Disciplined Agile Senior Scrum Master Certification Training (DASSM)

Course 1841

  • Duration: 2 days
  • Exam Voucher: Yes
  • Language: English
  • Level: Intermediate

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

DASSM Training Delivery Methods

  • In-Person

  • Online

DASSM Training Course Benefits

Successfully lead one or several agile teamsAccelerate your ability to manage high-profile initiatives that are critical to enterprise successTake business agility to the next level by applying agile and lean techniques in a wide range of situations, including non-software teams

DASSM Training Outline


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.

An understanding of the fundamentals of the DA tool kit by having done one or more of the following:

Who Should Attend This Course?

This DASSM course would benefit Project/Program Managers, Agilists, and DevOps Practitioners who want to improve and validate their ability to lead agile teams and manage high-profile agile initiatives. Two years of agile experience is required.

Certification 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 DASSM 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.

  • 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.
  • 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

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DASSM Training 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 DASSM course has finished, your instructor will provide your name to the DASSM 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 DASSM certification is good for one year. To renew the certification, you must earn 7 PDUs in agile topics and pay the $50 US 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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