PMI Southwest Ohio Chapter

Virtual Disciplined Agile Lean Scrum Master Training-Training/Certification

Virtual Disciplined Agile Lean Scrum Master Training

Your PMI SWO Chapter is offering a special PMI Disciplined Agile Training opportunity. This is a 2-day virtual course offering PMI Disciplined Agilist (DA) Certification.

  • Professionals experienced in Agile (Scrum) & Lean completing the course will also receive one free attempt at the Certified Disciplined Agilist (CDA) exam good for 30 days. CDA Certificate holders may then apply for either the Certified Disciplined Agile Practitioner (CDAP) or the Disciplined Agile Lean Scrum Master (DALSM) depending on experiences and references. Upon application verification the CDAP or DALSM would be awarded to qualified, verified candidates.
  • Please visit the Disciplined Agile Consortium: For a full description of requirements for all certifications.

PLEASE NOTE that space is limited to 24 seats, so we encourage you to register early and to take advantage of early bird pricing! Materials will be shipped directly to students, so registration end dates are firm.

Join us for a 2-day Virtual Disciplined Agile Lean Scrum Master (DALSM) Training!

  • Monday, June 22 to Tuesday, June 23, 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM EST

    • Optional: Attendees are encouraged to attend a Sunday evening introduction to the virtual environment, June 14, 8:00 - 10:00 PM EST 

Disciplined Agile Lean Scrum Master
The 2-day Disciplined Agile Lean Scrum Master course is for people who:

  • Understand the fundamentals of agile and lean, and have experience applying them in practice
  • Are experienced with agile and who want to take their career to the next level

Upon completion of this workshop, attendees:

  • earn the designation of Disciplined Agilist , free first year membership to Disciplined Agile and full benefits, a $50 value.
  • who are professionals experienced in Agile (Scrum) & Lean will also receive one free attempt of the DALSM certification test when taken within 30 days of the course end date.

Register now and be among the 24 attendees for this course!


  • Held in the Eastern United States Time Zone (EST)
  • Given in English

    • Students should speak and write fluently in English
  • Is participative virtual training via Zoom and miro
  • Requires student to be video present, video camera on
  • Facilitated by Andy Burns, PMP, PMI-ACP, DACI, your PMI Certified Instructor
PMI Disciplined Agile

This is not a webinar! This is virtual instruction and participative. Students must have a video capable computer with high speed internet connection. Zoom conferencing ( ) and miro online collaborative whiteboarding ( ) will be the principle tools used. Links and access to be provided.

Core reference material
Students will receive, Choose Your WoW! A Disciplined Agile Delivery Handbook for Optimizing Your Way of Working. - No touch delivery to you through Amazon.

Upon completion you will be able to:

  1. Determine the steps required to achieve business agility and what it takes to do it in your organization
  2. Choose the appropriate practices and techniques given your working environment to continuously improve your WoW
  3. Identify tailored solutions to address common organizational and management needs that still exist even when you are agile
  4. Disciplined Agile Lean Scrum Master (DALSM) is for practitioners who are focused on learning and applying the Disciplined Agile approach in leading teams. It is made up of the following 2 modules:

    1. Foundations of Disciplined Agile
    2. Choosing Your WoWTM (Way of Working)

Day 1 - Foundations of Disciplined Agile

  1. Discover the basic elements and scope of Disciplined Agile
  2. Understand the full range of business agility
  3. Learn how to organize people into agile teams
  4. Understand where you fit into an agile team or organization
  5. Organize the flow of work within a team and across teams
  6. See how teams can work differently yet still be governed consistently.

Day 1 - Foundations of Disciplined Agile

  1. The Disciplined Agile Mindset
    • The Agile Manifesto and its principles
    • What is business agility?
    • The seven principles of Disciplined Agile
    • The Disciplined Agile Manifesto
  2. Overview
    • Guided Continuous Improvement (GCI) enables teams to continuously improve.
    • Disciplined Agile is an agnostic hybrid of approaches that leverages strategies from a variety of sources.
    • Disciplined Agile (DA) is architected into four views.
    • Process goal diagrams enable teams to understand their process options.
    • Agile is scaled tactically at the team level, and there are six scaling factors to consider.
    • Agile is scaled strategically at the organization level.
  3. People and Teams
    • Leaders and managers are different, and both are important.
    • Agile teams need leaders.
    • The role of leader will vary by team and needs to be fit for purpose.
    • There are many potential agile roles.
    • Where do you fit in?
  4. Team Agility
    • DA is organized into process blades.
    • Your organization is a complex adaptive system (CAS).
    • Teams have working agreements.
    • Project teams versus long-standing teams.
    • DA supports a variety of lifecycles.
    • Teams will choose and evolve their way of working (WoW).
    • DA supports consistent, streamlined governance of teams.
    • Project lifecycles have phases, other lifecycles do not.
    • Team structure should be fit for purpose.
  5. Business Agility
    • Value Streams
    • Disciplined Agile Enterprise
    • Disciplined Agile IT
    • Disciplined DevOps
  6. Lean Governance
    • You are being governed, you deserve to be governed well
    • Traditional governance strategies are ill-equipped for agile/lean
    • Lean governance focuses on motivation and enablement over command and control

Day 2 - Choosing Your WoW™ (Way of Working):

  1. Demonstrate how to lead your team through a tailoring workshop to identify their initial Way of Working (WoW).
  2. Select the best-fit lifecycle for your team.
  3. Choose the Disciplined Agile goal diagrams that are most relevant to your team’s situation.
  4. Apply the relevant goal diagrams to identify techniques and practices that are most likely to work in your team’s context.
  5. Improve retrospectives by using tools from Disciplined Agile to identify techniques that will more accurately address your current challenges.

    Day 2 - Choosing Your WoW™ (Way of Working):

    1. DA principles and complex adaptive systems (CAS)

    • “Pragmatism”, “context counts”, and “choice is good” are the key DA principles we focus on in this module.
    • Your organization is a complex adaptive system, meaning that what worked for one team will not necessarily work for other teams. We have to tailor our own way of working

    2. Five steps to choosing your team’s way of working (WoW)
  • We lay out the five steps for choosing your team's way of working
  • Who is involved in choosing your team’s WoW?
  • What other practices are part of “evolving your team’s WoW”?

Professional Development Units (PDUs)

Credit: 10.5 Technical and 3.5 Leadership PDUs (14 total PDUs)

Registration Info

* We strongly encourage becoming a member of both PMI and of the PMI SWO Chapter to take advantage of these discounts at:

Refund Policy
A service charge of $200 will apply to refunds up to June 8. No refunds after June 8, 2020.

Further Questions
Have questions about PMI SWO Disciplined Agile Scrum Master Virtual Training? Contact your Instructor Andy Burns PMP, PMI-ACP, DACI: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Event Properties

Event Date 06-22-2020
Event End Date 06-22-2020 6:00 pm
Cut off date 06-12-2020 12:00 pm
Individual Price $1,400.00


June 14, 2020

Orientation (optional)

8:00 - 10:00 pm EST

June 22, 2020

Day 1

9:00 am – 6:00 pm EST

June 23, 2020

Day 2

9:00 am – 6:00 pm EST

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