Disciplined Agile® Scrum Master (DASM) Certification

DASM provides a wholistic knowledge about the Scrum and Lean cycle and lays the foundations of Scrum and Lean to be used in Agile projects. It lays the foundations for Scrum and Lean and gives a perspective the relevance and context in today’s dynamic and ever changing world.

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Disciplined Agile

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Course Details

Certified Discipline Agilist Scrum Master (DASM) is a new recognition in the world of Agile. It gives the lethal combination of Scrum, Lean and Disciplined Agile concepts in a single class, which makes implementation of Agile in your workplace more effective.

It encompasses the entire Agile landscape currently available and provides options and trade-offs to bring agility to your business. It has been observed that many of the Agile practices may not be relevant because every team is unique and every situation is unique.

As a Certified Disciplined Agilist Scrum Master (DASM), you are equipped with the knowledge of different Agile life cycles and understand the context wherein which lifecycle will be more applicable. Further, as a toolkit, it provides a tool-kit with varied options for your projects to take decisions so that your project brings value in the quickest possible time in a cost effective manner.

ProThoughts’ Game-based Curated Disciplined Agilist Workshop:

ProThoughts is proud to be among the very first partners of Disciplined Agile in India. ProThoughts brings its own in-house expertise to help organizations and practitioners to bring agility in their workplace and businesses.

ProThoughts is known for its quality workshops with superior material and its’ own ‘Game based Interactive” methodology. We will continue with the same tradition and provide a unique experience to our customers through our Disciplined Agile workshops.

ProThoughts will offer 3 modes of learning for their Disciplined Agile courses which will be Online, Classroom and Virtual. It will also provide Corporate Training for its privileged corporate clients with customized content.

    1. The re-test fee is $150 USD + applicable taxes, in-case you are unable to pass the exam on your first try, which is payable via PayPal or credit card.

Once you have passed the test, your DASM designation is valid for a 1 year period.



Steps to Becoming a Certified Disciplined Agilist Scrum Master (CDASM)

Step #1: Learn About Disciplined Agile

  • Attend ProThoughts workshop with DA tool-kit material and ProThoughts curated material to become a Certified Discipline Agilist Scrum Master.

ProThoughts’ Game-based Curated Disciplined Agilist Scrum Master Workshop:

ProThoughts is proud to be among the very first partners and the only Premier Partner of Disciplined Agile in India. ProThoughts brings its own in-house expertise to help organizations and practitioners to bring agility in their workplace and businesses.

ProThoughts is known for its quality workshops with superior material and its’ own ‘Game based Interactive” methodology. We will continue with the same tradition and provide a unique experience to our customers through our Disciplined Agile workshops.

ProThoughts will offer 3 modes of learning for their Disciplined Agile courses which will be Online, Classroom and Virtual. It will also provide Corporate Training for its privileged corporate clients with customized content.

Workshop Agenda:

The workshop will be a 2 day course.

Disciplined Agile Scrum Master is a nine-lesson, instructor-led course that 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 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, animations, supplemental reading, and more, this course will prepare you to take the Disciplined Agile Scrum Master (DASM) exam and, equally important, start using Disciplined Agile immediately.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the significance of the Disciplined Agile Mindset
  • Describe what business agility is and how it is core to value proposition of Disciplined Agile
  • Define the eight DA principles and how they are core to what sets Disciplined Agile apart from other agile frameworks
  • Determine which situations each of the DA life cycles is best applied
  • Apply the DA Practice of choosing a team’s way of working (WoW)
  • Describe the foundations of Agile
  • Explain how people are organized into DA teams
  • Define the primary DA roles and how they each are key to the success of a self-organizing agile team
  • Explain how to help your team work well together (Lean principle “Respect people”)
  • Describe the inception phase and why it is important
  • Describe Agile techniques and ceremonies relevant to Inception
  • Describe the Construction phase and why it is important.
  • Discuss how to use the DA tool kit to tailor your way of working within a select phase according to context
  • Describe Agile techniques and ceremonies that take place during Construction
  • Explain how to Eliminate Waste and Build Quality In (Lean principles)
  • Explain how to Deliver Value Quickly (Lean principle)
  • Describe the Transition phase and why it is important.
  • Describe the Ongoing phase and why it is important.
  • Explain how to Learn Pragmatically (Lean principle)
  • Explain the elements of the process blade (onion) diagram List and define the principles of Lean
  • Describe how resiliency supports lean thinking – Recognize when to be resilient

