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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…


In Agile Transformation: Being Agile, Doing Agile, and Supporting Agile we described three factors – people (being agile), process (doing agile), and tools (supporting agile) – that in our experience must be addressed during your agile transformation.  In this blog posting we Read more…


Many organizations struggle to transition to a more agile or lean way of working.  In this blog posting we address three questions: What factors should your agile transformation address? How important are these factors in practice? How difficult are these Read more…


Since 2001 agilists have been focused on finding ways to improve how software is developed.  This article describes what we’ve come to call the Race Car Metaphor for process improvement. Agilists Know How to Build Great Race-Car Engines (Development Teams) Read more…


Is your organization concerned with the cost and time required to adopt agile strategies?  Are you just starting out with agile and hoping to improve your chances of success by learning from the experiences of those who have gone before you?  Are Read more…


In this continuing series about how the Disciplined Agile (DA) toolkit supports and enhances DevOps, we overview several strategies to help your organization adopt a Disciplined DevOps strategy: Invest in your people.  In our experience 80 to 90% of your overall 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…


An important philosophy within both the agile and lean communities is that a team should own its process. In fact, one of the principles behind the Agile Manifesto is “At regular intervals, the team reflects on how to become more Read more…

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