Author Archives: Mark Lines


The results of the 2018 State of Agile survey (StateOfAgile.com) have just been released.  This survey, while not particularly scientific in its approach, is a widely read and frequently quoted survey of what people are actually doing on a variety Read more…


Please don’t call yourself a “Disciplined Agile shop”.  It is the kiss of death.  I was recently having a discussion with a client about visiting them on an upcoming visit to the UK.  At one point in the past they Read more…


DAD Lifecycles

One of the key benefits of Disciplined Agile is its flexibility to apply different lifecycles, practices, and strategies based on the vast array of situations that a typical enterprise faces. It is “pragmatic agile” after all. Unfortunately many organizations box Read more…


In our travels working with clients around the world we have run into many companies that have tried SAFe but are now struggling and looking for alternatives.  Last week we learned about a large bank that is abandoning SAFe and Read more…


We are excited to announce that the inaugural DA Day virtual conference is taking place May 15th.  Call for presentations is open until April 2nd.  We are looking for short 15 minute presentations on a variety of topics. If you Read more…


Not a week goes by where we are not asked to contrast DAD to SAFe.  In this short blog I would like to point out some things to consider as you decide whether to implement SAFe, DAD, or both.  First Read more…


DAD incorporates a number of milestones into its lifecycles to gauge the progress and health of your DAD projects/releases. Why does DAD have milestones? Governance is largely absent from mainstream agile methods and many believe that agile does not need Read more…


Looking for some great DAD video content?  Trying to find just the right video to show your boss why moving beyond Scrum to DAD makes sense?  Well we are happy to announce that there is now a DAD YouTube Channel Read more…


With some basic agile training and help from an agile coach it can be relatively straightforward to enable several teams to be able to produce increments of consumable software every two weeks.  Unfortunately many organizations stop there, believing that they are “now agile”. Read more…


One of our popular workshops is DA103  Disciplined Agile Delivery for Executives.  The workshop is not run from a preset agenda but rather one that is created by the class itself.  The format is: One hour DAD overview 15 minutes Read more…

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