SAFe for Architects (ARCH)

Dur­ing this three-day course, atten­dees will explore the roles, respon­si­bil­i­ties, and mind­set of Agile Archi­tects, and appre­ci­ate how to align archi­tec­ture with busi­ness val­ue and dri­ve con­tin­u­ous flow to large sys­tems-of-sys­tems while sup­port­ing SAFe pro­gram exe­cu­tion.

The SAFe® for Archi­tects course pre­pares Sys­tem, Solu­tion, and Enter­prise Archi­tects to engage across the orga­ni­za­tion as effec­tive lead­ers and change agents who col­lab­o­ra­tive­ly deliv­er archi­tec­tur­al solu­tions.

Attend­ing the class pre­pares you to take the exam and become a cer­ti­fied SAFe® Archi­tect (ARCH).

Learning Goals SAFe Architect (ARCH) training

After this course, you should be able to:
  • Archi­tect using SAFe prin­ci­ples
  • Align archi­tec­ture with busi­ness val­ue
  • Devel­op and com­mu­ni­cate archi­tec­ture vision and intent
  • Plan archi­tec­tur­al run­way to enable deliv­ery suc­cess
  • Archi­tect for con­tin­u­ous deliv­ery and Release on Demand
  • Lead and coach archi­tects and team mem­bers dur­ing Pro­gram Incre­ment (PI) Plan­ning and exe­cu­tion
  • Pro­vide lead­er­ship dur­ing a Lean-Agile trans­for­ma­tion

Topics covered

  • Exem­pli­fy­ing Lean-Agile archi­tec­ture
  • Archi­tect­ing for DevOps and Release on Demand
  • Align­ing archi­tec­ture with busi­ness val­ue
  • Devel­op­ing Solu­tion Vision, Solu­tion Intent, and Roadmaps
  • Prepar­ing archi­tec­ture for Pro­gram Incre­ment (PI) Plan­ning
  • Coor­di­nat­ing archi­tec­ture through­out PI Plan­ning
  • Sup­port­ing Con­tin­u­ous Deliv­ery dur­ing PI exe­cu­tion
  • Sup­port­ing new Strate­gic Themes and Val­ue Streams
  • Lead­ing as an archi­tect dur­ing a Lean-Agile trans­for­ma­tion

What Attendees Get

The class reg­is­tra­tion includes:
  • Attendee work­books
  • Eli­gi­bil­i­ty to take the SAFe® 4 Archi­tect (ARCH) exam
  • One-year mem­ber­ship to the SAFe Com­mu­ni­ty Plat­form
  • Course cer­tifi­cate of com­ple­tion

Audience, who will benefit?

This course tar­gets to fol­low­ing tech­ni­cal con­trib­u­tors who wants to under­stand their role in a Lean-Agile enter­prise:
  • Sys­tem, Solu­tion, and Enter­prise archi­tects
  • Archi­tects in sup­port­ing tech­ni­cal dis­ci­plines
  • Expe­ri­enced soft­ware devel­op­ers
  • Tech­ni­cal man­agers mak­ing archi­tec­tur­al deci­sions
  • Prod­uct lead­ers col­lab­o­rat­ing with archi­tects

Man­agers, and oth­ers with a less tech­ni­cal back­ground would also be very ben­e­fi­cial as they would gain an under­stand­ing of the devel­op­ment process so that team col­lab­o­ra­tion will become more effec­tive.

The course is also appro­pri­ate for indi­vid­u­als desir­ing a deep­er view into how archi­tec­ture enables con­tin­u­ous val­ue flow and how archi­tects engage in, and con­tribute to, a Lean-Agile enter­prise.


Those who attend this course should be famil­iar with Agile prin­ci­ples and prac­tices and must have attend­ed at least one SAFe course pri­or to attend­ing this one.

SAFe® Certification

Attend­ing the class pre­pares you to take the online exam and become a cer­ti­fied SAFe® Archi­tect (ARCH). Atten­dees who pass the exam will receive:
  • A SAFe Archi­tect cer­tifi­cate
  • A SAFe 4 Archi­tect dig­i­tal badge to pro­mote your accom­plish­ment online
  • 1 year cer­ti­fied mem­ber­ship as a SAFe Archi­tect, which includes access to the ARCH Com­mu­ni­ty of Prac­tice
  • Access to a vari­ety of learn­ing resources to sup­port cer­ti­fied pro­fes­sion­als dur­ing their SAFe jour­ney

Price and course registration

You can reg­is­ter online for the SAFe Archi­tect course via the reg­is­tra­tion form on the course of your cho­sen date (see below). The costs for par­tic­i­pat­ing are 2’695.- CHF, exclud­ing VAT, per par­tic­i­pant. The price con­tains three days of train­ing, course mate­ri­als, and lunch.

Please, con­tact us for group dis­counts or a pro­pos­al for an in-house course.

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