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Disciplined Agile certification courses are currently available: Disciplined Agile Scrum Master (DASM), Disciplined Agile Senior Scrum Master (DASSM) and Disciplined Agile Coach (DAC).

2020da cert journey

  • The first one (DASM) is aimed at those who approach this world and want to discover the potential of the PMI agile toolkit, strengthening their knowledge in the Agile and Lean field.
  • The second one (DASSM) is aimed at those who already have a good familiarity with the toolkit and at least two years of experience in cross-team support in relation to complex projects.
  • The course dedicated to Coaches (DAC) is aimed at those who have extensive experience with the toolkit, but with Agile and Lean in general, and want to complete their specialization path in serving teams and the entire organization.


The other courses will be available soon.

Workshops  are divided into 2 full days (on request it is possible to organize editions of 4 ½ day sessions) and will deal with the following official themes.


Disciplined Agile Scrum Master

  • Learning Objectives
    • Describe the significance of the Disciplined Agile Mindset
    • Describe what business agility is and how it is core to value proposition of Disciplined Agile
    • Define the eight DA principles and how they are core to what sets Disciplined Agile apart from other agile frameworks 
    • Determine which situations each of the DA life cycles is best applied
    • Apply the DA Practice of choosing a team's way of working (WoW)
    • Describe the foundations of Agile
    • Explain how people are organized into DA teams
    • Define the primary DA roles and how they each are key to the success of a self-organizing agile team • Describethe 5 Primary DA roles
    • Explain how to help your team work well together (Lean principle “Respect people”)
    • Describe the inception phase and why it is important
    • Discuss how to use the DA tool kit to tailor your way of working within a select phase according to context
    • Describe Agile techniques and ceremonies relevant to Inception
    • Describe the Construction phase and why it is important.
    • Discuss how to use the DA tool kit to tailor your way of working within a select phase according to context
    • Describe Agile techniques and ceremonies that take place during Construction
    • Explain how to Eliminate Waste and Build Quallity In (Lean principles)
    • Explain how to Deliver Value Quickly (Lean principle)
    • Describe the Transition phase and why it is important.
    • Discuss how to use the DA tool kit to tailor your way of working within a select phase according to context
    • Describe the Ongoing phase and why it is important.
    • Discuss how to use the DA tool kit to tailor your way of working within a select phase according to context
    • Explain how to Learn Pragmatically (Lean principle)
    • List and define the principles of Lean
    • Recognize when to be resilient


Disciplined Agile Senior Scrum Master

  • Learning Objectives
    • Describe the roles and responsibilities of DASSM
    • Describe the Tuckman Team Development Model (Tuckman, 1965).
    • Practice a team development activity for the forming stage.
    • Practice a team development activity for the storming stage.
    • Practice a team development activity for the norming stage.
    • Practice a team development activity for the performing stage.
    • Solve problems by identifying teams at various stages of development.
    • Identify and describe various methods of Team decision making
    • Define emotional intelligence and explain why it is essential to team performance.
    • Explain how to achieve each component of resilience and outlook.
    • Explain how to achieve each component of emotional intelligence “with self.”
    • Explain how to achieve each component of emotional intelligence “with others.”
    • 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 toan organization’s overall business agility.
    • Use the spider chart to identify and analyze tactical scaling factors in more complex situations.
    • Describe the scope and purpose of the Disciplined DevOps layer.
    • Use the DA tool kit to optimize how the team works with the Disciplined DevOps layer.
    • Use the DA tool kit to identify and help resolve challenges that teams face in the Disciplined DevOps layer.
    • Explain how to optimize delivery with the “test -first” method as it relates to the qual ity of requirements • Describethe “test -first” method as it relates to continuous delivery
    • Describe what the criteria for “done” might look like
    • Describe the scope and purpose of the value stream layer.
    • Use the DA tool kit to optimize how teams work with the value stream layer
    • Use the DA tool kit to identify and help resolve challenges that the delivery teams face in the value stream layer.
    • Explain the purpose of the Coordinate Activities process goal and why it is important.
    • Explain how to improve the value creation structure of teams
    • Use the DA tool kit to optimize the flow of work and solve challenges related to coordinating and collaboratingacross teams, or within a larger team of teams.
    • List examples of when conflict can be healthy within an individual and within a group.
    • Explain the Thomas-Kilmann Conflict Resolution Model and its components relative to concern for self and concernfor others.
    • Identify the DA role responsible for planning.
    • Describe the concept of sufficient planning.
    • List and define the five levels of scope and who focuses on each.
    • Demonstrate how to solve a planning problem using the Release Planning goal diagram.
    • Explain how to implement just-in-time planning using a Gantt chart.
    • Identify how your team can improve planning using two goal diagrams: Release Planning and Produce a PotentiallyConsumable Product (Plan Your Work decision point).
    • Explain how to accurately forecast release dates and costs
    • Explain the difference between an MVP and an MBI
    • Explain how teams approach metrics.
    • Explain how organizations approach metrics.
    • Explain what types of measurement work and what do not work.
    • Explain how to choose and design specific metrics to measure improvements against areas related to teamperformance that need improvement (GQM, OKRs)
    • Demonstrate how to solve a measurement problem using the Govern Delivery Team goal.


