SAFe® Scrum Master (SSM)

Applying the Scrum Master Role within a SAFe® Enterprise

This class teaches the material necessary to earn the SAFe® Scrum Master (SSM) certification.

Topics Covered:

  • 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

Course Goals:  Empower SSMs to:

  • Describe Scrum in a SAFe® Enterprise
  • Perform the role of the Scrum Master in SAFe®
  • Facilitate Iteration Planning and effective Iteration Execution
  • Support effective Program Increment execution
  • Build high performing teams by becoming a servant leader and coach

Duration:  This is a two-day class held from 9 AM to 5 PM.  Included in the cost are a light breakfast served at 0830 and Lunch at mid-day.

Included with the Course:

  • Two-day Leading SAFe® Scrum Master in-person course and workbook
  • Exam fee for one attempt towards the SSM certification
  • One year membership as a certified SSM upon course completion and a passing grade on the exam
  • Breakfast and lunch

Class Prerequisites:

There are no prerequisites to take this course.  All stakeholders working in a Lean-Agile environment or transformation are welcome to attend.

Prerequisites for SSM Certification:

  • Complete the two-day SAFe® Scrum Master in-person course from an certified SAFe Program Consultant (SPC) or SAFe Program Consultant Trainer (SPCT)
  • Pass the SSM exam

Exam Details:

  • The exam is administered online (web based)and open book.  Candidates have 30 days from the course completion date to answer all questions and submit their exam.
  • It is a multiple choice exam.
  • Candidates have 30 days to take the exam after course completion.  An exam fee of $50 will be charged by Scaled Agile Inc., if the exam is taken after the 30-day window.
  • Candidates access the exam via the SAFe® Community Platform upon course completion.
  • Exam retakes will be subject to a $50 fee by Scaled Agile Inc.
  • The exam is administered in English.
  • The passing score is a 31 (72%).

Exam Study Materials:

Included with the Certification:

  • SSM PDF certificate
  • SSM digital badge to promote your accomplishment online
  • One-year membership to the SAFe Community Platform, which includes access to the SSM Community of Practice

Certification Renewal:  Membership renewals are one year from the date the certification is earned, cost $100, and require 10 continuing education/outreach hours per year.