Free Webinar: PMI Disciplined Agile Certifications – Ask Me Anything About DA

Free Webinar (English): PMI Disciplined Agile Certifications – Ask Me Anything About DA

Disciplined Agile offers a different approach to training and certification via a progressive path to agile mastery. We will also present the latest certifications – DAVSC (Disciplined Agile Value Stream Consultant) and DAC (Disciplined Agile Coach).

The knowledge related to these courses can help you in certain activities or roles
– Choose your way of working for Solution Delivery – DASM (Disciplined Agile Scrum Master)
– Successfully lead one, or perhaps several agile teams as Team Leader, Product Owner, Architect Owner, Scrum Master – DASSM (Disciplined Agile Senior Scrum Master)
– Optimize enterprise-wide value streams and accelerate value delivery at scale – DAVSC (Disciplined Agile Value Stream Consultant)
– Coach teams, teams of teams (programs), and across collaborating teams through continuous improvement – DAC (Disciplined Agile Coach)

Date: October 6, 19:00 EEST (GMT+3)

Speaker: Valentin Tudor Mocanu, Disciplined Agile Coach & Instructor since 2015, DA Value Stream Consultant

#pmi #agile #disciplinedagile #scrummaster #webinar #certifications

Register in advance for this meeting:
https://lnkd.in/eYmRwnbK

DA Coach Workshop – January 29-30 2022 (EN)

DAC Goals

Learn how to coach teams, teams of teams (programs), and across collaborating teams through continuous improvement. At the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Understand how to align teams with organizational strategies and goals to enable agile transformation.
  • Facilitate culture change and transformation within and across teams.
  • Coach disparate teams and groups of teams, often with different priorities and preferred WoWs, to identify the most appropriate way to work and learn together given the situation they currently face.
  • Collaborate with, and potentially be an active member of, your organization’s transformation team.
  • Master the Disciplined Agile tool kit and thereby accelerate process improvement by leveraging proven practices and strategies in context.
  • Be prepared to take the Disciplined Agile Coach (DAC) exam and earn a valuable, credible certification. Your exam fee is included in tuition.

Who Should Attend

  • Suitable for agile team leads, agile coaches, and experienced agilists who want to coach in Disciplined Agile

Benefits

  • One Free Certification DAC Exam voucher
  • Earn 14 PDUs
  • You will receive an invitation to the exclusive DAC Community of Practice where you can learn from like-minded practitioners and form study groups to prepare for the certification

Language

  • This workshop will be held in English

Prerequisites

Course Logistic

  • Computer with video and audio capabilities and high speed internet connection.
  • Activity Handbook available during the workshop
  • Tools to take notes from the workshop and from workshop activities
  • Students Course Materials will be provided (.pdf) several days before the session.

Exam details

  • The cost of the exam is included in the course registration fee
  • The exam is proctored.

Course Outline

Pre-workshop (Phase 1, asynchronous learning):

  • The Disciplined Agile Coach
  • Working toward the end goals of DA coaching
  • Supporting change at the individual, team, and groups of teams
  • Coaching teams within the context of their organization
  • Coaching teams through their transformation journey

Workshop (Phase 2, in-class learning):

  • The DA mindset
  • Working with your existing governance/PMO team
  • Identifying challenges and competencies
  • Determining improvement opportunities
  • Working with the improvement backlog
  • Creating a coaching playbook
  • Implementing guided continuous improvement (GCI)
  • Visualizing and removing impediments
  • Determining the root cause of issues
  • Supporting diversity in the workplace
  • Guiding teams through the change process
  • Overcoming barriers to decision making
  • Working with external teams – GCI across disparate teams
  • Helping your organization develop needed capacity

Special Bonus

All attendees will have access to participate in a Q&A session of 4-8 hours between the workshop and the exam.

Prices

Early bird (until December 15) – 475 EUR + VAT (Italy)
Normal price – 550 EUR + VAT (Italy)
Groups (minimum 3 tickets) – 475 EUR + VAT (Italy)

Companies with a valid EU VAT number will pay the price without VAT (and will declare and pay the VAT in their countries)

The cost of the exam is included in the course registration fee!

Providers

  • PMI ATP Xebir srls
  • Trainer: Valentin Tudor Mocanu, PMI DA Coach (since 2015), DA Value Stream Consultant, DA instructor for DASM/DASSM/DAC

Register (early bird, until December 15)

DASSM Workshop – November 20-21 2021 (RO)

DASSM Goals

DASSM will help you to successfully lead an agile team (or multiple teams) and effectively take on more complex and key initiatives for your organization, tailor and scale any agile or lean approach using the Disciplined Agile tool kit to choose your way of working (WoW).

