We welcome you to a new and exciting year with Disciplined Agile. We thank you, our Agilists, Practitioners, Coaches, Instructors and Partners, for continuing to support and evolve Disciplined Agile. Our membership grew 260% during 2016, thanks to you.
We welcome your feedback and your comments related to Certification, Membership and the evolution of Disciplined Agile.
We have taken steps to streamline our recertification process. We continue to provide complimentary memberships for DA's, CDA's and CDAP's. We prefer you give your time to learning, understanding and contributing to evolving Disciplined Agile. To this end we require 14 hours of education every 2 years to retain your current designation. Certified Disciplined Agile Coaches have more stringent certification and re-certifiation requirements. Please see the overview of our current requirements.
David Shapiro - Senior Technology Director, Senior Architect, Agile Evangelist, Disciplined Agile Delivery Coach. Currently leading a complex transformation to Disciplined Agile Delivery of a large software development organization.
Michael Richardson - Experienced business and technology professional with a focus on ALM and SDLC improvements for agility. Skilled in coaching organizations to the next level of efficiency and proficiency to improve solution delivery performance and solution quality. Successfully design and implement policies, processes, and quality-focused technical practices throughout the software delivery life cycle.
Introducing Our Newest Certified Partner:
Adventures with Agile empowers organisations with the skills to adopt Agile and Lean at scale. We do this because Agile improves the way people learn, share and communicate, resulting in shorter delivery times, motivated and happier people, increase in customer value and longevity in the market.
We do this through organisation wide change programs that transform culture and mind-set to allow agile / lean practices to work. This is achieved iteratively through training, consultancy and professional coaching. As a Disciplined Agile Bronze Partner, we can provide your organisation with experienced coaches, consultants and certified trainers to help with your Disciplined Agile adoption.
Contact Simon for your training and coaching needs in the UK.
Keeping up with DA:
How Geographically Distributed Are Agile Teams in Practice?
Many people, particularly those new to agile, will tell you that agile teams must be small and co-located. That is certainly a smart way of organizing a team, but is isn’t required. In fact agile teams are more likely to be geographically distributed in some way than they are to be co-located. In practice, not theory.
In November of 2016 we ran the 2016 Agility at Scale survey. It was targeted at people who were currently working on agile teams, or who had recently worked on agile teams, and we asked them straightforward questions around the size of the team, how distributed it was, what complexities they faced, an so on. The following graph summarizes the responses around geographic distribution. Read More
How Large Are Agile Teams in Practice?
The contrite answer is that they’re as large as they need to be, and the contrite agile answer is that they’re as small as they can be. Now that we’ve gotten the contrite answers out of the way, how large are agile teams in practice?
In November of 2016 we ran the 2016 Agility at Scale survey. It was targeted at people who were currently working on agile teams, or who had recently worked on agile teams, and we asked them straightforward questions around the size of the team, how distributed it was, what complexities they faced, an so on. The following graph summarizes the responses around team size. Read More
New goal: Develop Initial Test Strategy
We have recently published a new Inception process goal, Develop Initial Test Strategy. The potential need for this goal was identified a little over a year ago by an organization that we were actively working with and since then we have worked with several other organizations where it was also clear that this process goal was needed. Read More
Update: Secure Funding Goal Diagram
We recently updated the Secure Funding goal diagram, shown below. The change was the addition of the Choose Funding Scope decision point, to recognize that the type of team you’re funding will affect how you fund said team. We have also published details about each decision point and its associated options, including the tradeoffs of each, at the Secure Funding overview page. This is information that we previously had only published in the first Disciplined Agile Delivery book but we’ve decided to start publishing updated versions of this information to the web to make it more accessible to you. Read More
The Disciplined Agile Consortium (DAC) is for practitioners and supporters of the Disciplined Agile 2.0 process decision framework (DA 2.0). It provides information on curriculum, certification, access to certified members, and resources to support Disciplined Agile activities.