SAFe Scrum Master – SSM Certification

Download PDFGain an understanding of the role of the SAFe® Scrum Master. Unlike traditional Scrum Master training that focuses on the fundamentals of team-level Scrum, the SAFe 4.5 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 the key components of scaled Agile development, how Scrum is facilitated throughout the enterprise, and how to execute iteration planning.

Students will 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.

Attending this class prepares students and provides eligibility to take the exam and receive the SAFe Scrum Master (SSM) certification. Additionally, students will receive 16 hours of professional development credit.

Learning Objectives

After attending this course, you will be able to:

  • Understand Scrum in a SAFe enterprise
  • Perform the role of the Scrum Master
  • Facilitate iteration planning and effective iteration execution
  • Support effective program increment execution
  • Build high-performing teams by becoming a servant leader and coach
  • Support relentless improvement
  • Coach agile teams for maximum business results
  • Support DevOps implementation

Course Outline

Learning Topics

  • 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 Program Increment planning and explore how to facilitate a PI 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
  • SAFe Scrum Master summary
  • Develop an Action Plan with next steps on the student's current project
  • Student questions/discussion topics
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Length 2 days
CDU/PDU 16
Intended Audience

This course is designed for those who are new to the role of the Scrum Master, or who want to better understand the Scrum Master role and how it fits in a SAFe enterprise, attendees typically include:

  • New or existing Scrum Masters
  • Team Leads
  • Release Train Engineers
Prerequisites There are no prerequisites for this course. All stakeholders working in a lean-agile environment or in an agile transformation will benefit from attending. However, the following prerequisites are highly recommended for those who intend to take the SSM certification exam:
  • Familiarity with agile concepts and principles
  • Awareness of Scrum, Kanban, and eXtreme Programming (XP)
  • Working knowledge of software and hardware development processes

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