PMI Canada's Technology Triangle Chapter

Disciplined Agile Workshop

Disciplined Agile Workshop


PMI CTT is honoured to host two of the professional pioneers in Disciplined Agile (DA).

In this workshop, Scott Ambler (Co-founder of DA and Chief Scientist of Disciplined Agile at PMI) explains the value of the Disciplined Agile tool kit, and how to use it in practice with GCI (Guided Continuous Improvement). Then Beth Ouellette (CEO of The Ouellette Group and DA Chapter Champion at PMI) will guide us through key components of DA as she shares practical applications, analogies and stories to connect the dots.

Proceeds from this event will be donated to PMI Educational Foundation (PMIEF).


Disciplined Agile: Optimizing your Business Agility by Choosing your Way of Working (WoW) - Speaker - Scott Ambler

 We like to say that agile teams own their own process by choosing their way of working, their “WoW.” This of course is easier said than done because there are several aspects to WoW. First, our team needs to know how to choose the appropriate lifecycle for the situation that we face. Should we take a Scrum-based approach, a SAFe approach, a lean/Kanban-based approach, a continuous delivery approach, or an exploratory/lean startup approach? Second, what practices should the team adopt? How do they fit together? When should we apply them? Third, what artifacts should the team create? When should they be created? To what level of detail? Finally, how do we evolve our WoW as we experiment and learn?  Disciplined Agile (DA) teams take a streamlined approach that leverages the experiences of the thousands of teams who have already struggled through the very issues that our team currently faces. This is something we call Guided Continuous Improvement (GCI), which is effectively a Kaizen loop on steroids.

In this talk, Scott Ambler explains the value of the Disciplined Agile tool kit, and how to use it in practice with GCI.


Disciplined Agile is the topic of many conversations in our PMI Community. We hear these kinds of questions: Why did PMI add it to their product portfolio? What is Disciplined Agile?  What is the value of Disciplined Agile to Chapter Members? How can you bring value to your team/organization with Disciplined Agile? How do I get started? What is possible for your personal and chapter roadmap? - Speaker - Beth Ouellette

Join us to hear Beth Ouellette share answers to all these questions and more. She will guide us through key components of Disciplined Agile as she shares practical applications, analogies and stories to connect the dots. She will even share the roadmap she used for her DA journey that you could leverage too.  Though it is only an hour, we hope to gain a clear understanding of the potential of Disciplined agile for our Chapter, our members, and our community. You may even discover that you already apply a Disciplined Agile “Way of Working” today!

Event Agenda:

8:15 AM – 8:25 AM   Opening 
8:25 AM – 8:30 AM  Welcome and Introductions 
8:30 AM – 9:15 AM  Value of the DA tool kit, and its applications 
9:15 AM – 9:25 AM   Q&A 
9:25 AM – 9:30 AM   Break
9:30 AM – 10:15 AM   Presentation: Learning and Sharing 
10:15 AM – 10:25 AM   Q&A 
10:25 AM – 10:30 AM   Break 
10:30 AM – 12:00 PM  Working on teams to solve a problem/Answer a question


PDU Details:

Category: Technical

PDU Value: 3.5 


Additional Notes

A link to the meeting will be provided the day before the event.

Registration will close on Friday November 13th at 4:59 pm ET.

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Event Properties

Event Date 11-14-2020
Event End Date 11-14-2020
Registration Start Date 10-02-2020
Cut off date 11-13-2020
Individual Price $35.00
Location Virtual Event


Scott Ambler

Vice President, Chief Scientist of Disciplined Agile at Project Management Institute

Scott leads the evolution of the Disciplined Agile (DA) tool kit and is an international keynote speaker. Scott is the (co)-creator of the Disciplined Agile (DA) tool kit as well as the Agile Modeling (AM) and Agile Data (AD) methodologies. He is the (co-)author of several books, including Choose Your WoW!, An Executive’s Guide to the Disciplined Agile Framework, Refactoring Databases, Agile Modeling, Agile Database Techniques, and The Object Primer 3 rd Edition. Scott blogs regularly at and he can be contacted via Social Media: Twitter: scottwambler LinkedIn:

Beth Ouellette

CEO and founder of The Ouellette Group

Beth has successfully partnered with organizations globally to bring strategic change, portfolio, program, and project management best practices, continuously improve business analysis and data management acumen, and adopt an agile way of working. Combining business management and technology skills, she has been successful assisting executive teams with organizational strategy, alignment of programs to strategy, and outlining processes, procedures, and new ways of working to successfully deliver those strategies. Embracing the Disciplined Agile Way of Working, Beth is the 36th person to achieve the Certified Disciplined Agile Coach designation. She has served as the Advisor and initial manager of the Disciplined Agile Chapter Champion Program 2019-2020, Chapter Member Advisory Group 2016-2019, Co-chair of Committee for PMIEF and PMI Chapters globally, Requirements Management Steering Committee Member 2012-2014, Requirements Management CoP Co-Leader 2012-2015, Channel Management team member 2010-2011, PMINYC BoD 2008-2010 (President 2009), Co-Author and Core team-Program and Portfolio Management Standards from 2003-2006, Content Integration Analyst- for the 25th anniversary edition of PMBOK, Portfolio, Program and OPM3 Standards released December 2008. She served as the NYC PMI Chapter President in 2009, and was on that BoD for 3 years. PMI member since 2000, volunteer since 2006, with PMP, PgMP, PBA, CDA, DASLM, CDAI, and CDAC designations. PMI Fellow Award – 2018 for accumulated years of Project Management Global service Component Leader of the Year Award - 2010 for work with NYC Chapter Distinguished Contributor of the Year Award – 2009, Content Integration Analyst for the Standards’ 25th edition

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