Delivered customized lectures/trainings at customer/client locations on Lean, Agile, Scrum, SAFe principles and practices

-As SAFe Program Consultant SPC4, trained several teams conducting workshops and SAFe certification classes to many students, more than 1300 students got certified

- Worked with senior leadership including branch, division, office chiefs and directors to drive enterprise wide transformation

-Exceptional technical knowledge and leadership skills. Worked as hands-on developer in various technologies for many years, utilized my core technical skills & learned management skills to bridge the gap between technology, management, business teams and other stakeholders

- Masters in Computer Science (CS) from Lamar University, Texas; MBA in Business


A light continental breakfast is included.  Students are on their own for lunch.

Registration closes xxxxxxxxxxx. Full refunds made if cancellation is made within 36 hours of the start of class.  No exceptions. Members are expected to pay for all reservations made but not canceled.

There is a cancellation fee of $100.00 if not cancelled three days prior to the class start date.

Payment is due at time of registration.  Please use the link in your email confirmation to cancel or contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Refunds are processed within 3 weeks of cancellation notification. 

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Event Date: 09-27-2019 and 09-28-2019 am


Event Properties

Event Date 09-27-2019 8:00 am
Event End Date 09-28-2019 5:00 pm
Registration Start Date 07-17-2019
Cut off date 09-20-2019 5:00 pm
Individual Price $998.00