PMI Silicon Valley Chapter

Career Development Workshop: Leading SAFe (SAFe Agilist) Training and Certification

Career Development Workshop: Leading SAFe (SAFe Agilist) Training and Certification


Leading SAFe (SAFe Agilist) Training and Certification




When: December 7th and 8th, (Saturday and Sunday) 2019  9:00AM - 5:00 PM

Where: Mindroom Coworking Space, 4701 Patrick Henry Dr., Santa Clara CA 95045


Last date for On-line Registration:  
Early Bird - 11/24/2019
Regular - 12/01/2019



During this two-day course, attendees will gain the knowledge necessary to lead a Lean-Agile enterprise by leveraging the Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFes), and its underlying principles derived from Lean, systems thinking, Agile development, product development flow, and DevOps. They will discuss the five competencies needed to become a Lean Enterprise. They will also learn and practice the skills for supporting and executing PI Planning events, and coordinating multiple Agile Release Trains (ARTs). Attendees will gain an understanding of the Lean-Agile mindset, why it's so effective in today's adapt-or-die marketplace, and what it means to lead a Lean-Agile transformation. They'll also learn how to build and support Agile teams and programs, empower a Lean Portfolio, build a Continuous Delivery Pipeline and DevOps culture, and coordinate large solutions. They will develop a skillset that's in demand worldwide—and empower their enterprises to succeed in a disruptive marketplace—when they become a SAFe® 4 Agilist (SA). Attending the class prepares individuals to take the exam and become a certified SAFe® Agilist (SA)

 The class registration includes:

·         Attendee workbooks

·         Eligibility to take the SAFe Agilist exam

·         One time exam fee is included

·         1 year membership to Scaled Agile, with access to members-only resources

·         SAFe Agilist (SA) attendance certificate upon request

About the Instructors:










 Sesha Bhojanapalli

Sesha (phonetic: Say-shah) Bhojanapalli, has over 19 years of experience in IT world and started his career as a developer, moved into business analysis and project management before becoming an Agile coach for the last 10 years. Sesha has experience in various Lean-Agile frameworks and has worked in many companies as a coach including Merck, American Express, TIAA, ADP and Boeing. Currently, he is an Enterprise SAFe consultant coach with Boeing. Sesha has launched over 15 ARTs and 2 Solution trains. He has also taught around 15 SAFe certification courses including 4 Leading SAFe classes. 

Sesha has presented at the global Kanban summit in Washington DC this year and also a volunteer @ ScrumAlliance and ScaledAgile Inc. 

Sesha loves golf and doesn’t miss an opportunity to play a round.










David Bakhtnia 

David is an Agile coach, instructor, and trainer with several training workshops, and hundreds of testimonials from attendees.  He is an instructor of Project and Program Management courses at UCSC Silicon Valley extension. David’s customized workshops help professionals to utilize Agile and “applied hybrid” frameworks for creating customers’ desired values. With the community-building mindset, David is an active member of PMI (Silicon Valley and San Francisco chapters),a member of a few consulting associations, and a co-organizer of a couple of meetups. As a certified Agile professional, he provides Lean and Scaled Agile, as well as customized and hybrid workshops.


Project Management Education Hours: 

Earn 16 PDUs (Technical - 16)

Meeting Leader: Hanu Malineni

Program Agenda:

08:30 AM - Sign In and Networking

09:00 AM - Workshop Begins

12:00 PM - Lunch Break

12:30M - Workshop Resumes

5:00 PM – Adjourn


Continental Breakfast, Coffee, and Lunch will be provided.

Attendees should indicate whether they want a vegetarian meal during the registration.

Plan Ahead Registration:

Early Bird:  PMISV member: $430     Non-PMISV member: $530

Regular:  PMISV member: $530   Non-PMISV member:  $630

Note: One time certification exam  fee inlcuded.


At-the-Door Registration:  No walk-ins allowed. Please register for the course online in advance 


Cancellation Policy:

This event is a professional society meeting, held for the benefit of its members.

  • Cancellation before Early Bird Registration Date: Full refund
  • Cancellation between Early Bird Registration Date and Regular Registration Date: $30 cancellation fee; remaining amount refunded
  • Cancellation after Regular Registration Date and Day before workshop (by 5:00 PM Pacific): 50% refund

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Event Properties

Event Date 12-07-2019
Event End Date 12-08-2019
Registration Start Date 10-18-2019
Cut off date 12-06-2019
Individual Price $430/$530/$630
Location Mindrome Coworking Space & Private Office
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