Disciplined Agile Webinars

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Choose Your Wow! A Disciplined Agile Delivery Handbook for Choosing Your Way of Working (WoW)

Our new book, "Choose Your WoW! A Disciplined Agile Delivery Handbook for Choosing Your Way of Working (WoW)", will be released November 2018.

It represents a significant new release of the Disciplined Agile Delivery (DAD) portion of Disciplined Agile and, more importantly, describes how a team can take a streamlined, guided approach to process improvement.

Agenda:
• An overview of our new book: "Choose Your WoW!"
• What’s changed – A lot!
• Updates to the lifecycles
• Updates to the process goals
• Guided process improvement 
• Upcoming changes to the web sites


Time: November 27, 2018 at 12 PM EST


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Disciplined Play - What happens when you play more and work less in the Agile Enterprise?

The level of market disruption and complexity faced by organizations is higher than ever. With the continued advancements in computing power, artificial intelligence, automation, and big data the trend is not letting up. Yet our organizations are struggling to keep up with the pace and stay relevant in the face of constant change. To address this dynamic situation, we must become more creative, innovative, and skillful at work. Disciplined play is a proven way to push the boundaries of creativity, innovative thinking, and skill-building inside the agile enterprise. 

In this webinar, Klaus Boedker will discuss these learning objectives;

  • Describe what disciplined play is, and how it compliments an agile way of working
  • Discuss the benefits of introducing disciplined play inside the agile enterprise
  • Learn the techniques that enable you to apply disciplined play in at least four areas of your agile organization

Presenter:  Klaus Boedker, CDAC/CDAIOctober 16, 2018

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Choose Your Wow! - a virtual learning series dedicated to helping you to improve your way of working (WoW)

DevOps in the Enterprise (Choose Your Wow!)

by Scott W Ambler, CDAC/CDAI, DA Fellow on 26 October 2018

Related resources:

  • Watch the recording of the webinar on YouTube 
  • Email Admin@DisciplinedAgileConsortium.org when viewed to receive 1 hour Professional Development toward certification retention
  • View the slide deck on Slideshare
  • Get involved in the discussion about the webinar on LinkedIn
  • PMI Talent Triangle Category: Technical Project Management

DAConversations - a virtual learning series dedicated to covering specific aspects of Disciplined Agile


Choose Your Wow! Agile Software in the Enterprise


by Scott W Ambler, CDAC/CDAI, DA Fellow on 25 September 2018/03 October 2018

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Disciplined Agile Enterprise: Enabling Your Disciplined Agile IT Team


by Scott W Ambler, CDAC/CDAI, DA Fellow on 31 August 2018

Related resources:

  • Watch the recording of the webinar on YouTube 
  • Email Admin@DisciplinedAgileConsortium.org when viewed to receive 1 hour Professional Development toward certification retention
  • View the slide deck on Slideshare
  • Get involved in the discussion about the webinar on LinkedIn
  • PMI Talent Triangle Category: Technical Project Management

Create High Performance Agile and Lean Teams with Disciplined Agile Delivery


by Scott W Ambler, CDAC/CDAI, DA Fellow on 10 July 2018

Topics in this session included an overview of the Disciplined Agile Manifesto and Disciplined Agile Delivery, Delivery Lifecycles, Choice is Good, and Pragmatism over Purism.

Related resources:

  • Watch the recording of the webinar on YouTube 
  • Email Admin@DisciplinedAgileConsortium.org when viewed to receive 1 hour Professional Development toward certification retention
  • View the slide deck on Slideshare
  • Get involved in the discussion about the webinar on LinkedIn
  • PMI Talent Triangle Category: Technical Project Management

DA Boardroom - Our focus is on providing executives the knowledge, resources and skills to expand the proven benefits of Disciplined Agile across the organization.

