This is the governing body for certification in Disciplined Agile.

Disciplined Agile: Foundations of Lean

Lean helps you focus on the flow of value to the customer quickly, sustainably, reliably, and with high quality. Lean is not a packaged solution; rather it uses lean thinking to guide an organization’s transformation towards business agility. It looks at the whole system and across all of the value streams. To achieve this, lean employs concepts such as eliminating waste, cost of delay, quality, rapid feedback and response, and the role of management.  

This workshop teaches you how to create an environment for achieving agility within your team while working towards quick realization of value using lean thinking. Games, simulations and group discussions reinforce the practices learned.  


Learning Objectives

By the completion of this module, you are able to:

  • Learn the foundations of Lean: the attention to structure, time, and education
  • Learn the principles of Lean
  • Learn the time aspect of Lean
  • Conduct a value stream mapping exercise
  • Learn what an effective organization’s value stream looks like
  • Discuss the role of management and their effect on culture
  • Describe how to use plan-do-study-act (PDSA) for continuous improvement

Course Outline

  • What lean is and what it is not
  • Value: understanding the value of the products and services we provide
  • The value stream: understanding how we provide this value
  • Flow: understanding how our work is done most effectively
  • Pull: understanding a different way of managing work
  • Perfection: we strive for perfection, not so much to achieve it but to continuously improve

    About Disciplined Agile (DA)

    Disciplined Agile (DA) is a process-decision tool kit that provides straightforward guidance to help people, teams, and organizations to streamline their processes in a context-sensitive manner.

    DA provides a solid foundation for business agility by showing how the various activities such as Solution Delivery (software development), IT Operations, Enterprise Architecture, Portfolio Management, Security, Finance, Vendor Management and many others work together. DA also describes what these activities should address, provides a range of options for doing so, and describes the trade-offs associated with each option.

    Four views:

      1. Mindset. Builds on the foundations of agile and lean to address enterprise realities.
      2. People. Roles, responsibilities, and team structures.
      3. Flow. This captures the dynamic aspects of processes via lifecycle diagrams and workflow diagrams.
      4. Practices. Small strategies/techniques. Goal diagrams are a high-level pick list of practices.

    Course Logistics

    Topics:
          • Primary:Lean
          • Secondary: agile, fundamentals, Kanban
    Level: Introductory
    Length: One day – 7 hours of classroom time plus breaks
    Public or Private On-site

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