You will improve your skills related to emotional intelligence, conflict management, build, lead, and coordinate high-performance teams. You will learn how to tailor your way of working at scale, not only for development but also for DevOps and for the entire Value Stream. You will gain knowledge about pragmatic agile planning, reporting, and measurements.

Who Should Attend

  • People with at least two years experience working in an agile team in a leadership role, like Disciplined Agile scrum master, scrum master, product owner, architecture owner, etc.
  • People that already have experience with Agile and Lean. It is highly recommended to have previous knowledge about Disciplined Agile. We recommend DASM training and “Choose You WoW!” book.

Benefits

  • One Free Certification DASSM Exam voucher ($150 USD value) to be taken within 30 days of course completion.
  • Earn 14 PDUs, Technical (7) and Leadership (7)

Language

  • This workshop will be held in Romanian

Prerequisites

  • Two years of experience working in an agile team in a leadership role, like Disciplined Agile scrum master, scrum master, product owner, architecture owner, etc. 
  • Prior to the workshop, students must purchase or own a copy of the book “Choose You WoW!: A Disciplined Agile Delivery Handbook for Optimizing Your Way of Working (WoW)” by Scott Ambler and Mark Lines. If you are a PMI member, you can download a free e-copy.

Course Logistic

  • Computer with video and audio capabilities and high speed internet connection.
  • Activity Handbook available during the workshop
  • Tools to take notes from the workshop and from workshop activities
  • Students Course Materials will be provided (.pdf) several days before the session.

Exam details

  • The cost of the exam is included in the course registration fee
  • You may take the exam within 30-days of completing the course at no charge. Any supplementary attempt will cost 150$ (paid to PMI)
  • Each exam is 50 questions long with a duration of 90 minutes. The 90 minutes does not include a tutorial which takes 10-15 minutes to go through. The exam is a non-proctored exam with Pearson Vue.
  • Each exam involves randomly selected, multiple-choice questions.
  • The renewal cycles for both DASM and DASSM are 1 year and the PDU requirements for both are 7 PDUs.
  • More information here

Course Content

Day 1

  • DASSM Introduction
  • Team Development for High-Performance Teams
  • Emotional Intelligence for High-Performance Teams
  • Tactical Scaling in Complex Situations
  • Optimizing How We Work With the Disciplined DevOps Layer

Day 2

  • Optimizing How We Work With the Value Stream Layer
  • Coordinating and Collaborating Across Teams
  • Conflict Management for High-Performance Teams
  • Pragmatic Planning for Agile Teams
  • Pragmatic Reporting and Metrics for Agile Teams

Prices

Early bird (until October 1) – 400 EUR + VAT (Italy)
Normal price – 425 EUR + VAT (Italy)
Groups (minimum 3 tickets) – 400 EUR + VAT (Italy)

Companies with a valid EU number will pay the price without VAT (and will declare and pay the VAT in their countries)

The cost of the exam is included in the course registration fee!

Bonus: All attendees will have access to participate in a Q&A session of 4-8 hours between the workshop and the exam.

Providers

  • PMI ATP Xebir srls
  • Trainer: Valentin Tudor Mocanu, PMI DA Coach (since 2015)

Register (early bird, until October 1)

DASM Workshop – September 25-26 2021 (RO)

DASM Goals

Disciplined Agile enables you to improve your team’s performance by introducing strategies from leading agile and lean approaches like Scrum, Kanban, SAFe®, and more. This frees you from any single agile framework and opens your options.

You will gain knowledge about how agile works, agile ceremonies and artifacts, the Disciplined Agile mindset, how to use Disciplined Agile to refine and improve your team’s way of working, Disciplined Agile roles, scaling factors, business agility, agile and lean life-cycles. You will improve your skills related to Solution Delivery/Development part of the process and how to tailor your way of working in team’s context. You will learn about lean, system thinking and how to avoid waste in knowledge work.

Official PMI page is here

Who Should Attend

  • While this course provides an opportunity to certify as a DA Scrum Master, the skills learned are valuable to any team member. No agile experience is required.

Benefits

  • One Free Certification DASM Exam voucher ($150 USD value) to be taken within 30 days of course completion.
  • Earn 14 PDUs, Technical (14)

Language

  • This workshop will be held in Romanian

Prerequisites

  • Essential reference for the exam: “Choose You WoW!: A Disciplined Agile Delivery Handbook for Optimizing Your Way of Working (WoW)” by Scott Ambler and Mark Lines. If you are a PMI member, you can download a free e-copy.

