PMI Singapore Chapter

Disciplined Agile Lean Scrum Master (DALSM) Certification course

Disciplined Agile Lean Scrum Master (DALSM) Certification course

Virtual PMI Disciplined Agile Lean Scrum Master (DALSM) Certification course (3 weekends, half-days)

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This course is approved by NTUC for UTAP support

When we start adopting an agile way of working, reality quickly proves to be much more complex than expected. Do you need to employ concepts such as eliminating waste, cost of delay, quality, rapid feedback and response, and the role of management? Would you like to understand all aspects of Disciplined Agile, including its conceptual basis, how it is organised, roles and team structures, and its overall scope?

As a team leader you strive to be more agile and help your team be more productive. To succeed, you need that agile mindset, combined with leadership and team management skills. At the same time, you need to perform within the context of your organisation and its culture. This Disciplined Agile Lean Scrum Master (DALSM) training and certification provides tools and strategies to help you lead an agile team, influence people, remove impediments and tailor your team’s way of working (WoW) for it to match and reflect the unique situation of your team.

> This course is for PROJECT LEADERS who:

  • Understand the fundamentals of agile, and better yet, have experience applying them in practice;
  • Are experienced with agile and want to take their careers to the next level;
  • Would like to qualify for the PMI exam to obtain their DALSM (Disciplined Agile Lean Scrum Master) certification.

Learning Outcomes 

MODULE 1: Foundations of Lean

  • Learn the foundations of Lean: the attention to structure, time, and education
  • Learn the principles of Lean
  • Learn the time aspect of Lean
  • Conduct a value stream mapping exercise
  • Learn what an effective organisation’s value stream looks like
  • Discuss the role of management and their effect on culture
  • Describe how to use plan-do-study-act (PDSA) for continuous improvement

MODULE 2: Foundations of Disciplined Agile

  • Discover the basic elements and scope of Disciplined Agile
  • Understand the full range of business agility
  • Learn how to organise people into agile teams
  • Understand where you fit into an agile team or organisation
  • Organise the flow of work within a team and across teams
  • See how teams can work differently yet still be governed consistently

MODULE 3: Choosing Your WoWTM (Way of Working)

  • Demonstrate how to lead your team through a tailoring workshop to identify their initial way of working (WoW)
  • Select the best-fit lifecycle for your team
  • Choose the Disciplined Agile goal diagrams that are most relevant to your team’s situation
  • Apply the relevant goal diagrams to identify techniques and practices that are most likely to work in your team’s context
  • Improve retrospectives by using tools from Disciplined Agile to identify techniques that will more accurately address your current challenges

Certification Awarded 

After passing the Disciplined Agile Certification Test, based on your experience with agile teams, you may apply for the Disciplined Agile Lean Scrum Master (DALSM) designation. Here are the current criteria.


  • One free attempt at the DA Certification Test when taken within 30 days of completing the course (valued at around 200 USD);
  • Disciplined Agile (DA) Choose your WoW book - digital copy is available for free for PMI members from or can be purchased from Amazon (paperback or Kindle)
  • Complimentary first year DA membership and full benefits (valued at 50 USD)
  • Earn 21 PDUs (14 Technical + 7 Leadership) where applicable


Please reach out to Andrew Coates (MSc, PMP, PMI-ACP, CSM, CSPO, SAFe4, TOGAF). 


Presentation and Discussion Method: 

Hands-on collaborative course with a text book, we will use Zoom and Miro board.

  • Prerequisites:
    • You must have the course book "Choose your WoW", PMI members can download the digital copy for free from here or it can be purchased from Amazon (paperback or Kindle); 
    • You are highly encouraged to read the first 3 chapters before course start on 5 Sep. You are welcome to skim through the rest of the book to see what is coming.
    • This course will be held via Zoom including breakout rooms, please ensure to have Zoom Meeting Client installed on your computer (please don't use the web browser version to join). You can download the Zoom from here:

  • During the workshop:
    • We will be using a Miro board to collaborate and co-create together;
    • Participating from a mobile device is not recommended, because of the small screen and you might need to use the keyboard;
    • Make sure to have a stable internet connection.

About the Instructors:

  Aldo Rall (LinkedIn)    Horia Slușanschi (LinkedIn)    Gareth Holebrook (LinkedIn) 
 Aldo Rall

 Horia Slusanschi

 Gareth Holebrook
Aldo Rall gained his first DA certification in 2015, and served with theDA Advisory Council. He spends his time coaching organisations and teaching people about agile and lean ways of work. Horia Slușanschi has volunteered with PMI for almost a decade, and served with the team that authored the PMI Agile Practice Guide. He is passionate about nurturing customer delight through joyful work. Gareth Holebrook is a seasoned technology product development professional. He coaches teams using agile & lean ways of work. He develops ‘systems thinking’-inspired approaches to organisational design.

About the Authorised DA Partner:

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Event Particulars:

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We welcome all professionals, you don't have to be a PMI Member to participate, but please note the complimentary digital copy of the course book is available only to PMI members. Paperback or Kindle is available for purchase on Amazon.
As always, the most worthwhile discount is available to our PMI Singapore Chapter Members. Join today:

Anyone can join PMI as per their T&Cs.
And if you're already an existing PMI Member, you are encouraged to add on PMI Singapore Chapter membership to benefit from the biggest discount available and can do so during registration or throughout their membership year. Validity of added Chapter membership is tied to the validity of PMI membership. 
For more information, 
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UTAP FUNDING APPROVED up to 250$ (or 500$ for 40+ year olds)
 - scroll down for more info. You can sign up on their website now to receive the many additional benefits as listed! Non-Singaporeans can also apply for this membership.

Register for DALSM

 PMI Singapore Chapter members: please log in to benefit from member rate. If you'd like to become our chapter member for best discount, you can do so here. 

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 Disclaimers: Registration is final, non-refundable, but transferrable. By registering to this event, you give permission to PMI Singapore Chapter to contact you with details of how to participate in this event. You will also be included in future communications from PMI Singapore Chapter, from which it is easy to unsubscribe by following instructions at the bottom of a mailer.

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Those who have their membership valid during the course can submit their application after actually attending.
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Event Properties

Event Date 05-09-2020 9:00 am
Event End Date 05-09-2020 1:00 pm
Registered 28
Cut off date 02-09-2020 4:00 am
Individual Price registration closed 1 Sep
No. of Strategic PDUs N/A
No. of Technical PDUs 14
No. of Leadership PDUs 7
Location Online Meeting
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