Disciplined Agile

Disciplined Agile® Webinars

We have made a collection of Disciplined Agile® (DA™) webinar recordings available, free of charge. The number and type of PDUs earned for watching each webinar is noted in each description. The webinars are:

  1. Agile Enterprise Architecture: Disciplined and Pragmatic Strategies
  2. Agile Frameworks Process Automation - Does this partnership make sense?
  3. The Agile Project Manager - Fact or Fiction?
  4. Agile Transformation and Finance: How to Survive and Thrive
  5. An Agile Transformation Case Study
  6. Beyond Agile: Applied Antifragility
  7. Choose Your Wow! A Disciplined Agile Delivery Handbook for Choosing Your Way of Working (WoW)
  8. Crushed by Technical Debt?
  9. DevOps Nirvana - What Is It and How Do I Get There?
  10. Disciplined Agile Approach to People Management
  11. Disciplined Agile Data Management
  12. Disciplined Agile Data Warehousing (DW)/Business Intelligence (BI)
  13. Disciplined Agile Differentiators
  14. Disciplined Agile IT Governance: Motivate and Enable Over Command and Control
  15. Disciplined Agile Operations and Support: Principles, Strategies and Teaming Structures for Disciplined DevOps
  16. Disciplined Agile Outsourcing: Making it Work for Both the Customer and the Service Provider
  17. Disciplined Agile Portfolio Management: Guide and Monitor Over Command and Control
  18. Disciplined Agile Product Management: Beyond Product Ownership
  19. Disciplined Agile Release Management: Going Beyond Agile Release Trains
  20. Disciplined Agile Reuse Engineering: Strategies to Increase Productivity, Decrease Technical Debt and Increase Quality
  21. Disciplined Approach To Agile Transformations
  22. Disciplined DevOps: An Enterprise Ready Approach
  23. Disciplined Play- What happens when you play more and work less in the Agile Enterprise?
  24. Enterprise Project Management Offices (EPMO)
  25. Executive's Guide to Disciplined Agile: Winning the Race to Business Agility
  26. Governance, Phases and Milestones, are not Agile Dirty Words!
  27. Grow Your Team Members, Grow Your Business
  28. How Agile Teams Explore Scope with Disciplined Agile
  29. How Does Middle Management Fit In An Agile Organization?
  30. An Introduction to Lean
  31. Introduction to Flow for Enterprise Transformation (FLEX)
  32. Lean Tools for Agile Software Development
  33. Measuring Agile: A Disciplined Approach To Metrics
  34. My company has gone agile. What do I do now? A managers guide to supporting their organizations agile adoption.
  35. Successful Agile Transformations Using Lean Change: Helping Organizations Achieve Business Agility
  36. Test Driven Development in the Larger Context: TDD & ATDD
  37. What's New in the Disciplined Agile Tool Kit?
  38. "When Will This Be Done?" A Practical Guide To Answering This Question in an Agile Project

Agile Enterprise Architecture: Disciplined and Pragmatic Strategies

Webinar by Scott W Ambler on May 17, 2016

Enterprise architecture (EA) can potentially promote a common business vision within your organization, provide guidance to improve both business and IT decision making, and improve IT efficiencies. Unfortunately many EA teams struggle to provide these benefits, often because they are perceived as ivory tower or being too difficult to work with. 

The adoption of disciplined agile and lean strategies that are based on collaboration, enablement, and streamlining the flow of work are the keys to EA success. Disciplined strategies that produce light-weight, yet still sufficient, artifacts are the key to your success. In this webinar we will explore both the success factors and failure factors surrounding EA, pragmatic strategies for a lean/agile approach to EA, and how EA is supported and enhanced by the Disciplined Agile tool kit. This isn’t your grandfather’s EA strategy.

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Agile Frameworks Process Automation - Does this partnership make sense?

