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The Institution of Engineering and Technology has recently published a paper entitled An Academic Approach to Transform Organizations One Engineer at a Time by Eduardo Juarez Pineda, Rocio Aldeco-Perez, and Jose Manuel Velazquez.  The DA toolkit features in this paper so I 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…


A common challenge that we run into when working with organizations adopting Disciplined Agile strategies is helping them to identify and then coach people for the Product Owner (PO) role. This is often easier said than done due to the Read more…


One of the interesting trends that we’re seeing within organizations taking a disciplined agile approach to solution delivery is the preference for stable teams. Stable teams, also called stable product teams or simply long-term teams, are exactly as they sound Read more…


Knowledge + Experience Certified Disciplined Agile Practitioner (CDAP) is the second of three certifications in Disciplined Agile.  Being a CDAP indicates to colleagues and employers that you understand the fundamentals of agile delivery and have experience in applying agile strategies in practice. This Read more…


What is the point of the retrospective? The retrospective is one of the most important ceremonies in all of agile.  This is the time the team spends together to assess how they are working together and define steps to improve Read more…


Knowledge Certified Disciplined Agilist (CDA) is the first of three certifications in Disciplined Agile.  Being a CDA indicates to colleagues and employers that you understand the fundamentals of agile delivery and are eager to learn strategies that enable you to increase Read more…


On February 23, 2016 I gave a webinar entitled (In Agile) Where do all the Managers go? A recording of the webinar is posted on Youtube and a PDF of the slides on Slideshare. This blog overviews the webinar and Read more…


Disciplined Agile certification is for agile professionals working in enterprise-class settings such as banks, insurance companies, retailers, and government agencies. You’re not working in ideal situations – you have legacy cultures, legacy systems, and legacy processes to overcome – but Read more…


Are you tired of being embarrassed when you tell people what agile certifications you have? Are you tired of dancing around what little you had to do to “earn” your certification or what little knowledge about agile that effort actually imparted? Read more…

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