This is the governing body for certification in Disciplined Agile.

Disciplined Agile: Foundations of Agile

Ever wonder what it is like to work on an Agile team? Sure, on the surface Agile looks simple and straightforward. In practice, though, when we start adopting an Agile way of working, reality quickly proves to be much more complex than expected. This module teaches you the foundation for successfully starting an Agile way of working (WoW) inside your team.  

On this page you will find details regarding:

    1. Audience
    2. Learning Objectives
    3. Prerequisites
    4. Benefits
    5. Course Outline
    6. About Disciplined Agile
    7. Course Logistics


This module is not technical and is recommended for all team members new to Agile. Games, simulations and group discussions reinforce the practices learned.

Learning Objectives

By the completion of this module, you are able to: 

  • Apply an iterative way of working inside your team 

  • Describe the artifacts, roles and ceremonies of an iterative way of working 

  • Utilize a work board and information radiator 

  • Write user stories and estimate them 

  • Gather requirements in a collaborative way 



    Course Outline

    The big agile picture

    Planning the first iteration

    Running the first iteration

    Information radiators

    Agile team roles

    Agile ceremonies

    Demonstration and retrospective of the first iteration

    Planning the second iteration

    Running the second iteration

    User stories and estimation

    Test-first approach

    Dealing with change

    Demonstration of second iteration

    Retrospective of the module 

      About Disciplined Agile (DA)

      Disciplined Agile (DA) is a process-decision tool kit that provides straightforward guidance to help people, teams, and organizations to streamline their processes in a context-sensitive manner.

      DA provides a solid foundation for business agility by showing how the various activities such as Solution Delivery (software development), IT Operations, Enterprise Architecture, Portfolio Management, Security, Finance, Vendor Management and many others work together. DA also describes what these activities should address, provides a range of options for doing so, and describes the trade-offs associated with each option.

      Four views:

        1. Mindset. Builds on the foundations of agile and lean to address enterprise realities.
        2. People. Roles, responsibilities, and team structures.
        3. Flow. This captures the dynamic aspects of processes via lifecycle diagrams and workflow diagrams.
        4. Practices. Small strategies/techniques. Goal diagrams are a high-level pick list of practices.


            • Primary: Agile
            • Secondary: agile, fundamentals, interactions, retrospectives
      Level: Introductory
      Length: One day – 7 hours of classroom time plus breaks
      Public or Private On-site

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