Disciplined Agile (DA®) DASM Certification Training

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Disciplined Agile is not a framework, but rather a toolkit 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 Scrum Master (DASM) will help you understand all the benefits of agile, and make it work for you and your organization.

Do you find yourself...
  • Facing an ever-changing environment?
  • Using a framework of steps that makes no sense?
  • Feeling your agile practice doesn’t deliver what it should?

The DASM certification equips you to successfully lead agile teams, thereby future-proofing your career in a world in which agile is fast becoming the way forward. The Disciplined Agile® tool kit includes hundreds of proven practices, including Scrum, Kanban, SAFe®, and even some predictive approaches, and puts them into context.

By taking the 3 Days course — and becoming DASM certified — you’ll understand how to customize your way of working to the approach that makes sense for the situation you face in your organization and industry.

What You Will Learn

The (DASM®) course is focused on providing an improved understanding of AgileScrum, Lean, Kanban, SAFe and other predictive methods and their implementation.

  • Grasp the fundamentals of agile and lean, and how you can practically use both approaches to produce value for your teams.
  • Explore multiple agile and lean techniques from methods such as Scrum, Kanban, SAFe®, and more.
  • Understand how to put these techniques into practice and ensure successful agile implementation.
  • Appreciate the DA™ mindset and its underlying principles, such as pragmatism, the power of choice, and adapting to context.
  • Learn how to apply the Disciplined Agile tool kit to discover the most effective way of working (WoW) for you, and your team in your unique situation.

(DASM®) Examination Details

Upon completion of the course, candidates can gligible to take DASM® Examination

  • 50 Questions Exam
  • 120 Minutes Exam
  • Result Reflect Immediately
  • No Negative Marks
  • E-copy of certificate
  • If Fail, 2nd Attempt would be free of cost
Score Report

To see your exam results immediately after taking the exam you can do so from your Pearson Vue Dashboard by clicking on “View Score Reports”. PMI does not publish the passing score for any of their DA certifications.  Only PASS or FAIL is given. 

Retaking the Exam

Upon submitting payment for the exam, candidates a period of 60 days to take the exam. In the event of an unsuccessful exam attempt, candidates may submit payment to retake the exam. All candidates will receive an initial three exam attempts to pass the exam during the 60-day eligibility period. In the event that you encounter three unsuccessful exam attempts, there will be a 45-day eligibility waiting period prior to submitting payment again for an exam retake.

PMI encourages you to take this 45-day period to leverage the content provided to you from the course and experience to prepare the exam

Payment for the exam can be submitted from the MyPMI certification dashboard on PMI.org

Course Agenda

Disciplined Agile Mindset

  • What is Disciplined Agile?
  • Principles, promises and guidelines of DA
  • DA as an agnostic hybrid of approaches leveraging strategies from a variety of sources.

Business Agility

  • What is business agility?
  • Identify the full range of business agility

Disciplined Agile Principles

  • How Being Awesome is important for building a great Agile team
  • 5 levels of Enterprise Awareness
  • Choosing different contexts with different strategies
  • Pragmatism over Purism
  • Context counts
  • Strategies to optimize Flow
  • Importance of organizing around products/services

Disciplined Agile Lifecycles

  • How DA supports a variety of lifecycles
  • 3 phases of the DAD delivery cycle
  • Agile lifecycle and it’s application
  • Lean lifecycle and it’s application
  • Continuous delivery Agile lifecycle and it’s application
  • Continuous delivery Lean life cycle and it’s application
  • Exploratory lifecycle and it’s application
  • Program lifecycle and it’s application
  • Business agility and business lean lifecycles
  • Choosing a lifecycle that chooses

Choosing your Way of Working (WoW)

  • The 5 steps for choosing your WoW
  • Analysing team’s context using the spider chart
  • Factors impacting context when choosing a team's WoW
  • Selecting the best-fit lifecycle using the decision tree
  • What it means to be goal driven
  • The process blade and how process blades are used inside DA
  • Purpose of a goal diagram
  • How to read a goal diagram
  • The process goals of DAD
  • Ranking and selecting process goals relevance-based to the phase and the team’s context
  • Key practices for the team try using goal diagrams

Agile Foundations

  • Comparison of Agile and Waterfall
  • Benefits of being Agile
  • Agile iterative way of working
  • Artifacts and ceremonies of Agile

Disciplined Agile Teams

  • Comparison of leaders to managers
  • While roles can be leaders
  • Primary and secondary roles on DA teams

Disciplined Agile Roles

  • 5 Primary DA roles and their importance
  • Responsibilities of the 5 primary DA roles
  • Enabling your team to work well together (Lean principle “Respect people”)

