SAFe ScrumMaster (SSM) Workshop
Saturday Nov 16 and Sunday Nov 17 from 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM
Sheraton Hotel in Edison, NJ
Support@Grow-Lean.com  or +1.609.975.9294

SAFe ScrumMaster



Date:Saturday Nov 16 to Sunday Nov 17
Time: 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM each day
Trainer: Anil Kappa
Support: Support@Grow-Lean.com
+1.609.975.9294
Location:
Sheraton Hotel
125 Raritan Center Parkway
Edison, NJ 08837
732.225.8300
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In this two-day course, attendees will gain an understanding of the role of a 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 the Scrum Master in the context of the entire enterprise, and prepares attendees 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 Agile at scale development, how Scrum is facilitated throughout the enterprise, and how to execute Iteration Planning.

Attendees will 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 at scale. SAFe 4 Scrum Master (SSM) certification signifies that people are prepared to perform the role of Scrum Master in a SAFe environment, increasing their value to teams and organizations that are implementing SAFe.

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Discounts

Alumni, Early-Bird, Group, and Unemployment Discounts

There are discounts for alumni, those registering early, groups of three or more and the unemployed. For the unemployment discount, a current state unemployment statement is required. With the exception of alumni + early bird, most discounts cannot be combined and there are a limited number per session.

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Refund Policies

Understand What Happens if You Can't Attend

We try to avoid cancellations, and do not cancel late due to low enrollments. If we do, we give you a discount. We expect you to be similarly respectful; so there are fees associated with cancellations to cover a portion of costs we incur, including credit card processing and catering fees.

Agile Trainer: Anil Kappa

Agile Mentor and Trainer
SAFe Program Consultant (SPC4.5) | CSPO | CSM

Anil is a seasoned executive leader with experience helping scale billion-dollar organization and startups. He is an entrepreneur at heart and built successful IT services companies which have been featured in INC 500 and NJ Fast companies list. Learning has been a core value and he brings that to practice every-day with his customers, helping them transform with Agile, Lean and DevOps principles while navigating complex business challenges with a data-driven mindset. He is passionate about delivering customer value and competitive advantage by leveraging experimentation and lean startups to uncover disruption and revenue streams.

His expertise is in partnering with C-Level Executives, translating strategy to execution, leading change while sustaining a robust pace of growth with commitment to continuous improvements. Anil is results driven with a proven track record of aligning all stakeholders towards common vision and mission.

Anil is focused on coaching and training Scaled Agile Framework. He advises and coaches organization in building and sustaining lean-agile culture, manage a portfolio in a lean-agile manner, optimize value streams and enable enterprise agility.

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Refund Policies

Grow-Lean commits to canceling classes as a last resort and we expect a similar commitment from attendees

There may be situations where you as an attendee, or Grow-Lean as a host, has to cancel. We realize that you made a commitment when you registered so we try to avoid cancellations. If we cancel less than sixteen (16) days prior to the scheduled event start date, due to low enrollment, and you wish to come to another of our events, we provide you a $150 discount.

Please review the information below to familiarize yourself with the policies.

A refund, minus a 5% credit card processing fee, will apply for all refunds irrespective of when a request is made.

An additional $75 charge will apply for a cancellation or class change that Grow-Lean receives seven (7) to fifteen (15) days prior to the scheduled event.

No refunds will be issued for a cancellation or class change that Grow-Lean receives less than seven (7) days prior to the scheduled event start date. However, we will credit the amount paid toward a future event (reducing the cost for the future event) in the next six months. Attending a future event will incur a $150 transfer fee.

To cancel, email us at Support@Grow-Lean.com. After sending the email, call 609. 975.9294 during normal business hours (9:00 AM EST to 5:00 PM EST).

Grow-Lean reserves the right to cancel an event. Class cancellation notice will be provided via email and/or phone call, and a full refund will be issued promptly.

We try to avoid cancellations. In the unlikely event we cancel due to low registration, and if we cancel less than sixteen (16) days prior to the scheduled event start date, we will refund your money or provide you a $150 discount towards a transfer into another one of our upcoming events.

Sheraton Hotel

125 Raritan Center Parkway
Edison, NJ 08837
732.225.8300



Directions

Getting to the venue

From Newark International Airport

  • Take the New Jersey Turnpike South to Exit 10.
  • Follow 514 West.
  • Take right exit for Raritan Center Parkway.
  • The hotel is on the right past the first light.