Webinar by Joe Biggs on January 23, 2018

Choosing the right delivery framework for Process automation and specifically Robotic Process Automation (RPA) is the subject of significant debate. There are a number of view points as to whether Agile can be applied as an effective model in this space. In this webinar, Joe Biggs will focus on understanding the value derived in using a Disciplined Agile tool kit to deliver effective process automation. This session will also focus on the steps necessary to implement a comprehensive delivery model.

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The Agile Project Manager - Fact or Fiction?

Webinar by Daniel Gagnon on June 20, 2017

While the agile community still has difficulty in acknowledging the need for project managers, the fact is that large, complex organizations on an evolutionary path to a more modern solutions delivery paradigm can reap tremendous benefit from the continued services of seasoned project managers.

Daniel will examine some of the ways in which PMs can evolve towards servant leadership and remain relevant in an increasingly agile organizational context.

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Agile Transformation and Finance: How to Survive and Thrive

Webinar by Joe Biggs  on June 19, 2018

Transforming your Finance team to an Agile framework probably isn’t at the forefront of your thoughts. The focus tends to be on IT transformation before and if other teams are considered. This is a logical thought process, but there should be a plan developed that takes into consideration other teams (HR, Operations, Finance). Agile Finance Teams aren’t built overnight, but with a little planning and communication Agile can make a difference in the way Finance can operate in the future.

Joe focusses on the steps that can be formulated to move Finance Teams to an Agile Framework. He examines the following thought processes:

  • Agility = Effectiveness + Efficiency: Breaking down traditional barriers
  • Building Blocks of Agile Finance Teams: Team Elements - Data Driven Results - KPI’s and Beyond- DA Connecting the Dots
  • Forecasting and Metrics: Continuous Model

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An Agile Transformation Case Study

Webinar by Giles Lindsay on January 22, 2019

Giles Lindsay will discuss a case study that revolves around using Disciplined Agile for: the recent Agile transformation of a Fintech  company in the heart of The City of London; the start of the next Agile transformation, underway at Emirates. 

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Beyond Agile: Applied Antifragility

Agile practices and frameworks have now been around for the same amount of time (25 years) that the Waterfall approach had been when XP and Scrum were first formalized. It is high time to shine a critical light and ask ourselves just how much real progress has been achieved in terms of increased productivity.

In this webinar Daniel Gagnon takes a hard look at the documented results of following prescriptive frameworks and asks a crucial question: Have we reached the point where semantic diffusion has rendered the term "agile" obsolete and if so, what could we do about it?

Presenter: Daniel Gagnon on 22 October 2019

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Choose Your Wow! A Disciplined Agile Delivery Handbook for Choosing Your Way of Working (WoW)

Our book, "Choose Your WoW! A Disciplined Agile Delivery Handbook for Choosing Your Way of Working (WoW)", was released January 2019. It represents a significant new release of the Disciplined Agile Delivery (DAD) portion of Disciplined Agile and, more importantly, describes how a team can take a streamlined, guided approach to process improvement.

Agenda:

  • An overview of our new book: "Choose Your WoW!"
  • What’s changed – A lot!
  • Updates to the lifecycles
  • Updates to the process goals
  • Guided process improvement
  • Upcoming changes to the web sites

Presenter:  Scott W Ambler on November 27, 2018

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Crushed by Technical Debt?

Webinar by Scott W Ambler on October 21, 2015

“Technical debt” refers to any quality issues within the implementation of an IT solution that hampers your ability to work with or evolve that solution.  Technical debt is often thought of as a source code problem, but it also occurs in your user interface design, in your data sources, in your network  architecture, and in many other places.   This presentation explores disciplined agile strategies to avoid technical debt in the first place, to remove existing technical debt, and how to fund the removal of technical debt.  Industry data regarding technical debt will be shared.

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DevOps Nirvana - What Is It and How Do I Get There?

Webinar by Rolf Reitzig on March 20, 2018

Depending on one's role in an organization, there are numerous differing viewpoints on what DevOps means. In order to best improve software development flow, ALL aspects of the organization needs to adopt a DevOps mindset.  In this webinar, Rolf Reitzig will describe a "Nirvana" DevOps state, discuss critical components of DevOps Nirvana, and present a roadmap, or maturity model, to achieve that state for your organization. 

