There are several reasons why an agile practitioner should be interested in the Disciplined Agile® (DA™) tool kit:
- DA is agnostic and pragmatic. The DA tool kit puts together hundreds of practices and techniques from a variety of sources, including Scrum, Spotify, Extreme Programming (XP), Kanban, Agile Modeling, SAFe®, PMI PMBOK Guide, DevOps, and many more. DA puts these techniques into context for you in an agnostic and pragmatic manner and provides advice for how to choose the best way of working (WoW) for you given the situation that you face.
- Context counts. You are a unique person with a different background, different skills, different priorities, different preferences, and different experiences than your colleagues. A technique that is effective for someone else may not work well for you, and vice versa. Because your context is unique you need to have choices for how you can work, the DA tool kit captures a wide range of choices and puts them into context for you.
- Become more effective. An important strategy to becoming more effective as a professional, to be awesome. The DA tool kit provides you with ideas and options that you can experiment with, providing the information you need to identify strategies that are more likely to work for you in your context. Because DA is agnostic it’s not limited to the techniques of a single method or framework. As we like to say, choice is good.
- Distinguish yourself from other agile practitioners. Many agile practitioners like to get certified in a single method or framework and then focus on that. But you can do better than that and instead choose to hone your craft by learning a wide range of techniques from a variety of sources. The DA tool kit is a great starting point for learning about the bigger picture.