Disciplined Approach To Agile Transformations 

by Scott W Ambler, CDAC/CDAI, DA Fellow on 5 November 2018

Topics in this session included an overview of chapter 7 and touching on chapter 8 of the An Executive's Guide to Disciplined Agile

Related resources:

  • Watch the recording of the webinar on YouTube 
  • Email Admin@DisciplinedAgileConsortium.org when viewed to receive 1 hour Professional Development toward certification retention
  • View the slide deck on Slideshare
  • Get involved in the discussion about the webinar on LinkedIn
  • PMI Talent Triangle Category: Technical Project Management

Our Webinars

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Overviews

Topic (all webinars are 30 to 60 minutes in length)

Disciplined DevOps

Disciplined Agile IT (DAIT)

Agile Enterprise Architecture: Disciplined and Pragmatic Strategies

Webinar by Scott W Ambler, CDAC/CDAI, DA Fellow on May 17, 2016

Enterprise architecture (EA) can potentially promote a common business vision within your organization, provide guidance to improve both business and IT decision making, and improve IT efficiencies. Unfortunately many EA teams struggle to provide these benefits, often because they are perceived as ivory tower or being too difficult to work with. 

The adoption of disciplined agile and lean strategies that are based on collaboration, enablement, and streamlining the flow of work are the keys to EA success. Disciplined strategies that produce light-weight, yet still sufficient, artifacts are the key to your success. In this webinar we will explore both the success factors and failure factors surrounding EA, pragmatic strategies for a lean/agile approach to EA, and how EA is supported and enhanced by the Disciplined Agile framework. This isn’t your grandfather’s EA strategy.

Related resources:

  • Watch the recording of the webinar on YouTube 
  • Email Admin@DisciplinedAgileConsortium.org when viewed to receive 1 hour Professional Development toward certification retention
  • View the slide deck on Slideshare
  • Read our detailed article about Enterprise Architecture in the Disciplined Agile Framework
  • Read Scott's blog that answers questions posted during the webinar
  • Get involved in the discussion about the webinar on LinkedIn
  • PMI Talent Triangle Category: Technical Project Management

Agile Frameworks Process Automation - Does this partnership make sense?

Webinar by Joe Biggs, CDA, DAC Advisory Council on January 23, 2018

Choosing the right delivery framework for Process automation and specifically Robotic Process Automation (RPA) is the subject of significant debate. There are a number of view points as to whether Agile can be applied as an effective model in this space. In this webinar, Joe Biggs will focus on understanding the value derived in using a Disciplined Agile framework to deliver effective process automation. This session will also focus on the steps necessary to implement a comprehensive delivery model.


Related resources:

  • Watch the recording of the webinar on YouTube
  • Email Admin@DisciplinedAgileConsortium.org when viewed to receive 1 hour Professional Development toward certification retention
  • View the slide deck on Slideshare
  • Get involved in the discussion about the webinar on LinkedIn
  • PMI Talent Triangle Category: Technical Project Management

The Agile Project Manager - Fact or Fiction?

Webinar by Daniel Gagnon, CDAC/CDAI, DAC Advisory Council on June 20, 2017

While the agile community still has difficulty in acknowledging the need for project managers, the fact is that large, complex organizations on an evolutionary path to a more modern solutions delivery paradigm can reap tremendous benefit from the continued services of seasoned project managers. 

Daniel will examine some of the ways in which PMs can evolve towards servant leadership and remain relevant in an increasingly agile organizational context.


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Agile Transformation and Finance: How to Survive and Thrive

Webinar by Joe Biggs, CDA, DAC Advisory Council  on June 19, 2018

Transforming your Finance team to an Agile framework probably isn’t at the forefront of your thoughts. The focus tends to be on IT transformation before and if other teams are considered. This is a logical thought process, but there should be a plan developed that takes into consideration other teams (HR, Operations, Finance). Agile Finance Teams aren’t built overnight, but with a little planning and communication Agile can make a difference in the way Finance can operate in the future. 

Joe focusses on the steps that can be formulated to move Finance Teams to an Agile Framework. He examines the following thought processes:

  • Agility = Effectiveness + Efficiency: Breaking down traditional barriers
  • Building Blocks of Agile Finance Teams: Team Elements - Data Driven Results - KPI’s and Beyond- DA Connecting the Dots
  • Forecasting and Metrics: Continuous Model

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Crushed by Technical Debt?

