About this course
Disciplined Agile Scrum Master Certification (DASM) offers a different learning certification approach. The progressive path of knowledge and experience requirements will support your team's journey to agile mastery.
Is your team treading water using waterfall? Do you feel trapped in an agile framework? Would you like to find solutions to the problems you’ve been wrestling with? Are you looking for ways to enhance your team’s agility?
Break free from your old ways by choosing a way of working that fits your team’s context. Find strategies to improve your processes and strengthen your team with the Disciplined Agile tool kit.
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 will 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.
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 your team, and the trade-offs associated with these options. It shows how to effectively combine strategies from Scrum, Agile Modeling, Extreme Programming, Kanban, Agile Data, 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.
- Apply foundational agile and lean practices in your own team setting
- Describe what business agility is and how it is core to value proposition of Disciplined Agile
- Describe the significance of the Disciplined Agile mindset
- Define the DA principles, promises, and guidelines and how they set Disciplined Agile apart from other frameworks
- 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 using the Lean principle of “respect people”
- Analyze your team’s context to make better process-related decisions
- Select the best-fit DA life cycles for your teams
- Apply the five DA steps of choosing your team’s way of working (WoW)
- Apply the relevant agile and lean techniques to successfully initiate your team
- Apply the relevant agile and lean techniques to support your team producing business value
- Apply the relevant agile and lean techniques to support your team releasing their work into production
- Apply the relevant agile and lean techniques to support your team on an ongoing basis
- Recognize when to be resilient
- List and define the principles of Lean
- Significance of the Disciplined Agile Mindset
- Business agility and how it is core to value proposition of Disciplined Agile
- Eight DA principles and how they are core to what sets Disciplined Agile apart from other agile frameworks
- Which situations each of the DA life cycles is best applied
- DA Practice of choosing a team’s way of working (WoW)
- Foundations of Agile
- How people are organized into DA teams
- Primary DA roles and how they each are key to the success of a self-organizing agile team
- Help your team work well together (Lean principle “Respect people”)
- Inception phase and why it is important
- DA tool kit to tailor your way of working within a select phase according to context
- Agile techniques and ceremonies relevant to Inception
- Construction phase and why it is important
- Agile techniques and ceremonies that take place during Construction
- Eliminate Waste and Build Quality (Lean principles)
- Deliver Value Quickly (Lean principle)
- Transition phase and why it is important
- Ongoing phase and why it is important
- Learn Pragmatically (Lean principle)
- Elements of the process blade (onion) diagram
- Principles of Lean
- When to be resilient
- Benefits of explicit workflow
- Kaizen loops and PDSA techniques for continuous improvement
- Options for cross-team learning: "community of practice" and "center of excellence"
Who Should Attend?
- Anyone seeking 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.
- Those who are new or have just entered the world of Agile and Disciplined Agile Methods. It may be of particular benefit to those who have multiple years of management experience and are looking to embrace a method of agile continuous delivery. This is a course that can be customised to reflect the experiences and levels of participants.
- Learn how to apply the Disciplined Agile tool kit to discover the best way of working (WoW) for you and your agile team in your unique situation.
- Be prepared to take the Disciplined Agile Scrum Master (DASM) Certification exam. Your exam fee is included in your tuition.
- 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 apply what you have learned immediately.
- 2-Day training from a Disciplined Agile Training Partner (Authorized PMI Training Partner)
- Your exam fee is included in your tuition. You have 30 days to take the exam online after your training is complete.
- Maintain other PMI certifications by earning PDU:PMP - 15 PDU, PMI-ACP - 15 PDU, PMI-SP - 5 PDU, PMI-RMP - 5 PDU, PfMP - 5 PDU, PMI-PBA - 7.25 PDU, PgMP - 15 PDU
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