Newsletter
September 2015
    
 

     

 
In this newsletter:

                  Disciplined Agile has been around                                                      the world! 
                        Our instructors have been      
                 promoting and teaching courses in                                       Singapore, India, Brazil, 
                               USA and Canada. 

                                              

   A few thoughts from our leaders... 
        MARK LINES                               SCOTT AMBLER  
                           


     

Disciplined Agile made a big splash at the Agile 2015 conference in DC  Aug 3-7.  Each attendee received a print copy of the book, "Introduction to Disciplined Agile Delivery" and we heard a lot of very good things about it.  One of the speakers said that it was one of the few things that he decided to keep from the conference bag.  Mark Lines gave a talk on Disciplined Agile Governance and Scott Ambler spoke about Disciplined Agile Data Warehousing, both of which will be given as upcoming webcasts from DAC.  Scott also participated on a Scaling Agile panel with Dean Leffingwell, Craig Larman, and Jeff Sutherland held as part of the Agile Executive Forum. 

 We also released the DA 2.0 poster at the conference. It is now the landing page of Disciplined Agile 2.0. It resonated well with many people.   

We’re looking forward to the Agile 2016 conference which will be held in Atlanta July 25-29, 2016.  Hope to see you there!



Scott Ambler + Associates is proud to be a Gold Sponsor at the
 Toronto Agile Community 2015 Conference  to be held October 20, 2015.

Please drop by the booth and say hi!

 
Contact mark@scottambler.com or scott@scottambler.com

              Mark_Lines                      
Scott_Ambler
  
 



 Introduction to Disciplined Agile Delivery;
A Small Agile Team's Journey from SCRUM to 
Continuous Delivery



Order your copy now!    Paperback   Kindle


Spanish version coming soon

  
 

 
 DAD has evolved into
Disciplined Agile 2.0
  
 
 

 

Help evolve Disciplined Agile by participating in discussions at the DAD LinkedIn Discussion group. Download the poster now.




     Renamed Certifications  
 
      
     With the evolution of DAD to DA2.0, the Consortium has evolved the certification levels to reflect the standards set within the agile community. As of today, we will move away from certifications based on "Belt" levels to certifications based on being a Certified Disciplined Agilist. See the table below to map your previous accreditation to the new accreditations. All certification and retention requirements remain the same. Please see Disciplined Agile Certification for details.                          
      Mark will be providing an overview of the new structure in the upcoming webinar as noted below. 
                          
As a Disciplined Agilist, are you using the logo and certification initials in your signature line?
 
  White Belt  è      DA
  Yellow Belt è    CDA
  Green Belt è    CDAP
  Black Belt è    CDAC
 

 Certified Green Belt Instructor è

Certified Black Belt Instructor è

 

CDAI

   
                                               
We congratulate our most recent Certified Instructors: Valentin and Saket!
                       
         
               Webinars             

On June 25, Scott Ambler presented Disciplined Agile Outsourcing. We had great response to both the registration and attendance!
Remember to retain your current belt level, webinars will be held on the third Thursday of each month, 9 times per year, not including July, August and December. Register to keep current on Disciplined Agile and to maintain your certification. 
For those that attended the first webinar, your profile was updated by the administration to include your 1 hour of certification renewal.


 The next webinar will be held on 
Thursday, September 17. 
Mark Lines will be presenting
 "Overview of Disciplined Agile 2.0”
Invitations have been sent out so please register soon!
There is no cost to 
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  Upcoming Courses  
    

