SAFe for Government – a new Education course for Kiwi context

Explore Assurity 14 October 2019 Robert Palmer

Assurity has launched a new, two-day Education course – SAFe® for Government – focused on applying SAFe® to the unique New Zealand government context.

The course, offered for the first time in NZ, has been developed to support our unique challenge – we have public sector complexity similar to other nations, but without the sheer scale. When it comes to scaling our own approach to new ways of working such as Lean|Agile, there are applicable global success patterns to benefit from.

As government agencies seek workable solutions to modernise their operations, the Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe) is now fast emerging as a leading option. Since transitioning to Lean|Agile is especially challenging in the government context, having the right information and strategies can overcome issues of legacy governance, contracting, organisational boundaries and dependencies.

“As a leading consulting and technology partner to NZ government agencies such as IRD, DIA, MSD and MOJ, we’ve tailor-made this SAFe course for the unique government context in Wellington,” says Assurity CEO Garth Hamilton. “Attendees will learn the principles and practices of the Scaled Agile Framework and what it means to lead a Lean|Agile transformation within a government programme.”

Assurity’s first SAFe for Government course will take place in Wellington on 5-6 December, where attendees will gain an understanding of the Lean|Agile mindset and why it’s an essential foundation for transformation.

They’ll also get practical advice on building high-performing, multi-vendor Agile teams and programmes, managing technology investments in Lean flow, acquiring solutions with Agile contracting, launching the programme and planning and delivering value using SAFe.

Half-price group discount

This course is particularly effective for groups as the learning is more powerful and the insights generated more diverse. We’re therefore offering a special, early-bird, 50% discount for teams of five or more representing a bona fide government agency. Discount is applied when five or more people are booked on the same order. Course is limited to 25.

Find out more about SAFe for Government.