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Interesting these predictions
Thanks for sharing
It's hard to make predictions but everything points in the direction of what you said
I would like Disciplined Agile certifications to remain autonomous from PMI, otherwise PMP certification loses market position
I follow in theory and practice DAD from the very begining it was written and published including I interacted with Mr. Scott Ambler in several forums and he had the enormous kindness and willingness to dialogue and exchange opinions with me, thing that helped me a lot to the best understanding of DAD. People forget, just in case they know about DAD, that the power is the basement on architecture which is the basement of Agile. One of the reasons is because is fully applicable beyond the software domain on top of any type of method, which is Agile by definition due to Agile was created with systemic theory in mind, outside the software domain (no matter the software people was the real contributor to Agile), and BETTER: if you apply Agile in the right way there is nothing to scale after and DAD helps on that. With that said, while I "pushed" the use of DAD as a mean to implement Agile approaches each time I have the opportunity to do that if the environment and the future strategy of the organization fit for that, I have to say (whithout sound rude, please is not my intention) that before the PMI adquired DAD few people know about it. Perhaps it was because both creators of DAD instead of taking a "marketing profile" use their time to make things betteer and better to improve DAD. Unfortunatelly that is not the same some of the "fathers" of Agile are done in the last years. NOW MY HOPE, MY WISH FOR THE FUTURE: the PMI, which this step it took with DAD, has the greatest opportunity to put Agile beyond software. In the past, except when the Software Extension form PMBOK was created, that was the big mistake the PMI took. Remember that you can read outside there about the PMI approach is software related when it is not right, but because the PMI´s Agile Guide, which is software related, the perception was reinforced. So, I hope, I wish that Scott Ambler can work inside the PMI to leverage the project management world (portfolio and program included) to the next level with DAD and keep project management on top of any approach, any process model/process life cycle, any method and any tool. If not, the project management world will loose the rest of value that still holds
With the strategic experience i am sure you have , you know for sure that whishes are not the same as predictions, hopes and finally the raw reality.
I also hope that DA Agile succeds in this global world , but i was hoping also that specially all the members with the PMI-ACP certifications ( that are affected deeply by this changes ) were called to participate and be envolved in that transformation and do not have to pay two memberships to participate. One in PMI other in DA to have access to some common things and then to subsets of each area acording to the subscription. In this moment i think that the PMI world is divided between DA and PMP causing mistrush and leaving to think this is a profit strategy.
Thanks for your precious thougths.
DA Agile was a mistake of written in practice i was repeating myself , you have right about that fact, normally i only won't to say DA. About waiting for information we know depending of the waiting time could be a bad strategy.
I am always greateful to read your opinions, are always valuable to me.
I whish you a great 2020.
A few comments:
1. There is definitely a plan for the DA toolkit to be extended beyond its roots in IT. In early 2020 they will be splitting the process goals in DAD to differentiate the generic ones which apply to all domains from the IT-centric ones. I also expect that the work which commenced on DAE re: non-technology process blades, will be continuing.
2. As far as the certifications go, I think we can conjecture all we want, but I'd say that PMI has enough experience running certification programs to have learned some hard lessons so I will lean towards optimism. I would say that the ACP is focused on practitioners of any type, not just on PMs or Agile Leads whereas the DALSM and forthcoming DALPM certifications are more role centric so I believe co-existence is quite possible if that is part of the master plan.
3. One of the best outcomes of the acquisition is that Scott & Al are able to focus 100% on thought leadership whereas previously both were heavily involved with delivery. They also have access to a broader group of supporting folks within PMI and the large volunteer community to help build out the offerings.
My concerns is not about DA and is merits and value to organizations.
Is point 2:
1 - optimism and trust.
2 - sudent changes in DA certifications using ACP as base.
3 - Two memberships to access a subset of common resources with similar purposes.( PMI should only be one)
4 - ACP will serve for everything and for nothing at the same time and is base of CDAP.
I must be clear about this, the communication of PMI, or the lack of communication, does not inspire confidence or optimism.
I think this is the last time I will speak about the subject as is becoming repetitive even more because i know @kiron you are an interested part in DA you are betting in the discipline you are are already an instructor-CDAI, advantages of your geographic location and also merit from your long experience in agility, networking and dedication to DA for sure. But for me this may already bring some bias to the discussion.
Who am I to question PMI's purposes. just an insignificant member with his own ideas. I could be more optimistic, or more pessimistic, but my militar background tough me that the best course of action is to be realistic and in the end be prepared for the three outcomes.
I always see value in your interventions and learn a lot with them.
I whish success in your achievements in DA and in your other professional bets as in your personal life and a great 2020.
The DA gang is holding a webinar this upcoming week for current instructors and partners so it is possible some more might be revealed then. If there is any more info pertaining specifically to the certification road map, I will provide an update (assuming it is not considered confidential, of course).
It is the start of a new year, so I am inclined to be more optimistic than I might be later on :-)
Have a great start to your 2020, Alexandre!
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