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SAFe® Advanced Scrum Master with SASM Certification

Prepares current Scrum Masters for their leadership role in facilitating Agile teams

SAFe® Advanced Scrum Master with SASM Certification

Prepares current Scrum Masters for their leadership role in facilitating Agile teams

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

Course Overview

Advancing Scrum Master servant leadership with the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe®)
with SAFe® Advanced Scrum Master Certification
Based on version 5.0 of SAFe

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.

[Please note course materials will be based on SAFe 5.0 from 7th January 2020]

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.

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 Name: 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 5 Advanced Scrum Master course
  • 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.
  • Exam Duration: Once the exam begins candidates have 120 minutes to complete the exam
  • Number of Questions: 60
  • Passing Score: 42 out of 60 (70%)
  • Language: English
  • 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. Contact support@scaledagile.com for any retake questions.
  • Sample Test Questions

Annual Renewal

Renewals are from the date of certification.

  • Renewal fee: $100
  • 10 continuing education/outreach hours

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.

Course Address

CCT Venues - Barbican, Aldersgate House, 135-137 Aldersgate St, London EC1A 4JA

Course Duration

Course duration - 2 days
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