This Disciplined Agile Scrum Master (DASM) instructor-led training course shows you how to use Disciplined Agile (DA) to improve your team’s way of working. In just two days, you’ll become familiar with the 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, thoughtful discussions, instructor guidance, and more, this course will prepare you to take the Disciplined Agile Scrum Master exam and, equally important, start using Disciplined Agile immediately.
Disciplined Agile Scrum Master Training Delivery Methods
Disciplined Agile Scrum Master Training Information
In this DASM course, you will learn how to:
- Understand the Disciplined Agile mindset and its underlying principles, such as pragmatism, the power of choice, and adapting to context.
- Learn about the fundamentals of agile and lean and how to use both approaches to produce business value.
- Explore multiple agile and lean techniques from methods such as Scrum, Kanban, SAFe®, and more.
- Understand how to put these techniques into action and ensure effective implementation.
- Learn how to apply the Disciplined Agile tool kit to discover the best way of working (WoW) for you and your team in your unique situation.
- Continue learning and face new challenges with after-course one-on-one instructor coaching.
While there is no formal prerequisite for this DASM course, familiarity with common agile concepts and terminology will help you to get the most value out of your DASM training experience.
While this DASM course would benefit Project/Program Managers, Agilists, and DevOps Practitioners, to name a few, the skills learned are valuable to any team member. No agile experience is required.
Attendees must be present (either virtually or in-person) for the entire course duration to receive certification candidacy.
The DASM exams are administered through Pearson VUE. Each exam is an online, non-proctored test including 50 multiple-choice questions. The total exam appointment is 120 minutes (about 2 hours): 30 minutes for the introduction, tutorial, and survey and 90 minutes (about 1 and a half hours) for completing the exam.
DASM Training Outline
What Is Agile?
The Agile Manifesto
How Does Agile Work?
- The Iterative Process
- Planning an Iteration
- Agile Ceremonies and Artifacts
- User Stories
- Iteration Demonstration
Agile Is Showing Its Age
What Is Disciplined Agile?
The Disciplined Agile Mindset
What is Guided Continuous Improvement?
Disciplined Agile People
Disciplined Agile Flow
Disciplined Agile Practices
How DA Works
Disciplined Agile People
- The DASM
- Leader Qualities
- Supporting the Team
Types of Teams
Team Context and Scaling Factors
What is business agility?
What is a complex adaptive system?
Why do we want to be able to choose our team's way of working?
What are the Disciplined Agile life cycles?
How do you choose your way of working?
DA Process Goals
Agile Practices: Plan the Release (Agile life cycle)
Choices in the Inception Phase
DA Construction Phase
DA Construction Process Goals
Agile Practices (Agile life cycle)
- Deliver Value Quickly
- Visualize the Value Stream
- Deliver Incrementally
- Ensure Value by Building Quality In
- Use Pull Systems and Kanban Boards
Choices in the Construction Phase
The Transition phase
Transition phase process goals
Choosing a process goal, a decision point, and an option
Understanding Ongoing Process Goals
Ongoing Lean practices
- Standard Work
- Explicit Workflow Policies
- Guided Continuous Improvement
How does an agile organization support cross-team learning?
- Communities of Practice
- Centers of Excellence
What Is Lean?
- Lean principles
- Lean Incorporates Systems Thinking
Lean Knowledge Work vs. Manufacturing