Course Logistic

  • Computer with video and audio capabilities and high speed internet connection.
  • Activity Handbook available during the workshop
  • Tools to take notes from the workshop and from workshop activities
  • Students Course Materials will be provided (.pdf) several days before the session.

Exam details

  • The cost of the exam is included in the course registration fee
  • You may take the exam within 30-days of completing the course at no charge. Any supplementary attempt will cost 150$ (paid to PMI)
  • Each exam is 50 questions long with a duration of 90 minutes. The 90 minutes does not include a tutorial which takes 10-15 minutes to go through. The exam is a non-proctored exam with Pearson Vue.
  • Each exam involves randomly selected, multiple-choice questions.
  • The renewal cycles for both DASM and DASSM are 1 year and the PDU requirements for both are 7 PDUs.

Course Content

Day 1

  • All About Agile
  • Agile and Beyond
  • Building a Disciplined Agile Team
  • Choosing Your WoW!

Day 2

  • Tailoring Your Practices: Inception Phase
  • Tailoring Your Practices: Construction Phase
  • Tailoring Your Practices: Transition Phase
  • Tailoring Your Practices: Ongoing
  • Influence Outside the Team

Prices

Early bird (until September 1) – 375 EUR + VAT (Italy)
Normal price – 400 EUR + VAT (Italy)
Groups (minimum 3 tickets) – 375 EUR + VAT (Italy)
Companies with a valid EU number will pay the price without VAT (and will declare and pay the VAT in their countries)

The cost of the exam is included in the course registration fee!

PROVIDERS

  • PMI ATP Xebir srls
  • Trainer: Valentin Tudor Mocanu, PMI DA Coach (since 2015)

Register (early bird, until September 1)

DASM Workshop – October 16-17 2021(EN)

DASM Goals

Disciplined Agile enables you to improve your team’s performance by introducing strategies from leading agile and lean approaches like Scrum, Kanban, SAFe®, and more. This frees you from any single agile framework and opens your options.

You will gain knowledge about how agile works, agile ceremonies and artifacts, the Disciplined Agile mindset, how to use Disciplined Agile to refine and improve your team’s way of working, Disciplined Agile roles, scaling factors, business agility, agile and lean life-cycles. You will improve your skills related to Solution Delivery/Development part of the process and how to tailor your way of working in team’s context. You will learn about lean, system thinking and how to avoid waste in knowledge work.

Official PMI page is here

Who Should Attend

  • While this course provides an opportunity to certify as a DA Scrum Master, the skills learned are valuable to any team member. No agile experience is required.

Benefits

  • One Free Certification DASM Exam voucher ($150 USD value) to be taken within 30 days of course completion.
  • Earn 14 PDUs, Technical (14)

Language

  • This workshop will be held in English

Prerequisites

  • Essential reference for the exam: “Choose You WoW!: A Disciplined Agile Delivery Handbook for Optimizing Your Way of Working (WoW)” by Scott Ambler and Mark Lines. If you are a PMI member, you can download a free e-copy.

Course Logistic

  • Computer with video and audio capabilities and high speed internet connection.
  • Activity Handbook available during the workshop
  • Tools to take notes from the workshop and from workshop activities
  • Students Course Materials will be provided (.pdf) several days before the session.

Exam details

  • The cost of the exam is included in the course registration fee
  • You may take the exam within 30-days of completing the course at no charge. Any supplementary attempt will cost 150$ (paid to PMI)
  • Each exam is 50 questions long with a duration of 90 minutes. The 90 minutes does not include a tutorial which takes 10-15 minutes to go through. The exam is a non-proctored exam with Pearson Vue.
  • Each exam involves randomly selected, multiple-choice questions.
  • The renewal cycles for both DASM and DASSM are 1 year and the PDU requirements for both are 7 PDUs.

Course Content

Day 1

  • All About Agile
  • Agile and Beyond
  • Building a Disciplined Agile Team
  • Choosing Your WoW!

Day 2

  • Tailoring Your Practices: Inception Phase
  • Tailoring Your Practices: Construction Phase
  • Tailoring Your Practices: Transition Phase
  • Tailoring Your Practices: Ongoing
  • Influence Outside the Team

Prices

Early bird (until September 25) – 400 EUR + VAT (Italy)
Normal price – 425 EUR + VAT (Italy)
Groups (minimum 3 tickets) – 400 EUR + VAT (Italy)

Companies with a valid EU number will pay the price without VAT (and will declare and pay the VAT in their countries)

The cost of the exam is included in the course registration fee!

