Course Category: Agile Methods
Course Duration: 2 Days
Hours: 14 Contact Hours

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Course Summary

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.

Key Areas of Competency

  • Identifying and solving team anti-patterns
  • Improving value flow using Kanban and engineering practices
  • Supporting Program-level execution
  • Using problem-solving and advanced coaching techniques to drive relentless improvement

Learning Goals

To perform the role of a SAFe® Advanced Scrum Master attendees should 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

Who will benefit?

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

Prerequisites

All are welcome to attend the course, regardless of experience.

For those who intend to take the SAFe® 4 Advanced Scrum Master (SASM) certification exam, having one or more of the following certifications is highly recommended:

  • SAFe® 4 Scrum Master (SSM) certification
  • Certified Scrum Master (CSM) certification
  • Professional Scrum Master (PSM) certification

Course Content

  • 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

Exam Pattern and Duration

Candidates can access the exam within the SAFe Community Platform upon completion of the SAFe 4 Advanced Scrum Master course.

The SAFe® 4 Advanced Scrum Master exam consists of 60 multiple choice questions. The candidate is required to score 42 out of 60 (70% passing score) to pass the certification.

Exam delivery: Web-based (single-browser), closed book, no outside assistance, timed

Exam duration: Once the exam begins, candidates have 120 minutes (2 hours) to complete the exam

Upon successful completion of the exam, the candidate will receive A SAFe® 4 Advanced Scrum Master certificate, along with a one-year membership to the SAFe Community Platform.

Course Category: Agile Methods
Course Duration: 2 Days
Hours: 14 Contact Hours

Register Now