Disciplined Agile Senior Scrum Master (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.
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 Scrum and Lean approach using 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.
Take your Disciplined Agile skills to the next level
Dive deep into the Disciplined Agile toolkit to gain a thorough grasp of the hundreds of practises and methods it contains and the trade-offs associated with using them. In hands-on activities, use the techniques and tools to support your team in selecting and evolving your optimal way of working (WoW) in real-life settings.
DASSM Certification, a recognition provided by PMI® to practitioners who complete the DASSM certification programme and demonstrate their expertise by passing the test, confirms your skill as a Scrum Professional. ProThoughts Solutions is a Premier Authorized Training Partner (ATP) and Disciplined Agile Partner of the Project Management Institute (PMI)®. We are pleased to provide an Accelerated DASSM Career Track in collaboration with PMI.
The DASSM certification is a natural next step for any agile practitioner who wants to be the best leader they can be for their team. The DASSM is able to address complicated challenges that development teams regularly face, thanks to their understanding of agile, lean, and the DA toolkit.
Disciplined Agile pulls together multiple activities such as solution delivery, enterprise architecture, portfolio management, security, finance, and vendor management to produce the best business outcomes, laying a solid foundation for business agility. Organizations with high agility say that their projects are more likely to fulfil their initial aims and business objectives than those with low agility who use the same methodologies.
How will DASSM Training Workshop help you with?
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.
The workshop will be a 2-day course. The course will cover the following:
What are the other benefits of DASSM Certification?
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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
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 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 tests your application, analysis and understanding of the DASSM syllabus.
The exam questions are multiple choice questions. Almost 40 odd questions will have 4 answer choices and you need to select 1 right answer. The rest 10 odd questions may have 6-7 answer choices and you may have to select 2-3 answer choices. The questions will state how many choices to select.
You need to score 70% (i.e., 35 marks) out of 50 marks
Absolutely. ProThoughts provides 4 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
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Upon completing the DASSM training, you have to complete the application process for PMI (they will take 5 days to review) 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.
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:
The examination fee for 1 exam attempt is included in the cost of the training workshop. Students have 60 days to take the exam online after completing the training. The Certification will be given after you pass the exam.
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 every year.
You can contact [email protected].
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
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.
Remember to take the exam within 24 hours
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
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:
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 Master Level Certification involves 2 certifications:
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 14 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.
Yes. DASSM certification is a prerequisite for DAC and DAVSC 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.
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 provides their own extensive material kit which includes e-learning material, Flashcards, Mind-maps, activity books along with recorded training sessions. Further, PMI material is available 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. Our Technical Support team will help you for a smooth access to the materials.
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.
Regardless of where you take the mock exam, ProMock is developed with cutting-edge features and the most slashing benefits. Experts in the DA Domain created and developed the ProMock DASSM Exam Simulator. It is one such exam simulator that provides two distinct Mock Tests with a variety of questions to guarantee that you pass your DASSM Exam on your first try.
I had approached a few learning centers, but I must admit the professionalism and teamwork showed by ProThoughts was unparalleled and I am a lifelong loyal client. They not only teach agile methodologies but their team showcases/reflects critical principles of Disciplined Agile from being an “Awesome team” to “Delight customers” which made it an easy choice for me to choose them.
Regarding my training, Ashish sir’s virtual workshop was a breather and quick refresher for me on so many topics that are in use in my daily experience, but a new perspective gained on those as well, such as team development, emotional intelligence, conflict management, etc. The course content was quite well structured, and I could get a good understanding of Enterprise Agility and Tactical Scaling.
Apart from this I typically studied for two to three hours a day, but in the final ten days before the exam, I boosted it to six to eight hours. My achievement was a result of my perseverance, hard effort, and the encouragement and counsel of trainers. But more than anything, it depended on me also to keep trying.
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