We need your help! VersionOne Survey 2017
As many of you know VersionOne is currently running the 12th annual STATE OF AGILETM survey. The report gives software professionals deep insight into agile trends, best practices, and lessons in successful agile transformations.
Discipline Agile (DA) continues to build momentum with leading organizations. We would appreciate a few minutes of your time to complete the survey and when asked "which framework do you use" that you select DAD.
Thank you in advance.
We recognize our newest Practitioners, and appreciate the work involved in earning this designation:
Aldo Rall, CDAP, Consultant, New Zealand
Ovidiu Nicolae Nanuti, CDAP, Levio, Canada
Klaus Boedker, CDAP, Senior Coach, Canada
We congratulate our newest Certified Instructor, and look forward to Dan assisting professionals to be successful with Disciplined Agile:
Dan Burke, CDAI, CDAP, IndigoCube, South Africa
Dan is a people's person, very focused. He's a good motivator and willing to listen. He played a remarkable role in a number of projects that we worked on. I like his interpersonal skills. He interacted well with all the stakeholders.
We look forward to Dan's success as IndigoCube is on track to facilitate DA training of 1,000+ participants during 2017.
We help in bridging learning with best practices of project and business analysis concepts. We are also involved in educating professionals and corporations on how to effectively apply their knowledge to projects.
iZenBridge is a global firm in offering certification courses. We are a single global partnership focused on building effective organisations in managing projects.
We serve a broad mix of private-, public-, social-sector organizations and individuals. Our clientele spreads across 50+ countries.
Saket Bansal, CDAI, CDAP offers virtual Disciplined Agile workshops several times per year, with a high pass-rate for the CDA test.
Contact Saket for your training and coaching needs.
The council meets virtually several times per year to provide feedback on Intellectual Property, the needs of the marketplace and the direction of Disciplined Agile.
When in the same geographic area, council members try to meet in person.
Please Contact Us if you have a nomination for the council beginning 2018.
Keeping up with DA:
Bridging the Gap Between Agile and Data
- Product ownership and data
- Data testing and tooling support
- How to include data people, and activities, in development
At the Agile 2017 conference, Lynn Winterboer was kind enough to invite Scott to her workshop which explored how to apply agile strategies in the data space. She did a great job of facilitating the group of about 40 people through identifying the challenges currently faced by teams. The main issues that the group explored were:
Lynn will soon be blogging about the results so we're not going to dive into that here. We suspect that her blog post will be very interesting.
What we'd like to do here is share a few thoughts about what was observed: Read More ...
Nine Reasons to Choose DAD over Scrum
A common question that we hear a lot is “Why choose Disciplined Agile Delivery (DAD) over Scrum?”, so we’ve written this blog to summarize our response. The short answer is that DAD addresses the myriad of issues that Scrum chooses to leave to you. To see what we mean, the official Scrum Guide is 23 pages compared to the 500 pages of the original Disciplined Agile Delivery (DAD) book – DAD clearly goes into greater detail than Scrum, detail that your organization will need to spend a lot of time and money figuring out on your own with Scrum as your process base. We believe you can do a lot better than that.
At a high-level, the primary reason to adopt DAD over Scrum is that you will greatly increase the chance that your process improvement efforts will be successful, and you will do so in such a way that it will be quicker and less expensive in the long run. This is because DAD takes a holistic, context-sensitive approach to solution delivery as opposed to Scrum’s prescriptive and narrow approach. Let’s explore the many reasons why you should adopt DAD over Scrum: Read More ...
The Agile Enterprise Coach
When your organization chooses to transition to more agile and lean ways of working you quickly discover that this effort needs to address all aspects of your organization, not just your solution delivery teams. Many transformation efforts invest in agile team coaches, which is a very good thing to do, but will often shortchange other areas of coaching in the belief that they’ll figure it out on their own. It may work out that way, but even when it does this is an expensive, slow, and error-prone approach. In our experience it’s far better to get help from an experienced Enterprise Coach.
An Enterprise Coach coaches “beyond the team” to help senior managers and leaders to understand and adopt an agile and lean mindset. As you will soon see, this requires a similar yet different skill set than what is required for team coaching. In this blog we work through three key concepts: Read More ...
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