SAFe Scrum Master (SSM Certification)

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SAFe Scrum Master (SSM Certification)
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Introduction

In this two-day course, attendees will gain an understanding of the role of a Scrum Master in a SAFe enterprise. Unlike traditional Scrum Master training that focuses on the fundamentals of team-level Scrum, the SAFe Scrum Master course explores the role of the Scrum Master in the context of the entire enterprise, and prepares attendees to successfully plan and execute the Program Increment (PI), the primary enabler of alignment throughout all levels of a SAFe organization. This includes learning the key components of Agile at scale development, how Scrum is facilitated throughout the enterprise, and how to execute Iteration Planning.

Attendees will also discover how to build high performing Agile teams by becoming a servant leader and coach, and how to coach those teams to deliver the maximum business value at scale. SAFe 4 Scrum Master (SSM) certification signifies that people are prepared to perform the role of Scrum Master in a SAFe environment, increasing their value to teams and organizations that are implementing SAFe.

Attending this course prepares individuals to take the SAFe 4 Scrum Master exam in order to receive the SAFe Scrum Master (SSM) certification.

Objectives

At the end of this course students will be able to:

  • Describe Scrum in a SAFe enterprise
  • Facilitate Scrum events
  • Facilitate effective Iteration execution
  • Support effective Program Increment execution
  • Support relentless improvement
  • Coach Agile teams for maximum business results
  • Support DevOps implementation

Student Profile

The following individuals will benefit from this course:

  • New Scrum Masters who need to perform the role
  • Existing Scrum Masters who would like to understand their role in the context of a SAFe enterprise
  • Team Leads who want to understand the Scrum Master role
  • SAFe Release Train Engineers who want to coach Scrum Masters on their role

Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites to attend this course. However, the following prerequisites are highly recommended for those who intend to take the SAFe® Scrum Master (SSM) certification exam:

  • Familiarity with Agile concepts and principles
  • Awareness of Scrum, Kanban, and eXtreme Programming (XP)
  • Working knowledge of software and hardware development processes

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 Scrum Master (SSM). Students will be registered with Scaled Agile to take the SSM 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 90 minutes (1.5 hours) to complete the exam
  • Number of Questions: 45
  • 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 SSM 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. Introducing Scrum in SAFe
  2. Characterizing the role of the Scrum Master
  3. Experiencing Program Increment planning
  4. Facilitating Iteration execution
  5. Finishing the Program Increment
  6. Coaching the Agile team

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Public Classes

Currently, we don't have any public sessions of this course scheduled. Please let us know if you are interested in adding a session.

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Course Details

Reference

JJM 147

Duration

2 days

Delivery Mode

Face-to-Face

Certification

SAFe Scrum Master
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