This is the governing body for certification in Disciplined Agile.

Disciplined Agile: Foundations of Lean

Lean helps you focus on the flow of value to the customer quickly, sustainably, reliably, and with high quality. Lean is not a packaged solution; rather it uses lean thinking to guide an organization’s transformation towards business agility. It looks at the whole system and across all of the value streams. To achieve this, lean employs concepts such as eliminating waste, cost of delay, quality, rapid feedback and response, and the role of management.  

This workshop teaches you how to create an environment for achieving agility within your team while working towards quick realization of value using lean thinking. Games, simulations and group discussions reinforce the practices learned.  

On this page you will find details on how to move forward in your Disciplined Agile journey:

Depending on you prior Disciplined Agile certification, choose one of two paths:

  1. You did not hold any Certified Disciplined certifications on January 1, 2020
  2. You earned a Disciplined Agile Certification before January 1, 2020

You did not hold any Disciplined Agile certifications on January 1, 2020


You are new to lean, and wish to learn methods to bring business agility to your organization.



  • Attendees earn the designation of Disciplined Agilist, with free first year membership and full benefits, a $50 US value
  •  See how to claim PMI PDU's

Learning Objectives

By the completion of this module, you are able to:

  • Learn the foundations of Lean: the attention to structure, time, and education
  • Learn the principles of Lean
  • Learn the time aspect of Lean
  • Conduct a value stream mapping exercise
  • Learn what an effective organization’s value stream looks like
  • Discuss the role of management and their effect on culture
  • Describe how to use plan-do-study-act (PDSA) for continuous improvement

Course Outline

What lean is and what it is not

Value: understanding the value of the products and services we provide

The value stream: understanding how we provide this value

Flow: understanding how our work is done most effectively

Pull: understanding a different way of managing work

Perfection: we strive for perfection, not so much to achieve it but to continuously improve

    About Disciplined Agile (DA)

    Disciplined Agile (DA) is a process-decision tool kit that provides straightforward guidance to help people, teams, and organizations to streamline their processes in a context-sensitive manner.

    DA provides a solid foundation for business agility by showing how the various activities such as Solution Delivery (software development), IT Operations, Enterprise Architecture, Portfolio Management, Security, Finance, Vendor Management and many others work together. DA also describes what these activities should address, provides a range of options for doing so, and describes the trade-offs associated with each option.

    Four views:

      1. Mindset. Builds on the foundations of agile and lean to address enterprise realities.
      2. People. Roles, responsibilities, and team structures.
      3. Flow. This captures the dynamic aspects of processes via lifecycle diagrams and workflow diagrams.
      4. Practices. Small strategies/techniques. Goal diagrams are a high-level pick list of practices.

    Course Logistics

          • Primary:Lean
          • Secondary: agile, fundamentals, Kanban
    Level: Introductory
    Length: One day – 7 hours of classroom time plus breaks
    Public or Private On-site

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