From North

  • Take the Garden State Parkway to Exit 129.
  • Follow Route 287 to Route 514 West.
  • Take the right exit for Raritan Center Parkway.
  • The hotel will be on the right past the light.

From South

  • From the New Jersey Turnpike, take Exit 10 to 514 West.
  • Turn right for the Raritan Center Parkway.
  • The hotel is on the right.

From East

  • Take Route 440 South.
  • Follow signs for Route 287 to Route 514 West.
  • Take right exit for Raritan Center Parkway.
  • The hotel is on the right past the first light.

From West

  • Follow Route 287 South to the end.
  • Exit at Route 514 West Bonhamton.
  • Take right exit for Raritan Center Parkway.
  • The hotel is on the right past the first light.

From Garden State Parkway, Exit 127

  • Follow Route 287 to Route 514 West.
  • Turn right for the Raritan Center Parkway.
  • The hotel is on the right.



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Anil Kappa, Agile Trainer

Agile Mentor and Trainer
SAFe Program Consultant (SPC4.5) | CSPO | CSM

Anil is a seasoned executive leader with experience helping scale billion-dollar organization and startups. He is an entrepreneur at heart and built successful IT services companies which have been featured in INC 500 and NJ Fast companies list. Learning has been a core value and he brings that to practice every-day with his customers, helping them transform with Agile, Lean and DevOps principles while navigating complex business challenges with a data-driven mindset. He is passionate about delivering customer value and competitive advantage by leveraging experimentation and lean startups to uncover disruption and revenue streams.

His expertise is in partnering with C-Level Executives, translating strategy to execution, leading change while sustaining a robust pace of growth with commitment to continuous improvements. Anil is results driven with a proven track record of aligning all stakeholders towards common vision and mission.

Anil is focused on coaching and training Scaled Agile Framework. He advises and coaches organization in building and sustaining lean-agile culture, manage a portfolio in a lean-agile manner, optimize value streams and enable enterprise agility.

Certifications and Education:

  • Scaled Agile Academy: SAFe Program Consultant (SPC4.5)
  • Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO) - Scrum Alliance
  • Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) – Scrum Alliance
  • Master’s in Entrepreneurship, Entrepreneurial Master’s Program, EO-MIT, SLOAN, 2010–2013
  • Bachelor of Engineering, Computer Science, ANNA UNIVERSITY (SVCE), 1990–1993
  • Design Thinking for Business Innovation, University of Virginia Darden School of Business
  • Artificial Intelligence: Implications for Business Strategy - MIT Sloan Executive Education
  • Tackling the Challenges of Big Data – Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Customer Analytics - The Wharton School
  • Predictive Analytics Applied - Prediction Impact
  • Corporate Finance, Executive Education, The Wharton School

SAFe Scrum Master

Take SAFe Scrum Master from an authorized Scaled Agile Partner

Take this two-day course to become a SAFe® 4 Scrum Master (SSM), advance your career, and position yourself to lead an agile enterprise by leveraging the Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe®). Grow-Lean is a Scaled Agile Partner and our trainers are approved to deliver this session.

Avoid a bad experience, attend a Grow-Lean SAFe Scrum Master so you...

  • Won't get canceled on at the last minute except for extreme circumstances like snowstorms. Beware of training companies that cancel late and hold your money.
  • Gain the skills necessary to pass the certification exam. The exam is hard, so get the right training once, not the wrong training twice.
  • Get high quality food and beverage, including light breakfast, lunch, snacks, all day beverages, and vegetarian options.
  • Get a clean, convenient venue, with free parking.
  • Get a Scaled Agile Inc. approved trainer, with significant experience instead of someone reading slides.
  • Get training based on the latest SAFe 4 Framework.
  • Apply principles derived from Lean, systems thinking, agile development, product development flow, and DevOps, in the classroom.
  • Have fun while learning.
  • Gain free access to the certification exam.

Learning Goals

What you will learn

  • Facilitate Scrum events
  • Facilitate effective Iteration execution
  • Support effective Program Increment execution
  • Support relentless improvement
  • Coach Agile teams for maximum business results
  • Support DevOps implementation

Topics

SAFe Concepts so You Can Lead a Scaled Initiative

  • Introducing Scrum in SAFe
  • Characterizing the role of the Scrum Master
  • Experiencing Program Increment planning
  • Facilitating Iteration execution
  • Finishing the Program Increment
  • Coaching the Agile team

What You Get

From workbooks to a great training experience

  • Attendee workbook and preparation to take the exam
  • Preparation and eligibility to take the SAFe® 4 Scrum Master (SSM) exam
  • One-year membership to the SAFe Community Platform
  • Course certificate of completion

