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During the January FWPMI chapter meeting, Murali Ramdas spoke about Disciplined Agile (DA), which was acquired by PMI last August, 2020.  Murali explained that Disciplined Agile is a tool kit that is harnessing the hundreds of Agile related practices.  This is based on fundamental Agile practices and it provides more focus on “how to” than just the framework, which is covered by the Agile Manifesto.  Disciplined Agile was developed in 2009 and it is currently on the 5th version.  Diciplined Agile is a global organization and the acquisition by PMI allowed PMI to be more involved in the DA space, which benefits you as a PMI member.

To summarize, the tool kit allows you to get the best agile results faster because you can customize your way of working to get the best solution for your organization and teams.  There’s actually a free book on this topic that you can download from PMI if you are a member.  It is called “Choose Your Wow!”, which is for Choose Your Own Way of Working.  Additionally, you can download a digital free online course called Free Introduction:  Basics of Disciplined Agile Online Course.

PMI has a lot of great information about Disciplined Agile on www.pmi.org.  Click on Learning and Events and then on Disciplined Agile or you can go there directly:  Foundation for Business Agility | Disciplined Agile (pmi.org).  As Murali said, start at the “Welcome” tab, and then click on “About” and then “Start Here”.  Once you are finished with the “Welcome” tab, go to the “Mindset” tab where you will find an overview and information about Disciplined Agile Principals, Promises, and Guidelines. Next, go to the “People”, “Process”, and “Resources”, tabs.  You will find Success Stories, Books, and Frequently Asked Questions on the “Resources” tab.  Finally, check out the Certify tab to find out about 4 new Agile related certifications that PMI will offer. In addition to the PMI-ACP certification, which many of you are probably familiar with, you can also learn about certifications in the following:

  • Disciplined Agile Scrum Master (DASM) Certification
  • Disciplined Agile Senior Scrum Master (DASSM) Certification
  • Disciplined Agile Coach (DAC) Certification – coming in April, 2021
  • Disciplined Agile Value Stream Consultant (DAVSC) Certification – coming in April, 2021

If you have more questions or want to share about your own Disciplined Agile interest, experience, training, etc., contact Murali at DAchampion@fwpmi.org.  The FWPMI chapter is excited about this new PMI offering and want to hear from you!