Disciplined Agile Coach - Night School - December 2022

Disciplined Agile Coach - Night School - December 2022

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Disciplined Agile Coach (DAC) PMI Certification 4-Nights 6:00 PM (ET) Course length: 14 hours Prerequisites: 3 Years Coaching & DASSM Cert

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DA Coach Certification Workshop

Disciplined Coach Certification

  • Course length: 14 hours
  • Prerequisites: 3 Years Coaching & DASSM Cert
  • PMI Assigned CEU Claim Code: 49518H7Q23

Guaranteed to Run, Live Virtual

4 Nights (5, 6, 7, & 8 December), 6:00 PM to 10:00PM (ET)

PMI Info Link: DAC

For organizations wanting agile transformations to thrive in today’s disruptive economy the Disciplined Agile Coach (DAC) leads by helping Teams to address problems originating in other parts of the organization and to improve their own ‘Way of Working.’ The DAC arrives with a unique toolkit, intellectual property to facilitate collaborative decision making, and expertise in Guided Continuous Improvement (GCI). Beyond just understanding coaching competencies, the DAC builds roadmaps. The DAC has a playbook ready to pick up day one!

Application Process for Disciplined Agile Exams (DASSM, DAC, DAVSC Exams)

In order to take the DASSM, DAC, and DAVSC exam, learners will first need to complete an exam application, which is a similar experience to the PMP certification. Learners should begin the application process as soon as they register for the DASSM, DAC, or DAVSC course so the application can be processed while they complete the course. After the learner’s exam application is approved and the course is completed, the learner may schedule the exam via https://my.pmi.org/certification

Learners will need to complete the Certification Application for DASSM, DAC and DAVSC, which are located on the specific certification pmi.org page.

DASSM Application link: https://www.pmi.org/certifications/agile-certifications/disciplined-agile-senior-scrum-master-dassm

DAC Application link: https://www.pmi.org/certifications/agile-certifications/disciplined-agile-coach-dac

DAVSC Application link: https://www.pmi.org/certifications/agile-certifications/disciplined-agile-value-stream-consultant-davsc

· Application review and approval may take up to 5 business days.


Andy Burns PMP, PMI-ACP, CDAI, DAC, SPC is also a full time Scaled Lean Agile practitioner involved in product development at one of the top ten software engineering companies. Working at Siemens Digital Industries Andy supports more than 130 Scrum Teams building Teamcenter and Active Workspace, the world's number one Product Lifecycle Management Software. As a practitioner Andy uses what he teaches every day. Benefit from his experiences learning about road tested tools, techniques, and frameworks.


Take your Disciplined Agile knowledge and experience to the next level. Coach teams on how to apply and optimize Disciplined Agile across the enterprise. Establish credibility with organizational leadership. Help teams and organizations choose their way of working (WoW) and realize true business agility.

With DAC training and certification, you will:

  • Understand how to align teams with organizational strategies and goals to enable agile transformation.
  • Facilitate culture change and transformation.
  • Master the Disciplined Agile tool kit and show teams the best Way of Working (Choose Your Wow) in the situation they currently face.
  • Accelerate process improvement.

Be prepared to take the Disciplined Agile Coach (DAC) exam and earn valuable, credible certification. Your exam fee is included in tuition.

Learning Objectives

  • Apply the DA mindset to common coaching scenarios
  • List common issues encountered by DA Coaches when helping teams utilize the DA tool kit
  • Identify the Adkins coaching competency to utilize for each DA coaching technique or strategy
  • Describe the DA Coach
  • Explain how to apply the Adkins Agile Coaching Competency Framework as an example of a useful coaching model
  • Describe the qualities of a good DA Coach
  • Explain how the DA Tool kit supports coaching
  • Explain why it is important for teams to become self-organizing, self-improving, and self-learning
  • Explain how collaborative decision making, guided continuous improvement, the choose your WoW procedure and the DA tool kit can be used to help a team reach the end goals
  • Demonstrate how to use an effective decision-making technique when coaching a team through a difficult problem in a scenario
  • Apply DA coaching skills to a scenario to help a team overcome common internal barriers to making decisions about choosing or evolving their WoW
  • Apply DA coaching skills to a scenario to help a team work collaboratively to make process improvement decisions
  • Apply DA coaching skills to a scenario to help a team apply and incorporate Guided Continuous Improvement (GCI)
  • Analyze a scenario where a DA Coach helps a team through a complex decision involving a difficult option without outside sources
  • Explain reasons why people might be uncomfortable with change
  • Describe levels of resistance and associated mitigation strategies
  • Analyze team members’ openness to change within a scenario using Four Stages of Psychological Safety model
  • Explain how to support change on the individual and organizational levels
  • Explain how attributes of culture affect a DA coach’s ability to motivate change
  • Explain how change models serve as guides to DA coaches in helping teams implement change
  • Explain how DA Coaches improve effectiveness by focusing their efforts and taking the experimental approach
  • Apply the DA mindset to a scenario to create an environment where teams can work.
  • Explain how the Disciplined Agile Enterprise (DAE) layer of the DA landscape affects teams (prework)
  • Justify a complex decision, based a scenario involving outside groups/external sources
  • Explain the benefits of coordinating across an organization
  • Apply DA coaching skills to a scenario to help a team become more autonomous when impeded by another team's actions
  • Apply the DA tool kit to solve challenges related to coordinating teams across an organization
  • Describe agile transformation at a team and cross-team level
  • Explain how to use people and resources to get help with DA coaching issues and build DA coaching skills
  • Apply the engagement pre-planning process to a scenario
  • Justify a decision made within the engagement pre-planning process
  • Describe the potential next step in the DA certification journey

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