DA 105: Disciplined Agile in a Nutshell
Agile transformation is hard because cultural change is hard. It’s not one problem that needs to be solved, but a series of hundreds decisions affecting lots of people over a long period of time that affects relationships, processes, and even the state of mind of those working within the change.
Disciplined Agile (DA) is unlike any other framework, because it’s based on empiricism, industry data and adoption of proven practices. The result is a huge wealth of structured information that allows you to map your challenges into a tree structure of proven strategies that other people have found to work in practice. In effect you can apply the DA framework to identify process improvements that reflect the actual situations faced by your teams.
This workshop focuses on how to apply the DA framework to deliver sophisticated agile solutions in the enterprise. The DA framework builds on the existing proven practices from agile methods such as Scrum, Extreme Programming (XP), Lean software development, Unified Process, and Agile Modeling to include other aspects necessary for success in enterprise-class settings. Filling in the gaps left by mainstream methods, DA provides guidance on how to effectively plan and kickstart complex projects as well as how to apply a full lifecycle approach, with lightweight milestones, effective metrics, and agile governance.
This one-day workshop is not technical and is suitable for all team members. Group exercises reinforce the principles learned. The workshop is valuable for anyone who wants to understand how agile solution delivery works from end-to-end or anyone tasked with moving from traditional approaches to agile, particularly in enterprise settings.
Mark Lines is a Disciplined Agile Fellow and co-author with Scott of two books about Disciplined Agile Delivery. Mark is the co-creator of the Disciplined Agile decision process framework. He provides training, coaching, and mentoring in disciplined agile and lean strategies at both the project and organizational level. Mark is the Managing Partner and an Enterprise Coach at Scott Ambler + Associates where he helps organizations around the world to become awesome. Mark is also a Founding Member of the Disciplined Agile Consortium (DAC), the certification body for disciplined agile.
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