Webinar by Scott W Ambler, CDAC/CDAI, DA Fellow on October 21, 2015

“Technical debt” refers to any quality issues within the implementation of an IT solution that hampers your ability to work with or evolve that solution.  Technical debt is often thought of as a source code problem, but it also occurs in your user interface design, in your data sources, in your network  architecture, and in many other places.   This presentation explores disciplined agile strategies to avoid technical debt in the first place, to remove existing technical debt, and how to fund the removal of technical debt.  Industry data regarding technical debt will be shared.

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DevOps Nirvana - What Is It and How Do I Get There?

Webinar by Rolf Reitzig, CDAC/CDAI, DAC Advisory Council on March 20, 2018

Depending on one's role in an organization, there are numerous differing viewpoints on what DevOps means. In order to best improve software development flow, ALL aspects of the organization needs to adopt a DevOps mindset.  In this webinar, Rolf Reitzig will describe a "Nirvana" DevOps state, discuss critical components of DevOps Nirvana, and present a roadmap, or maturity model, to achieve that state for your organization.


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Disciplined Agile Approach to People Management

Webinar by Scott W Ambler, CDAC/CDAI, DA Fellow on September 18, 2018

The complexity faced by organizations today requires teams of people working and learning together so that we may address the dynamically evolving demand of our customers. Yet our organizations are struggling to attract, grow, and retain the right people with the right skills at the right time. To address this dynamic situation we must embrace an agile approach to HR. To do this we must work collaboratively, flexibly, and swiftly. We must push HR strategies as far into our organizations as possible, experiment with agile strategies     such as hackathons, learn from our experiences, and evolve our approach.


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Disciplined Agile Continuous Improvement: Speeding Up Organizational Learning

Webinar by Scott W Ambler, CDAC/CDAI, DA Fellow on October 31, 2017

The purpose of Disciplined Agile's Continuous Improvement process blade is to enable people within your organization to easily share their improvement learnings with one another in a systematic way. Systematic knowledge sharing is important because it increases your opportunity for radical improvements, shortens the time from idea to implementation, maximizes your "failure ROI", and spreads learnings more widely. 

In this webinar, Scott will work through a collection of strategies for identifying and sharing improvements, capturing improvements, organizing communities of practice (CoPs)/guilds, organizing centers of excellence (CoEs), and governing your improvement efforts. There's far more to continuous improvement than retrospectives.

Related resources:

  • Watch the recording of the webinar on YouTube
  • Email Admin@DisciplinedAgileConsortium.org when viewed to receive 1 hour Professional Development toward certification retention
  • View the slide deck on Slideshare
  • Get involved in the discussion about the webinar on LinkedIn
  • PMI Talent Triangle Category:  Technical Project Management

Disciplined Agile Data Management

Webinar by Scott W Ambler, CDAC/CDAI, DA Fellow on February 20, 2018

Data Management is “The development, execution and supervision of plans, policies, programs and practices that control, protect, deliver and enhance the value of data and information assets.” Unfortunately, the implementation of Data Management strategies tends to be challenged in practice due to the traditional, documentation-heavy mindset. This mindset tends to result in onerous, bureaucratic strategies that more often than not, struggle to support the goals of your organization. Disciplined Agile Data Management is a pragmatic, streamlined approach to Data Management that fits into the rest of your IT processes.

In this webinar, Scott W Ambler will explore how Data Management is a critical component of both your DevOps and IT strategies.  We will work through the Disciplined Agile mindset for Data Management as well as a collection of strategies that enables you to take an evolutionary and collaborative approach to Data Management that provides the right data at the right time to the right people.

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Disciplined Agile Data Warehousing (DW)/Business Intelligence (BI)

Webinar by Scott W Ambler, CDAC/CDAI, DA Fellow on January 26, 2016

Is your DW/BI team able to easily respond to changing requirements?  Are your stakeholders ecstatic with what is delivered by your DW/BI team?  Is your DW/BI team able to deliver new changes quickly into production?  If the answer to any of these questions is no, then you likely want to consider adopting a disciplined agile approach to DW/BI development.

A disciplined agile DW/BI team will invest some time with initial requirements modeling, architecture modeling, and planning.  But this will take a few days or maybe a week or two, certainly not months.  They following a usage driven approach they will develop vertical slices of functionality.  These slices fully tested and could potentially be deployed into production at any point in time.  They work in an evolutionary and highly collaborative manner, resulting in quicker time to deliver, higher quality, and greater stakeholder satisfaction.  This isn’t your grandfather’s traditional DW/BI approach.

