Author Archives: Scott Ambler

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


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…


Our new book, Choose Your WoW! A Disciplined Agile Delivery Handbook for Optimizing Your Way of Working, is now available on Amazon. This handbook is an indispensable guide for agile coaches and practitioners to identify what techniques – including practices, Read more…


On Monday I attended a talk by Mike Rosen about successful Digital Transformation.  As always, Mike’s presentation was very insightful.  One of many points that he made is that most organizations are struggling with the current talent shortage, something that Read more…


Since 2001 we’ve applied the ideas captured in the Agile Manifesto and have learned from our experiences doing so. What we’ve learned has motivated us to suggest changes to the manifesto to reflect the enterprise situations in which we have Read more…


It’s been a busy couple of weeks for Mark and I.  Here are some updates that are now available at the Sneak Previews (members only) page: Cover design update (see above).  This is our current, and very rough, draft. We’re Read more…


 A common question that we get from customers who are new to Disciplined Agile (DA) is how do you roll up metrics from solution delivery teams into a portfolio dashboard?  A more interesting question is how do you do this Read more…


On August 8th I facilitated a workshop at Agile 2018 that focused on agile architecture. I promised everyone, we had over 150 people in the workshop, that I would post the pictures of their strategy canvases online so that they Read more…


On Tuesday, August 7 I facilitated a workshop about Database DevOps at the Agile 2018 conference in San Diego.  I promised the group that I would write up the results here in the blog. This was an easy promise to Read more…

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