Disciplined Agile Certifications:

The Disciplined Agile Certification program is a principled approach based on the Shu-Ha-Ri philosophy of learning.  We believe that there is both value in, and limits to certification. Any certification should clearly reflect the effort you had to invest to "earn" it.  Sadly, there are many agile certifications that do not reflect this approach - One can become a "certified master" after staying awake in a two day workshop or a "professional" for passing an online test.  With us if you take a course or pass an online test and you're recognized as a beginner (Shu - Disciplined Agilist or a Certified Disciplined Agilist).  Show that you have some experience and you're recognized as an intermediate (Ha - Certified Disciplined Agile Practitioner).  Prove that you have deep experience and are actively helping others to become better and you could become recognized as an expert (Ri - Certified Disciplined Agilist Coach).  








Permitted usage of Certification status

You are permitted to use one of the following certifications if you are a certified member of a given status and your account is in good standing (i.e you have fulfilled your educational, experience and community activity requirements for the past two years). Failure to maintain your membership in good standing means that you must remove any and all references to disciplined agile certification.  The names of the certifications are to be referred to as follows:
  • Disciplined Agilist (DA)
  • Certified Disciplined Agilist (CDA)
  • Certified Disciplined Agile Practitioner (CDAP)
  • Certified Disciplined Agile Coach (CDAC)
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