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Disciplined Agile IT Governance: Motivate and Enable Over Command and Control

Webinar by Scott W Ambler, CDAC/CDAI, DA Fellow on February 28, 2017

Lean IT Governance is the leadership, organizational structures and streamlined processes to enable IT to work as a partner in sustaining and extending the organization’s ability to produce meaningful value for its customers.  In this webinar Scott Ambler will address the following issues:

What is IT Governance?  Why Lean IT Governance? What is the Lean Governance mindset? Why do traditional governance strategies fail? How do you govern agile and lean delivery teams successfully?How do you govern the rest of IT in an effective manner? How does Lean IT Governance fit into your overall corporate governance strategy?

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Disciplined Agile Operations and Support: Principles, Strategies and Teaming Structures for Disciplined DevOps

Webinar by Scott W Ambler, CDAC/CDAI, DA Fellow on November 21, 2017

The way that you operate and support your solutions in production is a key aspect of your overall DevOps strategy.  In this webinar Scott Ambler will work through  the IT Operations and Support process blades of the Disciplined Agile framework.  We will work through critical principles for effective operations and support, several strategies for effective operations and support, and potential teaming structures.  Every organization’s context is different, so having choices in how you approach operations and support is critical to developing a streamlined strategy that is right  for you.

Related resources:

  • Watch the recording of the webinar on YouTube
  • Email Admin@DisciplinedAgileConsortium.org when viewed to receive 1 hour Professional Development toward certification retention
  • View the slide deck on Slideshare
  • Get involved in the discussion about the webinar on LinkedIn
  • PMI Talent Triangle Category: Technical Project Management

Disciplined Agile Outsourcing: Making it Work for Both the Customer and the Service Provider

Webinar by Scott W Ambler, CDAC/CDAI, DA Fellow on April 19, 2016

Offshoring projects suffer from two significant yet easily addressed problems. First, the customers's instincts for how to run an outsourced project are more likely to hurt rather than help them. Second, service providers (SPs) prove to be little more than order takers that don’t have the courage to negotiate a winning strategy. The Disciplined Agile (DA) process decision framework provides the foundation needed to succeed at “agile offshoring” by addressing the needs of both the customer and the SP.  DA is a goal-driven, hybrid agile, full delivery methodology that is enterprise aware and scalable.  Disciplined Agile provides a foundation from which you can tailor a viable strategy for disciplined agile outsourcing. This presentation explores strategies for effectively initiating and governing an offshore IT delivery project in an agile manner. Offshoring introduces a collection of risks that can be uniquely addressed with a disciplined agile strategy. 

Related resources:
  • Watch the recording of the webinar on YouTube
  • Email Admin@DisciplinedAgileConsortium.org when viewed to receive 1 hour Professional Development toward certification retention
  • View the slide deck on Slideshare
  • Read Scott's blog that answers questions posted during the webinar
  • Get involved in the discussion about the webinar on LinkedIn
  • PMI Talent Triangle Category: Technical Project Management

Disciplined Agile Portfolio Management: Guide and Monitor Over Command and Control

Webinar by Scott W Ambler, CDAC/CDAI, DA Fellow on December 15, 2016

IT portfolio management is the activity of identifying, organizing, and governing an organizations's various IT endeavours. IT endeavours include solution delivery projects, product development teams, business experiments (along the lines of a lean startup strategy), and even the operations of existing IT based solutions.  In this webinar, Scott Ambler addresses these questions: What does it mean to take a Disciplined Agile approach to portfolio management? Why is this different from traditional portfolio management? How does portfolio management fit into your overall IT workflow?  What does a Portfolio Manager do?  What is the difference between portfolio management, program management, and solution delivery? What are some of the practices of portfolio management? What are the principles for Disciplined Agile portfolio management ?

