Figure 1. The Disciplined Agile (DA) tool kit. Click here for large version, click on diagram to jump to details.
For the sake of simplicity, let’s assume your organization has multiple teams, at least one for each of the process blades (the hexes) in Figure 1. Your organization is a complex adaptive system in that learnings in one team that motivate changes to their way of working (WoW) will potentially affect other teams. For example, changes in the WoW of a Disciplined Agile Delivery (DAD) team will potentially affect how that team’s architecture owner interacts with the enterprise architecture team, how their product owner interacts with the product management team, how team members interact with the asset management team, and many other possibilities. These changes in turn may motivate changes in behavior within the enterprise architecture team, product management team, and so on. Similarly, changes within the enterprise architecture team may ripple out to the asset management team, portfolio management team, and so on. To increase the velocity of adaptive learning, the DA tool kit includes the Continuous Improvement process blade to explicitly share learnings across the organization.