Certification - Disciplined Agile (DA)

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.


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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 Scrum, Extreme Programming (XP) and Kanban, and provides advice for when and how to apply them together.