ProThoughts Study Material:
1) PMI Study Guide Disciplined Agile Scrum Master Course.
2) Activity Handouts Games
3) Disciplined Agile Bibliography References Glossary
4) Customer Survey Results
5) 8 Disciplined Agile Concept Videos
6) Disciplined Process Goal Summary Handouts
7) Introduction and Summary – 2 Day Course (Students to take a print out of the same)
8) Supplementary ProThoughts SlideBook
9) Recording of Entire DASM class for limited period
10) Exam Tips and Tricks
11) Detailed Mind-Maps
12) Flash Cards
13) 5 Mock Tests to crack DASSM certification exam
14) Webinars on DASM Free Access with recordings

Who should attend:

This workshop is designed for individuals who:

  1. Are experienced with Agile and who would like to move their career to the next level.
  2. Want to build a career in Agile.
  3. Want to know more about Agile
  4. Any stakeholder who interacts with Agile projects in their business environment
  5. Are interested in learning Agile methodology.
  6. Want to take their 1st step in Agile.

Step #2: Take the Certification Test

The test would be of 50 multiple selection questions based solely on material from the workshop and book Choose Your WoW! To pass the test you will need to have read the book and attended the workshop.

  • The information regarding the exam will be sent to you after you have completed the workshop.
  • The exam fee is part of the workshop you have attended. One free attempt of the Disciplined Agile Certification Exam, completed within 30 days of the course completion date.

16 hours of professional development (minimum 4 Disciplined Agile hours) required each year, such as workshops or webinars. We have monthly webinars (Webinar Calendar ) which you can attend and earn the PDUs. You can also visit (Earn the PDUs) to earn free PDUs




"We provide renowned study materials like Rita Mulcahy's PMP Exam Prep, WOW Book, etc. We also offer Flash Cards, Mind Maps,and Online Mock tests"


"We stress learning the concepts more than rote learning, and we do so by our uniquely designed methodology where we focus on the topics using fun teaching paradigms"


"Our Instructors are zealous experts in Project Management. They give their full-time devotion to teaching at ProThoughts and have a key focus on one thing only – getting you certified."


"We guide you in your certification journey with Mock exam analysis, a F2F concept clearing session with experts, exam simulation support, PMI audit, Application form filling assistance"


"We ensure that you will clear the certification exams in your first attempt on adhering to the guidelines conveyed by ProThoughts. Check our Terms & Conditions for more information."


"Grab the exclusive Mega Pass and access recorded sessions for up to 6 Months and access PDF material of our E-learning portal for free for a year and never miss a session!"



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Requirement Criteria

To apply for Discipline Agile Certification you must fulfil the educational and experiential requirements:

  • No agile experience is required – this is introductory training and certification built to educate you on agile and lean fundamentals and the Disciplined Agile tool kit with skills to immediately apply what you have learned. 

If you are a fresher or you don't have any experience in Agile(Scrum) and Lean, we recommend you to opt for a paid additional 2-days course which will teach you 'Foundations of Agile' and 'Foundations of Lean' just before the Disciplined Agile Workshop so that you can comprehend and understand the Disciplined Agile concepts better.

Join the Disciplined Agile Certification LinkedIn Group: Click here

Still wondering if you are eligible for the DA Certification? Check with our DA Eligibility Calculator

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DASM stands for Disciplined Agile Scrum Master and it is the starting point in your journey of Disciplined Agile. DASM is an incredible combination of Scrum, Lean and Disciplined Agile. DASSM talks about implementing it not only for your teams but evangelizing for other teams, by networking with upper levels of management and other functional heads in the organization.

There is no pre-requisite for the DASSM workshop.

This is the starting point for anyone who wants to know about Agile.

All including teams and professionals other than software teams and professionals are welcome. You do not want only software / IT team to be agile, you want the entire organization to be Agile.

As explained in the previous question, there is no eligibility for DASM exam.

The duration of the exam is for 90 minutes, without any break. And the number of questions are 50.

The exam questions come in the same way as in PMI exam. The questions will have 4 multiple choice answers and you need select one. In DA exams, you may have to select from 7 options as well on some questions. 

You need to score 70% (i.e., 35 marks) out of 50 marks.

Absolutely. ProThoughts provides 5 Mock Exams for DASM certification course.

Prothoughts provides extensive material such as Mind-Maps, our own Slidebook with detailed explained slides, Flash cards, Mock Tests, Exam Strategy handout, activity handouts among other things. Further, Prothoughts is known for Post Training Support in the industry.

