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SAFe System and Solution Architect (Beta)

Pre-conference Training
8am – 5pm | Sunday-Tuesday, Sept. 30 – Oct.  2

SAFe System and Solution Architect (Beta)

Designing for flow and continuous delivery with the Scaled Agile Framework® 

Attendees can expand their skill set as software architects—becoming effective contributors in a SAFe® Lean-Agile enterprise—when they become a certified SAFe® 4 System and Solution Architect. This course prepares System, Solution, and Enterprise Architects to engage across the organization as effective leaders and change agents who deliver Agile architecture to enable the creation of business value. During this three-day course, attendees will explore the principles underlying Lean-Agile architecture and release on demand, learn to lead and support Solution Trains and Agile Release Trains, extend the principles driving continuous flow to large systems-of-systems, and discover how to enable improved flow of value across an entire portfolio.

This course is for senior technical contributors who need to understand the role of System, Solution, and Enterprise Architects in Lean-Agile environments. The course is also appropriate for individuals desiring a deeper view into the trade-offs and decisions that underlie the technical direction of their solutions.


The following individuals will benefit from this course:

  • System, Solution, and Enterprise architects
  • Architects in supporting disciplines
  • Experienced software developers
  • Technical managers making architectural business decisions
  • Product leaders collaborating with architects

Learning Goals

To perform the role of a SAFe® System and Solution Architect, attendees should be able to:

  • Apply Lean-Agile architectural principles to managing trade-offs
  • Communicate technical intent to Agile teams and trains
  • Prepare architectural runway to enable delivery success
  • Steer architecture during Program Increment execution
  • Champion effective quality practices
  • Define and monitor quality attributes
  • Articulate solution context and solution intent
  • Coordinate technology decisions across multiple Agile Release Trains
  • Coordinate technical strategy across the Solution Portfolio
  • Demonstrate technical servant-leadership
  • Lead as a change agent

Topics Covered

  • Making decisions that promote Lean-Agile architecture
  • Aligning Solution architecture with Enterprise context
  • Building Runway aligned with Vision and Solution Intent
  • Supporting Solution Trains and Agile Release Trains
  • Continuously integrating and relentlessly improving architecture
  • Aligning architecture with new strategic themes and Value Streams
  • Coordinating and integrating architecture across Solutions
  • Leading and coaching across the Lean-Agile organization

What Attendees Get

The class registration includes:

  • Attendee workbooks
  • Eligibility to take the SAFe® 4 System and Solution Architect (SSA) exam
  • One-year membership to the SAFe Community Platform
  • Course certificate of completion
  • Attendees must attend all three days of the course in order to be eligible for the exam.



The following prerequisites are highly recommended for those who intend to take the SAFe® 4 System and Solution Architect (SSA) certification exam:

  • 5+ years’ experience in technical leadership roles in the enterprise, including lead developers, software architects, or technical systems analysts
  • Any SAFe® certification
  • Familiarity with Agile principles and practices