Category Archives: Governance


 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…


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…


The quick answer is no, that’s an incredibly bad idea. We ran a study in February 2017, the 2017 Agile Governance survey, to explore the issues around governance of agile teams. This study found that the majority of agile teams were Read more…


For the major of teams the answer is yes.  We ran a survey in February 2017, the 2017 Agile Governance survey, to explore the issues around governance of agile teams.  As you can see in the following diagram, 78% of Read more…


A common question that customers ask us is how do you measure productivity on agile teams. If you can easily measure productivity you can easily identify what is working for you in given situations, or what is not working for Read more…


Governance is a common thread throughout all aspects of the Disciplined Agile Framework. Delivery governance activities were built right into Disciplined Agile Delivery (DAD) v1.x, each of the Disciplined Agile 2.0 process blades include a governance process factor, and there Read more…


There are several strategies that you can adopt to promote a lean approach to governance. These strategies include: Empowered teams. Teams should have both the authority and responsibility to fulfill their mission. Agile teams should be allowed to be self Read more…


A common question that we get all the time is how do you take a disciplined agile approach to metrics.  This is a fairly straightforward question, but it has a potentially complex answer.  At a very high level the answer Read more…


Traditional IT governance typically focuses on a command-and-control, documentation-based approach. Teams are expected to adopt and then follow corporate standards and guidelines, to produce (reasonably) consistent artifacts, and to have those artifacts reviewed and accepted through a “quality gate” process. Read more…


Lean IT governance is the leadership, organizational structures and streamlined processes to enable IT to work as a partner in sustaining and extending your organization’s ability to produce meaningful value for your customers. There are several reasons why this is Read more…

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