Prothoughts is known for its post training support. We do numerous activities such as Knowledge sessions in the form of webinars, Closed group Interactive Doubt Clearing sessions. We also provide participants a direct access to our instructor for any queries.

You can go to the link and register for the class and make the payment. Click here

Upon completing the DASSM training, you’ll be provided with instructions for registering and taking the exam. A separate email comes from PMI to your id, which Prothoughts will be coordinating. This is covered extensively in our material.

 It is an online closed book multi-choice exam. 50 questions to be attempted in 90 min. 

You get 2 more retakes to take the exam within your stipulated time of 60 days. Each retake costs USD 150.

Kindly go through our blog and webinar on PMI-ACP and Disciplined Agile. You will get more details and hope you query will be answered. Click here

Yes. You need to have a ATP or DA partner.

Prothoughts is one of the few Premier DA partners of PMI. ProThoughts was chosen as the only Premier Partner in Asia & Middle East when it was launched. And we are the 1st ones to launch the courses in Disciplined Agile in India.

Yes. The exam cost is included in the DASM Training.

After the DASM or DASSM training workshop is complete, the instructor must email a roster of the attendees to [email protected]. An exam access link will be automatically generated and emailed directly to each participating student. Notifications cannot be generated to anyone but the student. Depending on when the roster is received, it can take up to a few business days following the training for the student to receive the exam link.

The exam is administered online through Pearson VUE. The student will need to log in to PMI and access the link to the exam from the myPMI dashboard. The student 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 is not completed, the student will not be able to take the exam.

It is a non-proctored exam so the student may take it at any time of day (or night) when they are ready. They will have 30 days from the time they receive the exam link to take the exam, and they may retake it two more times within that 30-day period if they do not pass the first attempt. In the future, there will be an exam retake fee ($150), but for now, there is a limited time special offer to retake the exam for no additional cost.

If a student does not receive an exam link within five business days of the instructor sending the roster, please notify [email protected].

Below are the steps students must take to access the DASM or DASSM exam following a training workshop:

      - After the training workshop, participants will receive an email with instructions to access the exam

      -  You have to Log in to PMI and access the link to the exam from the myPMI dashboard. You must have a PMI ID with a valid mailing            address and valid phone number. If these fields are not completed, you will not be eligible to take the exam.

      -   It is a non-proctored exam administered through Pearson VUE. It can be taken any time of the day or night, whenever you feel you               are ready.

       -  You have 30 days from when you initially received the exam link to take the exam. 

         -  You may retake it 2 more times within that 30-day period if you do not pass the first attempt.  If you would like to take the exam                  again, email your request to [email protected] with the subject “Retake DA Scrum Master Exam” or “Retake DA Senior                    Scrum Master Exam” and include your name and PMI ID number. A new exam access link will be emailed to you and you may take              the exam online at your earliest convenience

         - This is a limited time special offer to retake the exam for no additional cost. In the future, there will be an exam retake fee of $150.                 In case you do not receive an exam link within five business days of the training, please notify [email protected].

The examination fee for 1 exam attempt is included in the cost of the training workshop. Students have 30 days to take the exam online after completing the training. The Certification will be given after you pass the exam.

Candidates can take the exam up to three times. If they have not passed after the third attempt, they must re-take the training course.

The DASM and DASSM exams are administered through Pearson VUE. Each and every examination is an online, non-proctored test including 50 multiple-choice questions. Candidates have 90 minutes to finish the exam.

PMI does not publish the passing score for any of their certifications.

Yes, the DASM or DASSM certification is applicable for 1 year.After that you have to renew it with certain PDUs. To renew the certification, you must earn 7 PDUs in agile topics and pay the $50 renewal fee.

Currently, only partners in the new Authorized Training Partner program and Limited DA ATPs can teach the DASM and DASSM workshops. To take the training you can click here

The new Agile Certification Journey is a suite of agile-focused certifications and instructor-led and on-demand training workshops from Disciplined Agile, as well as knowledge and community resources designed for practitioners who want to further specialize and differentiate their skills. The Agile certifications allow professionals to enhance their way of working (WoW) to their unique situation .

In case you are confused between DASM & DASSM, check out our Knowledge check test to figure out which is more suitable for you with respect to your career.

In the upcoming months, the Disciplined Agile training workshops and exams will be translated into Simplified Chinese, Arabic, Brazilian Portuguese, Spanish, and Japanese.

The exam duration for both these certifications is 90 Minutes. There is a Tutorial which is optional and is for 30 Minutes

You will have access to the exam for 30 days from the time you were submitted to Pearson VUE to start your exam. 

