Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe)

The world’s leading framework for scaling agile across enterprises.

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With a team of trained and certified SAFe® SPC’s, Scrum Masters and PO/PM’s based locally in Queenstown and Auckland, Apolinar can partner with your organisation to scale agile.



Certifications we offer


SAFe Program Consultant

Become a change agent in your organsiation, by coupling your technical knowledge of SAFe with an intrinsic motivation to improve the company’s software and systems development processes.

SAFe Agilist

A SAFe Agilist is able to introduce and apply SAFe in a company. You come to understand the interaction between Agile teams, Agile programs and Agile Portfolio management.

SAFe Architect

Understand how system, solution, and enterprise architects collaboratively deliver architectural solutions, while working effectively in remote environments with distributed teams.

SAFe Product Owner/Product Manager

Learn how product owners and managers should work together to achieve the greatest customer and business outcomes by adopting a customer-centric approach to building products.

SAFe Scrum Master

Understanding how to facilitate Agile events like iteration planning, standups, and retrospectives will help develop high-performing, engaged, continuously improving teams in your organisation.


Our fully certified SAFe® courses will:

  • Be led by knowledgeable experts through accelerated training methods

  • Include take home material

  • Be available to run remotely or in person

  • Equip you with the skills needed to pass your exam




  • Assist you to lead the Scaled Agile Framework into your organisation

  • Include pre and post-course support

  • Allow you to deliver innovative business solutions in your organisation faster and more efficiently than ever before


Meet your facilitators


Anna Dao Apolinar CEO

Anna Dao

An exceptionally talented young leader, Anna is a SAFe 5 Program Consultant (SPC).

Hi-Tech Young Achiever 2021 Finalist, Anna's entire professional career has been focused on driving and delivering successful digital transformation and enablement across a range of clients, industries and countries.

She has a particular passion for digital projects with not-for-profit clients; with a particular focus on child poverty and refugee areas, as well as education and healthcare industries.

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Jon Beattie

Jon is a SAFe 5 Program Consultant (SPC) and has over 20 years experience in digital and technology leadership.

He has worked with a broad range of organisations and industries, delivering hundreds of digital and technology projects during his career.

Known for his strong strategic focus and ability to traverse commercial and technology to create great customer experiences, he leverages the best of breed technology.




Our Approach


Our Apolinar’s SAFe® coaches will help lead your organisation and its teams down the path of continuous improvement. We provide support for those in key roles as necessary, in starting up and recovering Agile Release Trains (ARTs), facilitating PI planning, change management, and bringing forth ideas to advance the transformation. If required, we can focus on improving certain areas such as solution architecture, Human Experience (HX), multi-vendor environments and DevOps capability.


Assess & Review

Where is your organisation at, in your Agile implementation?

Apolinar will assess and review your projects and if applicable, Agile Release Trains in flight, as well as a review of your people and processes. If further training is required, Apolinar can provide your team with training to achieve the knowledge and certifications required.


Boards, Executives and Leadership Teams Introduction

Scaling agile must be adopted from the top down. For Leadership Teams, we offer a one-day Scaling Agile SAFe Introduction that can be done in conjunction with Apolinar’s one-day Strategy and Alignment workshop.

This allows leaders to define their vision and outcomes from an enterprise agile capability transformation and provides an overview of the key scaling patterns and organisational aspects of the SAFe framework.



Now that we understand where your organisation is at, and have support from the Leadership Teams, we will help your team understand the Agile portfolio management patterns. Agile architecture principles, patterns, and roles, including Agile DevOps, alongside how to scale agile organisation-wide, including non-technical business areas.