SAFe® Scrum Master (SSM6.0)

Tuesday 22 August, 9:00 AM – 5:15 PM and Thursday 24 August 2023, 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM AEST | Online

Training Overview

Unlocking Your Potential as a SAFe® Scrum Master (SSM 6.0) to Transform Your Agile Skills

The SAFe® Scrum Master (SSM 6.0) course equips attendees to coach Agile teams to deliver business value at scale. The course teaches you the tactical skills needed to be an effective Scrum Master/Team Coach in your enterprise/organization. It also gives you the guidance and tools necessary for working in remote environments with distributed teams.

If you want to become a certified scrum master with the skills to help leading companies succeed with Agile and scrum, the SAFe® Scrum Master (SSM 6.0) course is for you. Learn how scrum masters empower and lead Agile teams. Understand how to facilitate Scrum events like iteration planning, team sync, iteration reviews and iteration retrospectives. And discover how to enable teams plan and complete their work using SAFe Scrum and SAFe Kanban. You’ll also learn the principles of servant leadership, so you can help develop high-performing, engaged, continuously improving teams in your own organization.

Who Should Attend

This course is designed for:

Team Leads, Technical Leads,
Business Analysts & Managers
and System Analysts

Agile Coaches, Program Analysts,
Product Owners, Project Managers,
and Process Improvement Managers

Development Managers, Developers
and Release Train Engineers

Learning Outcomes

Empower and lead an Agile team with a culture of trust, collaboration, and improvement

Understand Scrum Master/Team Coach responsibilities, including leadership, facilitation, and coaching

Facilitate Agile events like planning, review, refinement, and retrospectives, and align the team with SAFe

Build high-performing teams by fostering a culture of collaboration, improvement, and innovation

Meet Your Facilitator

SAFe Program Consultant (SPC®)
& Agile Coach Canada

Girish Khullar has over 16 years of experience in Agile & Waterfall Project Management, and Training Delivery. As an Agile evangelist, he possesses extensive knowledge of application delivery of new IT systems using Scrum, Kanban and Design Thinking at large-scale digital transformation programs.

Girish has a unique skill set of lifting off Agile teams from scratch, developing an evolving leadership mindset towards agility, and setting effective OKRs and KPIs. He is level 3 certified in Scrum.Org (among 900 certified people in the world) and holds various designations in the field of people, process, product, and technology.

In addition to regular training and consulting projects, Girish has managed agile transformation of multiple global organizations like Questrade, Rogers, Mobilelive, IHS Markit in full-time roles. He has also been a speaker at various meet-up groups and Agile Conferences, with his latest speech being on Design Sprints at Toronto Agile Conference 2020.

Key Sessions

Day 1: Module 1.1Day 1: Module 1.2Day 2: Module 2.1Day 2: Module 2.2
  • Introducing Scrum in SAFeCALD: A brief historical background
    • Overview of Scrum practices integrated into SAFe
    • Key concepts and terminology of Scrum in SAFe
    • Understanding the program level in SAFe and its relevance to Scrum
    • Exploring the relationship between Scrum teams and program teams in SAFe
    • Importance of Scrum in SAFe for Agile transformation at scale
  • Characterising the Role of the Scrum Master
    • Responsibilities of a Scrum Master in SAFe
    • Characteristics of an effective Scrum Master in a SAFe context
    • Coaching Agile teams and promoting an Agile mindset
    • Facilitating team events, such as Daily Stand-ups, Sprint Reviews, and Sprint Retrospectives
    • Enabling continuous improvement and fostering collaboration among teams
  • Experiencing PI Planning
    • Hands-on experience with Program Increment (PI) Planning in SAFe
    • Understanding the purpose and benefits of PI Planning
    • Techniques and tools used in PI Planning, such as story mapping and estimating features
    • Role of the Scrum Master in facilitating PI Planning and ensuring team alignment
    • Importance of PI Planning in setting the direction for the upcoming Program Increment

  • Experience PI Planning
    • Deepening understanding of PI Planning through practical exercises
    • Practicing techniques and tools used in PI Planning, such as creating Program Backlog and defining Team PI Objectives
    • Gaining hands-on experience in facilitating PI Planning as a Scrum Master in a SAFe context
    • Understanding the role of Scrum Master in ensuring team collaboration and alignment during PI Planning
    • Importance of PI Planning in setting the foundation for a successful Program Increment
  • Facilitating Iteration Execution
    • Responsibilities of a Scrum Master in facilitating iteration (sprint) execution in SAFe
    • Guiding teams in Agile practices, such as Daily Stand-ups, Sprint Reviews, and Sprint Retrospectives
    • Resolving impediments and promoting continuous improvement during iterations
    • Enabling team autonomy while ensuring alignment with program and portfolio goals
    • Leveraging Agile metrics and visual management to track progress and support decision-making
  • Finishing the PI
    • Activities and responsibilities of a Scrum Master in closing out a Program Increment
    • Conducting the PI System Demo to showcase the work completed during the PI
    • Facilitating the PI Inspect and Adapt (I&A) event for teams to reflect on their performance and identify areas for improvement
    • Facilitating retrospectives to gather feedback and insights for the next PI
    • Ensuring smooth transition to the next PI planning cycle and maintaining momentum for Agile deliver
  • Practicing SAFe
    • Practical application of SAFe principles, values, and practices as a Scrum Master
    • Participating in interactive exercises and simulations to reinforce learning
    • Applying SAFe concepts to real-world scenarios and challenges faced by Scrum Masters
    • Sharing experiences, best practices, and lessons learned with fellow participants
    • Opportunity to receive feedback and guidance from the trainer on applying SAFe in specific contexts


Early Bird 1


per person + GST
ends COB 16 Jun

Early Bird 2


per person + GST
ends COB 14 Jul

Final Price


per person + GST

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