Why SAFe® Advanced Scrum Master (SASM)?
This two-day course prepares current Scrum Masters for their leadership role in facilitating Agile team, program, and enterprise success in a SAFe® implementation. 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.
Who Can Attend?
This Course is intended for 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 team of teams, Agile coaches, Agile program managers and prospective Release Train Engineers
Exploring the Scrum Master role in the SAFe enterprise
Applying SAFe principles: A Scrum Master's perspective
Exploring Agile and Scrum anti-patterns
Facilitating program execution
Improving flow with Kanban and XP
Building high-performing teams
Improving program performance with Inspect and Adapt
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
Learn to apply Kanban eXtreme Programming (XP) frameworks to optimize flow and improve 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
Benefits of Attending the Course
SAFe Certification Kit
Attending the course prepares you to take the exam and become a Certified SAFe® Advanced Scrum Master (SASM).
Attendees who pass the exam will receive
A SAFe Advanced Scrum Master certificate
A one-year certified membership as a SAFe Advanced Scrum Master
A SAFe Advanced Scrum Master branding kit with the SASM certification mark
SAFe 4 Advanced Scrum Master digital badge to promote your accomplishment online
Course Registration Includes
Online course feedback survey
Access to the SAFe® Advanced Scrum Master Exam – requires course attendance
SAFe Advanced Scrum Master (SASM) attendance certificate upon request
Continuing Education Units
Attendees will be eligible to apply for 15 Strategic Professional Development Units (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 Scrum Educational Units (SDUs) under category C, toward earning or renewing their CSP through Scrum Alliance
SASM Exam Details
Exam Format: Multiple Choice, Multiple Select
Exam Delivery: Web-based (single-browser); closed book; no outside assistance; timed exam
Exam Access: Candidates can access the exam within the SAFe Community Platform upon completion of the SAFe Advanced Scrum Master course
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.
Exam Duration: Once the exam begins candidates have 120 minutes to complete the exam
Number of Questions: 60
Passing Score: 42 out of 60 (70%)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for any retake questions.