Prerequisites: An appreciation of the Disciplined Agile mindset. Audience: IT executives who want to learn about a disciplined approach to agile solution delivery and how to successfully adopt these practices. Senior managers or IT professionals wanting to increase their understanding of Disciplined Agile. Executives who want to learn what to expect during an agile transformation and how they can help to ensure sustainable change.
DA103: DISCIPLINED AGILE FOR EXECUTIVES
Teams within your organization have been experimenting with agile techniques such as Scrum, continuous integration (CI), and agile testing and have shown promising results. But you have significant reservations about this new development strategy:
- How does modelling and documentation fit it?
- How do you ensure your organization’s long-term goals are still being addressed?
- How does this approach scale to large teams, to distributed teams, or to regulatory environments?
- How do you govern these agile teams effectively?
Agile transformation is hard because cultural change is hard. It’s not one problem that needs to be solved, but a series of hundreds of 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 unique 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 DA to identify process improvements that reflect the actual situations faced by your teams.
In this workshop you learn how to go beyond Scrum to take a disciplined agile approach to solution delivery that provides a foundation from which to scale. To help cut through some of the agile rhetoric, industry statistics will be discussed throughout this workshop. The workshop starts with an overview of Disciplined Agile. The majority of the workshop is tailored to answer the specific issues identified by the participants themselves. This is your opportunity to get answers to your questions about how agile works in practice.