This is the governing body for certification in Disciplined Agile.

Disciplined Agile Foundations of Lean

Lean helps the  organization  focus on the flow of value to the customer quickly, sustainably, predictably, and with high quality.

The Disciplined Agile Foundations of Lean training fills in the knowledge gap required to take your Disciplined Agile certification to the next level.  We will review:

    • The principles of lean
    • The time aspect of value
    • What an effective organization’s value stream looks like

We will show you how to:

    • Conduct a value stream mapping exercise.
    • Discuss the roles of management and their effect on culture.
    • Describe how to use PDSA (plan-do-study-act) for continuous improvement.

Depending on you prior agile knowledge, choose one of two paths:

1. You did not hold any Certified Disciplined certifications on January 1, 2020.

2. You earned a Disciplined Agile Certification before January 1, 2020.

Path 1: You did not hold any Disciplined Agile certifications on January 1, 2020


You are new to lean, and wish to learn methods to bring business agility to your organization.



  • Attendees earn the designation of Disciplined Agilist, with free first year membership and full benefits, a $50 US value
  •  See how to claim PMI PDU's

Path 2: You earned a Disciplined Agile Certification before January 1, 2020


You are a professional certified in Disciplined Agile prior to 01 January 2020, with proven knowledge of agile in general and Disciplined Agile in particular. The Disciplined Agile Foundations of Lean course is for professionals who:

      • Earned a Disciplined Agile certification (CDACDAPCDACCDAI) prior to 01 January 2020 and now wish to advance on their agile journey



      • One free attempt of the Disciplined Agile Lean Scrum Master certification test when taken within 30 days of the course end date
      •  See how to claim PMI PDU's

Designation Earned

Upon completion of this workshop, you will be prepared to take the certification test, and with appropriate experience, earn the next level designation.

Subsequent to passing the certification test and based on your experience with agile teams, you will be awarded the following designation:

About Disciplined Agile (DA)

Disciplined Agile (DA) is a process-decision toolkit 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, Procurement 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.


    1. What Lean is and what it is not
    2. Value
    3. The value stream and value stream mapping
    4. Flow and pull
    5. Plan-do-study-act (PDSA)
    6. The role of management

Workshop Logistics

        • Primary:Agile
        • Secondary: lean, fundamentals, Kanban
Level: Intermediate
Length: One day – 7 hours of classroom time plus breaks
Public or Private On-site

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