Disciplined Agile Estimation or Guesstimation?

In my lunch and learn session this week for one of my clients, I covered an important topic on practical lessons and ways to improve our estimates. Many organizations and their IT departments have difficulty sizing and estimating their projects or product during the “intake” or project initiation phase. Using Disciplined Agile in your practice… Read More

Need some rocket fuel for your DevOps team? Look at agile data?

If your DevOps team is the rocket engine for your agile delivery processes, then effective collaborative data management should be your rocket fuel.   -Brent Reed As IT departments continue to embrace DevOps, the lifeblood of our products and services is data.  Thus, we need to include in our “way of working” good agile data practices. By… Read More

DA & PMI – What does it mean?


Have you heard about PMI’s acquisition of Disciplined Agile? Well if you have not read along and if you have and have some questions, you may find below valuable. As Mark & Scott said at our DADay2019 “DA+PMI Our Exciting Future Together.” There is a sweet spot for DA in PMI just like there are sweets spots to DevOps, Agile and any improved way of working. Mark says DA won’t be a re-write of either methods and Bodies of Knowledge (PMBOK, DABOK) but extend and complement each other.


It just makes sense, with projects moving to agile ways of working why not use a toolkit to give all PMs the edge, knowledge, process, and tools to do it effectively. Mark & Scott, the Founders of DA, say, “We want to bring Disciplined Agile (DA) to the next level, and we need a partner to do this.” Quite Simply DA with PMI’s presence, support and “bigger machine” behind them shall propel DA to infinity and beyond!


All PMPs, PMI-ACP, DA, CDA, CDAP, CDAC, CDAI, members, chapters – current and new! Because DA promotes Awesome People as a modern agile way of working, there are many roles and team members in agile groups. So if your a PM, Developer, DevOps Engineer, Operations, HR, Finance, etc., everyone will benefit from this partnership! Will certifications be affected? However just announced today at DADAY2019, there may be a new change for CDAP to DA ScrumMaster and alignment to PMIs certifications. Going forward it seems to be the case and more information is forthcoming from PMI, stay tuned!


Check with your local chapter, check with Meetup for local guilds, and of course the PMI website and Disciplined-Agile.com FAQ for latest news and updates. We host guilds locally and in BC so join us for more information as these guild dates get announced on this website and meetup.com


When will the changes take effect? Mark & Scott say “Stay tuned!” I would think this will be both gradual and possibly some big bang (CDAP – PMI Professional DA SCRUM MASTERS is in the works) in terms of new services, knowledge and really cool announcements! Now is the time to get certified and become a DA member!


I highly recommend folks register and become DA members and take a certified DA course, do the exam and get certified. Join a guild, talk to PMI chapter, join the LinkedIn DA group and or reach out to me via our contact form. Some wonder if costs will go up now that they are part of PMI, my answer is simple, “Mark & Scott are conscious of costs and keeping DA available to everyone, so they will always want to keep costs reasonable. “

Happy Together!

DevOps is a Journey

Just like organizations would like to flourish continuously, most people behind the companies and groups they support also want to grow and evolve. Thus it makes sense that a collaborative engine of people, process and products and the value of DevOps offers, isn’t a destination. I think of transformation a completed metamorphosis, an entire change… Read More

DA 2019 Un-Conference

The inaugural DA Un-Conference kicked off with all the pomp and show that Las Vegas can bring at the Mandalay Bay Resort. With over 31 in attendance the group travelled as far as Bosnia, UK, US and Canada. The conference was facilitated by Klaus Boedker, (Disciplined Agile, CDAI,CDAC) who was fantastic. A mixed group of… Read More