Disciplined Agile® Coach (DAC) Certification

Become a Disciplined Agile Coach and help organizations realize true business agility.

  • Coach, motivate, and inspire teams with Disciplined Agile
  • Champion an Agile transformation across the organization 
  • Gain expertise in the Disciplined Agile toolkit to implement proven practices 
  • 400,000 + Professionals trained
  • 250 + Workshops every month
  • 100 + Countries and counting

Facilitate Transformation as a Disciplined Agile® Coach

If you’re looking to coach and lead multiple teams, who may have varying priorities and preferred ways of working (WoWs), this is just the course for you. Build the skills to coach disparate teams and groups of teams and identify the most appropriate way for them to work and learn together given the situation they currently face.

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Highlights

  • 16 Hrs Live Instructor-Led Online Training 

  • Earn 16 PDUs on Course Completion 

  • Real-World Experiential Workshops 

  • Game-Based Immersive Learning Approach 

  • Comprehensive Exam Support 

  • Six Months Post-Class Career Guidance 

The KnowledgeHut Edge

Solid Track Record

KnowledgeHut has empowered over 150,000 professionals with certifications in Agile and Scrum.

Experiential Workshops

High-energy interactive workshops with activities, animations, real-world simulations and more. 

Elite Panel of Trainers

Certified trainers with over ten years of experience as Scrum and Agile practitioners across industries.

Expert Practitioners

Real-world tips and time-tested techniques for your Disciplined Agile toolbox from expert practitioners.

Continual Learning Support

Webinars, e-books, tutorials, articles, and interview questions - we're right by you in your learning journey!

Exclusive Post-Training Sessions

Six months of post-training mentor guidance to overcome challenges in your Scrum career.

Prerequisites

Prerequisites

  • Three years of Agile experience are necessary.
  • Candidates must have the Disciplined Agile Senior Scrum Master (DASSM) certification, which ensures in-depth knowledge of the DA toolkit and the hundreds of practices and strategies it contains.

Who Should Attend The Course

Agile Team Leads

Agile Coaches

Experienced Agile practitioners who want to coach in Disciplined Agile

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What You Will Learn

Facilitation of Transformation

Build the skills to bring about an alignment of teams with organizational strategies and goals to enable agile transformation. 

Culture Transformations

Learn how to facilitate culture change and transformation within and across teams and groups of teams across the enterprise. 

Identifying Best WoWs

Coach disparate teams, often with different priorities and preferred WoWs, to identify the most appropriate WoW. 

Lead Enterprise Transformation

Build skills to collaborate with, and potentially be an active member of, your organization’s transformation team. 

DA Toolkit Best Practices

Master the Disciplined Agile tool kit and accelerate process improvement by leveraging proven practices and strategies in context. 

DAC Exam Preparation

Get trained to take the Disciplined Agile Coach (DAC) exam in your very first attempt with real-world simulations. 

Transform Your Workforce

Build Agile Teams That Excel

We help companies navigate the complexities of business agility to deliver fast and responsively, adapt their organizational structure and culture, and innovate and disrupt markets. 

  • 300+ Agile transformations facilitated 
  • 150,000+ professionals skilled in Agile 
  • 200+ Agile experts on board 
  • Agile coaching and consulting to transform organizations 

500+ Clients

Curriculum

Topics

  • Introduction: 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

Topics: 

  • 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 

Frequently Asked Questions

DAC Course

Disciplined Agile (DA) is an agnostic, comprehensive library of strategies and practices, with practical guidance to help people, teams, and organizations to make process decisions in a context-sensitive manner. 

DA teaches how to effectively combine strategies from Scrum, Agile Modeling, Extreme Programming, Kanban, Agile Data, SAFe, and many other Agile frameworks in a way that can be tailored and scaled.

The DA toolkit leverages the experiences of thousands of teams who have already struggled through the very issues that our teams currently face. By referencing these strategies, you can accelerate your journey to project delivery success. 

By the end of the course, you will be equipped with the skills to: 

  • Lead high-profile teams for enterprise success 
  • Learn how to facilitate agile transformation by aligning teams with organizational strategies and goals 
  • Facilitate culture change and transformation within and across teams 
  • Coach groups of teams to identify the most appropriate way to work and learn together given the situation they are facing currently. 
  • Utilize the DA toolkit and leverage best practices to accelerate process improvement across the organization 
  • Nurture emotional intelligence across teams 
  • Be a part of the core team for the organization's transformation journey by collaborating effectively with various stakeholders 

You will also be eligible to take the Disciplined Agile Coach (DAC) Certification exam and be prepared to clear it confidently. On clearing the exam, you earn the DAVSC certification from PMI®. 

