Project Management Institute

Disciplined Agile Lean Scrum Master: For Professionals New to Agile with Daniel Gagnon

New Disciplined Agile Now at SeminarsWorld®

Topics: Leadership Development | Agile | Influencing


Ever wonder what it is like to work on an Agile team? Sure, on the surface Agile looks simple and straightforward. In practice, though, when we start adopting an Agile way of working, reality quickly proves to be much more complex than expected. Have you tried using Lean? Lean employs concepts such as eliminating waste, cost of delay, quality, rapid feedback and response, and the role of management. What about Disciplined Agile? Would you like to understand all aspects of Disciplined Agile, including its conceptual basis, how it is organized, roles and team structures, and its overall scope? Do you want to push further, and learn the tools DA provides to tailor your team’s way of working (WoW) so it matches and reflects the unique situation of your unique team?

What You Will Learn

Upon completion you will be able to:

  • Apply the values, principles, and practices of agile and lean on your team
  • Describe how to create an environment where flow of value can be achieved
  • Determine the steps required to support business agility and what it takes to do it in your organization
  • Choose the appropriate practices and techniques for your working environment to continuously improve your WoW


Upon completion of this workshop, you will be prepared to begin your Disciplined Agile certification journey.

About Disciplined Agile (DA)
Disciplined Agile (DA) is a process-decision toolkit 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, Procurement 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.
DA is architected into 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. This captures detailed strategies/techniques that are put into context via process goal diagrams.

Who Should Take This Course

This course is for people who:

  • Are new to agile – or -
  • Wish to gain a detailed understanding of how agile works from the team to the enterprise level - or - 
  • Need to lead an agile or lean team in an enterprise setting

PDU Allocation Table

The table below displays the number of professional development units (PDUs) awarded for each PMI® credential, as they align to the PMI Talent Triangle®. Leadership and Strategic PDUs apply evenly across all credentials and Technical PDUs apply only to specific credentials. PDUs will be added in full to all eligible credentials.
Technical Leadership Strategic Total
CAPM / PMP / PgMP 21 7 0 28.00
PMI-ACP / Agile* 21 7 0 28.00
PMI-SP 0 7 0 7.00
PMI-RMP 0 7 0 7.00
PfMP 21 7 0 28.00
PMI-PBA 0 7 0 7.00
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Seminar Instructor(s)


Daniel Gagnon PMI-ACP, PMP

Daniel Gagnon is a Senior Organizational Agility Advisor with close to three decades of diversified consulting, training, project management and IT experience. For the past ten years, he has specialized in Agile at Enterprise scale, holding multiple roles within the TD Bank Financial Group, ultimately reaching the position of Senior Manager in the Enterprise Project Management Office, and more recently as Enterprise Agile Practice Lead for Desjardins, North America’s largest credit union, from February 2017 to July 2018. In both instances, he took an active role in developing and implementing the financial institution’s agile methodology. His recent and / or current engagements include:

  • Organizational agility advisor for Agile transformation at BDC (Business Development Bank of Canada, a Federal Crown Corporation)
  • Organizational agility advisor for Agile transformation at Hydro Quebec 
  • Training and coaching at the Cooperators, a large Canadian insurance cooperative;
  • Trainer for a PMI-ACP (Agile Certified Practitioner) certification test preparation class developed by the Montreal chapter of the
  • Project Management Institute;
  • Training and executive / team coaching for the City of Laval;
  • A return engagement at Desjardins’ Agile Centre of Excellence, focusing on agile process and practice improvement.

He has received the following certifications in the pursuit of his Enterprise Agile Coach vocation:

  • Professional Agile Leadership 1 (2019) – PAL1
  • Disciplined Agile Fellow (2019)
  • Certified Kanban Professional (2018) - CKP
  • Scaled Scrum Professional (2018) - SPS
  • Professional Scrum Product Owner I (2018) - PSPOI
  • Professional Scrum Master I (2018) - PSMI
  • Professional Scrum Developer I (2018) - PSDI
  • Certified Disciplined Agile Coach (2017) - CDAC
  • Certified Disciplined Agile Instructor (2015) - CDAI
  • SAFe Program Consultant 3.0 (2013) and SAFe Program Consultant 4.0 (2014) - SPC4
  • Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt (2013) - LSSYB
  • Certified Scrum Master (2012) - CSM
  • PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (2011) - PMI-ACP®
  • Project Management Professional (2006) - PMP® 

Already one of fewer than 40 Disciplined Agile Coach Instructors in the world, he was recognized In March 2019 by Mark Lines and Scott W. Ambler, founders of the Disciplined Agile approach, as the world’s second Disciplined Agile Fellow besides themselves. 
He has been increasingly active on the conference and speaking circuit since 2017, with engagements at local Agile events, vendor and academic institution sponsored events and webinars

Over the years, he has provided training to over 2,000 individuals in Scrum, DA, SAFe, PMI Montreal’s Agile Certified Practitioner test preparation course as well as a bespoke, 40-hour agile project management class at Montreal’s McGill University. He describes himself as a passionate host leader and ethical disruptor.

Course Information

4 Days
20 - 23 July 2020


Member Price
(US$2884.00 before 8 June)
Non-Member Price
(US$3090.00 before 8 June)
Government Pricing

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