Category Archives: Adoption


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…


When your organization chooses to transition to more agile and lean ways of working you quickly discover that this effort needs to address all aspects of your organization, not just your solution delivery teams.  Many transformation efforts invest in agile Read more…


  A common question that we hear a lot is “Why choose Disciplined Agile Delivery (DAD) over Scrum?”, so we’ve written this blog to summarize our response.  The short answer is that DAD addresses the myriad of issues that Scrum Read more…


A common question that people ask is how does the adoption of agile within a team affect its productivity?  The answer to this question will vary by team, but there are several common patterns that we’ve seen over time.  In this Read more…


We’re often asked how do you convince senior management to accept new agile ideas and strategies.  Examples of such ideas include: Every team is unique and faces a unique situation, therefore the team needs to own and tailor their own Read more…


The Agile manifesto is only 4 lines, there are only 12 principles for agile software and the original Scrum Guide was less than 20 pages, so how hard can Agile be?   Chess has only a couple of dozen basic Read more…


In September 2016 InfoQ published an interview, Benefits of Agile Transformation at Barclays, with Jonathon Smart and Ian Dugmore of Barclays in the UK.  The interview summarizes the experiences of adopting Disciplined Agile (DA) strategies within Barclays.  Some of the Read more…


We often hear the refrain that Disciplined Agile (DA) is too complicated, that it needs to be simpler. Believe me, we’re all for simplicity and we do everything that we can to make DA as simple as possible. However, to Read more…


The Agile Stalemate The current state of Agile, with both its advantages and drawbacks, is significantly influenced by Scrum, the most widely used Agile method. As a drawback, after some (easy to adopt) first steps in Agile introduced by Scrum, Read more…


Previously, in Agile Transformation: Being Agile, Doing Agile, and Supporting Agile and Agile Transformation: Comparing Transformation Strategies I discussed the need for your agile transformation efforts to address three factors: People-oriented issues (being agile), process-oriented issues (doing agile), and tooling issues (supporting agile). Read more…

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