Disciplined Agile Certification is for agile professionals working in enterprise-class settings such as banks, insurance companies, retailers, and government agencies. You’re not working in ideal situations – you have legacy cultures, legacy systems, and legacy processes to overcome – but that doesn’t mean you can’t make things better. You take pride in your work and you want to create environments where you can be effective, and you can do that by adopting Disciplined Agile strategies. 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 Certified Disciplined Agilist). Show that you have some experience and you're recognized as an intermediate (Ha - Certified Disciplined Agile Practitioner or Disciplined Agile Lean Scrum Master). Prove that you have deep experience and are actively helping others to become better and you could become recognized as an expert mentor (Ri - Certified Disciplined Agile Coach). If you have experience and are willing to share your passion, you could become a trusted Instructor (Ri - Certified Disciplined Agile Instructor).