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Date and Time

February 15-16 2019
9:00am - 5:00pm



Unirea Hotel & Spa
Cocktail Hall



Ionut Grecu


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Course Overview

During this very interactive and information-packed two-day course, you’ll gain an understanding of the Scrum Master role 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 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 Agile at scale 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.

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.

You can use all you learn here in a “non-SAFe” effort, given a proper mindset of tailoring of selected items that may not be used in the near-term.

The class is based on SAFe® 4.6 version and will run in Romanian.

Learning Goals

After this course, you should be able to:
  • Describe Scrum in a SAFe enterprise;
  • Facilitate Scrum events;
  • Facilitate Iteration Planning and effective Iteration execution;
  • Support effective Program Increment execution;
  • Support relentless improvement;
  • Build high performing teams by becoming a servant leader and coach;
  • Support DevOps implementation.

What You’ll Get

The class registration includes:
  • Printed workbook;
  • 1-year membership to the SAFe Community Platform;
  • Course certificate of completion;
  • Preparation and eligibility to take the SAFe 4.0 Scrum Master (SSM) certification exam – requires course attendance;
  • Eligibility to apply for 15 PDUs to help maintain certifications such as PMP, PgMP, PMI-ACP;
  • Eligibility to apply for 15 Scrum Alliance SEUs (Category C) upon completion of the course;
  • Welcome coffee, lunch and coffee breaks.

Why Join?

During this course you will:
  • Identify the key components of Agile development;
  • Identify the key elements of Scrum;
  • Explore Scrum in the context of a SAFe enterprise;
  • Describe the role and responsibilities of the Scrum Master;
  • Identify the characteristics of an effective Scrum Master;
  • Experience Program Increment Planning and explore how to facilitate this event;
  • Experience a complete iteration;
  • Explore how to facilitate Iteration Planning, Backlog Refinement, Team and System Demos, and the Iteration Retrospective;
  • Identify ways to track iteration progress and foster collaboration and synchronization between the teams in the program;
  • Explore improvement at the Program level with the Inspect and Adapt workshop;
  • Identify the characteristics of a servant leader;
  • Experience coaching with powerful questions;
  • Identify ways to facilitate better meetings, foster team member collaboration, and manage conflicts.

Who Should Attend

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 Scrum Masters who need to perform the role;
  • Existing Scrum Masters who would like to understand their role in the context of a SAFe enterprise;
  • Team leaders, project managers, and others who have assumed the role of an Agile team facilitator in a SAFe® or enterprise Agile context;
  • Engineering and development managers who will be responsible for Agile execution and for coaching teams and teams of teams;
  • Agile coaches;
  • Agile program managers and prospective Release Train Engineers;
  • Everyone who wants to become an efficient Scrum Master.

All are welcome to attend the course. No prior experience is needed. However, background knowledge of Agile concepts and principles, awareness of Scrum, Kanban, and eXtreme Programming (XP) are recommended as well as working knowledge of software and hardware development processes.

Interested in taking up a SSM Course?

What are you waiting for?


