Serhiy Prokhorenko, Co-Founder of Agile.Live, certified as a SAFe 5 Program Consultant (SPC 5) and, according to the Scaled Agile member directory, is now one of the three consultants who have this qualification in Ukraine.
The Scaled Agile Framework is an integrated set of proven principles, practices, and competencies from Lean, Agile, and DevOps approaches to achieve business agility in large organizations.
SPC 5 certificate holders are eligible to deliver Scaled Agile Framework certification training, have the competencies and experience to implement SAFe 5.0 tools across all levels of an organization, and have exclusive access to Scaled Agile Inc.’s community of consultants and partners.
According to 14th Annual Report on digital.ai (formerly CollabNet VersionOne), Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) continues to grow in popularity when choosing a framework (software platform) to scale Agile development.
Its market share is 35%, exceeding alternative approaches significantly. SAFe Program Consultant is the required certification for the organizational coach role in implementing SAFe, which implies SAFe adoption experience, a 4-day mandatory training on SAFe implementation, and passing the framework knowledge test.
Currently, the latest and major update of SAFe is version 5.0, implying a focus on Business Agility, important product research tools added, and some other changes made. Implementation of the new version of the framework requires certification confirmation and passing the updated SPC 5 test. Today, according to the Scaled Agile member directory, only three consultants have received such certification in Ukraine, Sergey Prokhorenko being one of them.