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Disciplined Agile Approach to People Management

Webinar by Scott W Ambler on September 18, 2018

The complexity faced by organizations today requires teams of people working and learning together so that we may address the dynamically evolving demand of our customers. Yet our organizations are struggling to attract, grow, and retain the right people with the right skills at the right time. To address this dynamic situation we must embrace an agile approach to HR. To do this we must work collaboratively, flexibly, and swiftly. We must push HR strategies as far into our organizations as possible, experiment with agile strategies such as hackathons, learn from our experiences, and evolve our approach. 

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Disciplined Agile Data Management

Webinar by Scott W Ambler on February 20, 2018

Data Management is “The development, execution and supervision of plans, policies, programs and practices that control, protect, deliver and enhance the value of data and information assets.” Unfortunately, the implementation of Data Management strategies tends to be challenged in practice due to the traditional, documentation-heavy mindset. This mindset tends to result in onerous, bureaucratic strategies that more often than not, struggle to support the goals of your organization. Disciplined Agile Data Management is a pragmatic, streamlined approach to Data Management that fits into the rest of your IT processes.

In this webinar, Scott W Ambler will explore how Data Management is a critical component of both your DevOps and IT strategies.  We will work through the Disciplined Agile mindset for Data Management as well as a collection of strategies that enables you to take an evolutionary and collaborative approach to Data Management that provides the right data at the right time to the right people.

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Disciplined Agile Data Warehousing (DW)/Business Intelligence (BI)

Webinar by Scott W Ambler on January 26, 2016

Is your DW/BI team able to easily respond to changing requirements?  Are your stakeholders ecstatic with what is delivered by your DW/BI team?  Is your DW/BI team able to deliver new changes quickly into production?  If the answer to any of these questions is no, then you likely want to consider adopting a disciplined agile approach to DW/BI development.

A disciplined agile DW/BI team will invest some time with initial requirements modeling, architecture modeling, and planning.  But this will take a few days or maybe a week or two, certainly not months.  They following a usage driven approach they will develop vertical slices of functionality.  These slices fully tested and could potentially be deployed into production at any point in time.  They work in an evolutionary and highly collaborative manner, resulting in quicker time to deliver, higher quality, and greater stakeholder satisfaction.  This isn’t your grandfather’s traditional DW/BI approach.

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Disciplined Agile Differentiators

Join us for a webinar where Joshua Barnes covers some of the differentiators of Disciplined Agile.
Executive Leadership Team members, Managers, Practitioners, students and presentation attendees all ask Joshua the same question, “How is Disciplined Agile different?” There are similarities and differences when looking at the Disciplined Agile tool kit vs. popular agile frameworks. 

In this webinar, Joshua will cover some of the key differentiators such as the multiple lifecycles, the AO role, and Process Goals that he feels are valuable based on his experience of coaching organizations and to adopt an agile way of working as well as training students all over the world.
Presenter: Joshua Barnes 17 March 2020

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Disciplined Agile IT Governance: Motivate and Enable Over Command and Control

Webinar by Scott W Ambler on February 28, 2017

Lean IT Governance is the leadership, organizational structures and streamlined processes to enable IT to work as a partner in sustaining and extending the organization’s ability to produce meaningful value for its customers.  In this webinar Scott Ambler will address the following issues:

What is IT Governance?  Why Lean IT Governance? What is the Lean Governance mindset? Why do traditional governance strategies fail? How do you govern agile and lean delivery teams successfully? How do you govern the rest of IT in an effective manner? How does Lean IT Governance fit into your overall corporate governance strategy?

