Disciplined Agile (DA®) DASSM Certification Training

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Overview

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 (DASSM) 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 DASSM 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 2 Days course — and becoming DASSM 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 (DASSM®) 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.

(DASSM®) Examination Details

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

1. Roles and Responsibilities of a DASSM

  • 3 issues that affect team performance
  • 4 stages of team development and how each relates to the content, process, and feelings issues
  • Tuckman Team Development Model (Tuckman, 1965)
  • Tuckman’s observations about team development
  • Factors that impact the time a team takes to evolve
  • Adapt Tuckman model to the modern real-world

2. Team Development Activities

  • Forming Stage
    • Forming stage behaviours
    • Teams’ needs during the forming stage
    • Tasks for the leader to develop teams in the forming stage
  • Storming Stage
    • Storming stage behaviours
    • Teams’ need during the storming stage
    • Tasks for the leader to develop teams in the storming stage
  • Norming Stage
    • Norming stage behaviours
    • Teams’ needs during the norming stage
    • Tasks for the leader to develop teams in the norming stage
  • Performing Stage
    • Performing stage behaviours
    • Teams needs during the performing stage
    • Tasks for the leader to develop teams in the performing stage

3. Methods of Team Decision making

  • Consensus based decision-making
  • Balancing learning about new information with moving quickly
  • Techniques: Roman voting, Fist of Five, Highsmith’s Decision Spectrum

4. Factors that influence Team Performance

  • Emotional intelligence model and its components
  • Assess what practices you can adopt to build outlook and resilience.
  • Assess what practices you can adopt to enhance your “with self” dimension of emotional intelligence
  • Assess what practices you can adopt to enhance your “with others” dimension of emotional intelligence.
  • Describe why one should create psychological safety and embrace diversity
  • Define emotional intelligence and explain why it is essential to team performance.
  • Explain how to achieve each component of resilience and outlook.
  • Explain how to achieve each component of emotional intelligence “with self.”
  • Explain how to achieve each component of emotional intelligence “with others.

5. Business Agility

  • Importance of business areas such as finance, legal, marketing, sales, and procurement and contribution to an organization’s overall business agility
  • Spider chart to identify and analyse tactical scaling factors in more complex situations
    • Explain how to scale for agility
    • Define "tactical agility at scale" and "strategic agility at scale"
    • List the five process goals most affected by tactical scaling
    • Connect the dots between the dimensions in the spider chart and the top-5 tactical scaling process goals
  • Factors used to determine when planning is sufficient
  • Compare the waste and risk levels of four types of planning strategies

6. Disciplined DevOps Layer

  • Scope and purpose of the Disciplined DevOps layer
  • Definition of Disciplined DevOps layer
  • Process blades in the Disciplined DevOps layer
  • DA toolkit to optimize the team’s work with the Disciplined DevOps layer:
  • Optimize delivery and security concerns (DevSecOps)
  • Move to a continuous delivery model (and life cycle)
  • Data management concerns (Database DevOps)
  • Enterprise release management, support, and operations concerns
  • Resolve challenges in the Disciplined DevOps layer with DA toolkit
  • Relevant goal diagrams to consider
  • Relevant decision points within the selected process goal
  • Solve the challenge, based on the team’s context
  • Organizational allies to resolve the delivery teams’ challenges in the Disciplined DevOps layer

7. Continuous Delivery

  • What is “test-first” method in continuous delivery
  • Optimize delivery with the “test-first” method as it relates to the quality of requirements