Related resources:

  • Watch the recording of the webinar on YouTube
  • Email Admin@DisciplinedAgileConsortium.org when viewed to receive 1 hour Professional Development toward certification retention
  • View the slide deck on Slideshare
  • Read our detailed article on Portfolio Management in the Disciplined Agile Framework
  • Get involved in the discussion about the webinar on LinkedIn
  • PMI Talent Triangle Category: Technical Project Management

Disciplined Agile Product Management: Beyond Product Ownership

Webinar by Scott W Ambler, CDAC/CDAI, DA Fellow on October 20, 2016

What does it mean to take a Disciplined Agile approach to Product Management?  Scott works through several important questions: What is product management?  How does product management fit into, and go beyond, the overall IT process?  What does a Product Manager do?  What is the difference between Product Managers and Product Owners?  How do they work together?  In what situations does product management make sense?  

Related resources:
  • Watch the recording of the webinar on YouTube
  • Email Admin@DisciplinedAgileConsortium.org when viewed to receive 1 hour Professional Development toward certification retention
  • View the slide deck on Slideshare
  • Read about more about Product Management in the Disciplined Agile Framework
  • Get involved in the discussion about the webinar on LinkedIn
  • PMI Talent Triangle Category: Technical Project Management

Disciplined Agile Release Management: Going Beyond Agile Release Trains

Webinar by Scott W Ambler, CDAC/CDAI, DA Fellow on December 19, 2017

For medium to large-size organizations,  Release Management is an important part of your DevOps and IT strategies.  In this webinar Scott Ambler will work through the Release Management process blade of the Disciplined Agile framework.  We will work through critical principles for effective release management; several potential release management strategies including agile release trains (ARTs), agile release streams, and as-needed releases; release/deployment infrastructures; and potential teaming structures.  Every organization’s context is different, so having choices in how you approach     release management is critical to developing a streamlined strategy that is right for you.

Related resources:

  • Watch the recording of the webinar on YouTube
  • Email Admin@DisciplinedAgileConsortium.org when viewed to receive 1 hour Professional Development toward certification retention
  • View the slide deck on Slideshare
  • Get involved in the discussion about the webinar on LinkedIn
  • PMI Talent Triangle Category: Technical Project Management

Disciplined Agile Reuse Engineering: Strategies to Increase Productivity, Decrease Technical Debt and Increase Quality

Webinar by Scott W Ambler, CDAC/CDAI, DA Fellow on January 24, 2017

The vast majority of developers, agile or otherwise, take an ad-hoc approach to reuse.  Although this is a good start, we have the opportunity to do much better.  The goals of reuse engineering are to achieve quicker time to market, improved ROI, improved consistency within delivered solutions, and easier updates to common functionality.  Unfortunately reuse engineering is easier said than done.  In this webinar Scott Ambler addresses the following topics: What is reuse engineering? Why is reuse engineering difficult? How does reuse engineering fit into agile software delivery? Where do reusable assets come from? How can you support and evolve reusable assets over time? How do you fund reuse?

Related resources:
  • Watch the recording of the webinar on YouTube
  • Email Admin@DisciplinedAgileConsortium.org when viewed to receive 1 hour Professional Development toward certification retention
  • View the slide deck on Slideshare
  • Read our detailed article on Reuse Engineering in the Disciplined Agile Framework
  • Get involved in the discussion about the webinar on LinkedIn
  • PMI Talent Triangle Category: Technical Project Management

Disciplined DevOps: An Enterprise Ready Approach


by Scott W Ambler, CDAC/CDAI, DA Fellow on 14 August 2018

Related resources:

  • Watch the recording of the webinar on YouTube 
  • Email Admin@DisciplinedAgileConsortium.org when viewed to receive 1 hour Professional Development toward certification retention
  • View the slide deck on Slideshare
  • Get involved in the discussion about the webinar on LinkedIn
  • PMI Talent Triangle Category: Technical Project Management

Disciplined DevOps: Pragmatic Strategies for the Enterprise

Webinar by Scott W Ambler, CDAC/CDAI, DA Fellow on June 14 , 2016

“DevOps” is the most popular, and most misunderstood, buzzword in the IT industry today.  In this webinar ScottW. Ambler will explore what DevOps is in practice. He will address what DevOps means for established enterprises that are dealing with decades of legacy solutions and legacy cultures to overcome. We’ll also explore what DevOps means at scale when you’re dealing with hundreds of teams, decades of legacy solutions, a legacy organization, or regulatory compliance.

