SAFe Scrum Master with SSM Certification in Petaluma
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: Lunch and snacks Printed and PDF 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 Instructor: 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, Kaiser Permanente, Boeing, Sony, Mercedes-Benz, 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. Student feedback: "Darcy’s professional experience and training in SAFe was evident in her apparent comfort with and ease of sharing practical experiences related to course materials and contextual discussions throughout the course." "Great communication ahead and during the course, very well organized, open atmosphere, questions were always welcomed and fully answered." "Not only was she able to teach the course material perfectly, but was also
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