SAFe® DevOps
Improving Time-to-Market with the Scaled Agile Framework® With SAFe®4 DevOps Practitioner Certification based on version 4.5 of SAFe®

This two-day course provides a comprehensive overview for understanding the DevOps competencies needed to accelerate time-to-market by improving the flow of value through the Continuous Delivery Pipeline. Attendees will map the current value stream through their delivery pipeline from idea to cash, and identify practices that will eliminate bottlenecks to flow.

The course will build an understanding of the complete flow of value from Continuous Exploration to Continuous Integration, Continuous Deployment, and Release on Demand. Attendees will explore SAFe’s CALMR (Culture, Automation, Lean, Measure, Recover) approach to DevOps, which helps create a culture of shared responsibility for the full spectrum of Solution delivery. It helps align people, processes, and technology throughout the organization to achieve faster time-to-market.

Attendees will leave with the tools they need to execute an implementation plan for improving their delivery pipeline, and the knowledge they need to support the plan. The course also prepares students for the optional SAFe® 4 DevOps Practitioner (SDP) certification exam.

Learning Goals

To perform the role of a SAFe® Agilist, attendees should be able to:

  • Interpret the basic constructs of SAFe and the steps of the Implementation Roadmap
  • Apply the values and principles of a Lean-Agile Mindset
  • Apply SAFe’s Lean and Agile principles to the roles and practices of SAFe
  • Create high-performing teams by establishing mission and purpose
  • Use transformational leadership to drive change, develop people, and encourage innovation
  • Support PI Planning and the events associated with successful Program execution
  • Drive continuous value delivery through the Continuous Delivery Pipeline
  • Establish alignment and execution with Strategic Themes and Lean Portfolio Management
  • Coordinate multiple Agile Release Trains and suppliers with a Solution Train

Topics Covered:

  • Introducing DevOps
  • Mapping your Continuous Delivery Pipeline
  • Gaining alignment with Continuous Exploration
  • Building quality with Continuous Integration
  • Reducing time-to-market with Continuous Deployment
  • Delivering Business Value with Release on Demand
  • Taking action

What Attendees Get

The class registration includes:

  • Attendee workbook
  • Preparation and eligibility to take the exam
  • One-year membership to the SAFe Community Platform
  • Certification of completion
  • SAFe DevOps Practitioner certification upon passing of exam

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

Who will benefit?

The following will benefit from this course:

  • All members of an Agile Release Train
  • Development Managers, Engineering Managers
  • Configuration Managers, Release Managers
  • Development Leads, Developers, UI/UX Developers
  • Infrastructure Architects, System Architects
  • Product Managers, Product Owners
  • System Administrators, DBAs, InfoSec
  • QA Managers, Testers
  • Release Train Engineers, Scrum Masters

Certification includes:

  • SAFe 4 Agilist PDF certificate
  • SAFe 4 Agilist digital badgeto promote your accomplishment online
  • One-year membership to the SAFe Community Platform, which includes access to the SA Community of Practice
  • Access to Meetup groups and events that connect you with other SAFe Certified Professionals
  • A variety of learning resources to support you during your SAFe journey

SAFe Certification Kit

Becoming a SAFe 4 Certified DevOps Practitioner requires an exceptional range of skills and is a career path for many servant leaders. Certification includes:

  • SAFe 4 Certified DevOps Practitioner PDF certificate
  • SAFe 4 Certified DevOps Practitioner digital badge to promote your accomplishment online
  • One-year membership to the SAFe Community Platform, which includes access to the SP Community of Practice
  • Access to Meetup groups and events that connect you with other SAFe Certified Professionals
  • A variety of learning resources to support you during your SAFe journey


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® 4 Agilist (SA) certification exam:

  • All are welcome to attend the course without prior knowledge.

Exam Details

  • Name: SAFe 4 Agilist Exam
  • Format: Multiple Choice
  • Delivery: Web-based (single-browser), closed book, no outside assistance, timed
  • Access: Candidates can access the exam within the SAFe Community Platform upon completion of the Leading SAFe course
  • Duration: Once the exam begins, candidates have 90 minutes (1.5 hours) to complete the exam
  • Number of Questions: 45
  • Passing Score: 34 out of 45 (76% passing score)
Meet Your Instructor

Ashish Mishra

XSCALE Business Agility Coach, Steering Committee member at DevOps++ Alliance and ATA, SAFe 4.5 Program Consultant, Director QAAgility

  • Steering Committee Member, Agile Testing Alliance and DevOps++ Alliance. Principal Consultant at QAAgility Technologies.
  • SAFe® 4 Program Consultant, Scaled Agile Framework implementation coach.
  • XSCALE Business Agility (XBA) Coach, the first coach in India.
  • Published Author of book on Selenium by McGraw-Hill, first Asian to author book on Selenium.
  • Creator of ATA curriculum CP-BAT, CP-MAT, CP-AAT and CP-SAT; CP-DOF for DevOps++ Alliance
  • M.S. Computer Science, Stevens Institute of Technology, USA; PG Certificate in Business Management from City University of NY (CUNY); B.E. Computer Sc., Marathwada University.
  • 23+ years of IT Industry experience with:
    • QAAgility Technologies, India
    • Larsen & Toubro Infotech Ltd, India
    • JPMorgan, India and USA
    • Chase Manhattan Bank, USA
    • IBM, USA

Ashish Mishra is a seasoned executive consultant who focuses on driving measurable results for his clients with over 23 years in-depth experience in delivering business agility, agile development, testing and strategic consulting. He is passionate about human relationships and group dynamics. Coming from an IT background, he brings his experience to utilize IT to effectively serve the business goals. He strongly believes that lean, systems thinking, innovation and continuous learning play an important role in the IT ecosystem. He is an expert facilitator of Pirate Canvas and Lean Café sessions for the leadership roles and XSCALE Business Agility (XBA) Coach. Ashish’s unique background which is mix of business and IT, allows him to become of part any executive leadership team and bring collaboration across verticals that establish corporate strategic alignment.

He has consulted and coached for companies like Barclays, JPMorgan, Manulife, HSBC, Wells Fargo, Deloitte, Capgemini, Polaris, Datamatics, MindTree, Ness Technologies, Persistent, iGatePatni and L&T Infotech besides running several workshops in the public domain. He has been an early adopter of Agile, practicing XP and Lean development since 1996.

He belongs to the group of respectable innovators in the area of processes consulting & automation testing. He is the steering committee member of the Agile Testing Alliance (ATA) and DevOps++ Alliance. He is also a certified SAFe Program Consultant (SPC) of the latest revision of 4.5.

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