Providers

  • PMI ATP Xebir srls
  • Trainer: Valentin Tudor Mocanu, PMI DA Coach (since 2015)

Pre-Register (early bird, until September 25)

DASSM Workshop – December 11-12 2021 (EN)

DASSM Goals

DASSM will help you to successfully lead an agile team (or multiple teams) and effectively take on more complex and key initiatives for your organization, tailor and scale any agile or lean approach using the Disciplined Agile tool kit to choose your way of working (WoW).

You will improve your skills related to emotional intelligence, conflict management, build, lead, and coordinate high-performance teams. You will learn how to tailor your way of working at scale, not only for development but also for DevOps and for the entire Value Stream. You will gain knowledge about pragmatic agile planning, reporting, and measurements.

Who Should Attend

  • People with at least two years experience working in an agile team in a leadership role, like Disciplined Agile scrum master, scrum master, product owner, architecture owner, etc.
  • People that already have experience with Agile and Lean. It is highly recommended to have previous knowledge about Disciplined Agile. We recommend DASM training and “Choose You WoW!” book.

Benefits

  • One Free Certification DASSM Exam voucher ($150 USD value) to be taken within 30 days of course completion.
  • Earn 14 PDUs, Technical (7) and Leadership (7)

Language

  • This workshop will be held in English

Prerequisites

  • Two years of experience working in an agile team in a leadership role, like Disciplined Agile scrum master, scrum master, product owner, architecture owner, etc. 
  • Prior to the workshop, students must purchase or own a copy of the book “Choose You WoW!: A Disciplined Agile Delivery Handbook for Optimizing Your Way of Working (WoW)” by Scott Ambler and Mark Lines. If you are a PMI member, you can download a free e-copy.

Course Logistic

  • Computer with video and audio capabilities and high speed internet connection.
  • Activity Handbook available during the workshop
  • Tools to take notes from the workshop and from workshop activities
  • Students Course Materials will be provided (.pdf) several days before the session.

Exam details

  • The cost of the exam is included in the course registration fee
  • You may take the exam within 30-days of completing the course at no charge. Any supplementary attempt will cost 150$ (paid to PMI)
  • Each exam is 50 questions long with a duration of 90 minutes. The 90 minutes does not include a tutorial which takes 10-15 minutes to go through. The exam is a non-proctored exam with Pearson Vue.
  • Each exam involves randomly selected, multiple-choice questions.
  • The renewal cycles for both DASM and DASSM are 1 year and the PDU requirements for both are 7 PDUs.
  • More information here

Course Content

Day 1

  • DASSM Introduction
  • Team Development for High-Performance Teams
  • Emotional Intelligence for High-Performance Teams
  • Tactical Scaling in Complex Situations
  • Optimizing How We Work With the Disciplined DevOps Layer

Day 2

  • Optimizing How We Work With the Value Stream Layer
  • Coordinating and Collaborating Across Teams
  • Conflict Management for High-Performance Teams
  • Pragmatic Planning for Agile Teams
  • Pragmatic Reporting and Metrics for Agile Teams

Prices

Early bird (until November 1) – 425 EUR + VAT (Italy)
Normal price – 475 EUR + VAT (Italy)
Groups (minimum 3 tickets) – 425 EUR + VAT (Italy)

Companies with a valid EU VAT number will pay the price without VAT (and will declare and pay the VAT in their countries)

The cost of the exam is included in the course registration fee!

Bonus: All attendees will have access to participate in a Q&A session of 4-8 hours between the workshop and the exam.

Providers

  • PMI ATP Xebir srls
  • Trainer: Valentin Tudor Mocanu, PMI DA Coach (since 2015)

Register (early bird, until November 1)

DASSM Workshop – June 19-20 2021(RO)

DASSM Goals

DASSM will help you to successfully lead an agile team (or multiple teams) and effectively take on more complex and key initiatives for your organization, tailor and scale any agile or lean approach using the Disciplined Agile tool kit to choose your way of working (WoW).

You will improve your skills related to emotional intelligence, conflict management, build, lead, and coordinate high-performance teams. You will learn how to tailor your way of working at scale, not only for development but also for DevOps and for the entire Value Stream. You will gain knowledge about pragmatic agile planning, reporting, and measurements.

Who Should Attend

  • People with at least two years experience working in an agile team in a leadership role, like Disciplined Agile scrum master, scrum master, product owner, architecture owner, etc.
  • People that already have experience with Agile and Lean. It is highly recommended to have previous knowledge about Disciplined Agile. We recommend DASM training and “Choose You WoW!” book.

