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BOSTON - SAFe®4.0 Scrum Master with SSM Certification

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In this two-day course, you’ll gain an understanding of the role of Scrum Master in a SAFe enterprise. Unlike traditional Scrum Master training that focuses on the fundamentals of team-level Scrum, the SAFe 4.0 Scrum Master course explores the role of Scrum in the context of the entire enterprise, and prepares you to successfully plan and execute the Program Increment (PI), the primary enabler of alignment throughout all levels of a SAFe organization. This includes learning thekey components of scaled Agile development, how Scrum is facilitated throughout the enterprise, and how to execute iteration planning. You’ll 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 that is achievable through SAFe. The SSM certification signifies that you are prepared to perform the role of Scrum Master in a SAFe environment, increasing your value to teams and organizations that are implementing SAFe.

Audience

Intended for people new to the role of the Scrum Master, or people wanting to better understand the role and how it fits in a SAFe enterprise, attendees typically include:

  • New or existing Scrum Masters
  • Team Leads
  • Release Train Engineers

Learning Goals

After this course, you should be able to:

  • Describe Scrum in a SAFe enterprise
  • Perform the role of the Scrum Master in SAFe
  • Facilitate Iteration Planning and effective Iteration execution
  • Support effective Program Increment execution
  • Build high performing teams by becoming a servant leader and coach

Topics Covered

In this course you will:

  • Identify the key components of Agile development
  • Identify the key elements of Scrum
  • Explore Scrum in the context of a SAFe enterprise
  • Describe the roles and responsibilities of the Scrum Master
  • Identify the characteristics of an effective Scrum Master
  • Experience PI planning and explore how to facilitate this event
  • Experience a complete iteration
  • Explore how to facilitate iteration planning, backlog refinement, team and system demos, and the iteration retrospective
  • Identify ways to track iteration progress and foster collaboration and synchronization between the teams in the program
  • Explore improvement at the Program level with the Inspect and Adapt workshop
  • Identify the characteristics of a servant leader
  • Experience coaching with powerful questions
  • Identify ways to facilitate better meetings, foster team member collaboration, and manage conflicts

Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites to take this course. All stakeholders working in a Lean-Agile environment or transformation are welcome to attend.

SAFe Certification

Attending this course prepares you to take the SAFe 4.0 Scrum Master exam in order to receive the SAFe Scrum Master (SSM) certification.

What You Get

The class registration includes:

  • Printed workbooks
  • PDF workbooks
  • Course certificate
  • Eligibility to take the SAFe 4.0 Scrum Master (SSM) certification exam

Exam Details

  • Exam Name: SAFe® 4 Scrum Master Exam
  • Exam Format: Multiple Choice
  • Exam Delivery: Web-based; Open Book
  • Exam Access: First attempt free within 30 days from course completion date
  • Exam Duration: Candidates have 30 days from course completion date to answer all questions and submit their exam
  • Number of Questions: 43
  • Passing Score: 31 (72%)
  • Sample Test Questions

Annual Renewal

Renewals are from the date of certification.

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

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 and PMI-ACP certifications.
  • Attendees may be eligible to apply for SEUs under category C, toward earning or renewing their CSP through Scrum Alliance.

Group Rates:

When booking as a group, 3-5 people receive a 10% courtesy, 6-10 receive a 15% courtesy, 11+ receive a 20% courtesy, contact for promo code; for groups of 20, please contact us for a private course rate

Agile Big Picture Cancellation Policy:

Cancellations greater than two weeks before start of course are eligible for a refund (subject to a $150 processing charge). Should you need to cancel between 8-14 days before start of course, you may chose to transfer your seat to a course of equal or lesser value (or pay the difference in course cost). No refund or course transfers are offered within 7 days of course start, however you may transfer your seat to another person at any time up to start of course.

If you require travel planning assistance, please contact our event coordinator at agilebigpicture@gmail.com

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