1What do I get with my enrollment?
Enrollment in our public courses includes the following: refreshments and lunch served both days, printed course workbook and other materials, course certificate of completion, preparation and eligibility to take the SAFe® 4 Scrum Master (SSM) exam (exam fees included), post training support, 10% discount on any other course. In addition, the course include one-year membership to the SAFe Community Platform.
2What is the dress code for the class?
Our class do not have a required dress code. However, most participants opt for casual or business casual attire. Our cours include a variety of activities which require that you stand, walk and move about repeatedly, so it is important that you wear something that will be comfortable to move about in.
3What do I need to bring to class?
Just yourself and your desire to learn! We will provide everything else you need.
4Do I need to bring a laptop to class?
No, you do not need a laptop for the class. In fact, we prefer that students keep their laptops and smartphones tucked away during class as they can often hinder the level of engagement that the class requires.
5When does the class begin and end each day?
Our class run from 9am-5pm each day.
6Will there be breaks during class?
Yes, breaks will occur regularly during class. Although the break times may vary slightly from class to class in order to accommodate questions, discussion or activity, the breaks typically occur around the following times: morning break from 10:15-10:30am, lunch from noon-1pm, afternoon break from 2:30-2:45pm.
7What is the agenda for the class?
We maintain a flexible agenda during class so that we can adapt to the skill and experience level of each group and address the unique questions and situations that arise in each course. However, for a list of topics that will be covered in your particular class, please take a look here.
8Will lunch be served during class?
Yes. During class, you can expect refreshments, lunch and afternoon snacks to be served each day.
9What if I can only attend part of the class?
Due to the interactive nature of our class, missing large portions not only impacts your own learning, but that of your teammates as well. For this reason, we strongly recommend that students make arrangements so they can attend class in its entirety. Also, missing a large portion of class will result in an our inability to approve your eligibility for certification or badging.
10Will this course run?
When you register for this class, we take your commitment seriously and will do everything we can to ensure your class will run. Although we do reserve the right to cancel or reschedule courses due to unforeseen events (such as illness, family emergency or inclement travel weather), it is extremely rare that we do so. In the event that we do find it necessary to cancel or reschedule your class, you will be given the option of rescheduling your attendance to a future class or receiving a full refund.
1Do I take the SSM exam during class?
You must take your CSM exam within 30 days of your SSM course. We believe that students should be allowed to utilize the 30-day timeframe to study or review if they wish. Additionally, we understand that many learners will be more comfortable taking the exam in an environment of their own choosing. Therefore, we do not offer the exam in class, instead allowing each student to take it at his or her own convenience. Please note, although you have 30 days during which to take your exam, you must take the exam in its entirety during one sitting. You will not be able to stop and restart the exam.
2Can I become a certified SAFe® Scrum Master without taking a SSM class?
No. Successful completion of a SAFe® Scrum Master course is required to take the SSM exam. Passing the exam will result in becoming a SAFe® Scrum Master.
3Do I have to pay extra for the exam?
First exam attempt is included as part of the course registration fee if the exam is taken within 30 days of course completion. Each retake attempt costs $50.
4How do I guarantee my seat in the class?
Our classes often sell out. You must provide payment in order to guarantee your your seat in the class. If the class reaches capacity and we have not yet received your payment, you will be moved to a waitlist and notified if a seat becomes available.
5Do you offer group discounts?
Yes. Please email us at support@smartcoach.ro to let us know how many individuals are in your group so we can provide you with the appropriate discount.
6I am unemployed / student. Can I get a discount?
Yes. Please email us at support@smartcoach.ro to let us know more about your situation so we can work with you.
7Do you offer other discounts?
We offer quite a few discounts, including Group discounts, Early Bird specials and a Transition discount for those between jobs. Please email us at support@smartcoach.ro for more information.
8Can I reschedule my attendance to a different class?
We understand that life can be unpredictable, so we are happy to reschedule your course attendance to another course if necessary. However, rescheduling within 2 business days of your scheduled course will be subject to a $150 rescheduling fee. If you need to reschedule, please email us at support@smartcoach.ro.
9Can I transfer my registration to a different person?
Yes. Substitutions are accepted at any time prior to commencement of the class. There is no charge for this service. If you would like to transfer your registration to another person, please email us at support@smartcoach.ro.
10Can I take the class again?
Yes, you can. We reserves three complimentary seats at each of our public courses for students who have successfully completed a previous course from us, but would like to take it a second time to brush up on their learning. This offer is provided on a first-come, first-served basis and must be used for the same type of course as the original. This offer is only available within the first 12 months following the original course. If you would like to take advantage of this offer email us at support@smartcoach.ro to reserve your seat.


Ionut Grecu

Ionut is a passionate Agile realist, organizational change advocate and corporate cultural renovator who brings a decade of experience in leading teams and organizations in Agile transformations. He translates his enthusiasm for and understanding of Lean-Agile values and principles to help organizations implement effective ways to manage work, transform theirs corporate cultures to survive in the 21st century, and engage people, with a focus on delivering genuine business value.

Drawing from Lean Thinking and Psychology, Ionut teaches teams to practically apply an Agile mindset, and in the process, find joy in their work again. For him, helping others improve their working life isn’t simply a job but a social responsibility.

He concurrently holds some of the top certifications in the industry: Certified SAFe® 4 Program Consultant (SPC), PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)®, ICAgile Certified Professional in Agile Coaching (ICP-ACC), Team Kanban Practitioner (TKP), Professional Scrum Master I (PSM I).




09:00 - 10:15 > Agile development & Scrum fundamentals

10:15 - 10:30 > Morning break

10:30 - 12:00 > Scrum in the context of a SAFe enterprise

12:00 - 13:00 > Lunch

13:00 - 14:30 > The role and responsibilities of the Scrum Master

14:30 - 14:45 > Afternoon break

14:45 - 17:00 > Experience Program Increment Planning



09:00 - 10:15 > Iteration execution facilitation

10:15 - 10:30 > Morning break

10:30 - 12:00 > Iteration execution facilitation (cont.)

12:00 - 13:00 > Lunch

13:00 - 14:30 > Innovation and Planning iteration coaching and facilitation

14:30 - 14:45 > Afternoon break

14:45 - 16:30 > Agile teams coaching

16:30 - 17:00 > Course wrap-up

Interested in taking up a SSM Course?

What are you waiting for?



12 spots available / 9 left

  • 2 Days Classroom Training
  • Refreshments and lunch served both days
  • Printed workbook
  • Preparation and eligibility to take the SAFe® 4 Scrum Master (SSM) exam
  • One-year membership to the SAFe Community Platform
  • Course certificate of completion
  • 15 PDUs
  • Post training support
  • 10% discount on any other Course
* Note: Early bird price available until 21 January 2019.



12 spots available / 9 left

  • 2 Days Classroom Training
  • Refreshments and lunch served both days
  • Printed workbook
  • Preparation and eligibility to take the SAFe® 4 Scrum Master (SSM) exam
  • One-year membership to the SAFe Community Platform
  • Course certificate of completion
  • 15 PDUs
  • Post training support
  • 10% discount on any other Course

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