Disciplined Agile Senior Scrum Master (DASSM) Certification

DASSM certification will equip you to lead the Agile team and / or multiple agile teams and will help you with taking more complex initiatives for your organization. With DASSM, you are on your way to master the agile mindset and adopt Scrum and Lean approach using DA toolkit to choose your WoW(Way of Working) for better outcomes.

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Disciplined Agile

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Pre & Post Training Support

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Methodology

Game-Based

In-House Instructors

3 Experts

Modes Of Learning

  • Online Learning

    Interact with the instructor and the participants on a live basis, but through online medium.

DASSM Certification Course Details

Continuing the journey with Disciplined Agile, DASSM is another step to achieve excellence in Disciplined Agile.

This certification will equip you to lead the Agile team and/or multiple agile teams and will help you with taking more complex initiatives for your organization. With DASSM, you are on your way to master the agile mindset and adopt the Scrum and Lean approach using the DA toolkit to choose your WoW(Way of Working) for better outcomes.

The course is fast-paced and thoroughly engaging for the participants. This certification will be well recognized in the world of Agile by employers and peers alike, for the knowledge that you will possess with the DASSM training.

How will DASSM Training Workshop help you with?

  • 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. 

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ProThoughts’ Game-based Curated Disciplined Agilist Workshop:

Attend Prothoughts workshop with DA tool-kit material and Prothoughts curated material to become a Disciplined Agile Lean Scrum Master.

ProThoughts is proud to be among the very first partners of Disciplined Agile in India. ProThoughts brings its 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 Elearning. It will also provide Corporate Training for its privileged corporate clients with customized content.

What is the DASSM Workshop Agenda from ProThoughts? 

The workshop will be a 2-day course. The course will cover the following:

 

(a.) DASSM Study Material

  • Standard DA material from PMI.
  • Extensive Games based learning
  • Curated Case Studies to understand concepts
  • 3 Mock Tests to clear exams
  • Detailed Mind Maps
  • Supplementary Material to understand concepts and clear exams
  • Post Training Support
  • Extensive Content is written by our Experts

(b.) DASSM Certification Eligibility

  • 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 training from a Disciplined Agile partner.

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

What are the other benefits of DASSM Certification?

  • You can choose to be listed in the Certification Membership Directory 
  • Availability of Disciplined Agile Consortium (DAC) Quarterly Newsletters and Professional Development opportunities
  • Member-only access to DAC resources such as webinars, templates, white papers
  • Participants earn this designation of Disciplined Agilist with a free first-year membership and full benefits value of US$ 50.

Join the Disciplined Agile Certification LinkedIn Group: Click here

Retention

  • The annual renewal fee is USD 50
  • 7 hours of professional development (minimum 4 Disciplined Agile hours) are 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

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GAMIFIED LEARNING

"We stress learning the concepts than rote learning, and we do so by our uniquely designed methodology where we focus on learning by fun method for the 35-hour intensive learning."

WORLDS PREMIUM MATERIAL

"We provide renowned study materials like RMLS (Rita Mulcahy Learning Solutions), Michel Thiry, etc. Besides the book, we also offer customized books, Flash Cards, Mind Maps, Online Mock tests. "

BEST POST-TRAINING SUPPORT

"Post the Training workshop we guide you with Mock exam analysis, a F2F concept clearing session with experts, Exam simulation support, PMI audit, Application form filling and handhold learners in their complete certification journey. "

100% EXAM PASS GUARANTEE

"ProThoughts will ensure that the aspirants clear the PMP Examination in their first attempt - if strictly followed the ProThoughts guidelines and get PMP Certified with flying colours. You can check our Terms & Conditions."

IN-HOUSE EXPERTS

"Our Experts carry a great deal of enthusiasm for Project Management. In addition, our experts give their full-time devotion to the teaching and learning that happens at ProThoughts."

CAREER ADVICE

"Our instructors have significant expertise, which will help you get insights. In addition, they will give you individual assistance by guiding you with all the career development aspects."

Schedules

 

2 days Weekend DASSM Training Online

  • Date : 25th & 26th Sept 2021
    Time: Sat and Sun- 2.30pm to 10.30pm IST

Instructor – Ashish Sadekar

Check with our Sr. Consultant for

1. Free Career guidance
2. If you are eligible to apply for the Certification
3. Avail best offers available

Contact: Mr. Siddhant Bitla

WhatsApp us: +91-8422907604
Skype id: prothoughts_team

 

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Andheri-Kurla Road, Navpada, Marol, Andheri East, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400059

2 days Weekend DASSM Training Online For Middle East Batch

  • Date : 24th & 25th Sept 2021
    Time: Fri and Sat- 9.00am to 6.30pm GMT+4)

Instructor – Mobeen Khan

Check with our Sr. Consultant for

1. Free Career guidance
2. If you are eligible to apply for the Certification
3. Avail best offers available

Contact: Mr. Siddhant Bitla

WhatsApp us: +91-8422907604
Skype id: prothoughts_team

 

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DASSM Certification Eligibility Criteria

  • 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 training from a Disciplined Agile partner .
  • Still wondering if you are eligible for the DA Certification? Check with our DA Eligibility Calculator

 

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FAQs

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. 

There is no pre-requisite for the DASSM workshop.

However, we highly recommend to have the DASM course, whether you are experienced in Agile or not.

If you think that you can go to DASSM course directly, we recommend to take Prothoughts Knowledge Check

  • Prothoughts Knowledge Check
  •  This will help you to understand where you stand with respect to your knowledge of Disciplined Agile.

    This Knowledge Check identify areas where they may require additional study. Further, it will recommend resources and future course of action to attempt the DASSM exam.

    The Knowledge check helps in the following aspects:

    The DASSM does not have a training pre-requisite to take the workshop. 
    Students may have the 2 years required agile experience, which means the DASM class would be a too easy for them, but they may not have been introduced to Disciplined Agile (DA).  This Knowledge Check helps them identify areas where extra learning/time may be needed
    It helps them know what sections in the book to study prior to the exam

    As explained in the previous question, there is no eligibility for DASSM exam. We recommend that you take Prothoughts Knowledge Check

  • Prothoughts Knowledge Check
  • to assess where you stand.

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

    The exam questions are 4 multiple choice questions

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

    Absolutely. Prothoughts provides their own 3 mock exams, meticulously prepared by the Experts in Disciplined Agile.

    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

    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.

    There are 2 retakes available even if you fail the exam. And these are free of charge. And with every retake exam you get one month of preparation. 

    After the DASM or DASSM training workshop is complete, the instructor must email a roster of the attendees to DACertifications@pmi.org. 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 DACertifications@pmi.org.

    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 DACertifications@pmi.org 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 DACertifications@pmi.org.

    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 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.

    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. 

    After you successfully complete your two-day Disciplined Agile Senior Scrum Master course with Prothoughts, you will receive a mail and an eligibility code from PMI. Using this eligibility code, you can schedule your certification exam at a Pearson VUE test center. The mail has clear instructions to schedule the exam. 

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

    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 and evangelizing for other teams, by networking with upper levels of management and other functional heads in the organization. 

    DASM is positioned at entry-level certification and DASSM is positioned at Associate Level Certification. 

    Please refer to our blog for more details 

    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.

    No. 

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

    Yes. DASSM certification is a prerequisite for DAC and DAVSC certification. 

    No. 

    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. 

    Ashish Sadekar is Prothoughts Founder and will be the main instructor for the course. He is well-known in project management circles and considered one of the top trainers in Project Management. 

    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 info@prothoughts.co.in 

    We will be happy to assist you. 

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