Disciplined Agile Coach

  • Learning Objectives
    • Apply the DA mindset to common coaching scenarios
    • List common issues encountered by DA Coaches when helping teams utilize the DA tool kit
    • Identify the Adkins coaching competency to utilize for each DA coaching technique or strategy
    • Describe the DA Coach
    • Explain how to apply the Adkins Agile Coaching Competency Framework as an example of a useful coaching model
    • Describe the qualities of a good DA Coach
    • Explain how the DA Tool kit supports coaching
    • Explain why it is important for teams to become self-organizing, self-improving, and self-learning
    • Explain how collaborative decision making, guided continuous improvement, the choose your WoW procedure and the DA tool kit can be used to help a team reach the end goals
    • Demonstrate how to use an effective decision-making technique when coaching a team through a difficult problem in a scenario
    • Apply DA coaching skills to a scenario to help a team overcome common internal barriers to making decisions about choosing or evolving their WoW
    • Apply DA coaching skills to a scenario to help a team work collaboratively to make process improvement decisions
    • Apply DA coaching skills to a scenario to help a team apply and incorporate Guided Continuous Improvement (GCI)
    • Analyze a scenario where a DA Coach helps a team through a complex decision involving a difficult option without outside sources
    • Explain reasons why people might be uncomfortable with change
    • Describe levels of resistance and associated mitigation strategies
    • Analyze team members’ openness to change within a scenario using Four Stages of Psychological Safety model
    • Explain how to support change on the individual and organizational levels
    • Explain how attributes of culture affect a DA coach’s ability to motivate change
    • Explain how change models serve as guides to DA coaches in helping teams implement change
    • Explain how DA Coaches improve effectiveness by focusing their efforts and taking the experimental approach
    • Apply the DA mindset to a scenario to create an environment where teams can work.
    • Explain how the Disciplined Agile Enterprise (DAE) layer of the DA landscape affects teams (prework)
    • Justify a complex decision, based a scenario involving outside groups/external sources
    • Explain the benefits of coordinating across an organization
    • Apply DA coaching skills to a scenario to help a team become more autonomous when impeded by another team's actions
    • Apply the DA tool kit to solve challenges related to coordinating teams across an organization
    • Describe agile transformation at a team and cross-team level
    • Explain how to use people and resources to get help with DA coaching issues and build DA coaching skills
    • Apply the engagement pre-planning process to a scenario
    • Justify a decision made within the engagement pre-planning process
    • Describe the potential next step in the DA certification journey


    The cost of participation is specifically defined in the calendar of each session and includes an early bird cost and a full price cost.

    There are also special discounts in relation to your activities in the PMI.

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