Author Archives: Scott Ambler

Chief Scientist at Disciplined Agile Inc. We help teams to become awesome.


As many of you have noticed we’ve had some problems with this site, DisciplinedAgileDelivery.com, the past month or so.  It began in December when we believe the site was hacked.  To address this we ratcheted up security, which slowed the Read more…


Terraforming

Terraforming is the act of making an environment suitable for human habitation.  Terraforming has been popularized in science fiction as the act of evolving a planetary ecosystem, but in our context terraforming is the act of evolving your team’s physical Read more…


India Flag

Mark and I are lucky enough to spend a few weeks in India this March.  In addition to speaking at Agile India 2019 we’ll also be running several Disciplined Agile workshops and a user group presentation one evening.  Here is Read more…


Butterfly emerges

Choosing your way of working (WoW) isn’t just a one-time event, instead it is an ongoing effort.  Figure 1 shows the workflow for choosing and then evolving your WoW.  In our previous blog, Choosing Your Initial Way of Working (WoW), we Read more…


Small number of choices

A fundamental philosophy of agile is that teams should be allowed to own their process, to choose their way of working (WoW). In Disciplined Agile (DA) we take it one step further with the idea that teams should not only Read more…


Running multiple experiments in parallel

In Continuous Improvement Through Experimentation we described how a team could improve their way of working (WoW) via the strategy depicted in Figure 1.  In Better Decisions Lead to Better Process Outcomes we showed how you can increase the rate of Read more…


In our previous blog, Continuous Improvement Through Experimentation, we worked through how teams can evolve their way of working (WoW) through experimentation and kaizen.  Figure 1 depicts the logic of a single pass through a Plan-Do-Study-Act cycle for doing so. Read more…


Run an experiment

A fundamental philosophy of agile is that teams should own their own process, or as we like to say in Disciplined Agile (DA) teams should choose their way of working (WoW).  Of course this is easier said than done in Read more…


Unconference

We’re holding our first Disciplined Agile (DA) Un-conference in Las Vegas on March 4. This one-day event is $295 USD to attend and should prove to be a great opportunity to share ideas and interact with DA practitioners from around Read more…


The Disciplined Agile (DA) toolkit references hundreds of agile, lean, and in some cases “traditional” techniques, putting them into context. One such technique is database refactoring, adopted from the Agile Data (AD) method, which is critical for the Improve Quality Read more…

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