SAFe® Scrum Master with SSM Certification

The role of Scrum Master in a SAFe enterprise.

In this two-day course, you'll gain an understanding of the role of Scrum Master in a SAFe enterprise.

Course Code
2 Days
Delivery Style
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Private Only
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Purpose of this course

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 organisation.

Who is this course for

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.

You will learn how to
  • Facilitate Scrum throughout the enterprise.
  • Execute iteration planning.
  • Build high performing Agile teams by becoming a servant leader and coach.
  • Coach teams to deliver the maximum business value that is achievable through SAFe.
Benefits for your organisation

Even at scale, Scrum Masters are the oil in the Agile engine. A well-prepared Scrum Master helps foster performing, self-organising teams, not only at the team level, but throughout the enterprise.

Benefits for you as an individual

The SSM certification signifies that you are prepared to perform the role of Scrum Master in SAFe environment, increasing your value to teams and organisations that are implementing SAFe.

Key components of Agile development

Key elements of Scrum

Scrum in the context of a SAFe enterprise

Roles and responsibilities of the Scrum Master

Characteristics of an effective Scrum Master

PI planning and how to facilitate this event

Experience a complete iteration

How to facilitate iteration planning, backlog refinement, team and system demos, and the iteration retrospective

Ways to track iteration progress and foster collaboration and synchronisation between the teams in the program

Improvement at the Program level with the Inspect and Adapt workshop

Characteristics of a servant leader

Coaching with powerful questions

Ways to facilitate better meetings, foster team member collaboration and manage conflicts


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

Pre-course work required

There is no pre-course reading required.

More about the exam

The exam is not taken during the course, delegates will be sent a link and password to the online exam shortly after the course.

Passing score: 72%

Time limit: 60 minutes

Format: Multiple Choice and True/False


About the Lead Trainer

Our Agile ‘evangelist’, it’s safe to say that Howie lives and breathes an Agile life. Never to be seen without a pack of post it notes and a sharpie pen in his back pocket, Howie coaches and trains our customers by sharing his passion for more efficient ways of working.