Top 4 Benefits of SAFe Certification

What is the value of SAFe certification training? In terms of monetary and non-monetary benefits, does it really help people's career? Agile methodologies such as SAFe are among the most promising and useful methodologies available.

According to 14th Annual State of Agile Report, the Scaled Agile Framework® continues to be the most popular scaling method cited by respondents (35% this year compared to 30% last year). As a percentage of all responses, SAFe® outdistances the next nearest response, Scrum of Scrums, by 19%. This shows that SAFe delivers “Business Agility”.

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Image: 14th Annual State of Agile Report


To answer the question “What are the advantages in obtaining SAFe certification ”, yes, obtaining a SAFe certification will boost your career and prepare you to take the next step in your career and play a responsible role in transformation.

Attending a SAFe Agile Certification program is an effective way to gain thorough understanding of SAFe.

Here are top 4 reasons to pursue SAFe Certification.


Globally recognized certification


SAFe certifications are internationally recognized. Once you achieve certification, you will have many opportunities at your fingertips. Due to the acceptance of the SAFe Agilist certification globally, you will always have the opportunity to find high value jobs. With SAFe certification in hand, you have the knowledge and the edge over others.


Becoming a Lean-Agile Leader


The Scaling Agile Framework provides you, your leadership and your organization with a comprehensive understanding of the SAFe framework. Leading SAFe is a 2 day hands on workshop for leaders, managers and executives that helps you to understand the framework (principles and the application of principles). This is a guide to start living Business agility. Implementing SAFe is a 4 day workshop which provides comprehensive conceptual knowledge about the framework and also gives you a highly recognized steps to adopt SAFe in your enterprise.


Ability to coach at all levels


SAFe engages business and IT in a very subtle way. It shifts the focus from feature delivery to value delivery. It establishes a prioritization model based on Cost of delay leading to better economics. It establishes practices where business portfolio and product development are aligned, changes the solution development approach from a plan driven to hypothesis driven . SAFe reestablishes the need to enable teams to take local decisions and finally helps the system to re-organize in a such a way that the knowledge gained can be reapplied to deliver better and faster value, As a practitioner, you get a chance to build consistency across the various levels in the organization.


A change in personal mindset


Beliefs drive à and Behavior drive à Business. If you intend to change the business, you must change the underlying belief system. SAFe enables you to understand the need to change the mindset and reestablishes this need in the form of Principles and Practices. This is the most effective way to address the change. SAFe certifications take a deep dive in to these aspects giving you a better understanding of how to deal with these changes individually and at an enterprise.


Why Gladwell Academy India for SAFe Courses?


Gladwell Academy India is a leading organization in the field of Agile/SAFe transformation, consulting, coaching, and training in India. We believe to live the brand “Being better than yesterday”. This brand has led our trainers constantly learn and unlearn the new rules of the game. We believe in delivering the most valuable learning experience to our participants through live examples, and through business stories. The trainers at Gladwell Academy are all practitioners in their field of Agile and SAFe transformation.

We also believe in having a long term relationship with our participants and customers. We constantly meet and learn from each other.


One of our trainers, Anand Murthy Raj is the first SAFe Fellow and SPCT in Asia. He has over 25 years of Industry experience and 15 years of the field of SAFe/Agile consulting, coaching and training. He is not only known for his contribution to the field but also for his ability to inspire people to learn more. Anand has a huge list of Industry business cases and examples which is regarded as the most valuable take away from the participants in any of the training and consulting assignments.


Sathyanarayana H R is a SAFe Program Consultant Trainer (SPCT) at Gladwell Academy. Sathya has been conducting SAFe certification trainings since 2015. He has been conducting agile training’s over 12 years and trained over 5000 people globally.


DurgaPrasad B R is a SAFe Program Consultant (SPC) Co – Trainer. Since 2011, he has been involved with Agile movement as a practitioner and a transformation coach helping organizations to apply Lean-Agile-DevOps principles and practices to improve its people, processes and products.


Some statistics of Gladwell Academy India

  1. Conducted 3700+ agile trainings, workshops, and events
  2. Scaled Agile SPCT Gold Partner
  3. Average Industry experience of trainers is around 20+ years
  4. 50,000 trained professionals
  5. Anand Murthy Raj- SPCT & Asia’s First SAFe Fellow
  6. On/off field Agile/SAFe training
  7. Experience in training, consulting, and transformation in the domains of Healthcare, Industrial Automation, Manufacturing, Airlines, Retail, Telecom, IT, and IT security

Exam & certification:

  1. SAFe® 5 Scaled Agilist (SA) certificate
  2. Digital badge
  3. One-year certified membership as a SAFe Agilist
  4. Access to the SAFe Agilist Community of Practice
  5. SAFe Agilist certification usage guide with SA certification marks
  6. Access to learning resources

In conclusion


Investing in SAFe certification will pay off in the long run. Using SAFe, you can align multiple agile teams together to improve business outcomes by understanding key roles and responsibilities, processes, and metrics. To know more, check out the trainings provided at Gladwell Academy India.


You need three legs to have a stable plain. In the same way you need three core elements to be addressed in the transformation. They are the PPT (People, Process, and Technology). While Process and Technology can make the transformation convenient, engaging people makes the transformation memorable. It is only with all the three you can move in a path of transformation, even if you miss out on one leg, you get stuck in the state of transition.


We thrive to live the value of “Be better than yesterday” and we inspire you to also be better than today.



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