Related resources:
  • Watch the recording of the webinar on YouTube
  • Email Admin@DisciplinedAgileConsortium.org when viewed to receive 1 hour Professional Development toward certification retention
  • View the slide deck on Slideshare
  • Read our detailed article about Disciplined DevOps in the Disciplined Agile Framework
  • Get involved in the discussion about the webinar on LinkedIn
  • PMI Talent Triangle Category: Technical Project Management

 
Disciplined Play- What happens when you play more and work less in the Agile Enterprise?

The level of market disruption and complexity faced by organizations is higher than ever. With the continued advancements in computing power, artificial intelligence, automation, and big data the trend is not letting up. Yet our organizations are struggling to keep up with the pace and stay relevant in the face of constant change. To address this dynamic situation, we must become more creative, innovative, and skillful at work. Disciplined play is a proven way to push the boundaries of creativity, innovative thinking, and skill-building inside the agile enterprise. 

In this webinar, Klaus Boedker will discuss these learning objectives;

  • Describe what disciplined play is, and how it compliments an agile way of working
  • Discuss the benefits of introducing disciplined play inside the agile enterprise
  • Learn the techniques that enable you to apply disciplined play in at least four areas of your agile organization

Webinar by Klaus Boedker, CDAC/CDAI on October 16, 2018

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Enterprise Project Management Offices (EPMO)

Webinar by Joe Biggs, CDA, DAC Advisory Council on April 18, 2017

Enterprise Project Management Offices (EPMO) play a key role in most Program/Project based organizations.Agile environments are no different and in fact EPMOs can provide distinct advantages to those organizations trying to get the most out their Agile frameworks. The combination of a Disciplined Agile framework and an outcome focused EPMO can drive project success from inception through production. This webinar will provide the key concepts of combining a Disciplined Agile framework with     the value of an EPMO to drive success in your organization.

Related resources:

  • Watch the recording of the webinar on YouTube
  • Email Admin@DisciplinedAgileConsortium.org when viewed to receive 1 hour Professional Development toward certification retention
  • View the slide deck on Slideshare
  • Read Joe's blog that answers questions posted during the webinar
  • Get involved in the discussion about the webinar on LinkedIn
  • PMI Talent Triangle Category: Technical Project Management

Executive's Guide to Disciplined Agile: Winning the Race to Business Agility

Webinar by Scott W Ambler and Mark Lines on September 27, 2017

The agile community has figured out how to build and then continually improve very high-   performance software development teams. This is akin to creating a race car engine and then evolving it to get more power, better fuel efficiency, and greater speed. Sadly, in many cases we take these great engines, put them into an organizational tractor, and then complain that we’re not winning the race. What we need to do is take our great race car engines (our development teams), put them into a race car (a DevOps ecosystem), have a great pit crew and driver (an effective IT organization), and then provide somewhere to race (an organization that can leverage IT to make money). That’s what this book is all about – moving from optimizing team performance to optimizing the entire enterprise.  Business agility – being an adaptive, lean, responsive, and learning organization – is the race that enterprises need to win today. Yet there is no quick fix, no silver bullet, to attain business agility. This is a multi-year journey requiring hard work, experimentation, and most importantly a willingness to improve. 

The Disciplined Agile framework lowers risks and provides a path to accelerate your journey to business agility.  The framework is unique in that it is the only one that puts all the pieces together into a cohesive enterprise roadmap for business agility transformation.

This book begins with an overview of the challenges and opportunities that organizations face.  We then describe seven principles that provide the underpinnings of the Disciplined Agile framework. Then the book works through Disciplined Agile Delivery (how to build a world-class engine), Disciplined DevOps (the race car), Disciplined Agile IT (the race car and its team), and what it means to be a Disciplined Agile Enterprise (the racing business).  The book ends with a plan for starting with an Agile transformation and then evolving into a long-term continuous improvement strategy.

Do you have the discipline it takes to win the race to business agility?

Related resources:

  • Watch the recording of the webinar on YouTube
  • Email Admin@DisciplinedAgileConsortium.org when viewed to receive 1 hour Professional Development toward certification retention
  • View the slide deck on Slideshare
  • Get involved in the discussion about the webinar on LinkedIn
  • PMI Talent Triangle Category:  Technical Project Management

Governance, Phases and Milestones, are not Agile Dirty Words! 