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Disciplined Agile Operations and Support: Principles, Strategies and Teaming Structures for Disciplined DevOps

Webinar by Scott W Ambler on November 21, 2017

The way that you operate and support your solutions in production is a key aspect of your overall DevOps strategy.  In this webinar Scott Ambler will work through  the IT Operations and Support process blades of the Disciplined Agile tool kit.  We will work through critical principles for effective operations and support, several strategies for effective operations and support, and potential teaming structures.  Every organization’s context is different, so having choices in how you approach operations and support is critical to developing a streamlined strategy that is right  for you.

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Disciplined Agile Outsourcing: Making it Work for Both the Customer and the Service Provider

Webinar by Scott W Ambler on April 19, 2016

Offshoring projects suffer from two significant yet easily addressed problems. First, the customers's instincts for how to run an outsourced project are more likely to hurt rather than help them. Second, service providers (SPs) prove to be little more than order takers that don’t have the courage to negotiate a winning strategy. The Disciplined Agile (DA) tool kit provides the foundation needed to succeed at “agile offshoring” by addressing the needs of both the customer and the SP.  DA is a goal-driven, hybrid agile, full delivery methodology that is enterprise aware and scalable.  Disciplined Agile provides a foundation from which you can tailor a viable strategy for disciplined agile outsourcing. This presentation explores strategies for effectively initiating and governing an offshore IT delivery project in an agile manner. Offshoring introduces a collection of risks that can be uniquely addressed with a disciplined agile strategy. 

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Disciplined Agile Portfolio Management: Guide and Monitor Over Command and Control

Webinar by Scott W Ambler on December 15, 2016

IT portfolio management is the activity of identifying, organizing, and governing an organizations's various IT endeavours. IT endeavours include solution delivery projects, product development teams, business experiments (along the lines of a lean startup strategy), and even the operations of existing IT based solutions.  In this webinar, Scott Ambler addresses these questions: What does it mean to take a Disciplined Agile approach to portfolio management? Why is this different from traditional portfolio management? How does portfolio management fit into your overall IT workflow?  What does a Portfolio Manager do?  What is the difference between portfolio management, program management, and solution delivery? What are some of the practices of portfolio management? What are the principles for Disciplined Agile portfolio management ?

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Disciplined Agile Product Management: Beyond Product Ownership

Webinar by Scott W Ambler on October 20, 2016

What does it mean to take a Disciplined Agile approach to Product Management?  Scott works through several important questions: What is product management?  How does product management fit into, and go beyond, the overall IT process?  What does a Product Manager do?  What is the difference between Product Managers and Product Owners?  How do they work together?  In what situations does product management make sense?  

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Disciplined Agile Release Management: Going Beyond Agile Release Trains

Webinar by Scott W Ambler on December 19, 2017

For medium to large-size organizations,  Release Management is an important part of your DevOps and IT strategies.  In this webinar Scott Ambler will work through the Release Management process blade of the Disciplined Agile tool kit.  We will work through critical principles for effective release management; several potential release management strategies including agile release trains (ARTs), agile release streams, and as-needed releases; release/deployment infrastructures; and potential teaming structures.  Every organization’s context is different, so having choices in how you approach release management is critical to developing a streamlined strategy that is right for you.

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Disciplined Agile Reuse Engineering: Strategies to Increase Productivity, Decrease Technical Debt and Increase Quality

Webinar by Scott W Ambler on January 24, 2017

The vast majority of developers, agile or otherwise, take an ad-hoc approach to reuse.  Although this is a good start, we have the opportunity to do much better.  The goals of reuse engineering are to achieve quicker time to market, improved ROI, improved consistency within delivered solutions, and easier updates to common functionality.  Unfortunately reuse engineering is easier said than done.  In this webinar Scott Ambler addresses the following topics: What is reuse engineering? Why is reuse engineering difficult? How does reuse engineering fit into agile software delivery? Where do reusable assets come from? How can you support and evolve reusable assets over time? How do you fund reuse?

