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SAFe® Advanced Scrum Master with SASM Certification

Advancing Scrum Master servant leadership with the Scaled Agile Framework®

SAFe® Advanced Scrum Master with SASM Certification

Advancing Scrum Master servant leadership with the Scaled Agile Framework®

06 May 2020 Live-Online London 2 days Early bird £695 +VAT Virtual enquiry On-site enquiry Book Course On-site enquiry

Course Overview

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


COVID-19

On 3 March 2020, Scaled Agile announced it would allow requests for remote course delivery for on-site (private) courses. Additional guidance from their team effective from 17 March 2020 through 30 May 2020 allows for the remote delivery of public courses.

Radtac are planning to continue to run all scheduled training as planned but via remote delivery during this time. For further information please see our policy here. While we understand in-person interactive collaborative training experiences are usually preferred by our clients, we want to ensure that during challenging times different approaches are available to support our clients.

How do I reserve my place on a public Live-Online course?

Simply click on the blue button on this page titled ‘Book Course’ to reserve you place today. This is a very popular course, spaces fill quickly and it is recommended that you book your course as soon as practicable. We always ensure our pricing is competitive and offers real value for money.

How do I book a number of employees for private a Live-Online course?

If you would like one of our qualified trainers to host to your organisation, simply click the button on this page titled ‘Virtual Enquiry’, fill in the details and we will be in touch within 24hrs. We can then personalise the program to fit your specific needs, tailored to your specific business outcomes and budget.

Course Tutor(s)

Adam Mitchell

Principal Consultant and Trainer

Adam's enthusiasm to help companies on their Agile journeys is what allows him to build great rapport as a coach. He is a Scrum Alliance member and an accredited Certified Scrum Master (CSM), Certified Scrum Professional (CSP) and Certified Team Coach (CTC). Adam is also a Scaled Agile badged SAFe Program Consultant (SPC). These credentials go alongside his 10+ years of working on Agile programs for a mix of clients including finance, gambling, government and aviation. Adam is a conference speaker and active Yorkshire Agile member; his love of empowering teams and empathetic approach to digital transformation has gained him admiration amongst his clients.

Kay Overend

Lean-Agile Consultant, Coach, Trainer

Kay has over 16 years of experience delivering complex business and technology transformation initiatives within the financial services industry. For the first part of her career she worked on the trading floors of some of the world's largest investment banks, using agile practices to build and support financial systems. She then made the move to a payments fintech where she was responsible for leading their enterprise agile transformation using the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe). Now a Consultant, Kay wants to use her passion and experience to help other organisations on their digital transformation journey.

Course Content

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

Learning Objectives

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 optimise 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 cycle.

Audience

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

Pre-requisites

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

Course Preparation

Prior to attending the course, students should familiarise themselves with the Scaled Agile Framework

Certifying Bodies & Exams

Exam requirements

The first step toward becoming a Certified SAFe® Advanced Scrum Master is to attend the SAFe® Advanced Scrum Master course. This is a requirement, because attending the course provides access to all the study materials and the exam. Note that attending the course does not guarantee passing the exam.

Exam details

  • Exam name – SAFe® 4 Advanced Scrum Master Exam – or – SAFe® 5 Advanced Scrum Master Exam
  • Exam format – Multiple choice; Multiple select
  • Exam delivery – Web-based (single-browser), closed book, no outside assistance, timed
  • Exam access – Candidates can access the exam within the SAFe Community Platform upon completion of the SAFe® Advanced Scrum Master course
  • Exam duration – Once the exam begins, candidates have 120 minutes (2 hours) to complete the exam
  • Number of questions – 60
  • Passing score – SASM 4 = 42 out of 60 (70%); SASM 5 = 44 out of 60 (73%)
  • Language – English
  • Exam 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.

Exam study materials

The exam is designed to measure knowledge and skill related to the job role. We highly recommend candidates use a variety of resources to prepare for this exam including:

  • Course materials – The course materials are an essential artifact from the course and can be downloaded from the SAFe Community Platform. These materials can be used to refer back to the content that was presented during the class.
  • Study guide – This comprehensive guide details the job role and all resources related to the exam, including a detailed reading list. Access is available through the Learning Plan in the SAFe Community Platform upon course completion.
  • Practice test – The practice test is designed to be predictive of success on the certification exam,* and it has the same number of questions, level of difficulty, and time duration. It is part of the Learning Plan in the SAFe Community Platform and can be taken an unlimited number of times at no cost. *This is not the actual exam, and passing it does not guarantee success on the certification exam.
  • Sample Questions – A web-enabled, flashcard style version of the sample questions can be found online and in the study guide.

What you get

Becoming a Certified SAFe Advanced Scrum Master requires an exceptional range of skills and is a career path for many scrum masters. Certification includes:

  • Certified SAFe® Advanced Scrum Master PDF certificate
  • Certified SAFe® Advanced Scrum Master digital badge to promote the accomplishment online
  • One-year membership to the SAFe Community Platform, which includes access to the SASM Community of Practice
  • Access to Meetup groups and events that provide connections to other Certified SAFe Professionals
  • A variety of learning resources to support certified professionals during their SAFe journey

What You Receive

The class registration includes:

  • Attendee workbook
  • Preparation and eligibility to take the SAFe® 5 Advanced Scrum Master (SASM) exam
  • One-year membership to the SAFe Community Platform
  • Course certificate of completion

Attendees who pass the exam will receive:

  • A SAFe Advanced Scrum Master certificate
  • A one-year certified membership as a SAFe Advanced Scrum Master
  • A SAFe Advanced Scrum Master branding kit with the SASM certification mark
  • SAFe 5 Advanced Scrum Master digital badge to promote your accomplishment online

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

Online Details

We use Zoom video conferencing to host our live online courses via a virtual classroom. We recommend that before registering participants run a zoom test meeting and check system requirements to ensure they are able to connect. Participants will also use our digital workspace, Mural and our Agile Tools Mobile app for collaboration with the class and completing exercises for the duration of the course. You’ll find links below to test and explain requirements for each of these tools.

Zoom requirements

https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362023-System-Requirements-for-PC-Mac-and-Linux

Zoom test meeting

https://zoom.us/test

Mural requirements

https://support.mural.co/en/articles/2113688-technical-requirements-to-run-mural

Agile Tools Mobile App

https://www.radtac.com/resources/agile-tools-mobile-app/

On registration full information will be provided via joining instructions to each partcipant with instructions on how to acess the virtual classroom and additional tools.

Still unsure? Talk to our team of friendly learning advisors, they are here to assist before, during and after your class if you have any questions.

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