This is the governing body for certification in Disciplined Agile.




The Disciplined Agile Consortium promotes a principled, Shu-Ha-Ri strategy to certification in that we support several designations:

  1. Disciplined Agile Lean Scrum Master (DALSM) (Ha)
  2. Certified Disciplined Agile Coach (CDAC) (Ri)
  3. Certified Disciplined Agile Instructor (CDAI) (Ri)

Why Disciplined Agile Certification?

For individuals, there are several benefits:

  • Increase your knowledge.  Disciplined Agile certification requires you to have a comprehensive understanding of Disciplined Agile Delivery, which in turn describes how all aspects of agile principles and practices fit together in an enterprise-class environment. 

  • Improve your employability.  Disciplined Agile certification indicates to employers that you're dedicated to improving your knowledge and skills, a clear sign of professionalism.

  • Advance your career.  Disciplined Agile certification can help you gain that new position or role as the result of your increased knowledge base and desire to improve.

 For organizations, there are several benefits:

  • It is meaningful.  Disciplined Agile certification has to be earned.  It is an indication that your people have a comprehensive understanding of enterprise-class development, and not just cargo cult agile.  
  • It forms the basis of measurable skills assessment.  Because the certifications build upon each other you can use them as a measure of how well agile skills and knowledge are spreading through your organization.
  • It is trustworthy. Because Disciplined Agile certification is externally managed it is difficult for teams to game the numbers, unlike the self-assessment approach that is becoming all too common.

In summary, we believe that there is value in certification for both individual IT practitioners and for organizations. 

You may find our 9 minute video overviewing Disciplined Agile Certification to be interesting.

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