SAFe® Advanced Scrum Master (SASM Certification)

Level: Advanced

This two-day course prepares current Scrum Masters for their leadership role in facilitating Agile team, program, and enterprise success in a Scaled Agile 5.0 Framework (SAFe®) implementation.

The course covers facilitation of cross-team interactions in support of program execution and relentless improvement. It enhances the Scrum paradigm with an introduction to scalable engineering and DevOps practices, the application of Kanban to facilitate the flow of value, and supporting interactions with architects, product management, and other critical stakeholders in the larger program and enterprise contexts. The course also offers actionable tools for building high-performing teams and explores practical ways of addressing Agile and Scrum anti-patterns in the enterprise.

SAFe® Advanced Scrum Master (SASM Certification)

Key Features of this SAFe Advanced Scrum Master Training:

  • SAFe 5 Advanced Scrum Master certificate and digital badge to promote your accomplishment online
  • A one-year certified membership as a SAFe Advanced Scrum Master
  • Access to a variety of learning resources to support you during your SAFe journey
  • Exam included; Passing includes a certificate and digital badge to promote your accomplishment online
  • 1:1 Personalized Coaching Hour
  • Access to meetup groups and other events to connect you with other SAFe Certified Professionals, as well as a variety of learning resources (1YR Membership to SAFe Community Platform) 
  • Earn 15 PMI PDUs 

You Will Learn How To:

  • Apply SAFe principles to facilitation, enablement, and coaching in a multi-team environment
  • Build a high-performing team and foster relentless improvement at scale
  • Address Agile and Scrum anti-patterns
  • Support the adoption of engineering practices, DevOps, and Agile architecture
  • Learn to apply Kanban eXtreme Programming (XP) frameworks to optimize flow and improve the team’s work
  • Facilitate program planning, execution, and delivery of end-to-end systems value
  • Support learning through participation in Communities of Practice and innovation cycles

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SAFe Advanced Scrum Master Training Information

  • Prerequisites

    All are welcome to attend the training, regardless of experience. However, holding one or more of the following certifications is highly recommended for those who intend to take the certification exam:

    • SAFe® 4 Scrum Master (SSM) certification
    • Certified Scrum Master (CSM) certification
    • Professional Scrum Master (PSM) certification
  • Exam Information

    • First exam attempt is included if web-based exam is taken within 30 days of course completion
    • 60 multiple-choice questions in 2 hours, closed-book
    • 70% Passing Score (42 out of 60 correct)
    • Each retake attempt costs $50. Second attempt on exam can be done immediately after first attempt. Third attempt requires a 10-day wait. Fourth attempt requires a 30-day wait.
    • Annual renewal fee of $195 (includes renewal for SSM if up-to-date)

SAFe Advanced Scrum Master Outline

  • Exploring the Scrum Master Role in SAFe

    • Explore Scrum Master challenges in the Enterprise
    • Explain the purpose and the basic constructs of SAFe
    • Establish Scrum Master connections in SAFe
  • Applying the SAFe Lean-Agile Principles

    • Apply the SAFe Principles in the role of a Scrum Master
    • Exploring Agile and Scrum Anti-Patterns
    • Explore anti-patterns associated with the Product Owner role
    • Explain how Stories and tasks may lead to antipatterns
    • Identify context-specific anti-patterns in your environment
  • Facilitating Program Execution

    • Synchronize development with the Agile Release Train
    • Organize teams around the flow of value
    • Plan the Program Increment
    • Execute the Program Increment
    • Enable teams to release value on demand
    • Prepare for the next PI Planning event
  • Improving Flow with Kanban and XP

    • Build your Kanban board
    • Measure and optimize flow
    • Build quality in
    • Foster engineering craftsmanship
    • Facilitate collaboration with Architects, System Team, and Operations
  • Building High-Performing Teams

    • Foster collaboration on the team
    • Facilitate cross-team collaboration
    • Build trust with stakeholders
    • Develop team skill sets
    • Build an improvement Roadmap
  • Improving Program Performance

    • Explore the Inspect and Adapt process
    • Apply a Problem-Solving Workshop
  • Becoming a Certified SAFe® Advanced Scrum Master

    • Becoming a Certified SAFe Professional

SAFe Advanced Scrum Master Training FAQs

  • Who should attend this course?

    The following individuals will benefit from this course:

    • Existing Scrum Masters
    • Team leaders, project managers, and others assuming the role of an Agile Team facilitator in a SAFe or enterprise Agile context
    • Engineering and development managers responsible for Agile execution and coaching teams, including teams of teams
    • Agile coaches
    • Agile Program Managers
    • Prospective SAFe Release Train Engineers

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