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SAFe® Advanced Scrum Master with SASM Certification, Remote, Mar 2024

Date: 
2024-03-05 09:00 to 2024-03-07 16:00
Duration: 
3 Days
Location: 
Remote Course (GMT)
Price: 
£895
Early-bird price: 
£795 - 4 weeks before

All prices exclude VAT.

Trainer(s): 
Advancing Scrum Master Servant Leadership with SAFe

This two-day (three-day remote) course prepares current Scrum Masters for their leadership role in facilitating Agile team, program, and enterprise success in a Scaled Agile Framework® implementation.

As a practicing scrum master in a SAFe organization, you have the tactical skills to coach Agile teams to deliver business value. Build on that solid foundation in the SAFe® Advanced Scrum Master course and discover how to facilitate success for Agile teams, Agile Release Trains (ARTs), and the organization. And get the guidance and tools you need to work effectively in remote environments with distributed teams.

Take your leadership skills to the next level. The SAFe® Advanced Scrum Master course will give you the tools to improve your coaching and facilitation skills, avoid common missteps, and encourage relentless improvement. You’ll learn how to apply Lean, Kanban, DevOps, and SAFe principles to improve team and business outcomes. You’ll up-level your facilitation skills for key Agile and SAFe events, whether they’re in person or across teams and time zones. And you’ll discover how communities of practice can support continuous improvement.

Training Information

Course Overview

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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 Scaled Agile Framework Advanced Scrum Master (SASM).

Attendees will learn:

  • How to apply SAFe principles to facilitate, enable, and coach in a multi-team environment
  • How to adopt scalable engineering practices, Kanban, DevOps, and Agile architecture to optimize flow
  • How to advance your facilitation skills for ART and team event planning, execution, and delivering end-to-end value
  • How to build communities of practice to support high-performing teams and ART efficiency
  • How to lead distributed teams effectively in remote environments
Course Itinerary

Module 1: Exploring the Scrum Master role

  • Explore Scrum Master challenges in the Enterprise
  • Explain the purpose and basic constructs of SAFe
  • Establish Scrum Master connections in SAFe

Module 2: Applying SAFe Principles

  • Take an economic view
  • Apply systems thinking
  • Assume variability; preserve options
  • Build incrementally with fast, integrated learning cycles
  • Base milestones on objective evaluation of working systems
  • Visualise and limit WIP, reduce batch sizes, and manage queue lengths
  • Apply cadence, synchronise with cross-domain planning
  • Unlock the intrinsic motivation of knowledge workers
  • Decentralise decision-making

Module 3: Exploring Agile and Scrum anti-patterns

  • Explore anti-patterns associated with the Product Owner role
  • Explain how Stories and tasks may lead to anti-patterns
  • Identify context-specific anti-patterns in your environment

Module 4: Facilitating programme execution

  • Synchronise development with the Agile Release Train (ART)
  • Organise teams on the Train
  • Plan the Programme Increment
  • Execute the Programme Increment
  • Release value on demand
  • Prepare for the next PI Planning session

Module 5: Improving flow with Kanban and XP

  • Build your Kanban board
  • Measure and optimise flow
  • Build quality in
  • Foster engineering craftsmanship
  • Facilitate collaboration with Architects, System Team, and Operations

Module 6: Building high-performing teams

  • Foster collaboration on the team
  • Facilitate cross-team collaboration
  • Build trust with stakeholders
  • Develop team skill set
  • Create an Improvement Backlog

Module 7: Improving programme performance

  • Explore the Inspect and Adapt process
  • Apply problem-solving workshop
Other Course Information
Audience 

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 Scaled Agile Framework 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
What You Receive 

The class registration includes:

  • Attendee workbook (physical version only for classroom based training). For remote training, this is provided electronically only.
  • Access to the SAFe® Advanced Scrum Master exam with certification exam – requires course attendance
  • One-year membership to the SAFe Community Platform, which includes access to the Scaled Agile Community of Practice, with access to members-only resources such as webinars, workbooks, guidance presentations, and advance notice of upcoming SAFe products
  • Access to Meetup groups and events that connect you with other SAFe certified professionals
  • A variety of learning resources to support you during your SAFe journey
Pre-requisites 

All are welcome to attend the training, regardless of experience. However, holding one or more of the following certifications is strongly recommended for those who intend to take the certification exam:

Certified ScrumMaster (CSM), Professional Scrum Master (PSM), and alternatively, SAFe Practitioners (SPs) who have attended the Scaled Agile Framework Scrum Master Orientation.

