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SAFe Scrum Master [SSM] Cert Course, 20 Jan-Chicago [15 PDUs]

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Marriott Courtyard, Glenview

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- Past team-level agile certs are no longer enough; Come find out how SAFe certs goes way beyond, with Lean Start-up, Architecture, CI/CD, Scrum/XP, Portfolio Mgt, Kanban, Shared Services and DevOps at scale

- Great networking event into the lean-agile world - Recently, 3 of my students who were looking for jobs got hired via another person they met in our class

- Top 5% Instructor 1st-Pass-Rate, Extra $100 off if you register a friend - Payment Plan available, because many folks are investing in their own career and paying out of their own pocket

- 15 PDUs, PMI refers to agility as a "Game Changer" - be a part of it, at full-scale

- Learn how your role/skills & strengths best translate into lean-agile-SAFe

- SAFe pre-read materials [optional] shared out prior to course, and study group set-up facilitated for after course to include discussion of sample test questions

- not an "Ivory Tower" Instructor. Dan, a current lean-agile xform practioner in Corporate America] brings real-life lean-agile-scaling/transformation experience from 7+ industries, 20+ companies


SAFe Scrum Master [SSM] Overview: If you are in a large company, working on programs that involve more than just a few simple scrum teams, then a cert in SAFe will clearly set you apart. Unlike traditional agile practioner and scrum master training certs that covers only team-level concepts and practices, this SSM course presents the role in-context of the program & enterprise and prepares you to successfully plan & execute all SSM-related SAFe ceremonies of team level PLUS higher levels such as Program Increments (PI), ART Synch-up, Innovation and Planning (IP), Program level Inspect and Adapt (I&A), ART Scrum of Scrums & System Demos.

During this very interactive and information-packed course, you’ll gain an understanding of the Scrum Master role in a Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) enterprise. You will learn about SAFe’s Values & Principles that guide the mindset and mechanics of a SAFe enterprise. You’ll also discover how to build high performing Agile teams with a servant leader mindset, and how to coach those teams to deliver the maximum business value. You can also use all you learn here on a “non-SAFe” effort, given a proper mindset of tailoring of selected items that may not be used in the near-term.

Key Elements of this course include:

  • Scrum + XP + Kanban
  • Lean and Systems Thinking
  • Applying & Scaling the Agile Manifesto Values and Principles
  • SAFe’s 4 Values + 9 Principles
  • DevOps, CI, CD & test automation
  • Product Development Flow
  • Six Sigma application in SAFe
  • Lean-Agile Mindset for Leadership success
  • Lean-Agile metrics and SAFe ceremonies

The Pay-off: SAFe [http://www.scaledagileframework.com/ ] is the world’s leading framework for implementing enterprise agility. Now practiced in over 70% of the US Fortune 100, this proven framework has shown to significantly improve time to market, predictability, product quality and employee engagement. The SSM certification signifies that you are prepared to perform the role of Scrum Master in a SAFe environment, increasing your value to organizations and opening new doors throughout Corporate America.

Additional topics addressed: Team ownership, scrum values, early value delivery, retrospectives, backlogs for stories, features, capabilities & epics, including enablers and NFRs, road-mapping, program boards, MVP, risk management technique via ROAM, vision, objectives and goals, agile architecture, Agile Release Train [ART] and more ~

What You Get: Class is based upon the latest SAFe 4.5 materials, and registration includes:

  • Printed workbooks PDF workbooks Course certificate
  • Eligibility to take the SAFe 4.5 Scrum Master (SSM) certification exam
  • 15 PDUs toward their continuing education requirements with the Project Management Institute (PMI) for PMP and PMI-ACP certifications

Exam Details

  • Exam Name: SAFe® 4 Scrum Master Exam
  • Exam Format: Multiple Choice; Multiple select
  • Exam Delivery: Web-based; Open Book
  • Exam Access: Candidates can access the exam within the SAFe Community Platform upon completion of the SAFe 4 Scrum Master course
  • Exam Duration: Candidates have 30 days from course completion date to answer all questions and submit their exam
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Number of Questions: 43
  • Passing Score: 31 (72%)

Instructor Info: Public Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/agiledaniel

Dan is a highly sought-after lean-agilist who has 25+ years’ experience in Big5 mgt consulting and business process re-engineering, instructing & mentoring lean-agile approaches, project and program mgt and leading major transformations in both traditional & agile environments across Fortune 500, F100 & F25 companies. Recent engagements include Johnson Controls, Kohl’s, McDonalds, Blue Cross/Blue Shield and State Farm. Early in his career, Dan served in DoD acquisitions as an AF Officer, applying TQM/lean thinking while overseeing defense contractors including ITT-G, Boeing and Raytheon. All told, he has worked at 2 dozen companies in 7 major industries for Corporate America, both public and private sector, and he brings all of this real-world experience into the classroom for you.

Dan is a life-long learner, and his certifications include Safe Program Consultant, PMP, TOGAF-Arch, ITILv3, CSM, DSDM, e-Commerce and Lean6Sigma. He understands and integrates key elements of many disciplines, based upon nearly 3 decades of consulting, learning, studying, teaching and improving value delivery. Dan also enjoys having fun while doing all of this, even given all of the pressure and complexity of the business world at large.

Instructor: Daniel J. Miklusicak, Lean-Agile/SAFe Transformation Consultant & Instructor

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