SAFe® Advanced Scrum Master

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.

course summary

Learning Goals

To perform the role of a SAFe® 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

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
  • Building high-performing teams
  • Improving program performance with Inspect and Adapt

What Attendees Get

The class registration includes:

  • Attendee workbook
  • Preparation and eligibility to take the SAFe® 4 Advanced Scrum Master (SASM) 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) certification
  • Certified Scrum Master (CSM) certification
  • Professional Scrum Master (PSM) certification

Exam Details

  • Name : SAFe® 4 Scrum Master Exam
  • Format : Multiple choice
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Language : English
  • Delivery : Web-based (single-browser), closed book, no outside assistance, timed
  • Number of Questions : 60
  • Passing Score : 42 out of 60 (70% passing score)
  • Access : Candidates can access the exam within the SAFe Community Platform upon completion of the SAFe 4 Product Owner/Product Manager course
  • Duration : Once the exam begins, candidates have 90 minutes (1.5 hours) to complete the exam