Course Description

Accelerate your ability to take on more complex initiatives and lead your Agile team using Disciplined Agile (DA). Disciplined Agile® Senior Scrum Master (DASSM) is an instructor-led training workshop for experienced agile practitioners which helps you understand how to use Disciplined Agile (DA ™) tool kit to choose, scale and tailor your team’s way of working (WoW) to achieve agile success in any situation. Filled with activities, animations, supplemental reading and more, this course will prepare you to take Project Management Institute’s (PMI’s) Disciplined Agile® Senior Scrum Master (DASSM) certification exam.




SAIT has been reviewed and approved as a provider of Disciplined Agile training by PMI. As a PMI Authorized Training Partner (ATP), we meet PMI-established quality assurance criteria and our instructors for DIGI-016 are authorized to teach Disciplined Agile Senior Scrum Master.

This 14-hour workshop includes two instructor-led Zoom sessions and individual student access to PMI’s online learning platform. Course fees include certified instructor expertise, PMI digital course content and learning materials and the cost of the DASSM exam (first attempt only.) The PMI membership fee is optional and not included. Complete the course to receive the DASSM exam link from PMI, at which point you’ll have 60 days within which to write the exam.

Note: Registration for DIGI 016 closes two days prior to the course start date.

Learner Outcomes

This interactive course contains nine modules that will show you how to use the Disciplined Agile (DA) toolkit to solve a variety of advanced problems with allies within your organization and optimize how teams work.

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • develop a comprehensive understanding of the many practices and strategies the DA toolkit contains and the trade-offs of applying them
  • learn how to apply the DA toolkit to guide your teams in choosing and evolving your best way of working (WoW)
  • use the DA toolkit to solve complex challenges commonly encountered in both software and operational business teams
  • learn how to lead agile teams through key enterprise activities, such as planning, coordinating and reporting and be ready to show your improvements in areas where your organization is struggling
  • understand how to improve value delivery for your customers by empowering others in your organization, nurturing emotional intelligence and resolving conflicts.

Note that the DASSM certification exam is created based on the DASSM Exam Content Outline.

There are no formal assessments for this course, however your 100% attendance is required for all virtual sessions to receive an “Attend” final grade on your SAIT academic transcript and for the release of the DASSM exam link to you. Note: virtual sessions will not be recorded.

Contact conedadvising@sait.ca for more information or for PMI’s detailed course outline.


As per PMI requirements, you’ll have a minimum of two years’ experience working in an agile team in a leadership role such as Disciplined Agile scrum master, scrum master, product owner or architecture owner. In addition, you should have an understanding of the fundamentals of the DA toolkit by having done one or more of the following: DIGI 012: Disciplined Agile® Scrum Master (DASM)PMI’s Basics of Disciplined Agile™ online course, or read Section 1 (or more) of Choose your WoW —the complementary digital copy included with the DASM (DIGI 012) course. You do not need to be a PMI DASM certification holder to take DIGI 016.

Certifications and Professional Designations

Upon successful completion of this course and of the DASSM® exam, you’ll receive your certification and Disciplined Agile® Senior Scrum Master digital badge from PMI. Your certification is valid for one year and can be renewed upon expiry with PMI. You may consider using the hours earned in this course toward Professional Development Units (PDUs) for any eligible PMI designations you may hold.

To maintain your Disciplined Agile® Senior Scrum Master certification, you must earn seven PDUs in agile topics and pay a renewal fee. You may consider our PROJ 025 Agile Project Management  course towards these PDUs.

Learn more about PMI’s Agile Certifications.

The PMI® Authorized Training Partner seal, “PMI”, “Disciplined Agile”, “DASM”, “DASSM” are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.


Learn more about how to finance your training and education, including the Canada Alberta Job Grant.

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