Disciplined Agile® Coach (DAC) Course Overview

Disciplined Agile® Coach (DAC) Course Overview

The Disciplined Agile® Coach (DAC) course is designed to equip learners with advanced skills to support and lead agile transformations within their organizations. The course focuses on pragmatic techniques for coaching teams, individuals, and groups of teams, ensuring that the participants can effectively foster a Disciplined Agile mindset and guide their organizations through complex improvement initiatives.

During the pre-workshop phase, learners engage with asynchronous content that lays the groundwork for effective DA coaching, emphasizing the end goals of coaching and strategies for supporting change across various organizational levels. The in-class workshop phase then builds on this foundation with interactive lessons on the DA mindset, working with governance structures, identifying challenges, and leveraging the improvement backlog. Participants will learn how to create a coaching playbook, implement guided continuous improvement (GCI), and address impediments and root causes of issues.

The course helps learners to support diversity in the workplace, guide teams through change, and enhance decision-making processes. It also addresses the nuances of working with external teams and contributes to building the organizational capacity needed for a sustainable agile environment. By the end of the course, participants will have developed a robust set of tools and strategies to become effective Disciplined Agile Coaches.

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Course Prerequisites

The Disciplined Agile® Coach (DAC) course is designed for individuals who are looking to take their agile coaching skills to the next level by focusing on the Disciplined Agile toolkit. To ensure that you have the best learning experience and are able to successfully undertake training in the DAC course, the following minimum prerequisites are recommended:

  • A good understanding of agile and lean principles, and at least two years of experience applying them in practice.
  • Completion of at least one introductory Disciplined Agile course, such as Disciplined Agile Scrum Master (DASM) or Disciplined Agile Senior Scrum Master (DASSM), or equivalent training or experience.
  • Experience in coaching teams in agile practices and facilitating continuous improvement within an organizational context.
  • Familiarity with common agile frameworks (e.g., Scrum, Kanban, SAFe®) and an openness to learning about and integrating a variety of agile approaches.
  • Basic knowledge of change management processes and experience supporting teams through transformational changes.
  • Ability to collaborate with individuals at all levels of the organization, from team members to executives.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills to effectively navigate complex conversations and guide teams and individuals.

Please note that while these prerequisites are recommended for the best chance of success in the course, we encourage individuals with a passion for agile coaching and a commitment to learning to consider enrolling. Our experienced trainers will guide you through the learning journey to develop the competencies needed to become an effective Disciplined Agile Coach.

Target Audience for Disciplined Agile® Coach (DAC)

The Disciplined Agile® Coach course equips professionals with advanced agile coaching skills and strategies tailored for organizational transformation.

  • Experienced Agile Coaches seeking to deepen their coaching toolkit

  • Project Managers and Scrum Masters transitioning to Agile Coaching roles

  • Program Managers overseeing Agile transformations

  • Agile Team Leaders aiming to facilitate continuous improvement

  • Change Agents responsible for implementing organizational change

  • Process Improvement Consultants focused on Agile methodologies

  • Organizational Development Professionals working with Agile teams

  • Human Resources professionals supporting Agile role transitions

  • Senior IT Managers responsible for governance and agility

  • Agile Trainers looking to expand their instructional scope

  • Business Analysts contributing to Agile teams' efficiency

  • Product Owners and Product Managers refining their coaching competencies

  • Enterprise Architects integrating Agile into design and development

  • Internal Coaches within organizations adopting Agile frameworks

  • PMO Members aligning project management offices with Agile practices

Learning Objectives - What you will Learn in this Disciplined Agile® Coach (DAC)?

Introduction to Course Learning Outcomes and Concepts:

The Disciplined Agile® Coach (DAC) course equips learners with the skills necessary to effectively coach teams and organizations in adopting and optimizing Disciplined Agile (DA™) practices, fostering a culture of continuous improvement and collaborative decision-making.

Learning Objectives and Outcomes:

  • Understand the role and responsibilities of a Disciplined Agile Coach and the end goals of DA™ coaching.
  • Develop strategies for supporting change at the individual, team, and organizational levels within the context of DA™.
  • Learn to coach teams through their transformation journey by applying a DA mindset and tailoring practices to their unique environment.
  • Collaborate with governance and PMO teams to ensure alignment with organizational goals and enhance team performance.
  • Identify organizational challenges and competencies to determine targeted areas for improvement.
  • Prioritize and manage an improvement backlog to systematically address and track enhancement efforts.
  • Create a customized coaching playbook that provides a structured approach to implementing guided continuous improvement (GCI).
  • Utilize visualization techniques to identify and remove impediments, ensuring smooth workflow and delivery.
  • Apply root cause analysis to resolve issues effectively and prevent recurrence.
  • Foster diversity and inclusion within the workplace to create a more innovative and adaptive environment.
  • Guide teams through the change process, providing support and overcoming resistance to facilitate successful transformation.
  • Enhance decision-making processes by overcoming common barriers and encouraging collaboration across teams.
  • Extend the reach of GCI practices to external teams, promoting coherence and efficiency across disparate team structures.
  • Assist the organization in developing the necessary capabilities to support a sustainable and agile culture.