31 January 2023

Disciplined Agile : DASSM exam

Exam Format

  • Exam Name: Disciplined Agile Senior Scrum Master 
    • Exam Code: DASSM
  • Duration
    • Total Duration: 90 mins (overall 120 mins)
    • Questions
      • Total Questions: 50 questions

Domains

  • Domain 1 – Overview of Agile Foundation (30%)
  • Domain 2 – Overview of Lean Foundation (20%)
  • Domain 3 – Overview of Disciplined Agile Foundation (24%)
  • Domain 4 – Determine your WoW (26%)

DASSM exam questions

  • Overview
    • 1- Team Development for high performance teams : 14%
    • 2- Emotional intelligence for high performance teams : 10%
    • 3- Tactical scaling in complex situations : 6%
    • 4- Removing Impediments : 22%
    • 5- Coordinating and collaborating across teams : 10%
    • 6- Conflict management for high performance teams : 12%
    • 7- Pragmatic Planning and Reporting : 26%
    • Total : 100%
  • In details
    • 1. Team Development for high performance teams : 14%
      • 1.1 Describe the Tuckman Team Development Model
      • 1.2 Determine team development at each stage of the Tuckman team model
      • 1.3 Solve problems at different stages
    • 2 Emotional intelligence for high performance teams : 10%
      • 2.1 Define emotional intelligence
      • 2.2 Explain each component of emotional intelligence
      • 2.3 Identify why one should create psychological safety and embrace diversity
    • 3. Tactical scaling in complex situations : 6%
      • 3.1 Explain the significance of agility in an organization
      • 3.2 Determine how to scale agility
    • 4. Removing Impediments : 22%
      • 4.1 Describe the Disciplined DevOps layer
      • 4.2 Use the DA toolkit to solve challenges in the DevOps layer
      • 4.3 Optimize the delivery with the “test-first” method as it relates to the quality of requirements
      • 4.4 Determine the criteria for what “done” might look like
      • 4.5 Describe the value stream layer in the Scope of DA diagram
      • 4.6 Use the DA toolkit to solve challenges in the value stream layer
    • 5. Coordinating and collaborating across teams : 10%
      • 5.1 Explain the Coordinate activities process goal
      • 5.2 Identify how to improve the value creation structure of teams
      • 5.3 Use the DA tool kit to optimize the flow of work and solve challenges related to coordinating and collaborating across teams
    • 6. Conflict management for high performance teams : 12%
      • 6.1 List examples of when conflict can be healthy
      • 6.2 Explain the Thomas-Kilmann Conflict resolution model
      • 6.3 Demonstrate how to use healthy and unhealthy language to solve a conflict
    • 7. Pragmatic Planning and Reporting : 26%
      • 7.1 Describe the concept of sufficient planning
      • 7.2 Define the five levels of scope including who focuses on each
      • 7.3 Determine how to solve a planning problem using the Release Planning goal diagram
      • 7.4 Explain how organizations and teams approach metrics
      • 7.5 Explain what types of measurement work or do not work
      • 7.6 Explain how to choose and design specific metrics to measure improvements against areas related to team performance that need improvement (GQM, OKRs)
      • 7.7 Demonstrate how to solve a measurement problem using the Govern Delivery Team goal

Eligibility

  • Eligibility
    • Eligibility : 60-day
    • Number of attempts : 3 times
    • Validity : 1 year

Results

  • Result : Pass/Fail

Course Outline

  • The Disciplined Agile Scrum Master (DASSM) Exam covers the following topics. 
    • Domain 1 – Overview of Agile Foundation (30%)
      • Understand and Develop an Agile mindset
      • Learn to Differentiate between the iterative ceremonies
      • Learn and Define User Stories
    • Domain 2 – Overview of Lean Foundation (20%)
      • Understand and learn to implement the principles of Lean
      • Learn to identify and develop skills to optimize Lean Delivery
      • Understand and Learn pragmatically
      • Understanding the Team
    • Domain 3 – Overview of Disciplined Agile Foundation (24%)
      • Understand and implement a Disciplined Agile mindset
      • Determine the value proposition of DA
      • Explain the 8 principles of Disciplined Agile (DA) and identify when to use them
      • Learn the Disciplined Agile (DA) life cycles and phases
      • Learn the Disciplined Agile (DA) roles within a self-organizing Team
      • Determine goals using the Disciplined Agile (DA) toolkit
    • Domain 4 – Determine your WoW (26%)
      • Learn and determine how people are organized within Disciplined Agile (DA) Teams
      • Determine your team’s style of working (Way of Working – WoW)

Pass the exam

Versioning

  • Created on 12/28, 2022.
  • Updated : 01/16, 2023.

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