Professional Certification Courses for Disciplined Agile Scrum Master (DASM), Disciplined Agile Senior Scrum Master (DASSM), and Disciplined Agile Coach (DAC)
At Agile Leader Academy, our emphasis is on training, coaching, and supporting leaders through times of exponential change characterized by hyper-competition and overall VUCA. However, even the most well-intended leaders can only create an environment in which their organizations and people can thrive. All too often, what we see happening today is what we would call Agile Theatre: the imposition of prescriptive methods, processes and tools which rob the workforce of true agency and create “feature factories”, relentless machines that carry on at an unsustainable pace without regard to the true needs and context of the organization and its people at heart.
It is only once Psychological safety has been attained at what Tim Clark, author of the 4 stages of Psychological Safety, calls the “Challenger” level that an organization can hope to capture and apply systemic learnings in order to foster true breakthrough innovation.
For any of this to happen, teams and individuals must be allowed to find ways of working that suit the circumstances in which they find themselves – and must also have the agency to experiment with improving those ways of working, all within the context of following a common vision.
In our experience, the best way to foster agency is to set aside prescriptive frameworks in order to allow this experimentation and learning to take place. And the best way that we have found to do this is the agnostic and pragmatic philosophy of Disciplined Agile. This is because frameworks that offer a one-size-fits-all approach do not teach you how to grow beyond them.
Daniel Gagnon is one of the leading figures in the worldwide Disciplined Agile community and has been applying its principles for almost a decade at various organizations. He is one of two PMI Disciplined Agile Fellows in the world as well as an active member of the DA advisory council; has contributed snippets of thought to 3 books on DA, and trained hundreds of learners around the world at all levels of DA Certification.
In addition to coaching and advisory services using a DA mindset, Daniel offers the following 2 day online, facilitator-led DA training courses (click on the link to read the details of each on PMI.org):
Entry-level certification course for those new to DA
This class provides a deeper dive into team leadership and facilitation skills
A true interactive masterclass, which includes working on a full case study that weaves its way through the essential skills required to become a more effective enterprise-level agile facilitator/coach.
Daniel Gagnon is an organizational agility advisor, coach, and trainer with close to three decades of diversified project management and IT experience.
He is one of two PMI Disciplined Agile Fellows in the world as well as an active member of the DA advisory council; has contributed snippets of thought to 3 books on DA, and trained hundreds of learners around the world at all levels of DA Certification.
Over the years, he has thus provided training to more than 2,000 individuals in DA, Scrum, SAFe, an ACP test preparation course, and the Agile Leadership Journey for leaders and executives.
His agile coaching and training engagements over the past 10 years have been with diverse clients ranging from the financial sector to public utilities and government entities (Federal, Provincial and Municipal). He has coached at all levels, from executives to teams and individual contributors.
Daniel describes himself as a passionate servant leader and ethical disruptor.