In this two-day course, you’ll gain an understanding of the role of the Scrum Master in a Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) enterprise, taught by a SAFe Silver Partner and an instructor with real world experience as an Agile Coach, Release Train Engineer, Development Team Member, and Scrum Master within multiple SAFe implementations at Intel Corporation. Unlike traditional Scrum Master training that focuses on the fundamentals of team-level Scrum, the SAFe 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. You’ll 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.
In this course you will:
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 PI planning and explore how to facilitate this 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
Attendees typically include: New or existing Scrum Masters, Team Leads, Release Train Engineers. This course is intended for people new to the role of the Scrum Master, or people wanting to better understand the role and how it fits in a SAFe enterprise.
Every Participant Will Receive:
Light breakfast and coffee
Printed training materials
The Scrum Master Certification exam for SAFe Scrum Master (SSM) to be taken at your convenience
Eligibility to apply for 15 PDUs to help maintain certifications such as PMP, PgMP
Eligibility to apply for 15 Scrum Alliance SEUs (Category C) upon completion of the course
Darcy Kruse spent the last half decade as an Agile & Lean Coach at Intel where she launched Intel's first eight SAFe agile release trains, and later helped scale the organization up to nearly 30 agile release trains. In addition to being an agile coach, she also worked in the SAFe system as a Release Train Engineer and Scrum Master. She has also been a Team Member on a scrum team in a Product Development Engineer role. She has taught scrum classes to employees of the State of California, HP, and Blue Shield of California. Darcy holds a graduate degree in Physics. She will share her real world experiences with implementing, continuously improving, and sustaining multiple Scaled Agile Framework implementations in this SAFe class.
Cancelation policy: Full refunds will be issued for cancelations made more than 30 days from the start of the course. For cancellations less than 30 days prior to course start, registrants may contact us to change their registration to another offering.
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