SAFe Advanced Scrum Master (SASM Certification)

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SAFe Advanced Scrum Master (SASM Certification)
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Introduction

This two-day course prepares current Scrum Masters for their leadership role in facilitating Agile team, program, and enterprise success in a Scaled Agile 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 offers actionable tools for building high-performing teams and explores practical ways of addressing Agile and Scrum anti-patterns in the enterprise.

Objectives

At the end of this course students will be able 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

Student Profile

This training is ideal for:

  • 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

Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites to attend this course. However, having one or more of the following certifications is highly recommended for those who intend to take the SAFe® 4 Advanced Scrum Master (SASM) certification exam:

Course Materials

Each student will receive a copy of the course documentation workbook prepared by Scaled Agile as well as membership to the SAFe Community Platform for one year ($100 renewal for each year thereafter).

Accreditation

  • A certificate of completion will be issued to students who attend this course.
  • Attendees may be eligible to apply for 15 PDUs toward their continuing education requirements with the Project Management Institute (PMI) for PMP, PgMP, and PMI-ACP certifications.
  • Attendees may be eligible to apply for SEUs under Category C, toward earning or renewing their CSP through Scrum Alliance.

Certification

Attending both days of this course prepares and qualifies individuals to take the exam and become a certified SAFe® 4 Advanced Scrum Master (SASM). Students will be registered with Scaled Agile to take the SASM exam at their convenience within 30 days of attending the course.

Students who successfully pass the certification exam will receive a certificate and a digital badge to promote their achievement virtually.

Exam Details

  • Format: Multiple Choice; Multiple Select
  • Delivery: Web-based (single-browser), closed book, no outside assistance, timed
  • Cost: First exam attempt is included as part of the course registration fee if the exam is taken within 30 days of course completion. Each retake attempt costs $50.
  • Duration: Once the exam begins candidates have 120 (2 hours) minutes to complete the exam
  • Number of Questions: 60
  • Language: English
  • Retake Policy: Second attempt on exam (first retake) can be done immediately after first attempt. Third attempt requires a 10-day wait. Fourth attempt requires a 30-day wait.
  • See the Scaled Agile website for more SASM exam details including the the current passing score and study materials. (The conditions of the additional Certification services are subject to the terms of the license owner or the authorized certification body.)

Course Outline

  1. Exploring the Scrum Master role in the SAFe enterprise
  2. Applying SAFe Principles: A Scrum Master’s perspective
  3. Exploring Agile and Scrum anti-patterns
  4. Facilitating program execution
  5. Improving flow with Kanban and XP
  6. Building high-performing teams
  7. Improving program performance with Inspect and Adapt

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Public Classes

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Course Details

Reference

JJM 152

Duration

2 days

Delivery Mode

Face-to-Face

Certification

SAFe Advanced Scrum Master
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