There is no need to schedule your exam in advance for a DA Certification exam. When you are ready to take the exam, click the Schedule your Exam link in the automated email. 

You can access the link in any of the following ways: 

You can access the link via your PMI Dashboard. However, if you cannot access via your PMI Dashboard, you can go through the automated email sent from Pearson VUE.

Moreover, if you do not see the link in your inbox, try looking in your spam/junk folder.

Please note that once an exam has been scheduled or started, the exam link is removed from the PMI dashboard. 

You will need to use the “Schedule your Exam link” in the automated email. 

PMI is working on the error message and it has been notified to PMI already. If you receive an error message after submitting your exam, please ignore it. 

There is sometimes an issue when ending the exam, that causes this screen to appear. Please note that your exam has been submitted to Pearson VUE without error. 

Your Certification will appear on your PMI dashboard the following day after 6:00 am EST. 

PMI allows only 1 free attempt for the DASM or DASSM exam. In the case of the Retake exam, you may purchase a retake exam, for a maximum of 2 additional times, through your myPMI dashboard within your 30-day exam eligibility period. 

Each retake is $150. Upon payment, you can access the link to retake the exam either through your myPMI dashboard or use the Schedule Your Exam link in the automated email from Pearson VUE. If your dashboard does not refresh to show Schedule Exam or Start Exam within 30 minutes of payment, contact PMI for assistance. 

When you have finished your exam and your results are shown, it is important that you must click the END EXAM button located at the bottom left of the page to close out the exam. 

If END EXAM is not executed and you receive PASS, your designation will NOT appear on your PMI profile dashboard until it has been done. 

If END EXAM is not executed and you receive FAIL, this will cause a delay in being eligible for a retake. 

No. The Training fees with Prothoughts include your exam fees as well.

The online DASSM workshop conducted by Prothoughts is a Game-based and highly interactive workshop. 

The key take-aways as experienced by many participants are: You can refer to the Customer Reviews on DASSM here 

  1. A solid understanding of the Disciplined Agile Tool-kit
  2. Higher confidence in appearing for the DASSM exam within a month 
  3. Application of Disciplined Agile concepts and guidance in their workplace, and evolve and improve your Way of Working (WoW)
  4. Through understanding of Agile and Lean concepts 
  5. Build and Lead High-Performance teams 
  6. Application across functions, which are non-IT as well 
  7. Learn and apply Softer-skills such as Emotional Intelligence, Conflict Management, and Team Building skills 
  8. Solve complex Problems in your teams and even, across different teams in the organization. 
  9. Design and evolve your metrics strategy for your teams and organization

We believe that Disciplined Agile is a novel and fresh way of achieving agility for your teams and your organization. 

Some of the benefits we have listed down below. You can also visit our Disciplined Agile Content section to know more about the Disciplined Agile tool-kit: 

  1. Disciplined Agile acknowledges all the Agile practices currently available as these practices offer some positives and that’s the reason they exist. The Disciplined Agile (DA) tool kit leverages all these practices and offers the best solution as per your current context. 
  2. Similarly, in your workplace and organization, there would be many practices and methodologies practiced such as Waterfall, Scrum, SAFe, Lean, Kanban, etc. Disciplined Agile navigates and leverages these different practices and provides you the guidance and ways to improve and become more effective. 
  3. Disciplined Agile is an incredible combination of Agile, Lean and Disciplined Agile, and provides extensive knowledge in the space of Agility. 
  4. The DASSM certification will give you an edge where currently the options are limited.
  5. The DASSM certification will provide many opportunities to excel and perform new practices and options for your organization
  6. The DASSM certification also demonstrates your own way of excelling in the Agile space.

The opportunities are on the rise for DASSM professionals. PMI is a global organization and enjoys a great network with the world’s best organizations. 

In one year of launch, many organizations have started adopting Disciplined Agile for their organization and started their journey towards Organizational Agility. 

We do get participants who are mandated by organizations to do DASSM certification.

We feel that the job market for DASSM professionals is only going to improve in the near future. 

Absolutely not. In fact, Disciplined Agile is designed for Organizational Agility and believes that all functions whether IT or non IT should be agile, so that organization is Agile.

We have participants across different industries and they have enjoyed the experience. Check out the experience from Non-IT people in our Customer Speak section 

We recommend doing a Foundation course of Disciplined Agile before going for DASSM. 

The DASSM certification is at the intermediate level and the next level is the Master level. 

