Lean-Agile Center of 

            Excellence Workshop 

                          Drive enterprise adoption of Lean-Agile

                          practices and business results

The LACE is a small, dedicated team of leaders and change agents who are responsible for driving real and lasting organizational change.
An effective Lean-Agile Center of Excellence (LACE) is a critical success factor differentiating organizations fully committed to adopting Lean-Agile practices and achieving significant business results from those practicing Agile in name only.
The challenge is that most of the people qualified to drive change have full-time responsibilities in their current roles. While a significant portion of their time can perhaps be devoted to supporting the change, a smaller, more dedicated group of people is needed to drive SAFe® adoption throughout the organization


During this one–day workshop, you will explore proven SAFe adoption patterns (as well as common pitfalls) and how they apply to your context, in order to:
  • Create the mission statement and charter for the LACE
  • Understand and learn how to carry out the responsibilities of the LACE
  • Determine the organizational model for the LACE (centralized, decentralized or hub-and-spoke)
  • Set up the LACE as an Agile team
  • Build your initial SAFe Implementation Roadmap
  • Learn how to prepare to launch your rst Agile Release Train (ART)

Who will Benefit?

  • Executive sponsors
  • Change agents
  • Certified SAFe® Program Consultants (SPCs)
  • Agile coaches


  • All participants must have attended an Implementing SAFe or Leading SAFe class
  • Completion and socialization of a Value Stream Workshop

What you will learn and accomplish

  • Proven SAFe adoption patterns described in the SAFe Implementation Roadmap
  • Which LACE organizational model is best for your organization
  • LACE roles and responsibilities, and the key practices the LACE can leverage to drive enterprise adoption
  • An action plan for generating the short-term wins critical to organizational change
  • A roadmap and Kanban system to sustain and expand on early successes
  • Fostering Release Train Engineer (RTE) and Scrum Master Communities of Practice (CoPs)
  • Extending SAFe to Lean Portfolio Management, Human Resources, and Finance

Scaled Agile Advisory Services

Provided by Scaled Agile, Inc. and the Scaled Agile Partner Network