Author Archives: Scott Ambler

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


A Disciplined Agile Approach to Business Agility

Mark Lines and I edited a special issue of the Cutter Business Journal in 2018 entitled A Disciplined Agile Approach to Business Agility which can be downloaded free of charge.  It contains several articles. Itamae, the Agile Organization, and You Read more…


Scotty

The Institution of Engineering and Technology has recently published a paper entitled An Academic Approach to Transform Organizations One Engineer at a Time by Eduardo Juarez Pineda, Rocio Aldeco-Perez, and Jose Manuel Velazquez.  The DA toolkit features in this paper so I Read more…


Atari logo

I recently read the book 8-Bit Apocalypse: The Untold Story of Atari’s Missile Command by Alex Rubens. One of my hobbies is to collect, and of course work with, Atari 8-bit computers (such as the Atari 800) and peripherals. I Read more…


#NoFrameworks

At the XP2019 conference in Montreal I had the privilege of giving the opening keynote.  The title of my keynote was “#NoFrameworks: How We Can Take Agile Back” and if you click on the link you can access my slides Read more…


While working with organizations to help them to learn how to improve their way of working (WoW), we’ve developed a technique that we call guided continuous improvement (GCI).  Adopting an agile method such as Scrum, or a framework such as Read more…


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…

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