The LACE is a small, dedicated team of leaders and change agents who are responsible for driving real and lasting organizational change.


An effective Lean-Agile Center of Excellence (LACE) is a critical success factor differentiating organizations fully committed to adopting Lean-Agile practices and achieving significant business results from those practicing Agile in name only.


The challenge is that most of the people qualified to drive change have full-time responsibilities in their current roles. While a significant portion of their time can perhaps be devoted to supporting the change, a smaller, more dedicated group of people is needed to drive SAFe® adoption throughout the organization.
During this one–day workshop, you will explore proven SAFe adoption patterns (as well as common pitfalls) and how they apply to your context, in order to:

• Create the mission statement and charter for the LACE

• Understand and learn how to carry out the responsibilities of the LACE

• Determine the organizational model for the LACE (centralized, decentralized or hub-and-spoke)

• Set up the LACE as an Agile team

• Build your initial SAFe Implementation Roadmap

• Learn how to prepare to launch your first Agile Release Train (ART)

Who will benefit?

• Executive sponsors

• Change agents

• Certified SAFe® Program Consultants (SPCs)

• Agile coaches


• All participants must have attended an Implementing SAFe or  Leading SAFe class

• Completion and socialization of a Value Stream Workshop What you’ll learn and accomplish

• Proven SAFe adoption patterns described in the SAFe Implementation Roadmap

• Which LACE organizational model is best for your organization

• LACE roles and responsibilities, and the key practices the LACE can  leverage to drive enterprise adoption

• An action plan for generating the short-term wins critical to organizational change

• A roadmap and Kanban system to sustain and expand on early successes

• Fostering Release Train Engineer (RTE) and Scrum Master Communities of  Practice (CoPs)

• Extending SAFe to Lean Portfolio Management, Human Resources, and Finance

Lean Agile Center of Excellence Workshop

  • NO REFUNDS will be given once registered for the course. If you have an unforeseen circumstance preventing you from attending the selected training. Your applicable fees will be applied towards a future training course of your choice within our available curriculum.

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