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Disciplined Approach To Agile Transformations

Webinar by Scott W Ambler on 5 November 2018

Topics in this session included an overview of: A multi-pronged strategy; Coaching to success; A transformation roadmap; A Lean Change Approach; Measure Your Way to Success; and touching on "From Transformation to Continuous Improvement"

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Disciplined DevOps: An Enterprise Ready Approach

Webinar by Scott W Ambler on 14 August 2018

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Disciplined Play- What happens when you play more and work less in the Agile Enterprise?

Webinar by Klaus Boedker on October 16, 2018

The level of market disruption and complexity faced by organizations is higher than ever. With the continued advancements in computing power, artificial intelligence, automation, and big data the trend is not letting up. Yet our organizations are struggling to keep up with the pace and stay relevant in the face of constant change. To address this dynamic situation, we must become more creative, innovative, and skillful at work. Disciplined play is a proven way to push the boundaries of creativity, innovative thinking, and skill-building inside the agile enterprise. 

In this webinar, Klaus Boedker will discuss these learning objectives;

  • Describe what disciplined play is, and how it compliments an agile way of working
  • Discuss the benefits of introducing disciplined play inside the agile enterprise
  • Learn the techniques that enable you to apply disciplined play in at least four areas of your agile organization

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Enterprise Project Management Offices (EPMO)

Webinar by Joe Biggs on April 18, 2017

Enterprise Project Management Offices (EPMO) play a key role in most Program/Project based organizations. Agile environments are no different and in fact EPMOs can provide distinct advantages to those organizations trying to get the most out their Agile frameworks. The combination of a Disciplined Agile tool kit and an outcome focused EPMO can drive project success from inception through production. This webinar will provide the key concepts of combining a Disciplined Agile tool kit with the value of an EPMO to drive success in your organization.

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  • Watch the recording of the webinar
  • Read Joe's blog that answers questions posted during the webinar
  • PMI Talent Triangle Category: 1.00 Technical


Executive's Guide to Disciplined Agile: Winning the Race to Business Agility

Webinar by Scott W Ambler and Mark Lines on September 27, 2017

The agile community has figured out how to build and then continually improve very high-   performance software development teams. This is akin to creating a race car engine and then evolving it to get more power, better fuel efficiency, and greater speed. Sadly, in many cases we take these great engines, put them into an organizational tractor, and then complain that we’re not winning the race. What we need to do is take our great race car engines (our development teams), put them into a race car (a DevOps ecosystem), have a great pit crew and driver (an effective IT organization), and then provide somewhere to race (an organization that can leverage IT to make money). That’s what this book is all about – moving from optimizing team performance to optimizing the entire enterprise.  Business agility – being an adaptive, lean, responsive, and learning organization – is the race that enterprises need to win today. Yet there is no quick fix, no silver bullet, to attain business agility. This is a multi-year journey requiring hard work, experimentation, and most importantly a willingness to improve.

The Disciplined Agile tool kit lowers risks and provides a path to accelerate your journey to business agility.  The framework is unique in that it is the only one that puts all the pieces together into a cohesive enterprise roadmap for business agility transformation.

This book begins with an overview of the challenges and opportunities that organizations face.  We then describe seven principles that provide the underpinnings of the Disciplined Agile tool kit. Then the book works through Disciplined Agile Delivery (how to build a world-class engine), Disciplined DevOps (the race car), Disciplined Agile IT (the race car and its team), and what it means to be a Disciplined Agile Enterprise (the racing business).  The book ends with a plan for starting with an Agile transformation and then evolving into a long-term continuous improvement strategy.

Do you have the discipline it takes to win the race to business agility?

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Governance, Phases and Milestones, are not Agile Dirty Words! 

