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Disciplined Agile Senior Scrum Master (DASSM)

December 6 @ 8:00 am - December 9 @ 12:00 pm

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General Admission
$ 995.00
20 available
Early Bird
$ 845.00
20 available
Premium Early Bird
$ 1,145.00
20 available
Premium General Admission
$ 1,295.00
20 available

Course Summary

Do you want to take Disciplined Agile to a new level? Are you looking for tools to solve complex problems and enhance your organization’s agility? Do you want to learn how to lead your team to excellence? Expand your knowledge and build practical skills around Disciplined Agile, business agility, leadership, and team development.

Disciplined Agile Senior Scrum Master is a nine-lesson, instructor-led course that shows you how to use the Disciplined Agile tool kit to solve a variety of advanced problems, work with allies within your organization, and optimize how teams work.

You will gain knowledge in planning, reporting, and metrics, and coordinating activities, as well as how to meet challenges in these areas. And you’ll develop the skills you need to foster emotional intelligence, resolve conflicts, and lead high-performance teams at any stage of development. Filled with activities, supplemental reading, and more, this course will prepare you to take the Disciplined Agile Senior Scrum Master (DASSM) exam and, equally important, start using Disciplined Agile immediately within your leadership role.


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:

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Who Should Attend

This workshop is for people who:

  • Have 2 years of experience working on an agile team in a leadership role, like DA Scrum Master, Scrum Master, Product Owner or Architecture Owner
  • 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:

  • Understand the DA 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.


  • Have 2 years of experience working on an agile team in a leadership role, like DA Scrum Master, Scrum Master, Product Owner, Architecture Owner or other.
  • Prior to the workshop, students must purchase or have a copy of the book Choose Your 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 copy at:
  • (Highly recommended) Read Section 1 of Choose Your Wow! Book and have a solid foundation in Disciplined Agile (DA) including but not limited to DA Mindset (Principles, Promises, Guidelines), DA Life Cycles, DA People, Agile Ceremonies and Artifacts, DA Process Blades, DA Process Goals, DA Process Goal Diagrams, DA Scaling Factors, 5 steps to choose your WoW, DA Phases, and Lean Principles and concepts.

Course Logistics

  • The course will be delivered live by Jonathan Lee, PMI 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 among attendees
  • Students Course Materials will be provided one day before the session
  • This is a 4 half-day course; each day, the workshop will begin at 8AM and end by 12PM CST with frequent breaks
  • Class size is limited to 21 attendees

DASSM Exam Details

  • One free voucher for the DASSM exam is included in the course registration fee
  • Candidates need to take the DASSM 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 DASSM exam
  • The DASSM 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 DASSM exam
  • If a candidate does not pass the exam on the first attempt, they may retake the exam for a $150 fee
  • If a candidate fails the DASSM exam 3 times, they will need to retake the training course
  • The renewal cycle for the DASSM certification is 1 year and the PDU requirement is 7 PDUs

Course Pricing

Registration fees are 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 the class is canceled 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 the Early-Bird discounted rate.