About Disciplined Agile (DA)

DA is a process-decision toolkit that provides straightforward and practical guidance to help individuals, teams and enterprises optimize their Way of Working (WoW) in a context-specific way.

Key principles of DA include customer centricity, pragmatism, flexibility in methodology (supporting a range of agile and lean options), and the application of context-based practices that optimize flow across the entire enterprise. Applying the DA toolkit allows organizations to customize any method or framework—including traditional, Scrum, or SAFe—to drive outcomes that differentiate them from their competitors.

How DA Fits in with PMI

In August 2019, PMI announced the acquisition of DA. The combination of these two organizations offers a unique and unparalleled value proposition to stakeholders who are committed to improving their personal, team, and enterprise agility.

To help champion this new body of knowledge, PMI asked local chapters to identify a DA Champion. The PMI Silicon Valley chapter selected Bhanu M Viswanadha, PMP, PMI-ACP, CSM, SA, SASM, POPM, SDP, CDA, CDAP, TOGAF to be the local champion. Bhanu will lead any interested PMs in the Silicon Valley communities to expand their agile knowledge into these new PMI certifications.

For a limited time, active members of PMI.org can download a free copy (PDF) of Choose your WoW: A Disciplined Agile Delivery Handbook for Optimizing Your Way of Working by Scott Ambler and Mark Lines. Select the download button below and log in download your copy.




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The Disciplined Agile (DA) process-decision toolkit provides straightforward guidance to help people, teams, and organizations streamline their processes in a context-sensitive manner
The Disciplined Agile toolkit is informed by seven core principles that guide individuals, teams, and enterprises
Based on the Shu-Ha-Ri strategy, there are six DA certifications to earn
Hybrid Toolkit

DA adopts practices and strategies from existing sources, such as ScrumExtreme Programming (XP) and Kanban, and provides advice for when and how to apply them together