8. Value Stream Layer

  • Criteria for “done”, the scope and purpose of the value stream layer
  • Process blades in the value stream layer and scope of layer
  • Process blades shared with the Disciplined Agile Enterprise (DAE) layer
  • Optimize the teams work using DA toolkit at the value stream layer
    • MBIs, intake process, design thinking, user experience
    • Tying the portfolio, program and product level to what delivery teams work on
  • Resolve challenges in the Value Stream layer with DA toolkit
    • Relevant goal diagrams to consider and decision points within the selected process goal
    • What options are most likely solve the challenge, based on the team’s context
    • Organizational allies that can help resolve the delivery teams’ challenges in the value stream layer
  • Purpose and Importance of the Coordinate Activities process goal
    • Decision points of the Coordinate Activities process goal
    • Outline the most important questions that arise when seeking to coordinate activities
    • Options for sharing information, facilitating working sessions, coordinating release schedules, and coordinating across locations
    • Contrast the options for dealing with artifact ownership
    • Strategies for coordinating a team of teams
  • Explain how to improve the value creation structure of teams
    • Optimize the work flow and solve challenges related to coordinating and collaborating across teams, or within a larger team of teams using DA toolkit

9. Managing Conflict

  • Healthy conflict within an individual and within a group
    • 5 levels of conflict
    • Constructive disagreement (level 1) for evaluating decisions
    • Fear of conflict causes additional forms of dysfunction within a team
    • Process to de-escalate conflict at each of the five levels
  • Thomas-Kilmann Conflict Resolution Model
    • Explain the Thomas-Kilmann Conflict Resolution Model and its components
    • Examples of each quadrant of the Thomas-Kilmann Conflict Resolution Model
  • Healthy and unhealthy language to solve a conflict
    • DA role for planning
    • Sufficient planning

10. Scope and Planning

  • List and define 5 levels of scope and who focuses on each.
  • Resolve a planning problem using the Release Planning goal diagram
    • Decision points identification
    • An appropriate strategy based on the team’s context
  • Implement just-in-time planning using a Gantt chart.
    • Improve planning using two goal diagrams: Release Planning and Produce a Potentially Consumable Product (Plan Your Work decision point)
    • Forecast release dates and costs accurately
  • Difference between an MVP and an MBI
    • Using MBIs to plan
    • Handle dependencies between teams

11. Metrics

  • Teams approach to metrics
  • Metrics principles
  • Effective measurement strategies for teams
  • Collection and usage of Universal metrics
  • Measuring quality issues
  • Organizations approach towards metrics
  • Conditions under which system-wide metrics should be used
  • Several levels of “Rolling up” metrics
  • Types of measurement work and what do not work
  • What to consider, including value, when measuring what matters
  • Why status reports are ill suited to lean and agile ways of working
  • Design specific metrics to measure improvements (GQM, OKRs)
  • Solve a measurement problem using the Govern Delivery Team goal
  • Relevant decision point identification
  • Choose the appropriate strategy, based on the team’s context

Training Schedule

COURSE TRAINING MODEL DATE  SCHEDULE AND TIME LOCATION COURSE FEE ENROLL
FEB 10, 11 2024 (Sat - Sun) DASSM®
Online Training
2 Days - Weekend IST 6.30 AM Seats Filled 45999 + tax Access AnyWhere Book Now

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.

Eligibility

Educational Background Experience (DASSM®) Training
Any Qualification Minimum 2 Years Agile / Scrum Experience 2 Days of formal DASSM Training provided by PMI ATP (iTechgrus)
      The first step towards obtaining the DASSM certification is to successfully complete either the instructor-led DASSM course offered by a PMI Authorized Training Provider (ATP)
      be eligible for the DASSM certification, no experience is required. The DASSM is for people new to Agile. We recommend that candidates take 2 days training of DASSM, if you are completely unfamiliar with Agile.
      There is no application for the DASSM.
    DASSM Certification Fees
    • The fees for obtaining the DASSM Certification are subject to membership and regional pricing. Membership is NOT required to obtain the DASSM. 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 DASSM 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 DASSM 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%
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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® DASSM, DASSM, CAPM®, PgMP®, RMP®, SixSigma and etc,,

ITechGurus Is Approved for providing DASSM?

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 DASSM® 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?

Yes

How will DASSM® training help freshers?

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

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

How much should I pay to renew DASSM® certification?

$100 Renewal fees - Every 2 Years

What is the process of applying for the certification?

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

Can the DASSM® 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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