SAFe Scrum Master

SAFe Scrum Master (SSM) Training with Michigan Technology Services

Michigan Technology Services offers instructor-led SAFe Scrum Master training, as well as other Agile and Scrum courses, through partnerships with Scaled Agile Gold SPCT Partner, AgileSparks, and Silver Partner, Skillbook.

In a pre-Covid world our SAFe training would take place at our location in the Farmington Hills/Novi area, 20 miles outside of Detroit, or at your location anywhere around the world. Our Agile workshops and Agile coaching sessions are now offered online/virtually, reducing your need to travel.

While many agile trainers fly into metro Detroit to deliver Scrum and Agile classes at a hotel, like SAFe Scrum Master workshops, and then leave, we live here and support the local Agile community. We continue to sponsor regional Agile conferences and meetups. We have successfully run Agile and ScrumMaster courses for multiple teams in the Great Lakes area.

What is SAFe Scrum Master training?

Agile has become mainstream and is being adopted in the majority of technological departments. Many practitioners, however, are challenged when trying to scale Agile principles in an enterprise.

The Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) was developed for scaling Agile Principles and tools to enterprise organizations. It provides a coherent process tying together the team, program and portfolio levels.

During this two-day SSM course you will gain an understanding of the role of Scrum Master in a SAFe enterprise. Unlike traditional Scrum Master training that focuses on the fundamentals of team-level Scrum, the SAFe 5 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.

Attending the class prepares individuals to take the exam and become a certified SAFe® 5 Scrum Master.

Our trainers:

Our trainers have extensive agile, Kanban and Scrum experience. Yuval has the SAFe Program Consultant Trainer (SPCT) certification – the highest level of certification provided by Scaled Agile. It is for individuals who demonstrate superior knowledge, competency, and in-depth field experience in adopting Agile across an enterprise with the Scaled Agile Framework. Harry is rated among the top 2% trainers as per feedback received by Scaled Agile, provider of SAFe.

Additional Benefits of taking our SAFe SSM course

Participants are eligible for 16 Education Hours for the PMI Agile Certified Practitioner application, 16 PMI PDUs (Professional Development Units).

Schedule:

Our SAFe Scrum Master workshops are from 9am – 5pm EST. Our next available dates are:

Monday and Tuesday, April 26 and 27

Monday and Tuesday, May 24 and 25

The regular course fee is $995/student. Early enrollment, at least 2 days prior to each workshop, is $595/student. The SAFE SM exam is included in the course fee.

Enroll in one of our SAFe Scrum Master workshops by filling out the following enrollment form.

Want a class before the dates listed above?

Private classes for groups are available upon request. Call 248-489-0408 for details.

Learning Goals

After this course, you should be able 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

Who should attend this workshop?

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, attendees typically include:

    • New or existing Scrum Masters
    • Team Leads
    • Release Train Engineers

Prerequisites

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

Student Successes

Programs and Certifications