Webinar by Mark Lines, CDAC/CDAI, DA Fellow on November 24, 2015

Despite claims to the contrary, the need for governance does not disappear for agile projects. Your project sponsors have a  right to know the status of the health and risk of their investments. But trying to blend traditional agile methods such as  Scrum with traditional stage gate approaches can cause frustration for both project teams and their stakeholders. Disciplined Agile (DA) provides straightforward and common sense ideas for applying governance in a lightweight fashion for agile projects. DA has been adopted organization-wide in some very large companies and in many cases the primary motivations have been related to its hybrid method approach as well as the built-in governance that it provides. In this talk Mark reviews the four DA lifecycles along with their associated phases and milestones. He will explain which milestones are highly recommended vs those that are considered optional. He will show how a lightweight Vision statement created in Inception can be used as a governance mechanism for moderating uncontrolled change that often happens on agile projects. 

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How Does Middle Management Fit In An Agile Organization?

Webinar by Mark Lines, CDAC/CDAI, DA Fellow on May 23, 2017

In an increasingly agile world, do we still need middle managers?  Clearly we do, but middle management and HR departments must adapt or never meet the promise of highly motivated and productive teams. Some of the changes required may be considered quite radical when compared to traditional HR practices. But without these changes you will have difficulty attracting and retaining the talent you need.

In this webinar, Mark Lines provides an overview of trends we see in organizational design, career paths, the new role of middle management, and some progressive ideas regarding compensation and performance management.

Related resources:

  • Watch the recording of the webinar on YouTube
  • Email Admin@DisciplinedAgileConsortium.org when viewed to receive 1 hour Professional Development toward certification retention
  • View the slide deck on Slideshare
  • Get involved in the discussion about the webinar on LinkedIn
  • PMI Talent Triangle Category: Technical Project Management

Measuring Agile: A Disciplined Approach To Metrics

Webinar by Scott W Ambler, CDAC/CDAI, DA Fellow on March 21, 2017

In this webinar Scott Ambler worked through common questions that people have with it comes to agile metrics: How do you measure agile solution delivery teams? What metrics should we collect? How do you successfully roll up team measures to the portfolio level?  Should you even try? How can you tailor your metrics strategy to fit the context that you face? How does this fit into traditional metrics strategies?  What are the success factors for an agile metrics program?  What are the failure factors? How does this fit into our overall governance strategy?

Related resources:
  • Watch the recording of the webinar on YouTube
  • Email Admin@DisciplinedAgileConsortium.org when viewed to receive 1 hour Professional Development toward certification retention
  • View the slide deck on Slideshare
  • Read Scott's blog that answers questions posted during the webinar
  • Get involved in the discussion about the webinar on LinkedIn
  • PMI Talent Triangle Category: Technical Project Management

Successful Agile Transformations Using Lean Change: Helping Organizations Achieve Business Agility

Webinar by Mark Lines, CDAC/CDAI, DA Fellow on April 24, 2018

Disciplined Agile Delivery provides guidance for creating high performance agile and lean teams. But those agile “engines” will not be successful if powering an organizational “tractor”.  We need to morph the tractor into a race car, which is why DAD has been extended for the enterprise as Disciplined Agile (DA).
In this session Mark Lines provides an overview of how to guide true enterprise-wide agile transformations. Mark will describe how to use a lean change organization change management (OCM) approach to introduce incremental change that maximizes the value of change while minimizing organizational disruption in a low risk manner. Mark will include stories from the trenches of what worked, and lessons learned from using this approach with many clients around the world.


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"When Will This Be Done?" A Practical Guide To Answering This Question in an Agile Project

Webinar by Rod Bray, CDAC/CDAI on March 15, 2016

No matter the project or the methodology being used to deliver results, the people waiting of those results want to know, "When will this be done?"
Software projects using a traditional approach have employed heavy requirements and analysis up front to come up with an answer that is always wrong- though perhaps comforting. In agile we can do better but it is still a difficult problem. 
In this webinar we will explore the issues, the realities and the approaches to providing this kind of information to stakeholders in the context of an Agile Project.  

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