Webinar by Mark Lines on November 24, 2015

Despite claims to the contrary, the need for governance does not disappear for agile projects. Your project sponsors have a  right to know the status of the health and risk of their investments. But trying to blend traditional agile methods such as  Scrum with traditional stage gate approaches can cause frustration for both project teams and their stakeholders. Disciplined Agile (DA) provides straightforward and common sense ideas for applying governance in a lightweight fashion for agile projects. DA has been adopted organization-wide in some very large companies and in many cases the primary motivations have been related to its hybrid method approach as well as the built-in governance that it provides. In this talk Mark reviews the DA life cycles along with their associated phases and milestones. He will explain which milestones are highly recommended vs those that are considered optional. He will show how a lightweight Vision statement created in Inception can be used as a governance mechanism for moderating uncontrolled change that often happens on agile projects. 

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Grow Your Team Members, Grow Your Business

Webinar by: Klaus Boedker on March 19, 2019

Year after year, research shows us that more people are disengaged than engaged at work. This has a negative impact on our profitability, customer satisfaction, and employee retention. What options do we have to change that, and how do we implement those options? 

As a result, attendees will learn how to find and adopt proven strategies to grow team members in their own organizations.

In this webinar, Klaus Boedker, explores the why, the what, and the how of growing your team members. 

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How Agile Teams Explore Scope with Disciplined Agile

Webinar by: Mark Lines, February 19, 2019

“Choosing your WoW (Way of Working)“, the DA tool kit provides a wealth of strategies to optimize for your unique context of organization, team, and initiatives. 

In this webinar, Mark works through various scenarios to show how to reference the Explore Scope goal when developing a shared understanding of the needs of your stakeholders.  As a result, attendees will learn how to find and adopt proven strategies that make sense in their own situation.

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How Does Middle Management Fit In An Agile Organization?

Webinar by Mark Lines on May 23, 2017

In an increasingly agile world, do we still need middle managers?  Clearly we do, but middle management and HR departments must adapt or never meet the promise of highly motivated and productive teams. Some of the changes required may be considered quite radical when compared to traditional HR practices. But without these changes you will have difficulty attracting and retaining the talent you need.
In this webinar, Mark Lines provides an overview of trends we see in organizational design, career paths, the new role of middle management, and some progressive ideas regarding compensation and performance management.

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An Introduction to Lean

Join us for a webinar where Al Shalloway will explore the underlying principles of Lean which can be applied anywhere and then illustrate in a product development  context. Learning Lean this way makes it less abstract while still being able to apply the principles to unique contexts. 

Many people have taken the principles from Lean manufacturing and directly translated them to product development. But manufacturing is not like product development. In manufacturing, weare trying to limit variation and to improve a repeatable process. 

In product development, we are trying to discover what is needed and how to create a manifestation of the product or service. This process is considerably different than reducing waste in a manufacturing line. 

Presenter: Al Shalloway 18 February 2020

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Introduction to Flow for Enterprise Transformation (FLEX)

In this webinar, Al Shalloway discusses FLEX and it's method for framing how to tailor a Lean-Agile transformation for any sized organization. It provides:

- clarity on the activities and roles that need to be implemented to be effective,
- the Lean and Flow principles you must understand and
- how to look at your organization so that you can make effective decisions.

Presenter: Al Shalloway 21 January 2020

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Lean Tools for Agile Software Development

Marrying the practices of two major movements, lean and agile, is not only smart, it is the foundation of your evolution towards DevOps.  Lean focuses on creating value at the pull of t he customer while agile delivers value, with high quality and speed.  Change the conversation with your Product Owner by using some different tools.   

In this webinar, Lisa Lueck overviews lean and Disciplined Agile and explore a handful of lean tools delivery teams can leverage to identify customer needs and promote continuous improvement.

Presenter: Lisa Lueck

Time: 21 May 2019 

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Measuring Agile: A Disciplined Approach To Metrics

Webinar by Scott W Ambler on March 21, 2017

In this webinar Scott Ambler worked through common questions that people have with it comes to agile metrics: How do you measure agile solution delivery teams? What metrics should we collect? How do you successfully roll up team measures to the portfolio level?  Should you even try? How can you tailor your metrics strategy to fit the context that you face? How does this fit into traditional metrics strategies? What are the success factors for an agile metrics program? What are the failure factors? How does this fit into our overall governance strategy?