Inception Phase

  • Inception phase and its importance
  • Process goals associated with the Inception phase
  • Agile techniques and ceremonies relevant to Inception
    • User stories
    • How to write and estimate a user story using different techniques
    • Acceptance criteria and the definition of done
    • How to effectively plan iterations

Construction Phase

  • Construction phase and its importance
  • Process goals associated with the Construction phase
  • Agile techniques and ceremonies that take place during Construction
    • How to demonstrate an iteration
    • How to obtain and receive feedback

Transition Phase

  • Transition phase and why it is important.
  • Process goals associated with the Transition phase

Ongoing Phase

  • Ongoing phase and its importance
  • Process goals associated with the Ongoing phase

Eliminating Waste and Building Quality In (Lean Principles)

  • Causes of waste and delays
  • How to minimize waste through value stream mapping
  • Push and pull methods of moving work
  • Kanban approach to managing work in process
  • How to build and validate quality into the delivery process

Delivering Value Quickly (Lean Principle)

  • Cost of delay
  • How to realize value
  • Importance of delivering incrementally
  • Contrasting MBI with MVP

Learning Pragmatically (Lean Principle)

  • “Standard work” and its use as a baseline for continuous improvement
  • Benefits of explicit workflow
  • Using Kaizen loops and PDSA techniques for continuous improvement
  • Options for cross-team learning: "community of practice" and "center of excellence"

Principles of Lean

  • How Lean takes a system view rather than a team view
  • Lean aspects of knowledge work with real-work and sources of waste and delay
  • Aspects of regular work that affect quality and efficiency, including sources of waste and ways to improve


  • How resiliency supports lean thinking
  • When to build workflow according to resiliency outcomes

Training Schedule

JUNE 08, 09 & 15, 16 2024 2 Days - Weekend 08 Seat available out-off 30 45999 + tax Online / Classroom Enroll
JULY 13, 14 & 20, 21 2024 2 Days - Weekend 21 Seat available out-off 30 45999 + tax Online / Classroom Enroll

Who can Learn

This course is appropriate for professionals interested in obtaining a working knowledge of Agile Scrum and planning to become Master in Agile, Scrum master. This would include Scrum team members, Product Owners, Product Managers, Project Managers, Project Sponsors, Software programmers, Software Architects, software developers, Coders, designers, testers, software engineers, business owners, business analysts, and more.


Educational Background Experience (DASM®) Training
Any Qualification Not Required / Who are New to Agile 18 Hours training is Mandatory
      The first step towards obtaining the DASM certification is to successfully complete either the instructor-led DASM course offered by a PMI Authorized Training Provider (ATP)
      be eligible for the DASM certification, no experience is required. The DASM is for people new to Agile. We recommend that candidates take 2 days training of DASM, if you are completely unfamiliar with Agile.
      There is no application for the DASM.
    DASM Certification Fees
    • The fees for obtaining the DASM Certification are subject to membership and regional pricing. Membership is NOT required to obtain the DASM. Initial examination fees must be paid after applications have been approved before you can schedule your examination. The course fee includes your first exam attempt; eLearners can pay when purchasing the course through their PMI profile. For those utilizing one of PMI’s Authorized Training Partners, your fee is paid directly to the ATP.
    • You are granted a 60-day eligibility period in which to pass the examination. During the eligibility period, you may take the examination up to three times, as candidates do not always pass the examination on their first attempt.
    • If you need to retake the exam, and your eligibility period is still current, you may do so by submitting the reexam fee by accessing your candidate MyPMI profile on PMI.org.
    • The DASM certification is valid for one year and can be renewed by earning & reporting 7 PDUs related to agile content and submitting the annual renewal fee. Renewing your DASM Certification will require a payment based on membership and regional pricing
    • We Currently accepts the following payment methods of credit cards / Debit Cards / UPI and wire transfers.

How will I be assessed for PMI - DASSM Examination?

After Completing the course, Our Organization will conduct online Computer based exam that is Conducted by Project Management Institite (PMI).

Exam Content Oultine

Sno Domain Percentage of Questions
1 Foundations of Agile 30%
2 Foundations of Lean 20%
3 Foundations of Disciplined Agile 24%
4 Choose your Wow 26%
5 Total 100%

Faq (Frequently Asked Questions)

What is Disciplined Agile (DA)?

Disciplined Agile (DA) is an agnostic, comprehensive library of strategies and practices, with practical guidance to help people, teams, and organizations to make process-decisions in a context-sensitive manner.
DA teaches how to effectively combine strategies from Scrum, Agile Modeling, Extreme Programming, Kanban, Agile Data, SAFe, and many other Agile frameworks in a way that can be tailored and scaled.
The DA toolkit leverages the experiences of thousands of teams who have already struggled through the very issues that our teams currently face. By referencing these strategies, you can accelerate your journey to project delivery success.

