This is the governing body for certification in Disciplined Agile.

Disciplined Agile Lean Scrum Master (DALSM)

As a team leader you strive to be more agile and help your team be more productive. To succeed, you need an agile mindset, combined with leadership and team management skills.  At the same time need to do so within the context of your organization and its culture.  The new Disciplined Agile Lean Scrum Master (DALSM) training and certification provides tools and strategies to help you lead an agile team, influence people, and remove impediments. Using real-world agile strategies, you will learn how to tailor your team’s Way of Working (WoW) to optimize productivity and continuously improve.

Upon completion of this workshop, you will be prepared to become DALSM certified.

Disciplined Agile Lean Scrum Master (DALSM) is for practitioners who are focused on learning and applying the Disciplined Agile approach in leading teams.  It is made up of the following modules:

    Foundations of Agile

    Foundations of Lean 

    Foundations of Disciplined Agile

    Pragmatic Agile and Choosing Your Way of Working (WoW)


    Upon completion you will be able to:

      • Apply the values, principles, and practices of agile on your team
      • Describe how to create the environment within which flow of value can be achieved
      • Determine the steps required to achieve business agility and what it takes to do it in your organization
      • Choose the appropriate practices and techniques given your working environment to continuously improve your WoW
      • Identify tailored solutions to address common organizational and management needs that still exist even when you are agile

      This workshop is available in different formats, depending on your agile background.

      4-Day Version

      Who should attend

      This workshop is for people who are:

      • New to agile
      • Or who have taken some agile training in the past but may not have had the opportunity to apply what they’ve learned in practice
      • Wanting to hone their Scrum Master skill so as to lead a team in an enterprise setting
        • Attendees earn the designation of Disciplined Agilist, with free first year membership and full benefits, a $50 US value
        •  Leadership (3.5), Technical (24.5): see how to claim PMI PDU's

        2-Day Version

        Who should attend

        This workshop is for people who:

        • Understand the fundamentals of agile and lean, and better yet have experience applying them in practice
        • Are experienced with agile and who want to take their career to the next level
          • Attendees earn the designation of Disciplined Agilist, with free first year membership and full benefits, a $50 US value
          •  Leadership (3.5), Technical (10.5): see how to claim PMI PDU's

          Foundations of Agile

          1.  Getting ready:
          a. Getting to know each other
          b. Getting ready for the first iteration
          c. Overview of an iterative way of working
          2.  The Dot game 
          3.  Planning the first iteration
          4.  Iteration 1:
          a. Ceremonies, artifacts, and roles
          b. Moving into the new roles
          c. Work board and information radiator
          d. User stories and estimation
          5.  Demonstration and retrospective of the first iteration
          6.  Collaborative requirements gathering for the second iteration
          7.  Planning the second iteration
          8.  Running the second iteration
          9.  Demonstration of second iteration
          10. Retrospective covering the module

          Foundations of Lean

              1. Inherent organizational challenges
              2. Mapping your value stream
              3. Overview of a Flow and Lean approach to business agility
              4. Minimum Business Increments (MBIs) – the heart of business agility
              5. How to change culture by changing management
              6. Kanban boards and MBIs across the enterprise 
              7. How does a team fit into a Lean system?
              8. Inherent simplicity
              9. Metrics for measuring Lean
              10. Lean is about learning: rolling out a Lean adoption

          Foundations of Disciplined Agile

          1.     The Disciplined Agile Mindset

          a. The seven principles of DA

          b. The Disciplined Agile Manifesto

          2.     Overview

          a. Layers of organizational agility

          b. Lifecycles – Team and value stream (DA FLEX)

          c. Goal diagrams – How to read and how to use

          d. Complex adaptive systems

          3.     People and Teams

          a. Roles and responsibilities

          b. Team structures

          4.     Team Agility

          a. Disciplined Agile Delivery (DAD)

          b. Agile business teams

          c. Agile service teams

          5.     Organizational agility

          a. Disciplined DevOps

          b. Disciplined Agile IT (DAIT)

          c. Disciplined Agile Enterprise (DAE)

          d. Disciplined Agile FLEX

          6.     Lean Governance

          Pragmatic Agile and Choosing Your Way of Working (WoW)

          1.    Pragmatic Agile

          a. Looking beyond your agile team: organizations, regulations, customers, and other demands
          b. Strategies for financial tracking and reporting that support business agility
          c. Career management and reward strategies
          d. Addressing risk on agile teams
          e. What are guardrails and how do you leverage them for your team?
          f. Measure what matters
          2.    Choosing Your Way of Working (WoW)
          a. What is the context faced by your team?
          b. Choosing the best-fit lifecycle
          c. Understanding, selecting, and applying process goals in your team’s context
          d. Laying out your team’s initial way of working (WoW)
          e. Disciplined retrospectives and Guided Continuous Improvement (GCI)

          Workshop Logistics

          • Topics:
            • Primary:Agile
            • Secondary:Disciplined agile, scrum master, lean, fundamentals, Kanban
          • Level: Intermediate
          • Length: Two or Four days depending on your background – 14 or 28 hours of classroom time plus breaks
          • Public or Private On-site

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