SAFe – SAFe Advanced Scrum Master

This 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 also offers actionable tools for building high-performing teams and explores practical ways of addressing Agile and Scrum anti-patterns in the enterprise.


Learning Goals

  • Apply SAFe principles to facilitate, enable, and coach 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
  • Facilitate program planning, execution, and delivery of end-to-end systems value

Intended Participants

  • Existing Scrum Masters desiring to advance their skills and knowledge
  • Business Agility Leaders & Coaches

Course Formats & Duration

  • 3 days virtual (recommended)
  • 9 am to 4 pm / Max. 20 students
  • 2-days on-site (client provides location)
  • 8 am to 5 pm / Max. 24 students
  • No customizations allowed by SAFe

Prerequisites

Participants needs to have ONE of the following:

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

Exam Details

  • Online exam provided by SAFe completed by student within 30 days of course end date
  • Multiple choice 60 questions in 120 mins
  • 70% pass rate (42 of 60 questions)
  • Each exam retake attempt $50 US

More information at Scaled Agile Framework Website

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