Disciplined Agile® Senior Scrum Master (DASSM) Certification

Lead your team to excellence with Disciplined Agile®.

 

Do you want to learn how to successfully lead one, or perhaps several agile teams? Are you looking to accelerate your ability to manage high-profile initiatives that are critical to enterprise success? Do you want to take business agility to the next level by applying agile and lean techniques in a wide range of situations, including non-software teams? 

Disciplined Agile Senior Scrum Master (DASSM) teaches experienced agile practitioners how to use the Disciplined Agile (DA) tool kit to optimize how teams work, work with allies within their organization, and solve a variety of advanced problems. This 14 PDU course will prepare you to take the DASSM exam and start using Disciplined Agile immediately within your leadership role.

What You Will Learn

  • Take a deep dive into the DA tool kit to develop a comprehensive understanding of the hundreds of practices and strategies it contains and the trade-offs of applying them.
  • Learn how to apply the DA tool kit to guide your teams in choosing and evolving your best way of working (WoW) in any situation.
  • Use the DA tool kit to solve complex challenges commonly encountered in both software and operational business teams.
  • Learn how to lead agile teams through key enterprise activities, such as planning, coordinating, and reporting, and be ready to show your improvements in areas where your organization is struggling.
  • Understand how to improve value delivery for your customers by empowering others in your organization, nurturing emotional intelligence, and resolving conflicts.

Course Outline

  • Team development for high-performance teams
  • Emotional intelligence for high-performance teams
  • Tactical scaling in complex situations
  • Optimizing how we work within a DevOps environment
  • Optimizing how we work within our value stream
  • Coordinating and collaborating across teams
  • Conflict management for high-performance teams
  • Pragmatic planning for agile teams
  • Pragmatic reporting and metrics for agile teams

Course Requirements

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Overview:

  • Self-paced online learning or instructor-led classroom training
  • Take agile and lean to the next level
  • Learn how to lead team-level improvement
  • Access to a digital version of the Choose Your WoW
  • Suitable for individuals who want to better understand how agile works in practice and for teams who want to learn together

Virtual Instructor Led:

  • 2-day training
  • Highly qualified instructors

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Online Learning:

  • 9 modules totaling 14 hours in a self-paced online course
  • Learn on any device

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How it Works:

  • Sign up for our instructor-led training or self-paced course based on your learning preferences.
  • Complete the course to receive your DASSM exam invitation. You will have 60 days to take the exam and the fee is included in the tuition.
  • After passing the exam, you will receive your certification, as well as a badge that you can share with your network.
  • The certification is valid for one year and can be renewed upon expiry. 

PDUs: 14
CEUs: 1.4
Level: Senior

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Learn at your own pace and fit your study time around your busy schedule with our 6-8 hour on-demand course.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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The DASSM course has the following prerequisites:

  • Two years of experience working in an agile team, ideally in a leadership role such as Disciplined Agile scrum master, scrum master, product owner, or architecture owner.
  • Understanding of the fundamentals of the DA tool kit by having done one or more of the following:
    • Taken the Disciplined Agile Scrum Master (DASM) course
    • Taken The Basics of Disciplined Agile online course
    • Read section 1, or more, of Choose Your WoW

The DASSM exam will require more extensive study and in-depth understanding of the concepts from the DASSM workshop and the Choose Your WoW book. 

The DASSM exam is administered through Pearson VUE. The 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.

Students will have 60 days from the time they receive the exam link to take the exam. They may retake it two more times within that 60-day period if they do not pass the first attempt. However, there is a $150 exam retake fee. Students can pay this fee directly via their myPMI dashboard. Upon payment, you can access the link to retake the exam. They no longer need to email [email protected] to request a retake.

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

Please contact us with any questions you may have.