The Master Level Certification involves 2 certifications:

  1. Disciplined Agile Coach – It will be launched on Nov 21 
  2. Disciplined Agile Value Stream Consultant – It will be launched on Jan 21

Both are offered by PMI. 

Both these certifications, i.e., PMI-ACP and DASSM are offered by PMI. 

DASSM is the latest offering by PMI. PMI is focusing on Disciplined Agile certifications and as per the market trend, it is gaining momentum. 

We have done a webinar and article on the difference of ‘PMI ACP V/s DASSM’. The article will provide the details. 

PMI-ACP is more knowledge-oriented and talks about Agile in general and the different agile practices. It familiarizes you with the space. Disciplined Agile is also knowledge-intensive (much more than PMI-ACP) and has an application view, where you as a Scrum Master or Team Lead apply the concepts in the real world. 

We have done a webinar on the difference of ‘SAFe V/s DASSM’. You can refer to the webinar for more details. 

Although both these certifications are designed for Organizational Agility, there are some obvious differences. One most important thing is that SAFe is a framework and DA is a toolkit and leverages some great things from SAFe and provides the guidance accordingly. 

We have done a webinar and article on the difference of ‘PMP V/s DA’. The article will provide the details. 

The article has the latest updates on PMBoK 7th edition and provides a good comparison with DA. 

You earn 16 PDUs through the Prothoughts Success DASSM certification workshop. You can use the same for other PMI certifications. 

You need to earn 7 PDUs in a year to maintain the certification. You need to pay a nominal amount plus the 7 PDUs to PMI to maintain the certification.


If you have credential holders for both certifications, you need to renew the higher certification which is DASSM certification. 


It is mandatory that you get trained by a Disciplined Agile Training partner (PMI ATP). 

Prothoughts is a Premier ATP partner of PMI®. Prothoughts was one of the very first partners in India for PMI and one of the best content collaborators in Disciplined Agile for PMI®.

You need to earn 7 PDUs in one year’s time to renew your certification. 

And if you are a PMI member, you need to pay a nominal amount of INR 1500 to renew your certification. 

You can easily earn 7 PDUs free by attending Prothoughts webinars which have various topics on Disciplined Agile. Every webinar you attend will fetch you 1 PDU. 

The DASSM Certification workshop offered by Prothoughts is an Instructor-led Online workshop. The workshop typically has many nationalities attending, across different industries and with varied experiences and backgrounds.

Prothoughts has in-house instructors working exclusively for Prothoughts. We feel this is the main differentiator across the competition, as it offers better delivery and support till you get your DASSM certification. 

The DASSM workshop is divided into 2 phases. 

Phase 1 covers Emotional Intelligence and Conflict Management lessons. These lessons should be pre-read by participants to the workshop. 

The instructor will take a summary of these lessons and any doubts of Phase 1 in the workshop. 

The workshop will go through in detail the Phase 2 lessons, which include:

Lesson 1 – Team Development Ladder for High-Performance Teams

Lesson 2 – Tactical Scaling Factors 

Lesson 3 – Disciplined Agile DevOps 

Lesson 4 – Disciplined Agile Value Stream

Lesson 5 – Pragmatic Planning for Agile Teams 

Lesson 6 – Metrics for Agile Teams 

Our workshop has the hallmark feature of Game-based interactions and activities. Further, the instructor covers a free Open session post the Training workshop (The Open session agenda is driven by the participants). 

ProThoughts Another differentiator is superior material quality. 

Prothoughts provides their own extensive material kit which includes e-learning material, Flashcards, Mind-maps, activity books along recorded training sessions. Further, the material is also provided by PMI to the students as part of the workshop

All the course material will be provided in advance. You will receive an email with a link to access the scheduled course. You need to log in to the Prothoughts Learning Portal to access the course material.

The sessions would be auto-recorded subject to permission by PMI®. You can refer to these recorded sessions at your convenience at Prothoughts Learning Portal. 

We currently use the Zoom platform for video conferencing. However, all the sessions and the recordings will be available right from within our Prothoughts learning platform. Learners will not need to wait for any notifications or links or install any additional software.

 In case of any queries, you can reach out to your respective course coordinator. 

For any queries, you can also reach out to [email protected] 

We will be happy to assist you. 

DASSM stands for Disciplined Agile Senior Scrum Master and it is one level higher up than DASM (Disciplined Agile Scrum Master). DASM talks about the foundations of Scrum, Lean and Disciplined Agile.

DASSM talks about taking this to the next level and implementing it not only for your teams but evangelizing for other teams, by networking with upper levels of management and other functional heads in the organization.


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