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Scrum Master Certification

July 26, 2018
9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
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Cintas Center at Xavier University - Schiff Conference Center
1624 Herald Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45207

SSM classes are from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM on July 26 & July 27 at the Schiff Conference Center in the Cintas Center. The certification standard and test is maintained by Scaled Agile. Facilitated by Andy Burns and Frank Forte.


In this 2-day course, you’ll 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 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 SAFe Scrum Master Certification course, you will learn how to be a Scrum Master with a perspective of the full delivery value stream at the enterprise level. Older traditional style Scrum Master certification classes teach single team Scrum. This modern update prepares Scrum Masters with the knowledge that they need to go beyond just the team making this an ideal primer for aspiring managers.

Understanding the value delivery stream is an important and previously overlooked aspect that is needed for Scrum Masters to be effective in their role. In addition to teaching about Scrum with an enterprise perspective, this Scrum Master Certification training class teaches the participants about scaling agile so that they are prepared to successfully execute the large-scale planning they will need to be ready for at corporations.


  • Facilitate scrum at the team and organizational levels

  • Build high performing Agile Scrum teams

  • Become an effective servant leader, and coach

  • Maximize business value utilizing SAFe

  • Increase your value to the organization by delivering value

Ultimately the goal of this Scrum Master Certification training class is to prepare the participants with the knowledge they need to succeed in a corporate environment.

This Scrum Master Certification class is for new Scrum Masters and other professionals that need to understand how to use SAFe, Agile, and scaling methods. Scrum Masters, Program Managers, Team Leads, Release Train Engineers are all encouraged to attend this certification training.


  • Coffee service in the morning and lunch in the afternoon

  • Printed training materials

  • PDF of the training materials

  • The Scrum Master Certification test for SAFe 4.5 Scrum Master (SSM)

  • Scrum Master Certification when they pass the test


The aspiration of this training is to help attendees gain the knowledge they need to be an effective Scrum Master by leveraging SAFe methods regardless of their level of SAFe adoption. To that end, participants should be able to:

  • Understand how Agile Scrum fits in the Enterprise that uses SAFe

  • Help and lead planning for the product development iteration planning

  • Provide coaching useful to Scaled Scrum develop teams

  • Understand the role of the Servant Leader

  • Facilitate and support PI delivery

There are no prerequisites for the SAFe Scrum Master Certification class, and everyone who needs knowledge about how to run development with SAFe Scaled Agile is encouraged to join this class.


  • Iteration planning

  • Backlog refinement

  • Team demos

  • System demos

  • The retrospective at the end of an iteration

  • Progress tracking during the development iteration

  • How to create alignment between teams

  • Improve collaboration

  • Run workshops to create improvements

  • Conflict Management


  • Learning about Scrum in the enterprise

  • The most important aspects of Scrum

  • Details about what makes a good Scrum Master

  • Go through the process of an iteration

  • Understand what characteristics are beneficial to a Scrum Master

  • Scrum Master roles and responsibilities


You will get the SAFe Certification test with this class. Everyone will also get the SAFe SSM Certified Scrum Master Certification after attending this class and passing the test.


This course qualifies for 16 Category C PDUs from PMI for the ACP and PMP certifications.

Registration closes July 5, 2018.

Cancelations may be processed for a $150 fee until June 15, 2018. Please do not sign up for this course if unable to commit to full attendance both days. Make up sessions cannot be offered.

PMI’s President Elect Andy Burns, Chief Scrum Master at Siemens PLM, will co-facilitate the class. PMI Southwest Ohio has over 20 Years of training and professional development credentials.

Q - Can this class be taken online? A - No, Scaled Agile only awards certifications for Training delivered in live classroom settings.

Q - Can the test be retaken if I don't pass? A - Yes, Scaled Agile charges $50 for retakes.


$997.00 PMI Southwest Ohio Chapter members
$797.00 Earlybird rate before May 15

$997.00 PMI Global Members
$797.00 Earlybird rate before May 15

$1,297.00 Non-Members
$1,097.00 Earlybird rate before May 15