SAFe® Advanced

Scrum Master

Advancing Scrum Master servant

leadership with SAFe

Prepare to step into a SAFe® leadership role— and learn how to facilitate Agile team, program, and enterprise success—by becoming a SAFe® 5 Advanced Scrum Master (SASM).

This two-day course prepares current Scrum Masters for their leadership role in facilitating Agile team, program, and enterprise success in a SAFe implementation. Explore facilitation of crossteam interactions in support of program execution and relentless improvement. Expand 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. Learn actionable tools for building high performing teams and explore practical ways of addressing Agile and Scrum anti-patterns in the enterprise.

Who will benefit?

  • Existing Scrum Masters

  • Team leaders, project managers, and others who have assumed the role of an Agile Team facilitator in a SAFe or enterprise Agile context

  • Engineering and development managers who are responsible for Agile execution and coaching teams, including teams of teams

  • Agile coaches

  • Agile Program Managers

  • Prospective Release Train Engineers

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® 5 Advanced Scrum Master (SASM) certification exam:

  • SAFe 5 Scrum Master (SSM) certification

  • Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) certification

  • Professional Scrum Master (PSM) certification

What you 'll learn

To perform the role of a SAFe® Advanced Scrum Master, you should be able to:

  • Apply SAFe principles to facilitation, enablement, and coaching in a multi-teamenvironment

  • 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 and 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

As the demand for SAFe expertise accelerates globally, there is a growing
focus on the Scrum Master and the critical role that person plays in a SAFe implementation.


The SSM credential is a musthave certification for Scrum Masters looking to boost their value in today’s career marketplace.

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Interest

What you get

Class registration includes:

  • Printed workbook

  • Preparation and eligibility to take the SAFe® 5 Advanced Scrum Master (ASM) exam

  • One-year membership to the SAFe Community Platform

  • Certification of completion

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

Annual Renewal

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

  • Renewal fee: $100/year

ProfessionalDevelopment Units(PDUs) and ScrumEducation Units (SEUs)

  • You may be eligible to apply for 15 PDUs toward your continuing education requirements with the Project Management Institute (PMI) for PMP, PgMP, and PMI-ACP certifications

  • You may be eligible to apply for SEUs under Category C, toward earning or renewing your CSP through the Scrum Alliance

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