Exam Details 

Attending the class prepares you to take the exam and become a certified SAFe® Advanced Scrum Master (SASM) and provides access to all of the study materials.  Please note that attending the course does not guarantee passing the exam.

Exam name - SAFe Advanced Scrum Master Exam

Duration - 120 Minutes to complete once the exam has started

Number of questions - 60

Passing Score - 44/60 (73%)

Question format - Multiple choice (one answer) or multiple select (2-3 answers)

Cost - First attempt included in the course registration fee if taken within 30 days of course completion. Each retake or attempt past the 30-day window is $50, payable directly to Scaled Agile

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. please contact [email protected] for any retake questions.

Membership Details 

Attendees who pass the exam will receive:

  • A SAFe Adanced Scrum Master certificate
  • One-year membership to the SAFe® Community Platform, with access to members-only resources such as webinars, workbooks, guidance presentations, and advance notice of upcoming SAFe products
Renewal Details 

Scaled Agile have updated their certification renewal and membership model.

With this transition, you will now be able to renew your membership at one of three tiers, two of which will include a bundle renewal of all your SAFe certifications. If you don’t need or want to include the renewal of your certifications, you have the option to simply renew your membership to continue access to all the assets, tools, and resources to help you grow as a SAFe professional.

The first year of your certification and membership is included within the cost of this course – therefore, the following renewal fees will only apply when renewing your membership:

SAFe Foundational membership

Renews annually at $195 Includes renewal of all Foundational certs (SA, SP, SSM, SGP, SDP) One-year Foundational membership is included with first-time course attendance or can be purchased separately Provides access to the community platform SAFe Advanced membership

Renews annually at $295 Renews a member’s current Advanced certifications (APM, LPM, RTE, SASM, ASE), and includes all other current Foundational certifications Provides access to the community platform SAFe Expert membership

  • Renews annually at $995
  • Renews a member’s expert current certification (SPC or SPCT), and also includes all other current Advanced and Foundational certs
  • Access to the community platform + SPC-only content and features
Cancellation Details 

When IJI Cancels or Reschedules a Class:

IJI reserves the right to cancel or reschedule a class if necessary, with up to 14 days’ notice prior to the first day of instruction (“Cancellation Period”). Should IJI cancel or reschedule a class after the Cancellation Period (i.e. by providing the student with 13 days or less notice prior to the first day of instruction)

(i) IJI will assist in covering the student’s already incurred and non-reimbursable travel expenses (and travel cancellation fees); and

(ii) the student may choose to either apply the paid tuition to a future IJI class or have IJI refund the tuition in full.

Your IJI Account Manager is fully prepared to discuss the circumstances and limitations should this occur. Should IJI cancel or reschedule a class within the Cancellation Period, IJI will not reimburse any travel expenses and cancellation fees.

When a student cancels a class:

Refund Policy

All cancellations and transfers for open courses must be requested in writing to [email protected]. A student can apply the paid tuition to one future class which is scheduled within 6 months of the originally booked class. You may substitute a delegate with another at no charge but please contact us in advance of your course if you wish to do this. If you are unable to attend and unable to substitute a delegate, we will make every effort to move you to a later course where available (a 5% fee shall apply to any rescheduled course to cover admin costs).

The table below gives details of our refund policy should cancellation be the only option.

More than 30 Days before the course start date - 90% (10% retained to cover admin costs) 29-14 days before the course start date - 50% Less than 14 days before the course start date - 0%

Subject to the above cancellation terms, if a student cancels a class or if a student requests a refund of all or part of the tuition fee paid, IJI will process the refund within thirty (30) days. If the fee is paid by credit card, refunds will be credited to that credit card.

PDU Credits 
  • 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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