Disciplined Agile is an agnostic approach based on Lean, Flow, Theory of Constraints, organizational development and human behavior. Although Disciplined Agile presents a curriculum intended to work at both the team and at scale, it can be used to assist other approaches as well. The PMI is committed to helping practitioners regardless of the approach they take. These pages are designed to provide the insights embedded in Disciplined Agile. They are intentionally presented in an agnostic manner with the exception of DA FLEX which only makes sense to show as it’s organized. But even there it can be used to improve SAFe adoptions.
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The Disciplined Agile Mindset
Most Agile approaches are based on frameworks. DA is based on a taking a scientific approach that combines theory and practice to enable practitioners to create an effective approach based on their needs while not having to reinvent the wheel.
These pages provide the mindset of Disciplined Agile
Disciplined Agile is a blend of practices based on what works. While it can be considered to be a hybrid approach, it really is a combination of practices that are useful for a team’s particular situation that are selected based on the science of Flow, Lean and ToC.
Agility at Scale
Disciplined Agile takes an holistic approach to Agile at scale. It is based on looking at the value stream, not getting teams to work and scaling up.
We are looking at piloting a Disciplined Agile Value Stream Manager (DA VSM) workshop. This is essentially the DA Value Stream Consultant workshop but without the tie in to Disciplined Agile.
We are also looking at piloting a DA VSM workshop for SAFe. This has the normal transition model be in the context of those using SAFe.
We are looking for people who are currently leading a transformation and need some guidance and would use the materials in these workshops in your company. Note, the D VSM for SAFe does not try to get you off of SAFe. It is designed to unblock you in using SAFe. If you are interested in either of these pilots please connect with Al Shalloway on Linkedin and let him know.