SAFe Advanced Scrum Master

Pre-conference Training
8am – 5pm | Monday-Tuesday, Oct. 1 – 2

SAFe® Advanced Scrum Master

With SAFe® 4 Advanced Scrum Master certification

The next step in the Scrum Master’s learning path

This two-day course prepares current Scrum Masters for their leadership role in facilitating Agile team, program, and enterprise success in a 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.

Associated Certification:

Attending the class prepares you to take the exam and become a Certified SAFe® 4 Advanced Scrum Master (SASM)

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

Learning Goals

To perform the role of a Certified SAFe® 4 Advanced Scrum Master attendees should be able to:

  • Apply SAFe principles to facilitation, enablement, and coaching in the 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

Topics Covered

  • Exploring the Scrum Master role in the SAFe enterprise
  • Applying SAFe Principles: A Scrum Master’s perspective
  • Exploring Agile and Scrum anti-patterns
  • Facilitating program execution
  • Improving flow with Kanban and XP
  • Building high-performing teams
  • Improving program performance with Inspect and Adapt

What Attendees Get

The class registration includes:

  • Attendee workbooks
  • Preparation and eligibility to take the SAFe® 4 Advanced Scrum Master (SASM) certification exam
  • One-year membership to the SAFe Community Platform
  • Course certificate of completion

Attendees must attend both days of the course in order to qualify for the exam.

Prerequisites

All are welcome to attend the course, regardless of experience. 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: SAFe® 4 Scrum Master (SSM), Certified Scrum Master (CSM), or Professional Scrum Master (PSM).

SAFe Certification Kit

Attendees who pass the exam will receive:

  • SAFe® 4 Advanced Scrum Master (SASM) certification
  • A SAFe® 4 Advanced Scrum Master digital badge to promote your accomplishment online
  • A one-year membership as a Certified SAFe® 4 Advanced Scrum Master, which includes access to the SASM Community of Practice
  • A SAFe® 4 Advanced Scrum Master certification usage guide with SASM certification marks
  • Access to a variety of learning resources to support certified professionals during their SAFe journey

Annual Renewal

Certifications expire one year from the date the certification is earned.

  • Renewal fee: $195
  • Renewal fee for the SSM certification is included in SASM renewal (if your SASM certification is up-to-date)

Professional Development Units (PDUs) and Scrum Education Units (SEUs)

  • 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.