Benefits

  • One Free Certification DASSM Exam voucher ($150 USD value) to be taken within 30 days of course completion.
  • Earn 14 PDUs, Technical (7) and Leadership (7)

Language

  • This workshop will be held in Romanian

Prerequisites

  • Two years of experience working in an agile team in a leadership role, like Disciplined Agile scrum master, scrum master, product owner, architecture owner, etc. 
  • Prior to the workshop, students must purchase or own a copy of the book “Choose You WoW!: A Disciplined Agile Delivery Handbook for Optimizing Your Way of Working (WoW)” by Scott Ambler and Mark Lines. If you are a PMI member, you can download a free e-copy.

Course Logistic

  • Computer with video and audio capabilities and high speed internet connection.
  • Activity Handbook available during the workshop
  • Tools to take notes from the workshop and from workshop activities
  • Students Course Materials will be provided (.pdf) several days before the session.

Exam details

  • The cost of the exam is included in the course registration fee
  • You may take the xam within 30-days of completing the course at no charge. Any supplementary attempt will cost 150$ (paid to PMI)
  • Each exam is 50 questions long with a duration of 90 minutes. The 90 minutes does not include a tutorial which takes 10-15 minutes to go through. The exam is a non-proctored exam with Pearson Vue.
  • Each exam involves randomly selected, multiple-choice questions.
  • The renewal cycles for both DASM and DASSM are 1 year and the PDU requirements for both are 7 PDUs.
  • More information here

Course Content

Day 1

  • DASSM Introduction
  • Team Development for High-Performance Teams
  • Emotional Intelligence for High-Performance Teams
  • Tactical Scaling in Complex Situations
  • Optimizing How We Work With the Disciplined DevOps Layer

Day 2

  • Optimizing How We Work With the Value Stream Layer
  • Coordinating and Collaborating Across Teams
  • Conflict Management for High-Performance Teams
  • Pragmatic Planning for Agile Teams
  • Pragmatic Reporting and Metrics for Agile Teams

Prices

Early bird (until June 1) – 450 EUR with taxes
Normal price – 500 EUR with taxes
Groups (minimum 3 tickets) – 450 EUR with taxes per ticket

The cost of the exam is included in the course registration fee!

FREE BONUS – one ticket for free annual membership to the PMI Romanian Chapter (30 $ value); you must be member of global PMI first.

Pre-Register (early bird, until June 1)

Q&A Webinar: Manifesto for Agile Software Development Part 1 Values

Q: Can Agile be used outside software projects? For example Business Transformation? What methodology is best for such a project?

A: <<Becoming an agile business – an adaptive, responsive, and learning organization – is your true goal. Business agility requires true agility across all of your organization, not just software development, not just DevOps, and not just IT. There isn’t a single industry now that either isn’t dominated by agile businesses or isn’t under threat of disruption by new agile competitors. Not one.>> see more at https://www.pmi.org/disciplined-agile/books/exec-guide-to-da

Q: Is DA tool very commonly used in transformation?

The purpose of DA is to provide support to achieve business agility (an adaptive and efficient organization). Not only development, DevOps, and IT, but all organization areas (Enterprise Architecture, Portfolio Management, Security, Finance, Vendor Management and others). See the link from previous question.

Q: Do you have like a blueprint of how DA should be used as a tool?

There are some logical steps:

  • Analyze your context: stable / changing requirements; high / low incertitude; scaling factors , specific to your context, that increase difficulties and complexity
  • Select a development life-cycle from several agile-lean options (Agile, Lean-Kanban, Continuous Delivery, Exploratory)
  • Decide what process capabilties you need to improve / support. Examples: Explore Scope, Improve Quality, Grow Team Members, Coordinate Actvities, Portfolio Management, Reuse Engineering, Security
  • Use DA guidance to select from various options related to practices and way of working pereach selected process capability

You can use Scrum, XP, SAFE or Kanban and also use DA for more guidance, improvement and adapt to your concrete situation.

See solution delivery process capabilities

See enterprise level process capabilities

Q: Why is it so hard to put agile values ​​into practice?

Unfortunately, too often the path chosen is wrong or “closed”. Agile aims to build / improve software development capabilities (or other areas).

How can you be wrong?

  • Use word “mindset”, but don’t talk about agile values and principles
  • “Method prison” – use only a small set of practices from a specific method
  • Refuse to understand that Scrum is incomplete by definition and you need to add more practices
  • Use only a too narrow Agile guidance and unprepared and un-experienced coaches
  • Management directed agile adoption with a one size fit all approach

20th Anniversary Free Webinar: Agile Manifesto Made Easy, Part 1 – Values

Bonus Topics:
– From values to practices: Scrum, XP, Disciplined Agile
– Disciplined Agile Manifesto values
– Manifesto for Software Craftsmanship

It is interesting to see which method or toolkit offers more support for Agile values.

Register in advance for this webinar:
https://lnkd.in/ericHa4


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