Toronto Agile Community: The Executives Guide to Disciplined Agile: Business Agility for Established Enterprises
November 7, 2017
Presenter: Scott W Ambler
The Executives Guide to Disciplined Agile: Business Agility for Established Enterprises
An agile enterprise increases value through effective execution and delivery in a timely and reactive manner. Such organizations do this by streamlining the flow of information, ideas, decision making, and work throughout the overall business process all the while improving the quality of the process and business outcomes. This talk described, step-by-step, how to evolve from today’s vision of agile software development to a truly disciplined agile enterprise. It briefly examined the state of mainstream agile software development and argued for the need for a more disciplined approach to agile delivery that provides a solid foundation from which to scale. We then explored what it means to scale disciplined agile strategies tactically at the project/product level. We then work through what it means to strategically scale across your IT organization as a whole and discover what a Disciplined DevOps strategy looks like in practice. Your Disciplined Agile IT strategy, along with a lean business strategy, are key enablers of a full-fledged disciplined agile enterprise. The talk ends with advice for how to make this challenging organizational transition.