PMI Disciplined Agile Senior Scrum Master Certification (DASSM) - 2 Day Course

$1,195.00

DA Senior Scrum Master Course DASSM – 2 Day

Virtual Course held Via following 2 consecutive days

DASSM – Tailor Your Approach and Lead Your Team with Disciplined Agile

Position yourself to successfully lead an agile team (or multiple teams) and effectively take on more complex and key initiatives for your organization. Adopt an agile mindset as well as being able to tailor and scale any agile or lean approach using the Disciplined Agile tool kit to choose your way of working (WoW).

This course is designed for those who have a basic knowledge of Lean and Agile, and want to take it to the next level. If you have your Certified Scrum Master, ACP, SAFe or other accreditation, this course will take you to the next level.

A new certification path

Disciplined Agile certifications (DASM, DASSM, DAC and DAVSC) offer a different learning certification approach. The progressive path of knowledge and experience requirements supports your journey to agile mastery. Choose a path based on your level of experience and goal, determine which certification is right for you.

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What Will I Learn

  • Accelerate your ability to lead high-profile initiatives that are critical to enterprise success.
  • Take a deep dive into the Disciplined Agile tool kit to develop a comprehensive understanding of the hundreds of practices and strategies it contains and the trade-offs of applying them.
  • Apply the Disciplined Agile tool kit in hands-on exercises to guide your team in choosing and evolving your best way of working (WoW) in real-life situations.
  • Use the tool kit to solve complex challenges commonly encountered in development and operational teams, the value stream, and at the enterprise level. 
  • Learn how to design and implement metrics that measure your improvements in areas where your teams are struggling.
  • Understand how to nurture emotional intelligence.
  • Feel confident empowering others on your team(s).
  • Learn how to lead your teams in any situation to improve value delivery for your customers.
  • Apply the Disciplined Agile tool kit to guide your team in choosing and evolving the best way of working (WoW) in the situation you face.
  • Be prepared to take the Disciplined Agile Senior Scrum Master (DASSM) exam and earn valuable, credible certification. Your exam fee is included in tuition.

Requirements

  • Two years of experience working on an agile team in a leadership role, like Disciplined Agile scrum master, scrum master, product owner, architecture owner, etc
  • 2-day DASSM Tactec training course
  • Take the DASSM knowledge checker (Recommended before taking the DASSM exam)

DASSM Exam Information

  • Each exam is 50 questions long with a duration of 90 minutes
  • The 90 minutes does not include a tutorial which takes 10-15 minutes to go through
  • The exam is a non-proctored exam with Pearson Vue

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(Students can claim PDU’s for a single study session)

Frequently Asked Questions

Ready to Pass means:
 

Building on your practical career experience, we help you successfully pass the exam. We provide after-student support with free course re-takes. At no cost, we provide a review of your exam report and a free Instructor supported study group every month with exam scenario-based questions.

 
Guarantee to Run means:
 
We will run the course at least once a month. Should there be an unexpected change beyond our control, we will book you free in another class of your choice.

Two years of experience working on an Agile team in a leadership role, like Disciplined Agile Scrum Master, Scrum Master, Product Owner, Architecture Owner, etc.

This course is designed for those who have a basic knowledge of Lean and Agile, and want to take it to the next level.  If you have your Certified Scrum Master, ACP, SAFe or other accreditation, this course will help you deepen your understanding and achieve your goal of agile mastery.

Am I Ready for the DASSM course?

Check if your ready to take this course by taking the knowledge checker. This course is for Agilists with two or more years experience in a role of Product Owner, Scrum Master, or Architecture Owner. If you do not pass the knowledge check or have two years experience please take the DASM course.
Take the Knowledge Checker!

Your courseware is included in the price of the course, however you will need to download the material from the PMI website.  Once you have purchased the course, Tactec will order the courseware for you and you will receive an email from PMI with your access code.  Please note that the access code will expire in 30 days and can only be used once.

Download your courseware from the PMI website.  Read Section 1 of the “Choose Your WoW!” book, which will take approximately one hour.  Or you may prefer to watch the video overview of DA by Mark Lines, which will take about 30 minutes. 