The trainers are professionals experienced in Disciplined Agile across industries. They will share practical use cases in the application of DA from their extensive experience leading, applying, coaching, and teaching DA.

Our dedicated team of coaches delivers training on par with the standard of excellence as set out by PMI. Every candidate receives the same high-quality content irrespective of the trainer and their location. They help you further develop the competencies and skills you need to make a difference in your organization. 

Below are the prerequisites for this course: 

  • Three years of agile experience 
  • The Disciplined Agile Senior Scrum Master (DASSM) certification to ensure in-depth knowledge of the DA tool kit and the hundreds of practices and strategies it contains 

Your DAC certification is valid for one year, after which you would need to renew it. 

DAC Certification

Disciplined Agile® Coach (DAC) Certification is provided by the Disciplined Agile Consortium (DAC), the governing body for certification in Disciplined Agile. All Disciplined Agile intellectual property (IP) is owned by the Project Management Institute, Inc. 

For any further questions on your Disciplined Agile Certification, please refer to the Agile Certification Journey (ACJ) prepared by PMI®. The ACJ has been created to incorporate Disciplined Agile into PMI’s portfolio of certifications and to provide practitioners with options and opportunities to dive deeper into agile approaches, regardless of where they are in their career paths. If you still have questions, you can write to DACertifications@pmi.org

No. You need to attend the course in order to be eligible for the Disciplined Agile Coach exam and get certified. 

No, you must complete the instructor-led or on-demand training workshop to take the exam. Once you complete the workshop, you will receive the eligibility code needed to schedule your exam. 

Here are the steps to get the DAC certification: 

  • Get trained by an Authorized Training Partner of PMI, by attending the two-day training. 
  • Schedule your certification exam at a Pearson VUE test center or via the online proctored testing solution, using the eligibility code you receive from PMI. 
  • Take the online closed-book multi-choice 120-min exam 
  • Exam results are made available immediately upon completion of the exam and are accessible in your Pearson Vue Dashboard by clicking on “View Score Reports”. The extent of the information provided in the exam score report is a “pass/fail” indication.
  • A passing score is not made available for DA certifications. On clearing the exam, you are officially a Disciplined Agile® Coach. 

DAC Exam

The DAC exam has the following format: 

  • Exam type: Closed book, online 
  • Type: Multiple-choice questions 
  • Number of questions: 60 
  • Minimum pass mark: 70% 
  • Duration: 120 minutes

The DAC exam includes a Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) prior to beginning the exam with a duration of five minutes, a tutorial with a duration of 10 minutes, and a post-exam 15-minute survey. Total exam time is 120 minutes.

The DAC exam does not include scheduled breaks. The examination is preceded by a tutorial and followed by a survey, both of which are optional, and take 5 to 15 minutes to complete. The time used to complete the tutorial and survey is not included in the examination time of 3 hours.

Yes, you can retake the Disciplined Agile Coach test if you fail. All candidates are provided up to three exam attempts within a 12-month exam eligibility period. 

In the event of three unsuccessful exam attempts within a single 12-month period, there will be a 45-day waiting period before you can be eligible again. Following the 45-day waiting period, candidates are provided with a new set of three exam attempts within a 12-month exam eligibility period.   

During the 45-day waiting period, PMI encourages candidates to leverage the course content provided and Community of Practice resources in preparation for the exam. Payment for the exam can be submitted from the MyPMI certification dashboard on pmi.org. 

No, your exam fee is included in the tuition fee. 

Workshop Experience

The DAC workshop at KnowledgeHut is delivered through KnowledgeHut’s immersive learning experience platform, via live and interactive instructor-led training sessions. Get your all doubts cleared from the Disciplined Agile (DA) trainer, who is an experienced practitioner.  

The trainers are professionals experienced in Disciplined Agile across industries. They will share practical use cases in application of DA from their extensive experience leading, applying, coaching, and teaching DA.

Our dedicated team of coaches deliver training on par with the standard of excellence as set out by PMI. Every candidate receives the same high-quality content irrespective of the trainer and the location. They help you further develop the competencies and skills you need to make a difference in your organization.  

Our DAC course focuses on engaging interaction. Most class time is dedicated to lively discussions and team collaboration, all facilitated by the trainer who is an experienced Agile practitioner. The focus is on practical solutions to real-world, leading high-performing team, and guiding the teams for improving their working ways in Agile environments.