The SAFe Advanced Scrum Master Course Has Arrived!

The SAFe Advanced Scrum Master Course Has Arrived!

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Program Execution is one of the four core values of SAFe. Successful program execution is a result of a collaboration, including the key roles of the Product Owner, Release Train Engineer and Scrum Master. In a complex solution, multi-team environment, the role of the SAFe Scrum Master must be extended to include additional skills and practices beyond the traditional team-centric Scrum Master role.

To this end, Scaled Agile has just released the SAFe® Advanced Scrum Master course. As a next step in a Scrum Masters learning journey, this course will provide SAFe Scrum Masters with the necessary foundation to:

  • Facilitate interactions with other Agile Teams, stakeholders, management and subject matter experts
  • Support the adoption of scalable software, systems engineering and quality practices
  • Apply Kanban to improve the flow of value
  • Recognize and avoid Agile and Scrum anti-patterns
  • Build high-performing Agile Teams
  • Improve program performance with Inspect & Adapt

The SAFe Advanced Scrum Master course is built on the SAFe Lean-Agile principle of applying systems thinking in the context of the larger, system and enterprise. Agile Release Trains require capable Scrum Masters who help enhance the whole product solution, and systemically improve both team and program velocity by identifying and eliminating bottlenecks and impediments in the flow of value.

Attendees of the SAFe ASM course should meet the following prerequisites: Certified ScrumMaster® (CSM), or Professional Scrum Master (PSM), or equivalent experience. SAFe Practitioners (SPs) who have attended the SAFe Scrum Master Orientation may also attend.

Check out SAFe® ASM course calendar for a public class near you.

Be SAFe and help facilitate your enterprise’s better future!

-Alex Yakyma,
SAFe Fellow, and SAFe® ASM course Product Owner

Author Info

Dean Leffingwell

Recognized as the one of the world’s foremost authorities on Lean-Agile best practices, Dean Leffingwell is an author, entrepreneur, and software development methodologist.

comment (4)

  1. Steve Martin

    08 Aug 2016 - 8:46 am

    Can you share more details on the SASM exam? Style, time limit, questions, etc.

  2. Proquotient Team

    04 Aug 2016 - 7:22 am

    Hi Alex,

    What’s the duration of the course? Should the certified scrum master have additional years of experience as a scrum master?


  3. Adriano Campestrini

    17 May 2016 - 12:28 pm

    Hi Alex,

    Does a SPC4 consultant provide SASM course and/or act as a SASM certifying agent?

    Thank you!

    • Richard Knaster

      18 May 2016 - 7:22 am

      Hi Adriano:

      SPC4 Consultants are authorized to teach the SAFe 4.0 Advanced Scrum Master Class and act as a certifying agent.

      However, before you can teach the class you must pass the certification exam with a score of 90% or higher. Please be advised when ordering the SAFe 4.0 Advanced Scrum Master Courseware:

      Instructor Materials will be sent in two digital packages via Hightail:
      (1) Course Enablement Videos & Student Workbook for SPC review
      (2) SASM v4 Courseware for teaching

      Again, you must pass the exam prior to being authorized to teach this course
      Upon passing the exam, the 2nd package will be sent via Hightail.


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