... to our inaugural Disciplined Agile Consortium newsletter. This newsletter is for Agilists certified in the Disciplined Agile Delivery (DAD) process decision framework.
With both regular and feature items, we hope you will find this newsletter to be a great source of useful information. We look forward to hearing your comments on this first issue.
Thoughts from our leaders...
MARK LINES SCOTT AMBLER
On behalf of the Consortium we would like to thank you all for your endorsement of DAD via your commitment to certification. The program is still relatively new and as you might expect we will be evolving it based on your needs and feedback. So we encourage you to reach out to us at any time with advice and suggestions so that we can grow and learn as a community. If you are at Agile 2015, stop by the Scott Ambler + Associates booth to say hi.
"Disciplined Agile certification is meaningful because it’s earned."
Help evolve DAD by participating in discussions at the DAD LinkedIn Discussion group Are you staying informed?
There had been a lot of chatter about Scalability, Enterprise Architecture and Disciplined DevOps ... keep up to date by following and submitting ideas to the DAD blog DisciplinedAgileDelivery.com.
Our membership has increased significantly during 2015
Increase Since Jan 1, 2015
Green Belt Instructor
Black Belt Instructor
We congratulate our most recent Certified Green Belt Instructors:
David, Michael and Rod!
Disciplined Agile Delivery (DAD) is evolving. In order to keep your knowledge of DAD current, beginning June 1st, we begin enforcing requirements for certification retention. All member's certification renewal will be due on June 1, 2017. The requirements to retain your certification are:
White Belt: 7 hours of DAD activities in the two years prior to renewal, such as education, attendance at events, webinars
Yellow Belt: 7 hours of DAD activities in the two years prior to renewal; pass the current online test
Green Belt: 14 hours of DAD activities in the two years prior to renewal; pass the current online test and submit references for experience gained since your initial certification
As always, there is no membership fee. We feel knowledge and experience is the best indicator of proving your qualifications to maintain your certification.
Mark and Scott are co-chairs of the Disciplined Agile Consortium Advisory Council (DAC-AC).
Vision Members of the DAC Advisory Council are engaged with evolving and supporting certification surrounding the Disciplined Agile Delivery process framework, while keeping their own education current.
The purpose of the DAC Advisory Council is to provide guidance regarding the design and governance of our certification programme. The council serves in an advisory capacity, making recommendations on matters that impact the experience of members and their clients. The DAC Advisory Council brings together individuals with a variety of experiences with Disciplined Agile Delivery:
To provide feedback on, and ideas for, initiatives and programs that enhance, ensure and embrace certification of the Disciplined Agile Delivery (DAD) process framework;
To be a collaborative, positive and rational force for the evolution of DAD; and
To advance training, education and practices through the Consortium.
Call for Nominations
If you would like to nominate yourself or someone you know to be a successful ambassador and champion for DAC in the community, please contact us for the DAC Advisory Council nomination form.