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SAFe® Advanced Scrum Master with SASM Certification - Boston, MA

Oct 28, 2017 - 05:00 AM - 05:00 AM

ZIP: 02201


SAFe® Advanced Scrum Master with SASM Certification

This TWO-DAY course prepares current Scrum Masters for their leadership role in facilitating Agile team, program, and enterprise success in a SAFe®implementation. Attendees will learn facilitation of cross-team interactions in support of the program execution and relentless improvement. This Course 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. It offers actionable tools for building high-performing teams and explores practical ways of addressing Agile and Scrum anti-patterns in the enterprise.


Attendees include:

  • 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


This course includes:

  • SAFe framework, 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

Learning Goals

  • 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

Course Prerequisites

Attendees of the SAFe SASM course are strongly suggested to have one of the following certificates: SAFe 4 Scrum Master (SSM), Certified ScrumMaster (CSM), or Professional Scrum Master (PSM).

Attendees who pass the exam will receive:

  • A SAFe 4 Advanced Scrum Master certificate

  • A one-year certified membership as a SAFe Advanced Scrum Master

  • A SAFe 4 Advanced Scrum Master branding kit with the SASM certification mark

What You Get

The class registration includes:

  • Attendee workbooks

  • Online course feedback survey

  • Access to the SAFe® 4 Advanced Scrum Master Exam – requires course attendance

  • SAFe Advanced Scrum Master (SASM) attendance certificate upon request

Exam Details

  • Exam Name: SAFe® 4 Advanced Scrum Master Exam

  • Exam Format: Multiple Choice, True/False

  • Exam Delivery: Web-based (single-browser); closed book; no outside assistance; timed exam

  • Exam Access: First attempt free within 30 days from course completion date

  • Exam Duration: Once the exam begins candidates have 120 minutes to complete the exam

  • Number of Questions: 82

  • Passing Score: 57 (70%)

Professional Development Units (PDUs) and Scrum Education Units (SEUs)

  • Attendees may be eligible to apply for 15 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

Annual Renewal

Renewals are yearly from the date of certification:

  • Renewal fee: $195

  • 10 continuing education/outreach hours

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