Scaled Agile

Leading SAFe® 5.1

Learn the importance of mastering Business Agility in order to thrive in the digital age and gain insights to lead a Lean-Agile enterprise by becoming a Certified SAFe® 5 Agilist (SA)

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DC Spaces – TechTalk's Event Location Vienna

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Richard Brenner

Joakim Sundén

Robert Finan

Course Objectives

During this 2,5 days course, attendees learn the importance of mastering Business Agility in order to thrive in the digital age and gain insights they can use to lead a Lean-Agile enterprise by leveraging the Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe®).


Attendees also gain insights and recommendations for building a Continuous Delivery Pipeline and instilling a DevOps culture. Finally, the attendees will gain an understanding of Lean Portfolio Management and the steps needed for implementing this function in their Enterprise.


The well-known Spotify Model has several similarities with SAFe, e.g., on a surface level a Spotify Tribe is similar to a SAFe ART, a Spotify Guild is similar to a CoP, etc. However, there are also underlying differences which we will also explore.

What you will get

  • Attendee workbook
  • Preparation and eligibility to take the SAFe® 5 Agilist exam
  • One year membership to the SAFe Community Platform
  • Course certificate of completion
  • half day insight into the Spotify Model and the differences between the Spotify Model and SAFe (on 18 Feb)

"Training in the usual high quality: I have known TechTalk for a long time and have attended several trainings. Richard Brenner is a practitioner and knows what he is talking about."

Former Participant

Course Details

01 Topics Covered day 1& 2

  • Thriving in the Digital Age with Business Agility
  • Becoming a Lean-Agile Leader
  • Establishing Team and Technical Agility
  • Building Solutions with Agile Product Delivery
  • Exploring Lean Portfolio Management
  • Leading the Change
  • Practicing SAFe

02 day 3 - Spotify Model

As an added-extra we’re offering you the chance to compare and contrast SAFe and the Spotify Model. They share some common characteristics, but differ in other fundamental ways. So wwhen is Spotify’s approach more appropriate and when would SAFe’s approach be a better fit? How can you apply some of Spotify’s organizational structures and practices to your SAFe ARTs?


We have invited Joakim Sundén, one of the developers of the Spotify Model to help answer and discuss these questions in this extra session of our Leading SAFe course.

03 Trainer

Richard Brenner

Richard gained experience as a software engineer, software architect, scrum master, product owner, project manager, team leader and head of a solution center for enterprise software development. In recent years, his focus has shifted to consulting and training in methods such as Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe®), Kanban and Agile Requirements Engineering.

Joakim Sundén

Joakim Sundén is a consultant with Crisp, helping leaders and organizations to improve the world of work. Between 2011 and 2017 Joakim worked at Spotify, where he worked together with the CTO and other leaders to develop and introduce concepts like tribes, squads, chapters, and guilds, aka “The Spotify Model” of Agile at scale. During the last 6 years of Spotify’s hyper growth he worked with a half dozen different leadership teams and dozens of delivery teams in Stockholm, San Francisco, New York and Boston, to help them continuously improve their software delivery. In his work Joakim often draws on his experience from Lean and Agile methods and Systems and Complexity thinking. He is also the author of Kanban in Action (Manning, 2014).

Robert Finan

Underscored by the agile values and thinking, Robert has a pragmatic and undogmatic approach to improving software development – both the process itself and the product created. He coaches teams, is a sounding board for management, holds trainings, facilitates workshops and is creative and personable. He switches between the roles of consultant, coach and catalyst as the situation requires. Robert has introduced agility in many branches including telecommunications, banking, insurance, government and automotive.

04 Prerequisites

All are welcome to attend the course, regardless of experience. However, the following prerequisites are highly recommended for those who intend to take the SAFe® 5 Agilist (SA) certification exam:


  • 5+ years’ experience in software development, testing, business analysis, product, or project management
  • Experience in Scrum

05 Exam Details

Completion of this course gives you access to the exam and all related study materials as part of your Learning Plan in the SAFe Community Platform.


Attendees must attend both days of the course in order to be eligible for the exam.

06 Target Audience

CEO´s, Program or Project Managers, Scrum Masters, Team Leads, Release Train Engineers, Business Analysts, Agile Coaches, CIO´s, Portfolio Managers, Consultants, Engineers, Program Managers, Change Agents, Solution or Systems Architect

Milena Krnjic, Training Coordination

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