Prerequisites: Basic concepts of agile methods such as Scrum useful but not required Audience: IT practitioners new to agile who want to get an effective start at agile solution delivery. Existing agile practitioners who want to take it to the next level. Senior IT Management who want to gain a deep understanding of how to take a disciplined approach to agile solution delivery. Agile practitioners who seek Certification in Disciplined Agile
DA104: INTRODUCTION TO DISCIPLINED AGILE
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.
Disciplined Agile (DA) allows you to choose your IT process for delivering sophisticated agile solutions in the enterprise. It builds on the existing proven practices from agile methods such as Scrum, Extreme Programming (XP), Lean software development, Kanban, Unified Process, Agile Modelling and others to include other aspects necessary for success in the enterprise. Disciplined Agile (DA) fills in the gaps left by mainstream methods by providing guidance on how to effectively plan and kick-start complex projects as well as how to apply a full life-cycle approach, with lightweight milestones, effective metrics, and agile governance.
This workshop is not technical and is suitable for all team members. Many group exercises reinforce the principles learned. The workshop is also valuable for management tasked with moving from traditional approaches to agile.