Applying the Scrum Master role within a Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) enterprise with SAFe® 4 Scrum Master Certification
Based on version 4.6 of SAFe
In this two-day course, attendees will gain an understanding of the role of a Scrum Master in a SAFe enterprise. Unlike traditional Scrum Master training that focuses on the fundamentals of team-level Scrum, the SAFe Scrum Master course explores the role of the Scrum Master in the context of the entire enterprise, and prepares attendees to successfully plan and execute the Program Increment (PI), the primary enabler of alignment throughout all levels of a SAFe organization. This includes learning the key components of Agile at scale development, how Scrum is facilitated throughout the enterprise, and how to execute Iteration Planning.
Attendees will also discover how to build high performing Agile teams by becoming a servant leader and coach, and how to coach those teams to deliver the maximum business value at scale. SAFe 4 Scrum Master (SSM) certification signifies that people are prepared to perform the role of Scrum Master in a SAFe environment, increasing their value to teams and organizations that are implementing SAFe.
To perform the role of a SAFe® Scrum Master, attendees should be able to:
Describe Scrum in a SAFe enterprise
Facilitate Scrum events
Facilitate effective Iteration execution
Support effective Program Increment execution
Support relentless improvement
Coach Agile teams for maximum business results
Support DevOps implementation
Introducing Scrum in SAFe
Characterizing the role of the Scrum Master
Experiencing Program Increment planning
Facilitating Iteration execution
Finishing the Program Increment
Coaching the Agile team
What Attendees Get
The class registration includes:
Preparation and eligibility to take the SAFe® 4 Scrum Master (SSM) 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.
The following individuals will benefit from this course:
New Scrum Masters who need to perform the role
Existing Scrum Masters who would like to understand their role in the context of a SAFe enterprise
Team Leads who want to understand the Scrum Master role
SAFe Release Train Engineers who want to coach Scrum Masters on their role
All are welcome to attend the course, regardless of experience. However, the following prerequisites are highly recommended for those who intend to take the SAFe® Scrum Master (SSM) certification exam:
Familiarity with Agile concepts and principles
Awareness of Scrum, Kanban, and eXtreme Programming (XP)
Working knowledge of software and hardware development processes
SAFe Certification Kit
Attendees who pass the certification exam will receive:
SAFe Scrum Master certificate
A SAFe 4 Scrum Master digital badge to promote your accomplishment online
A one-year certified membership as a SAFe Scrum Master, which includes access to the SSM Community of Practice
A SAFe Scrum Master certification usage guide with SSM certification marks
Access to a variety of learning resources to support certified professionals during their SAFe journey
Exam Name: SAFe® 4 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 4 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 90 minutes (1.5 hours) to complete the exam
Number of Questions: 45
Passing Score: 33 out of 45 (73%)
Language – English
Professional Development Units (PDUs) and Scrum Education Units (SEUs)
Attendees may be eligible to apply for 15 PDUs toward their continuing education requirements with the Project Management Institute (PMI) for PMP, PgMP, and PMIACP certifications Attendees may be eligible to apply for SEUs under category C, toward earning or renewing their CSP through Scrum Alliance.
Lee used real life examples and really helped the whole class understand SAFe.
Lee knows his topic inside and out. Not only does he approach this course as a disciplined academic... View More..
Lee knows his topic inside and out. Not only does he approach this course as a disciplined academic but as a real world practitioner borrowing from an enormous catalog of past experience.
I have a lot of respect for him as he is 'doing' SAFe and not just teaching it...from my point of... View More..
I have a lot of respect for him as he is 'doing' SAFe and not just teaching it...from my point of view, I am in the trenches as a Scrum Master and it's not always an easy job - Lee peppered his SAFe course with real-world examples and it was super.
Lee was a great instructor and and clearly knew the subject matter very well. He did a great job... View More..
Lee was a great instructor and and clearly knew the subject matter very well. He did a great job and keep the class engaged and focused on the material.
Demonstrated passion for the material.
Lee is an experienced and knowledgeable SME, and his ability to both teach the curriculum and... View More..
Lee is an experienced and knowledgeable SME, and his ability to both teach the curriculum and provide real-life applications of each concept enabled me to pick up on the material more comprehensively than anticipated.
He is really good with people and his class pace was awesome.
Lee is an excellent facilitator. He is personable, keeps us on schedule, and is never boring. View More..
Lee is an excellent facilitator. He is personable, keeps us on schedule, and is never boring.
While we were a small group, we managed to exhaust each concept via conversation/Q&A. Lee did a... View More..
While we were a small group, we managed to exhaust each concept via conversation/Q&A. Lee did a good job of keeping us on track to complete the course in a timely manner.
Why Choose Allison Agile?
Dedicated 24X7 Support Line: You will have an open channel to ask our staff real-world questions that you face while working with your cert.
Access to Professional Career Coaching: You'll be able to schedule a 30-minute 1:1 career coaching session!
Invitation to Our Exclusive Mentoring Community: You will get access to a moderated support community!
Premium Access to Upcoming Courses and Webinars: Expand your skillsets and training at all of our upcoming events!
Allison Agile offers public and private SAFe training around the globe. However, since we are Austin-based, we can offer "Will Run" classes in Austin, Houston, San Antonio and Dallas. Hey, gotta take care of our home stomping grounds, right?
What does this mean? This means that the second the first ticket is sold, we will definitely be holding that class. Of course, there is the outside chance that some classes might have lighter attendance than others, but the class WILL run. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to give us a call at 512 557 7511.