How did Disciplined Agile come about?

Disciplined Agile was originally Disciplined Agile Delivery (DAD). DAD was put together within IBM Rational, an initiative of Scott Ambler, based on empirical observations by Scott and Mark Lines along with other IBMers and several IBM business partners. These observations of what was actually occurring in practice, what was going well and what wasn’t, and in what situations it was working were first captured in articles, blog postings, and courseware. This eventually culminated in a book, Disciplined Agile Delivery: A Practitioner's Guide to Agile Software Delivery in the Enterprise, published in June 2012. It has, ever since, evolved into a comprehensive agile and lean toolkit called Disciplined Agile (DA).

How does Disciplined Agile relate to business agility?

DA serves as a firm foundation for business agility. By leveraging the experiences of thousands of teams across industries, DA shows how the various activities such as Solution Delivery (software development), Enterprise Architecture, Portfolio Management, Security, Finance, Vendor Management and many others work together. DA teaches what these activities should address and helps you identify a range of options that can be considered, describing the trade-offs associated with each option.

How is Disciplined Agile architected?

The DA toolkit is architected into four views:

  • Mindset: DA builds on the foundations of Agile and Lean
  • People: Roles, responsibilities and team structures are at the centre of DA.
  • Flow: Processes are dynamic, depicted by lifecycle and workflow diagrams
  • Practices: The small strategies and techniques count towards the overall goal. Goal diagrams are a high-level depiction of practices.

Who is the Governing body for Disciplined Agile?

Since 01 August 2019, all Disciplined Agile and certification intellectual property (IP) is owned by the Project Management Institute, Inc.

Where can I find out more about Disciplined Agile?

You can find out more about Disciplined Agile on its PMI homepage - https://www.pmi.org/disciplined-agile.

How can I get started with Disciplined Agile?

You can get started with Disciplined Agile wherever you are and in whatever situation you are. The DA philosophy encourages you to do the best you can in any situation you face, and always strive to improve. It guides you to carefully choose your way of working to make small, safe improvements over time instead of making huge, and often risky changes. Such an approach is referred to as Guided Continuous Improvement (GCI).

What are the courses offered® by ITechGurus?

ITechGurus offers various courses like PMP®, PMI® ACP, PMI® DASM, DASSM, CAPM®, PgMP®, RMP®, SixSigma and etc,,

ITechGurus Is Approved for providing DASM?

Yes - We are a PMI Authorized Training Partner

Where are PDUs and SEUs applicable?

PDUs and SEUs are credits awarded by the Project Management Institute and the DASM® respectively. They recognize your dedication to the Agile world through the award of credits for every educational effort you make throughout your career. At present, Scrum Alliance members who hold a Certified Scrum Professional®, Certified Enterprise Coach and/or Certified Scrum trainers credential need to earn SEUs to get recertified.

What is the format of the exam?

Multiple Choise Questions, 120 Minutes Exam and 50 Questions

Is your 2 days of training enough to clear the certification?


How will DASM® training help freshers?

DASM® training will help freshers to get the background knowledge and skills to be a valuable part of an Agile Scrum team. They can also demonstrate to employers their commitment to moving ahead in their agile career, and will get higher salaries than their non-certified counterparts.

After DASM® training within how many days do I need to take the certification?

After completing your DASM® course, you can appear examination Immediately.

How much should I pay to renew DASM® certification?

$100 Renewal fees - Every 2 Years

What is the process of applying for the certification?

After completing your DASM® course, you will receive an Exam voucher from ITechGurus.

Can the DASM® online test be taken without undergoing the training?

2 Days of training is Basic requirement from PMI to appear for the exam.

What are the mode of payment accepted by ITechGurus?

Mode of Payments:

  • Credit card (Online Payment)
  • Paypal
  • Bank Transfer (ACH)
  • Check

DO you Share Trainer Details?

Yes, Off Course, You Can Interact trainer after Enrollment (or) you can get trainer profile before enrolment.


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Manickavel Arumugam

Manickavel Arumugam

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Chandramouli S

Chandramouli S

Digital Leader

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Shriram Kumar

Shriram Kumar

Sr.Delivery Mgr

Experienced Project Manager with a demonstrated history of working in the information technology and services...
Mohamed Noordeen

Mohamed Noordeen

Lead Data Scientist

I am an aspiring candidate with ardent desire to excel in my position where ever and whatever I am...

Shriram Venkat Peddhibhotla

Executive Manager

Executive Manager (Process Excellence & PMO) at Deloitte US India Offices
Sanjay kumar

Sanjay kumar

Founder / Managing Partner

ITechGurus, Organization founded in 2013 to provide world class solutions for professional education and training...


Director - Business Development

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