Chapter Events

The San Diego Chapter holds regularly scheduled events. These events offer the opportunity for members and guests to learn about the latest in project management, share and exchange information, network, find job opportunities, and enjoy some refreshments.

Disciplined Agile Senior Scrum Master (DASSM)

April 17, 2021 8:30 AM to April 18, 2021 4:30 PM


Disciplined Agile Senior Scrum Master - 2 days

Presented by: Greta Blash and Steve Blash


Prerequisite: Two years of experience working on an agile team in a leadership role, like DA scrum master, scrum master, product owner, architecture owner, etc.

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 will develop the skills you need to foster emotional intelligence, resolve conflicts, and lead high-performance teams at any stage of development.

  • Describe the Tuckman Team Development Model (Tuckman, 1965),
  • Identify and describe various methods of Team decision making,
  • Define emotional intelligence and explain why it is essential to team performance,
  • Explain why business agility is important to an organization’s viability,
  • Describe how other business areas such as finance, legal, marketing, sales, and procurement can contribute to an organization’s overall business agility.
  • Describe the scope and purpose of the Disciplined DevOps layer,
  • Describe the scope and purpose of the value stream layer,
  • Explain how to improve the value creation structure of teams,
  • Explain the Thomas-Kilmann Conflict Resolution Model “concern for self and concern for others”,
  • Explain how to implement just-in-time planning using a Gantt chart,
  • Explain how to accurately forecast release dates and costs,
  • Explain the difference between an MVP and an MBI,
  • Explain how to choose and design specific metrics to measure improvements against areas related to team performance needed improvement (GQM, OKRs).


Exam fee is included in course registration.


Greta Blash and Steve Blash are certified and qualified trainers. Their instructor-led workshop offerings have been available for over 15 years and trained over 3000 global professionals to achieve certifications from PMI®.  They have spoken at numerous Project Management Institute (PMI®) events, locally, regionally, and globally. They hold DALSM®, CDAP®, CDAI®, PMI-ACP®, PMP®, PMI-PgMP® and PMI-PBA® certifications.



Detailed Agenda

8:30 AM Presentation


Registration / Pricing Info

Early Bird discount – until April 11, 2021 (inclusive):

        - $700 for Members & Non-Members


General Admission from April 12, 2021:

        - $800 for Members & Non-Members


15 PDUs (Technical)


No refunds after April 12th, 2021


$800.00 PMI-Member Ticket
$700.00 Earlybird rate before April 12

$800.00 Non-Member Ticket
$700.00 Earlybird rate before April 12