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PMI-Delaware Valley Chapter is dedicated to providing its members information and resources regarding Disciplined Agile or “DA”, PMI’s recent acquisition.

You’ll find the following FAQs helpful to get started. For more information, you may also view DA Resources & Events and DA Training & Certification, or, contact a PMI-DVC Disciplined Agile Champion via this short form.

What is Disciplined Agile?
According to, DA is the industry-leading process decision toolkit that describes how agile software development, DevOps, IT, and business teams work in your enterprise.

The DA toolkit enables teams to choose and evolve their way of working (WoW), thereby increasing their effectiveness over time. The DA toolkit is based on seven principles: Delight Customers, Be Awesome, Pragmatism, Context Counts, Choice is Good, Optimize Flow, and Enterprise Awareness.


As the following visual of Deloitte's agile landscape from Christopher Webb illustrates, Agile has devolved into chaos. If you are looking for a solution to help you manage the chaos and make Agile effective in your organization then you need to look no further than Disciplined Agile.

DA Deloitte

Why Disciplined Agile?
In today’s ever-changing world, organizations and businesses are keen to adopt a more flexible approach to delivering projects and want to be more Agile. However, for organizations delivering projects and programs where formal project management processes already exist, the informality of many of the Agile approaches is daunting and is sometimes perceived as too risky.

These project-focused organizations have a need for a mature agile approach or a more Disciplined Agile approach. Click here to view 11 reasons who your organization can benefit from DA.

DA Diagram 2018

Is there a Disciplined Agile Certification?
Yes, there are valuable certifications available – Certified Disciplined Agilist (CDA), Certified Disciplined Agile Practitioner (CDAP), Certified Disciplined Agile Coach (CDAC), and Certified Disciplined Agile Instructor (CDAI). To view more information regarding DA certifications, including a quick 9-minute video and a certification roadmap, visit the Disciplined Agile website.

Disciplined Agile Resources:
PMI’s Disciplined Agile Home Page and Certification information
Subscribe to PMI’s Disciplined Agile Blog
The Disciplined Agile Toolkit

Additional Resources:
PMI-DVC DA Champions Contact Information

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