Disciplined Agile Scrum Master (DASM) Certification Training

Course 1840

  • Duration: 2 days
  • Exam Voucher: Yes
  • Language: English
  • Level: Foundation
Get This Course $1,950
  • 2-day instructor-led training course
  • Instructor-led training by Disciplined Agile certified instructors

  • After-course instructor coaching benefit included

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  • Jul 27 - 28 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM EDT
    Herndon, VA or AnyWare
  • Oct 19 - 20 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM EDT
    Herndon, VA or AnyWare
  • Jan 19 - 20 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM EST
    Herndon, VA or AnyWare
  • Apr 24 - 25 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM EDT
    Herndon, VA or AnyWare

This Disciplined Agile Scrum Master instructor-led training course shows you how to use Disciplined Agile (DA) to improve your team’s way of working. In just two days, you’ll become familiar with the foundational agile and lean practices that DA supports, practice using the tool kit to solve problems, and learn how to build high-performance teams.

Filled with activities, thoughtful discussions, instructor guidance, and more, this course will prepare you to take the Disciplined Agile Scrum Master (DASM) exam and, equally important, start using Disciplined Agile immediately.

Disciplined Agile Scrum Master (DASM) Certification Training Delivery Methods

  • In-Person

  • Online

Disciplined Agile Scrum Master (DASM) Certification Training Course Benefits

  • Understand the Disciplined Agile mindset and its underlying principles, such as pragmatism, the power of choice, and adapting to context.
  • Learn about the fundamentals of agile and lean, and how to use both approaches to produce business value.
  • Explore multiple agile and lean techniques from methods such as Scrum, Kanban, SAFe®, and more.
  • Understand how to put these techniques into action and ensure effective implementation
  • Learn how to apply the Disciplined Agile tool kit to discover the best way of working (WoW) for you and your team in your unique situation.
  • Continue learning and face new challenges with after-course one-on-one instructor coaching

Disciplined Agile Scrum Master (DASM) Certification Training Outline

Recommended Experience

While there is no formal prerequisite for this DASM course, a familiarity with common agile concepts and terminology will help you to get the most value out of your DASM training experience.

While this DASM course would benefit Project/Program Managers, Agilists, and DevOps Practitioners, just to name a few, the skills learned are valuable to any team member. No agile experience is required.

Exam Information

Attendees must be present (either virtually or in-person) for the full duration of the course in order to receive candidacy for the certification.

The DASM exams are administered through Pearson VUE. Each exam is an online, non-proctored test including 50 multiple-choice questions. The total exam appointment is 120 minutes-30 minutes for the introduction, tutorial, and survey and up to 90 minutes for completing the exam.

  • What Is Agile?
  • The Agile Manifesto
  • How Does Agile Work?
    • The Iterative Process
    • Planning an Iteration
    • Agile Ceremonies and Artifacts
    • User Stories
    • Iteration Demonstration
  • Information Radiators
  • Agile Is Showing Its Age
  • What Is Disciplined Agile?
  • The Disciplined Agile Mindset
  • What is Guided Continuous Improvement?
  • Disciplined Agile People
  • Disciplined Agile Flow
  • Disciplined Agile Practices
  • How DA Works
  • Disciplined Agile People
    • Roles on DA teams
  • Team Lead
    • The DASM
    • Leader Qualities
    • Supporting the Team
  • Types of Teams
  • Team Context and Scaling Factors
  • What is business agility?
  • What is a complex adaptive system?
  • Why do we want to be able to choose our team's way of working?
  • What are the Disciplined Agile life cycles?
  • How do you choose your way of working?
  • DA Phases
  • DA Process Goals
  • Agile Practices: Plan the Release (Agile life cycle)
  • Choices in the Inception Phase
  • DA Construction Phase
  • DA Construction Process Goals
  • Agile Practices (Agile life cycle)
  • Lean Tips
    • Deliver Value Quickly
    • Visualize the Value Stream
    • Deliver Incrementally
    • Ensure Value by Building Quality In
    • Use Pull Systems and Kanban Boards
  • Choices in the Construction Phase
  • The Transition phase
  • Transition phase process goals
  • Choosing a process goal, a decision point, and an option
  • Understanding Ongoing Process Goals
  • Ongoing Lean practices
    • Standard Work
    • Explicit Workflow Policies
    • Guided Continuous Improvement
  • How does an agile organization support cross-team learning?
    • Communities of Practice
    • Centers of Excellence
  • What Is Lean?
    • Lean principles
    • Lean Incorporates Systems Thinking
  • Lean Knowledge Work vs. Manufacturing
  • Lean Resiliency

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Course FAQs

Disciplined Agile is not a framework but rather a tool kit that focuses on the decisions you need to consider, the options available to you, and the trade-offs associated with these options. It shows you how to effectively combine strategies from Scrum, Kanban, SAFe®, and many other approaches in a tailorable and scalable manner. Organizations that adopt Disciplined Agile go to market sooner, deliver value faster, and make their customers happier. Disciplined Agile (DA) enterprise decision support tool consists of Agile and Lean practices that help clients make better software and project delivery decisions.

After your DASM course is has finished, your instructor will provide your name to the DASM certifying body. Upon receipt, an exam access link will be emailed directly to you. Please note, it can take up to a few business days following the training for the student to receive the exam link.

Yes, you must first complete the Disciplined Agile (DA) workshop course before taking the desired certification exam.

The exam is administered online through Pearson VUE. You will need to log in to your PMI account and access the link to the exam from the myPMI dashboard:

  1. Visit https://pmi.org
  2. Log into your myPMI profile
  3. Click your name at the top right-hand corner to open a dropdown menu
  4. Click on Certifications
  5. On the left-hand side, click on My Micro-Credentials
  6. From there, the screen should populate your status, and you will see a purple Exam Details button

You must have a PMI ID with a valid mailing address and valid phone number. This is required information for any candidate to test through Pearson VUE. If the address and phone number are not completed, the student will not be able to take the exam.

The DASM/DASSM exam is a non-proctored exam, so you may take it at any time of day (or night) when you are ready. You will have 30 days from the time you receive the exam link to take the exam, and you may retake it two more times within that 30-day period if you do not pass the first attempt. However, there will be a $150 exam retake fee.

Yes, your DASM certification is good for one year. To renew the certification, you must earn 7 PDUs in agile topics and pay the $50 renewal fee.

While this course provides an opportunity to certify as a DA Scrum Master, the skills learned are valuable to any team member. No agile experience is required.

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