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Courtyard by Marriott Chicago Naperville

1155 East Diehl Road

Naperville, IL 60563

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Ready to Take Agile to the Next Level?

2-Day: SAFe® 4.0 Advanced Scrum Master Course with SASM Certification

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Chicago Advanced Scrum Master Network

The next step in the Scrum Master’s learning path

This two-day course prepares current Scrum Masters for their 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 the 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 (SASM).

Associated Certification: SAFe® Advanced Scrum Master (SASM)


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

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

  • Learning Objectives

Topics Covered

  1. SAFe® framework, values, and Lean-Agile principles

  2. Agile and Scrum anti-patterns

  3. Program increment planning, execution, and Inspect and Adapt workshops

  4. Quality engineering, Agile architecture, and DevOps practices

  5. Kanban for facilitating team and program flow of work

  6. Building high-performing teams

  7. Interaction with the system team, deployment, UX, architects, product owners, product management, and business owners

  8. Learning and Communities of Practice

Course Prerequisites

Attendees of the SAFe® SASM course are strongly suggested to have one of the following certificates: Certified ScrumMaster (CSM), Professional Scrum Master (PSM), and alternatively, SAFe Practitioners (SPs) who have attended the SAFe Scrum Master Orientation

SAFe® Certification

  • SAFe® Advanced Scrum Master (SASM) certification
  • SAFe® Certification Kit

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

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 (SASM) attendance certificate upon request

Annual Renewal

Renewals are yearly 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

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1155 East Diehl Road

Naperville, IL 60563

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