Please note that this course is conducted via Zoom and we will be using a miro board for whiteboard exercises during the course.  If you are not already familiar with these tools, please watch these videos to learn the basics of Zoom and miro so you will be ready to fully participate in the course.

We would like you to feel comfortable and be engaged in the learning process.  Students are encouraged to post their questions on the Parking Lot in the miro board and those questions will be answered during the course.  We try to take a five minute break every hour so that you can stretch your legs, grab a beverage, and get a quick snack.  Then we get right back to the course, since we have a lot of material to cover.  We usually take a 20 or 30 minute break for lunch.

In a nutshell, Lean is based on systems thinking, whereas Agile is not based on systems thinking.  Both methods aim to provide clients with a high-quality product rapidly, one iteration (or sprint) at a time.  Many who aim to practice either Lean or Agile methods do not have a clear understanding of the differences between the goals and principles of Lean vs. Agile.  A failure to understand the principles behind the methodology can lead to shallow implementations, which means the ideal outcome will not be achieved.  Teams that clearly understand both Agile and Lean will be more successful, and can even hybridize their approach to enjoy the benefits of both methodologies.

Congratulations on beginning your Agility journey!  After you have purchased the course, Tactec will order the courseware for you and you will receive an email from PMI with your access code.  Please note that the access code will expire in 30 days and can only be used once.

The DASSM exam has 50 questions and you are given 90 minutes to complete the exam.  The 90 minutes does not include a tutorial which takes 10-15 to go through. The exam is a non-proctored exam with Pearson Vue.

If you have studied the courseware and have a good understanding of Agile, you should have no problem passing the course.  Remember to read the wording of each question carefully to avoid falling for trick questions.

After you have finished the DASSM course, we will notify PMI that you have successfully completed the course (please email us your PMI number so we can include it, this will speed up the process).  PMI will then send you an email with a link to the exam.  Once PMI sends you the link, you have 30 days to take the exam online.  Certification is granted after you pass the exam.

Please use this link for more information from PMI

Please add the PDU’s from your dashboard when logging into pmi.org.

Use the Company Provider name as Tactec Strategic Solutions and course name Disciplined Agile Scrum Master.

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Born 1965, San Antonio, Texas and lives in Dallas, Tx.
Mr. James, Ronald, Maverick holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychology at The University of Texas, San Antonio.

Mr. Maverick or JR as many call him is a “slick” but warm and friendly character in our upcoming book on the DevOps Mindset. Mr. Maverick cares about his IT team very much and could charm the socks off a Texas Longhorn. JR is liked by many in his organization; however, he is not as well trusted by the Overlords as he used to be. Mr. Maverick has a group of loyal staff, including Mr. Barker a bit of an opposite to JR. Of course, Mr. Barker would never call him JR; he would only call him Mr. Maverick because well, Mr. Maverick is his boss. Mr. Maverick has held many IT positions in the past, including starting as a Sales Professional for HP and IBM mini and mainframe computers. Over the years he has risen through the ranks to hold this senior position by delivering using high-paid consultants and Big name firms. He also received his promotion from outsourcing to a foreign country where he was able to reduce his IT spend significantly. Recently he has discovered (actually this was made painfully aware to him by the Overlords) that both the Offshore roadmap and use of external consultants was not giving him the value and velocity for his IT department, and he was probably paying more than he bargained for

So, after hearing a talk at a DevOps event by the Agents of Chaos, JR decided to enlist them to help with their digital transformation roadmap and help improve the value, focus and velocity of his department. However, MR. Maverick has a few ideas about agile and DevOps, something he has heard about for a while and read in various CIO magazines; he thinks of these as Marketing terms and something that can be bought. While Mr. Maverick has held on for many years to traditional IT ways of working he has come to the end of his tenure if he doesn’t do something fast and get DevOps working quickly as he has promised to the Overlords providing him with a little more rope to get the transformation completed more quickly as they view his IT department ageing, procrastinators who are not able to keep up with business demands. JR says in his mind, “I will get it done, they don’t call me Maverick for nothing!“