Disciplined Agile Coach (DAC) Certification

This is another ultimate certification in the Discipline Agile journey, if you wish to be a coach. The Coach will be the expert authority to consult on Disciplined Agile.

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Take your expertise to the ultimate level of Disciplined Agile and help transform your teams and organization to Agility. 

Disciplined Agile Coach (DAC) is the master level certification in the journey of Disciplined Agile. 

The Disciplined Agile Coach helps the organization inculcate Agility. He / She has the in-depth knowledge of the Disciplined Agile toolkit and uses a lot of techniques to bring about transformation in the organization’s journey to Agility. 

The Disciplined Agile Coach (DAC) certification helps the participants acquire the necessary skills to not only implement Agility using the Disciplined Agile toolkit but also help them with techniques as a Coach to successfully transform the organization to Agility. 

The DAC is a highly coveted certification in the space of Disciplined Agile and is geared for practitioners and experts, who wish to use the Disciplined Agile toolkit for better outcomes and higher efficiency for their teams and organizations

Pre-requisites for DAC certification

  1. The candidate should hold an active DASSM (Disciplined Agile Senior Scrum Master) certification 
  2. 3 years of agile coaching experience – this is advanced training and certification built to maximize leadership and directing of agile teams to effectively implement the Disciplined Agile tool kit.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Learn How to Coach Teams 
  2. How to inculcate and apply Disciplined Agile toolkit across the organization to achieve Agility
  3. Understand the soft nature of organization and focus on culture changes
  4. Learn techniques and tools to coach teams


DAC Take-aways

  • Learn how to align teams with organizational strategies and goals to enable agile transformation. 
  • Focus and Facilitate culture change and transformation within and across teams
  • Learn to 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.
  • Learn to collaborate with different stakeholders and be a part of the core team for organization’s transformation journey 
  • Be the expert in the Disciplined Agile tool kit and 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.

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

How Does the Course Work?

After purchasing your course, you will gain access to our NEW learning platform, providing course content, resources, study guides, videos and more!

How does that benefit me as a student?

  • Prepare ahead of time for your Instructor-led class.
  • Easily access exam study material and resources.
  • Instantly communicate with your Instructor.
  • Download your course certificates.




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  1. The candidate should hold an active DASSM (Disciplined Agile Senior Scrum Master) certification 
  2. 3 years of agile coaching experience – this is advanced training and certification built to maximize leadership and directing of agile teams to effectively implement the Disciplined Agile tool kit.

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3 days Weekend DAC Training Online

  • Date : 18th, 19th & 25th March 2023
    Time: Fri - 7:30 to 10:30pm Sat and Sun- 2.30pm to 10.30pm IST

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You need to be an active DASSM certified holder 

And, You need to have 3 years of Agile Coaching experience. This is a master level certification course and it will help you implement Agility for your team and organization with the help of Disciplined Agile toolkit 

Any practitioner or expert who wishes to implement Agility or someone who wishes to learn Agility at the highest level. The candidate can be from any domain and cannot be restricted to IT or a particular domain, as long as it fulfills the pre-requisites.

  1. You need to attend the ATP approved training for DAC 
  2. Prepare for the DAC using ProThoughts and PMI material 
  3. Appear for the exam 
  4. You are DAC certified 

The exam is of PMI standards and the syllabus is as per the PMI given material. There will be no question outside the syllabus.

Many organizations have started implementing Disciplined Agile for achieving Agility for their organizations. And there is dire need for the right talent including the Disciplined Agile Coaches. 

With time, we believe the demand will only rise manifold across the world. 

You get access to standard PMI courseware, as you had for the DASSM course. 

Further, Prothoughts provides their own courseware, as they did for DASSM course, which includes and not limited to

  1. 2 DAC Mock Tests on our PROmock platform 
  2. Supplementary Slidebook 
  3. Flashcards 
  4. Exam Tips and Guidelines 
  5. Mind-maps 

The DAC has a SuperpowerJ with the DA toolkit and internalizes the DA mindset. The DA Coach often works with the Enterprise Coach to inculcate the Agility in Enterprise. However, the DA Coach main focus is on a team and the inter-dependencies of the team.

Kindly refer Prothoughts Youtube channel and this webinar 

DAC is focused on teams to help them solve problems and therefore, improve the Way of Working for a team. The DAVSC is focused on the organizational Value stream and transform the organization to Agility.

The DAC is a logical progression from DASSM to achieve mastery in Disciplined Agile

Yes. The DASM, DASSM and DAC are positioned as Shu, Ha and Ri. The beginner, the Intermediate and the Master. With DAC, you achieve the Mastery in Disciplined Agile.

The Disciplined Agile Coach certification is “An activity based certification” or “practical certification”. Most of the PMI certifications had theory, or guidelines, or framework, etc. However, the DAC certification tells you about a problem and the team needs to employ the toolkit to solve the problems.

And this approach helps the students to adopt the toolkit in their workplace and as a DAC take the tool-kit to solve complex problems and improve the Ways of Working.