22 Sep 2015 9:00 AM (UTC+03:00) • Bucharest, Romania
30 Sep 2015 9:00 AM (EDT) • Centre for Social Innovation- Innovation Lab; 215 Spadina Avenue, Suite 400 Toronto, ON M5T 2C7
07 Oct 2015 9:00 AM (EDT) • Franklin Street Office Suites- 265 Franklin Street Boston, MA 02110- Large Conference Room
13 Oct 2015 9:30 AM (UTC+05:30) • Octave Hotel, 14, Kaikonadanahalli Village, Sarjapura Road, Bangalore – 560 035
16 Oct 2015 9:00 AM (EDT) • Charlotte Convention Center, 501 S College St, 28202
27 Oct 2015 9:00 AM (PDT) • Sutton Place Hotel- 845 Burrard Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, V6Z 1X9
04 Nov 2015 9:00 AM (CST) • Winnipeg, Manitoba Location TBD
25 Nov 2015 9:00 AM (EST) • Centre for Social Innovation- Innovation Lab; 215 Spadina Avenue, Suite 400 Toronto, ON M5T 2C7
27 Nov 2015 9:00 AM (EST) • Centre for Social Innovation- Innovation Lab; 215 Spadina Avenue, Suite 400 Toronto, ON M5T 2C7
01 Dec 2015 8:30 AM (UTC+01:00) • Madrid, Spain
04 Dec 2015 9:00 AM (UTC+01:00) • Madrid, Spain


  
    
 Upcoming Speaking Engagements  
 
    
 

 

SCOTT AMBLER Charlotte, NC: Southern Fried Agile 2015

15 Oct 2015 8:30 (EDT) ~ Charlotte Convention Center, Charlotte, NC


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SCOTT AMBLER  Toronto Agile Community 2015 Conference                  

      20 Oct 2015  Hilton Toronto, 145 Richmond Street West, Toronto, Ontario


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MARK LINES  Calgary, AB: Calgary IIBA® Professional Development Day 

22 Oct 2015 TBD (MDT) Calgary Zoo 

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MARK LINES   Vancouver, BC: Much Ado About Agile X

26-27 Oct 2015 Sutton Place Hotel

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MARK LINES    Winnipeg, MB: SDEC15 Software Development & Evolution Conference 2015   

02-04 Nov 2015 TBD (CDT) Winnipeg, Manitoba, Victoria Inn/Winnipeg Airport 

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SCOTT AMBLER  Quebec City, QC: Agile Tour 2015

09 Nov 2015 TBD (EDT) Quebec City Convention Centre, Quebec City 

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MARK LINES   Calgary, AB: PMI-SAC Conference

23 Nov 2015 7:00 (MDT) ~ BMO Centre, 20 Roundup Way, Calgary T2G 2W1














 


  
     Meet the DAC Advisory Council       
  

We would like to welcome our
Disciplined Agile Consortium Advisory Council (DAC-AC).
Please read more about your new council!


                           Joe Biggs                 Daniel Gagnon               Carson Holmes              Valentin Tudor Mocanu  
            

                                                                 



                                            Dalibor Parac                 Simon Powers                 Rolf Reitzig 
                                                                    
                                   


 Case Study Experience with DAD

 By Simon Powers


At a large city council in the UK, I was asked to run an organizational transformation of about 500 people with a few development teams. Most people worked in other areas that digital delivery.

Scrum and XP practices were an obvious choice for the individual teams, however, the details of how this might work across teams and within the wider organisation were not clear.

None of the other frameworks provided guidance on how to start streams of work and so the DAD inception phase become a guiding light in defining what this would look like. Using the survey data as evidence of how others were achieving this, we set a time box of 4 weeks for inception.

To enable this to happen it was essential to review the architectural process of planning, modelling and governance. We needed a pull model to further enable and not to slow down teams and to make sure that they were included in the governance process. The DAD framework gave us both the process and the lightweight models we could use.

This significantly reduced up front planning, which in turn reduced the entire cycle time from idea to deployment. This was achieved whilst decreasing the overall technical risk of the project.

The deployment and support was also brought in-line with agile values by using the DAD framework. Traditional gateways caused lots of upfront documentation, delay, and often technical rework. These were eliminated by including the devops and support teams in the iteration or iteration meetings. This followed the DAD transition phase and again hugely reduced work, risk and cycle time.

DAD continues to offer guidance to these teams and the wider organization.

 

 
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