BTII Institute Project Management 


SAFe®4.5 Advanced Scrum Master Certification Preparation Course Description

Associated Certification: SAFe® 4.0 Advanced Scrum Master (SASM)

Continuing Education Requirements: 16 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.

Course Description: 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.

Course Length: 16 hours (2.0 days)

Who will benefit: The following individuals and groups would greatly benefit from this training:

    • Existing or aspiring 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 teams of teams
    • Agile coaches Agile program managers and prospective Release Train Engineers

Prerequisites: Familiarity with project management and Agile concepts.
Performance-Based Objectives: Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

    • 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
    • Apply Kanban and flow to optimize 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 Learning Objectives