The DAC is a Master level certification from Disciplined Agile. It is a natural progression from DASSM certification to make you a master in Disciplined Agile. The DAC certification workshop is a first step towards the same.

We would urge you to refer the webinar by John Munro and Ashish Sadekar.

Today organizations need Coaches rather than Scrum Masters who can improve the Ways of Working for a team. The whole Disciplined Agile certification is positioned to make you a Coach than a Scrum Master.

The Trainer for the Disciplined Agile Coach Certification will be Ashish Sadekar. Ashish has been the 1st certified DAC from India and has been revered coach and trainer for many years. He is also the 1st DAC instructor from India and one of his missions is to inculcate Agility and develop Coaches to improve the Way of Working for teams and organizations. He and Prothoughts closely collaborate with PMI India and PMI Global for Disciplined Agile.

You can listen to his Prod-cast here and get more insights on Disciplined Agile.

We request to join the Linkedin group – this is 2nd largest group on Disciplined Agile and focused on certifications and Disciplined Agile

The DAC exam is structured in the following way. If you wish to have more details, pl visit to download the report.

The DAC workshop will be a 3 day duration workshop and will involve a pragmatic learning with full of activities with Prothoughts Game based Interactive learning.

Upon completion of the three-day course, candidates are admitted into the exclusive DAC Community of Practice, which provides additional learning, exam preparation opportunities, and the DAC Case Study

Candidates will become eligible to register for the DAC exam upon completion of the DAC course. All DAC exams are delivered online through our testing partner, Pearson Vue.

You require 3 years of Agile experience to record in the Agile experience section of the application.

Enter your experience beginning with the most recent. The application will automatically calculate the total months from the start date to finish. Overlapping experience entries will not be calculated as separate entries. You will be prompted to complete the following fields: · Project/Product Name

  • Organization
  • Job Title
  • Functional Reporting Area
  • Organization Primary Focus
  • Team Size
  • Agile Methodology
  • Experience Description (high-level description summarizing the experience, including outcome, role, responsibilities, and deliverables – typical response: 200-500 words)

It takes approximately 5 business days to process the application.

PS: This processing timeframe does not apply if your application has been selected for PMI’s audit process

The DAC certification is valid for one year and can be renewed by earning & reporting 7 PDUs related to agile content and submitting the annual renewal fee.

ProThoughts help in earning your PDUs – kindly refer the PDU policy and ways to earn the PDUs 

Renewing your DAC Certification will require a payment based on membership and regional pricing PMI currently support U.S. dollar, euro, Brazilian real (BRL), and Indian rupee (INR) currencies.

Every student is given 3 attempts to clear the exam. You have a period of 1 year from the date of approval to clear the DAC exam

The DAC workshop covers the cost of 1 exam attempt.

If you need to retake the exam, and your eligibility period is still current, you may do so by submitting the reexam fee by accessing your candidate MyPMI profile on PMI.org.

PMI has the sole discretion to change the exam pattern. For the latest updates connect with our sales consultant.


The Difference between Agile Coach and Scrum Master

The Difference between Agile Coach and Scrum Master

One other word which got synonymous with Agility is “Scrum Master”. Agile and Scrum practice got so popular that many started using this interchangeably and many thought that both mean the same. Agile got popular with Scrum Master or vice-versa. The founders of Agile started advocating Scrum practice which is one of the easiest to adopt. In fact, many still think that for inculcating Agility in your teams and organizations, you must need a Scrum Master. 

Disciplined Agile Coach – Is it Really Going to Benefit or It is Just a Certificate of Achievement?

Disciplined Agile Coach – Is it Really Going to Benefit or It is Just a Certificate of Achievement?

As you were experiencing the change or adopting the new WoW, you must have realized how difficult it is for a team to adapt to a new WoW. As a bare minimum, DAC can help teams learn to utilize the DA tool kit to change and optimize the process effectively as per the team’s context. 

How Do You Become a Successful Disciplined Agile Coach?

How Do You Become a Successful Disciplined Agile Coach?

An Disciplined Agile Coach needs a combination of project management experience and leadership skills. The role of an Agile coach has been originated in the IT industry but at present it in demand across every other industry. If you are in the field of project management and are looking to upskill for new and exciting roles, becoming an Agile coach is a great opportunity to take the next step in your career. The Agile coach makes sure that the team is working together and most effectively.

Disciplined Agile Coach (DAC) Certification - A Beginners Guide

Disciplined Agile Coach (DAC) Certification - A Beginners Guide

Train Your Team with Disciplined Agile Coach (DAC) Certification and Take the Knowledge and Experience to the Next Level Assist businesses in achieving true agility by advising teams across the enterprise on adopting Disciplined Agile and selecting their preferred working style. Through continuous development, learn how to coach teams, teams of teams (program), and collaborative teams. This training is designed for agile team leaders, agile coaches, and seasoned agile experts who want to coach in Disciplined Agile and take their skills to the next level.

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