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Disciplined Agile Scrum Master (DASM) September 14, 2021

September 14 @ 5:00 pm - September 16 @ 9:30 pm

Disciplined Agile Scrum Master (DASM) sept 14-16


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.

Course Summary

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. You’ll 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.


Vitality Chicago’s Disciplined Agile training program provides attendees with additional value-added resources and services. Students that attend Vitality Chicago’s Disciplined Agile training will have access to:

DA benefits table

Who Should Attend

This workshop is for people who are:

  • New to Agile, Lean, and Disciplined Agile
  • Who may have heard about Agile, Lean, and Disciplined Agile (DA) but have not taken any training in the past and want to learn to practice DA
  • Want to hone their Team Lead skills to the next level
  • Want to advance their career and get certified in Disciplined Agile

Key Learning Outcomes

Upon completion you will be able to:
  • Describe the significance of the Disciplined Agile Mindset
    • DA Principles, Promises, Guidelines
    • Describe how DA is an agnostic hybrid of approaches
  • Describe what business agility is and how it is core to value proposition of Disciplined Agile
  • Define the eight DA principles and how they are core to what sets Disciplined Agile apart from other agile frameworks
  • Determine which situations each of the DA life cycles is best applied
  • Apply the DA Practice of choosing a team’s way of working (WoW)
  • Describe the foundations of Agile
  • 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 (Lean principle “Respect people”)
  • Describe the inception phase and why it is important
    • Discuss how to use the DA tool kit to tailor your way of working within a select phase according to context
    • Describe Agile techniques and ceremonies relevant to Inception
  • Describe the Construction phase and why it is important
    • Discuss how to use the DA tool kit to tailor your way of working within a select phase according to context
    • Describe Agile techniques and ceremonies that take place during Construction
  • Explain how to Eliminate Waste and Build Quality In (Lean principles)
  • Explain how to Deliver Value Quickly (Lean principle)
  • Describe the Transition phase and why it is important.
    • Discuss how to use the DA tool kit to tailor your way of working within a select phase according to context
  • Describe the Ongoing category and why it is important.
    • Discuss how to use the DA tool kit to tailor your way of working within a select phase according to context
  • Explain how to Learn Pragmatically (Lean principle)
  • Explain the elements of the process blade (onion) diagram
  • List and define the principles of Lean
  • Recognize when to be resilient


  • Prior to workshop, students must purchase or have a copy of the book Choose You WoW! A Disciplined Agile Delivery Handbook for Optimizing Your Way of Working (WoW) by Scott Ambler and Mark Lines. If you are a PMI member, you can download a free e-copy. https://www.pmi.org/disciplined-agile/books/dad-handbook
  • (Highly recommended) Read Section 1 of Choose Your Wow! Book
  • Computer with video and audio capabilities and high-speed internet connection.
  • Access to Chrome, Edge, or Safari browser.

Course Logistics

  • Course will be delivered live by Jonathan Lee, Project Management Institute Certified Disciplined Agile Instructor (CDAI), through Video Conferencing and Online collaboration tools.
  • Students are highly encouraged to have video cameras on during the workshop to enhance collaboration and engagement amongst attendees.
  • Students Course Materials will be provided (.pdf) one day before the session.
  • This is 3 half day course. Each day, workshop will begin at 5PM and end by 9:30PM CDT with frequent breaks.
  • Class size is limited to 20 attendees
  • Class will have a complimentary follow-up exam prep session provided by DA Instructor to help prepare students for their DA exams.

DASM Exam Details

  • One free voucher for the DASM exam is included in the course registration fee
  • Candidates need to take the DASM exam within 30 days after the DA instructor submits the roster to PMI to use the free exam voucher
  • Candidates will receive an email from PMI with instructions on how to register for the DASM exam
  • The DASM exam is Online and hosted by Pearson Vue; it is not proctored
  • Candidates can take the exam any time of the day or night
  • There are 50 questions are on the exam
  • Students get 90 minutes to take the exam
  • PMI does not share the passing score for the DASM exam
  • If a candidate does not pass the exam on the first attempt, they may re-take the exam for a $150 fee
  • If a candidate fails the DASM exam 3 times, they will need to re-take the training course
  • The renewal cycles for the DASM certification is 1 year and the PDU requirement is 7 PDUs

Course Pricing

All registration is non-refundable; however, they are fully transferable to another attendee.  If there are not enough students, Vitality Chicago reserves the right to cancel/reschedule the course.  Refunds will be issued if class is cancelled by Vitality Chicago.

Virtual Public Course


  • 3-Week Early Bird Price: $845.00
  • Regular Price: $995.00


  • 3-Week Early Bird Price: $1145.00
  • Regular Price: $1295.00

If an individual registers for a class 3 weeks in advance, then they will be able to get Early-Bird discounted rate.


September 14 @ 5:00 pm
September 16 @ 9:30 pm
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Live Online Training