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My company has gone agile. What do I do now? A managers guide to supporting their organizations agile adoption.

Webinar by Klaus Boedker on June 18, 2019

Year after year, the State of Agile survey reports that a top-three barrier to agile adoption inside organizations is “inadequate management support and sponsorship”. What is behind this reported conflict between management and agile values? And what can we as managers do to get past the supposed misalignment between managing teams and practicing agile?

Klaus Boedker explores the roots of the management discipline as we know it today. He will pinpoint the potential areas of conflict between agile values and the traditional management discipline. Then turn that upside-down and look for areas where managers can support and drive forward the organizational adoption of agile leveraging the Disciplined Agile tool kit. 

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Successful Agile Transformations Using Lean Change: Helping Organizations Achieve Business Agility

Webinar by Mark Lines on April 24, 2018

Disciplined Agile Delivery provides guidance for creating high performance agile and lean teams. But those agile “engines” will not be successful if powering an organizational “tractor”.  We need to morph the tractor into a race car, which is why DAD has been extended for the enterprise as Disciplined Agile (DA).

In this session Mark Lines provides an overview of how to guide true enterprise-wide agile transformations. Mark will describe how to use a lean change organization change management (OCM) approach to introduce incremental change that maximizes the value of change while minimizing organizational disruption in a low risk manner. Mark will include stories from the trenches of what worked, and lessons learned from using this approach with many clients around the world.

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Test Driven Development in the Larger Context: TDD & ATDD

Join us for a webinar where Scott Bain, will discuss “Test-Driven Development”. It was originally suggested by Ward Cunningham in the mid 1990’s as a way for developers to generate code from unit tests. In the ensuing years, it has also been suggested that organizations can drive requirements into development by writing acceptance tests to guide the process. Which of these should we call “TDD”?  

Which, if either, is more important, or should take precedence in terms of our attention and allocation of resources? Should we do them both? Can they work together? How does ether relate to traditional testing?

Scott will clarify the relationship between these two processes. How they are different, how they are the same, and most importantly how they can work together synergistically. He will demonstrate how TDD can strengthen any agile process. Along the way, you will learn why you should become “test driven”, what that means, and a powerful way to do it.

TDD is a very powerful paradigm for software development from business prioritization to requirements analysis through product design to working code. Join us and learn how it works, and where you fit into the process.

Presenter:  Scott Bain 28 April 2020

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What's New in the Disciplined Agile Tool Kit ?

Webinar by Scott W Ambler on May 19, 2020 

Since PMI acquired Disciplined Agile (DA) in August 2019, we’ve been busy bringing a variety of new training offerings and certifications to you.  During that time, we continued to evolve the DA tool kit as we had always done in the past, promising to release something in early 2020.  And here we are!  

In this webinar, Scott Ambler will work through the changes that have been made to the DA tool kit. These include: 

  1. The merging of FLEX into DA
  2. Reworking the layers of the DA “onion diagram - Foundation, Disciplined DevOps, Value Streams, Disciplined Agile Enterprise
  3. Refactoring existing process blades
  4. New process blades

Scott will also take us through the status of bringing the Disciplined Agile books into PMI, how we’re evolving our courseware in parallel, and how this will affect the DA certification test.  We will also present a roadmap of upcoming changes to the DA tool kit.

What you’ll learn in this webinar:

  • What changes we have made, and why
  • Where you can learn more
  • Where we’re going with DA

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"When Will This Be Done?" A Practical Guide To Answering This Question in an Agile Project

Webinar by Rod Bray on March 15, 2016

No matter the project or the methodology being used to deliver results, the people waiting of those results want to know, "When will this be done?"

Software projects using a traditional approach have employed heavy requirements and analysis up front to come up with an answer that is always wrong- though perhaps comforting. In agile we can do better but it is still a difficult problem. 
In this webinar we will explore the issues, the realities and the approaches to providing this kind of information to stakeholders in the context of an Agile Project.  

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