Who Should Attend

This class is meant for anyone who is participating in an agile at scale implementation, involving 50+ people across multiple teams

  • Executives, Leaders, Managers, Directors
  • CIOs, SVPs, VPs, AVPs
  • Development, QA, Infrastructure Management
  • Enterprise, System, Solution Architects
  • Product and Product Line Management
  • Program and Project Managers
  • Portfolio Managers, PMO, Process Leads

SAFe Certification Kit

What you will receive when you pass the certification exam

  • SAFe Scrum Master certificate
  • A SAFe 4 Scrum Master digital badge to promote your accomplishment online
  • A one-year certified membership as a SAFe Scrum Master, which includes access to the SSM Community of Practice
  • A SAFe Scrum Master certification usage guide with SSM certification marks
  • Access to a variety of learning resources to support certified professionals during their SAFe journey
  • Annual Renewal: Certifications expire one year from the date the certification is earned. Renewal fee is $100

Exam Information

Basic facts about the exam

  • No additional charge to take the exam.
  • Must attend the course prior to taking the exam.
  • Exam is taken off site, from any Internet connected location, but is closed book.
  • You will likely require additional study to prior to taking exam.
  • Exam name: SAFe® 4 Scrum Master Exam
  • Exam format: Multiple choice
  • Exam delivery: Web-based (single-browser), closed book, no outside assistance, timed
  • Exam access: You access the exam in the SAFe Community Platform upon completion of the SAFe 4 Scrum Master course
  • Exam duration: Once the exam begins, you have 90 minutes (1.5 hours) to complete the exam
  • Number of questions: 45
  • Passing score: 33 out of 45 (73% passing score)
  • Language: English
  • Exam cost: Your first attempt is included as part of your course registration fee if the exam is taken within 30 days of course completion. Each retake attempt costs $50.
  • Retake policy: Second attempt on exam (first retake) can be done immediately after first attempt. Third attempt requires a 10-day wait. Fourth attempt requires a 30-day wait.

Discounts

Early-Bird, Group, and Unemployment Discounts

There are number of discounts set aside for each session for Grow-Lean Training alumni, those registering early, groups of three or more, for the unemployed, and in a limited number of cases, for those paying on their own.

Act now as there are specific number of discounted seats per each session.

We will respond to your request in 24 hours.

There are a number of rules governing discount codes, please review them.

  • The Alumni Discount can be combined with the Early-Bird Discount. Other discounts are not combinable, only one can be used at a time.
  • If you want to register for two sessions, register for the first and request the Alumni Discount for the second.
  • Each class has a limited number of discounts.
  • You must provide supporting information for Hardship and Self-Pay Discount requests.
  • Grow-Lean reserves the right to audit, and/or deny a discount request.
  • Honesty is expected when requesting a discount so that they can be provided to those most in need.
  • The supply of discounts is limited as we often need to lock in the room setup approximately six or more weeks prior to the training.
  • If you receive a discount code it will remain valid until the time limit or total count threshold is reached, whichever is first.
  • Request discount codes early and use them quickly.

An Early-Bird Discount us available for this session until the expiration date, or until the maximum number of discounts are claimed, whichever comes first, so register now.

Click here to register with an Early-Bird Discount. Make sure to select registrant type of "Early-Bird".

We appreciate our alumni and often provide discount for prior attendees of Grow-Lean Training. If you are not an alumni but are signing up for two sessions, sign up for the first and request the discount for the second. Please note that you must attend both sessions for the Alumni Discount to be applied.

Click here to request an Alumni Discount

A group discount is available for three or more people registering together for the session. Please make your request now. Grow-Lean will evaluate the request based on the number of attendees you are sending.

Click here to request a group discount.

Self-Pay Discounts are worth up to $200 off of the regular price, but, for this class, the Early-Bird Discount is even better and you don't need to request it . Make sure to select registrant type of "Early-Bird" when registering and remember that the Early-Bird is available until the expiration date, or until the maximum number of discounts are claimed, whichever comes first, so register now.

Click here to register with an Early-Bird Discount (you don't need to request it).

A limited number of Hardship Discounts are available if you are collecting unemployment from your state of residence and can provide a copy of your most recent unemployment benefit claim. We will review, and potentially approve a Hardship Discount if any are still available (request as early as possible). If you are not currently collecting state unemployment benefits please consider the Self-Pay or Early-Bird Discounts for sessions where they are available.

Click here to request a hardship discount (if you are collecting state unemployment compensation) .