This two-day course prepares current Scrum Masters for their leadership role in facilitating Agile team, program, and enterprise success in a Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe®) implementation. The course covers facilitation of cross-team interactions in support of 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.

Audience: The following individuals will benefit from this course: • Existing Scrum Masters • Team leaders, project managers, and others assuming the role of an Agile Team facilitator in a SAFe or enterprise Agile context • Engineering and development managers responsible for Agile execution and coaching teams, including teams of teams • Agile coaches • Agile Program Managers • Prospective SAFe Release Train Engineers
Course Duration: 2 days
Prerequisites:

All are welcome to attend the course, regardless of experience. However, having one or more of the following certifications is highly recommended for those who intend to take the SAFe® 4 Advanced Scrum Master (SASM) certification exam:

  • SAFe® 4 Scrum Master (SSM) certification
  • Certified Scrum Master (CSM) certification
  • Professional Scrum Master (PSM) certification
Course Objectives:

To perform the role of a SAFe® Advanced Scrum Master attendees should be able to:

  • Apply SAFe principles to facilitation, enablement, and coaching in a multi-team environment
  • Build a high-performing team and foster relentless improvement at scale
  • 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
Course Outline:

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