Category Archives: Enterprise Awareness


By Jeev Chugh, CDAP | CDAI and Joshua Barnes CDAC | CDAI Enterprise agile transformation roadmaps using Lean Change are often fueled by the desire to deliver value faster with increased flexibility.  They start with replacing traditional (waterfall) delivery methods Read more…


When you find yourself coaching a larger number of teams for an enterprise with the vision to become more agile overall, I propose that you expand upon the principle of the Disciplined Agile Toolkit to Optimize Flow. The principle to Optimize flow applies at the larger scale of a team of teams. This article will hopefully help you map the Optimize Flow principle to a larger number of teams, a team of teams, organized as a development value stream when you consider the transformation / adoption needed for a Disciplined Agile Enterprise. #DisciplinedAgile #OptimizeFlow


In Time Tracking and Agile Software Development we overviewed why teams should consider tracking their time.  Primary reasons include: You’re billing your customer by the hour Your organization wants to account for CapEx/OpEx Your organization wants to take advantage of Read more…


We are often told that agile teams should be whole, that they should have sufficient people, funding, and skills to fulfill their mission.  The idea is that this reduces the dependencies that your team has on others, enabling them to Read more…


One of the key aspects of a disciplined agile approach is to be enterprise aware.   The fundamental observation is that your team is only one of many in your organization, except in the case of very small organizations, and as a Read more…


The Disciplined Agile (DA) toolkit explicitly includes architecture-related activities, the role of Architecture Owner, and promotes the philosophy of enterprise awareness. Our experience is that agile enterprise architecture proves to be a key enabler for organizations in the process of 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…


One of the key characteristics of Disciplined Agile Delivery (DAD) is that it is goal driven.   This simplifies process tailoring, simplifies identifying potential process improvements, reduces the prescription inherent in other software methods, and enables scaling.  One of the process goals identified by Read more…


One of the strengths of the Disciplined Agile (DA) toolkit is that it promotes the philosophy that teams must be enterprise aware.  But what does this really mean and why is it important?  Two very good questions that I address Read more…


Enterprise awareness is one of the key aspects of the Disciplined Agile (DA) toolkit.  The observation is that DAD teams work within your organization’s enterprise ecosystem, as do all other teams.  There are often existing systems currently in production and minimally Read more…

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