SAFe® 5 Scrum Master Certification- Curriculum/Syllabus

Eager to know about your learning during the SAFe® 5 Scrum Master certification workshop? Here’s an in-depth look into the SAFe® Scrum Master (SSM) curriculum.

The SSM certification curriculum at KnowledgeHut is aligned with the standards of Scaled Agile Inc. and will help you crack the SSM certification exam in one shot. The SSM syllabus focusses on the fundamentals of team-level Scrum and explains everything about how Scrum functions in the SAFe framework.

SAFe® Scrum Master (SSM) Curriculum

Introducing Scrum in SAFe 

Get introduced to the fundamentals of Agile and Scrum. This topic will help you understand the overall Agile development and how the Scrum process is implemented in the SAFe framework. Also, you will learn how to perform a Scrum Master’s role within a SAFe enterprise as a certified SAFe® Scrum Maste

The SSM curriculum covers the role of a Scrum Master in a SAFe enterprise, the responsibilities of the SAFe Scrum Master and facilitating Scrum throughout the enterprise.

The SAFe® Scrum Master (SSM) curriculum covers Program Increment planning, creating and reviewing drafts of PI plans, getting those plans finalized by checking against a set of PI objectives, and successfully executing the PI Planning.

This topic in the SSM curriculum includes planning the iteration, tracking the progress of the PI, and everything about executing the PI effectively. This also includes refining the backlog, facilitating team progress and demonstrating relentless improvement towards product development.

You will be introduced to the management techniques of PI iteration and the nitty-gritty of facilitating the Inspect and Adapt event review at the end of each Program Increment (PI).

Through SSM training sessions, you will learn how to coach the teams, how to facilitate the meetings for the teams, how to be a Servant leader, how to oversee the development of agile teams to ensure effective outcomes for the organization, and how to guide teams through the implementation process in the SAFe enterprise.

The SAFe® Scrum Master (SSM) curriculum will definitely help you to excel in your role as a scrum master and pass the SSM exam with flying colours.

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Farrah

Farrah Koudsi

SPC, Enterprise Agile Coach

Farrah is a SAFe Program Consultant and global training and organizational development leader with 20+ years of experience in learning and development, organizational and leadership training instruction, and executive coaching.

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Rahul

Rahul Gujar

Agile

Rahul is a certified AWS and DevOps professional who has 23+ years in the IT industry with strong product development expertise. He has worked as a consultant with some of the leading organizations in India, the US, and the UK specializing in software-as-a-service product development and cloud computing. His domain expertise is in Telecom, Healthcare, and Financial Services — and believes in Lean-Agile and DevOps as enablers in achieving Business Agility.

Rahul passionately believes in SAFe and has been a SAFe Change Agent over the past 6 years, helping organizations with Value Stream identifications, ART launches, and mentoring various roles towards successful adoption of SAFe. He has dedicated his expertise to training more than 2500+ professionals just in SAFe and more than 1000 professionals in Scrum, Kanban, AWS, and DevOps methods.

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Mahesh

Mahesh Varadharajan

Enterprise Agile Coach

Mahesh Varadharajan is a seasoned business agility enabler with over 14 years of IT experience including leading and coaching Agile teams. Mahesh is a SAFe SPCT Candidate, Enterprise Agile Transformation Coach and Leader, Scaled Agile Instructor, Speaker and has been a reviewer in leading international Agile conferences.

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Krishnakumar

Krishnakumar Kuppusamy

Trainer & Consultant

Krishnakumar Kuppusamy is an Agile Coach and SAFe Program Consultant (SPC 5). He has 26+ years of experience in the Information Technology industry, handling both Traditional and Agile projects. He has worked with companies like Citibank & Polaris Software in various capacities in Project & Program Management.  

He has worked for ANZ and Ford in India, coaching multiple Agile teams in their transformational journey. He is also a freelance trainer and has conducted training in SAFe/PMP/PMI-ACP/ITIL/CBAP for over 2000+ professionals, helping them get certified and excel in their respective areas. 

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Mike

Mike Bezzant

Trainer

Mike is a seasoned Lean-Agile Software Delivery Leader, who drives Agile Product Delivery at the Portfolio, Program, and Development Team level. Over two decades, he has successfully built, trained, and lead cross-functional teams in small start-up and large corporate-sized organizations.

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Kelly

Kelly Fidei

Instructor

Leadership Coach (consultant and freelance), Agile Coach, Team Coach, Trainer. I coach in a way where “everybody gets to win,” because how I coach one leader or team brings positive changes that reverberate through the teams, product, organization and customers.

I bring 22 years in IT leadership, 15 in Leadership Coaching and Agile, 10 in Executive & C-Level Coaching, 10 in Leadership Development.

My coaching and leadership offerings span C-Level, Director Level, Managers, High Potentials, leaders at all levels, teams and the entire organization. I offer freelance leadership coaching.

Types of coaching I offer include coaching for: Leadership growth, Agile, "Agile Leadership," ways to use blockers as a gateway for progress, Leader transitions, Mindfulness and Emotional Intelligence for Leaders, Communication for Leaders, and team effectiveness.

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Veera Venkata Satya Narayana Palepu

Agile Project Manager
Attended SAFe® 5.1 SSM Certification workshop in November 2020
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Excellent course and instructor. All of the material was presented in a coherent and engaging manner. There was a good mix of instruction and interactive elements throughout the course.

Benjamin Hawtof

Senior Associate
Attended SAFe® 5.1 SSM Certification workshop in November 2019
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The instructor was very involved and willing to share his knowledge. The course was very interactive and that kept me going. It was a weekend well-spent in class.

Erica Muma

CSM
Attended SAFe® 5.1 SSM Certification workshop in November 2019
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The workshop was a well-organized event. The trainer was an expert which made it a valuable training. 

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Sheela Gnanabalan

Scrum Master
Attended SAFe® 5.1 SSM Certification workshop in November 2019
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I completely enjoyed the class and got to learn a lot. The instructor was never in a rush and explained the concepts thoroughly.

Rajesh Garg

Project Manager
Attended SAFe® 5.1 SSM Certification workshop in November 2019
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The workshop was very effective. I liked it. It helped me in gaining knowledge and a better understanding of SaFe from a professional standpoint.

Jeevitha K

Scrum Master
Attended SAFe® 5.1 SSM Certification workshop in October 2019
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It was an excellent training . I was really impressed with the coordination and facilitation. I would recommend KnowledgeHut for any certification training/workshops to all aspirants out there.

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Technology Lead
Attended SAFe® 5.1 SSM Certification workshop in October 2019

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