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Scaled Agile: SAFe Advanced Scrum Master (SASM)

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This 2-day course prepares Scrum Masters to facilitate Agile teams in a SAFe® implementation. Includes 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. Attending the class prepares you to take the exam and become a certified SAFe® Advanced Scrum Master.

  • 16 PDUs | 16 SEUs
  • 2-year membership with Scrum Alliance®
  • 2 free books, estimation cards, and more
  • Silver Partner with Scaled Agile
  • Registered Education Provider with Scrum Alliance® and PMI
Upcoming Courses About the Instructors
SAFe 4 Process Overview Poster
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Praise for our Leading SAFe® Training

"Very interactive and detailed."
— BSA - August 2016

"The instructor was excellent and really understood the content and its nuances."
— Principal - August 2016

"If scaling is important to you, take this course."
— Agile Coach - May 2016

"Great introduction to Leading SAFe - the challenges and the benefits of the methodology - and being able to distinguish the differences between Scrum and SAFe."
— Principal Pgm - August 2016

"Great course. Knowledgeable instructor who kept the attendees engaged."
— Senior IT Project Manager - May 2016

"Course is excellent; good material to read."
— ScrumMaster - May 2016

"This course gave me a great grounding and knowledge, and ideas of how to communicate and share with my team."
— Director, Products and Services - February 2016

"It has been an excellent imparting of knowledge and (the facilitator) has been able to explain things in detail."
— Promoter - February 2016

"Instructor took the approach of teaching the principles of SAFe through analyzing real-life problems in an organization and explaining how SAFe approach would address them."
— Agile Enablement - February 2016

"Provided good understanding of SAFe Framework."
— Consultant, February 2016

"I recommend this course to all senior managers who are thinking of scaling Agile in their organization…The principles and structure of SAFe are valuable to all."
— Agile Coach - November 2015

"Excellent course. Very eye-opening. Travis is an excellent instructor who knows the material well and communicates it in a clear, engaging and entertaining way. I'm looking forward to digging deeper and applying these sensible scaling practises."
— Solution Architect - November 2015

"Provides good framework for implementation on a high level in organization, since documenting it and having transparency is key."
— Team Lead - November 2015


About Your Instructors

Jerry's Portrait

Jerry Doucett

Agile Enthusiast, Trainer, Coach, Father, Photographer & Kayaker

Jerry Doucett helps large, multi-national enterprises innovate and deliver quality software and process development initiatives. He provides guidance, facilitation and mentorship to leaders and delivery team members as they apply and scale Agile and Lean approaches such as Scrum, SAFe, Kanban and Lean Startup. By fostering an environment of continuous improvement and learning, he helps people find the 'sweet spot' where they are truly excited to be at work while exceeding customer expectations and delivering true value.

Jerry's career has spanned many domains including finance, software development, operations, telecom, retail, marketing, manufacturing and utilities. He joined B ERTEIG in 2016 and has quickly become one of the leading consultants and trainers in Canada for scaling Agile at large organizations.

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Travis Birch

Leadership Consultant with North America's most prestigious companies

Travis is a Partner and VP of Consulting Services at BERTEIG. Travis brings patience, integrity, and sensitivity as personal qualities to his work with organizations. Travis works with executive leaders, managers, and staff on their journey toward Agility. This includes organizational consulting, transformational change management, culture change, overcoming resistance to change, all while focused on great business results and creating a great work environment.

Learning Outcomes

After this course, you will understand how to:

  • Apply SAFe® to scale Lean and Agile development in your enterprise
  • Support the execution of Agile Release Trains
  • Coordinate large Value Streams
  • Manage a Lean-Agile Portfolio
  • Align the organization to a common process model
  • Configure the Framework for your context
  • Unlock the intrinsic motivation of knowledge workers
  • Support a Lean-Agile transformation in your enterprise

You will also learn the materials required to take the certified SAFe® Agilist (SA) exam after the course is complete.

Topics Covered

  • SAFe® framework, values, and Lean-Agile principles
  • Agile and Scrum anti-patterns
  • Program increment planning, execution, and Inspect and Adapt workshops
  • Quality engineering, Agile architecture, and DevOps practices
  • Kanban for facilitating team and program flow of work
  • Building high-performing teams
  • Interaction with the system team, deployment, UX, architects, product owners, product management, and business owners
  • Learning and Communities of Practice

What You Get

The class registration includes:

  • Attendee workbooks
  • Eligibility to take the SAFe Agilist exam
  • One-year membership to Scaled Agile, with access to members-only resources such as webinars, workbooks, guidance presentations, and advance notice of upcoming SAFe products
  • SAFe Agilist (SA) attendance certificate upon request


Attendees of the SAFe® SASM course are strongly suggested to have completed either; Certified ScrumMaster® (CSM) or be SAFe® Practitioners (SPs) who have attended the SAFe® Scrum Master Orientation

Additional Benefits

Planning Cards

All attendees receive as many decks of Estimation Cards as they want! You're guaranteed at least 1 deck but the instructor often brings extra. Each deck includes four sets, therefore most Scrum teams need 2 or 3 decks. Feel free to ask for as many decks as you need.

Agile Advice book cover

All attendees receive a free electronic copy of Mishkin Berteig's book "Agile Advice". In addition, everyone gets 1 other book of their choice from our list of recommended reading. You will choose a book at the end of the course. We offer free books because we encourage continuous learning!

Scrum Alliance Registered Education Provider Project Management Institute (PMI) Registered Education Provider

As Registered Education Provider with Scrum Alliance®, BERTEIG instructors regularly facilitate Certified Scrum training seminars. BERTEIG is a Registered Education Provider with the Project Management Institute: our Certified ScrumMaster® and Certified Scrum Product Owner® courses have been approved by the PMI for Category A PDUs: details at CCRS.PMI.org; our Certified Scrum Developer® is valid for Category B PDUs.

In particular, the following individuals from large enterprises would benefit most from this class: Existing 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.