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SAFe® 4.0 Advanced Scrum Master Course with SASM Certification

This two-day course prepares existing Scrum Masters to take a leadership role in facilitating Agile team, program, and enterprise success in a 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.

Attending the class prepares you to take the exam and become a certified SAFe® Advanced Scrum Master (ASM).

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Learning Goals

After this course, you should be able to:

  • Apply SAFe® principles to facilitation, enablement, and coaching in the multi-team environment
  • Build a high-performing team and foster relentless improvement at the Team and Program levels
  • Address Agile and Scrum anti-patterns
  • Support the adoption of engineering practices, DevOps, and Agile architecture
  • Apply Kanban and flow to optimize 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

What You Get

The class registration includes:

  • Attendee workbooks
  • Online course feedback survey
  • Eligibility to take the SAFe® Advanced Scrum Master exam with certification exam administration and scoring
  • SAFe® Advanced Scrum Master (ASM) attendance certificate upon request

Renewals are from the date of certification

  • Renewal fee: $100
  • Renewal requirement: 10 continuing education/outreach hours Professional Development Units (PDUs) and Scrum Education Units (SEUs)
  • Attendees may be eligible to apply for 16 Continuing Education – Strategic PDUs toward their continuing education requirements with the Project Management Institute (PMI) for PMP and PMI-ACP certifications
  • Attendees may be eligible to apply for SEUs under category C, toward earning or renewing their CSP through Scrum Alliance

The following individuals will benefit from this course:

  • 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 will be responsible for Agile execution and for coaching teams and teams of teams
  • Agile coaches
  • Agile Program Managers and prospective Release Train Engineers

Topics Covered

  • The Scaled Agile Framework ® (SAFe®), values, and Lean-Agile principles
  • Agile and Scrum anti-patterns
  • Program Increment planning, execution, and Inspect and Adapt workshops
  • Quality engineering, Agile architecture, and DevOps practices
  • Kanban for facilitating team and program flow of work
  • Building high-performing teams
  • Interaction with the system team, deployment, UX, architects, product owners, product management, and business owners
  • Learning and Communities of Practice Prerequisites
  • Attendees of the SAFe® ASM course are required to have one of the following certificates:
    • Certified ScrumMaster® (CSM), or Professional Scrum Master (PSM). Alternatively, SAFe Practitioners (SPs) who have attended the SAFe Scrum Master Orientation may also attend.

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