Frequently Asked Questions
Answers to your questions about training, courses, and certification.
Process Mentors has the most senior and experienced instructors and coaches of any ATP teaching the Disciplined Agile workshops! Our instructors and coaches are recognized leaders in virtual training and coaching and some have been teaching Disciplined Agile for almost a decade! Also, Process Mentors help organizations worldwide focus on delivering the highest business value in a shorter amount of time, consistently, sustainably, and with higher quality.
The cost of the Disciplined Agile Certification exams is included in the registration fee. You are granted one free attempt to write the Disciplined Agile Certification exams; DASM/DASSM/DAC, and DAVSC. If you do not pass on the first attempt, the 2nd and 3rd attempts can be scheduled through your PMI dashboard at a cost of $150 US.
The DASM, DASSM, DAC and DAVSC workshops. You can find more details about our workshops here: https://learn.successmentorsu.com/pages/disciplined-agile
Yes, we are pleased to offer the Disciplined Agile Boot Camp. If you are new to Agile and Lean, this practical 2-day immersive and interactive boot camp covers Agile and Lean principles, practices, and techniques. Its focus is on anyone seeking to expand their knowledge about agile ways of working, including Iterative/Scrum and Lean/Kanban.
You will receive an email from Training@ProcessMentors.com the week PRIOR to the class if the workshop will be cancelled and will be asked to move to the next scheduled date. If you are not able to attend any of the upcoming workshop dates, the registration fee will be refunded. Once a class is "Guaranteed to Run" you will receive an email from Training@ProcessMentors.com.
You can find more information about the Agile Certification Journey on the PMI website: https://www.pmi.org/disciplined-agile/disciplined-agile-faqs/disciplined-agile-certification-faqs
The quick answer is that it depends on your level of experience with agile and where you want to take your career. Here is what we suggest: if you are new to agile, then the Disciplined Agile Scrum Master (DASM) is where you want to start. If you have some experience with agile and want to round out your knowledge of what agile and lean are really all about, but likely aren’t going to focus your career on agile right now, then the PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP) is likely for you. If you’ve been doing agile for a few years and want to learn more about Disciplined Agile (DA), or if your team is struggling with issues that agile frameworks like Scrum don’t address, then Disciplined Agile Senior Scrum Master (DASSM) is where you should start. You’ve been coaching in agile for a few years, and would like to coach in Disciplined Agile (DA) or would like to coach non-software teams, then first earn the Disciplined Agile Senior Scrum Master (DASSM) to learn about DA and then take Disciplined Agile Coach (DAC) to learn the key coaching skills to go to the next level. You’re experienced in agile, are a member of an agile transformation team within your organization, and want to learn how to really turn your organization into an agile enterprise: first earn the Disciplined Agile Senior Scrum Master (DASSM) to learn about DA and then take Disciplined Agile Value Stream Consultant (DAVSC) to learn how to apply DA to transform your organization.
The DASM and DASSM exams are 50 questions long with a duration of 90 minutes. The 90 minutes does not include a tutorial that takes 10-15 minutes to go through. The DAC exam is 60 questions split between standalone questions and questions related to the case study and is 2 hours in length. The DAVSC exam is 40 questions split between standalone questions and questions related to the case study and is 90 minutes in length. The exam is a non-proctored exam with Pearson Vue. PMI does not release exam results.