A Disciplined Agile Approach to Business Agility

Mark Lines and I edited a special issue of the Cutter Business Journal in 2018 entitled A Disciplined Agile Approach to Business Agility which can be downloaded free of charge.  It contains several articles. Itamae, the Agile Organization, and You Read more…


Scotty

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…


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I recently read the book 8-Bit Apocalypse: The Untold Story of Atari’s Missile Command by Alex Rubens. One of my hobbies is to collect, and of course work with, Atari 8-bit computers (such as the Atari 800) and peripherals. I Read more…


Ideas

Intro Essence was created by the  Software Engineering Method and Theory (SEMAT) community and approved by The Object Management Group as a standard in 2014. The basic of Essence is that “provides the common ground for defining software development practices” (see 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


#NoFrameworks

At the XP2019 conference in Montreal I had the privilege of giving the opening keynote.  The title of my keynote was “#NoFrameworks: How We Can Take Agile Back” and if you click on the link you can access my slides Read more…


The results of the 2018 State of Agile survey (StateOfAgile.com) have just been released.  This survey, while not particularly scientific in its approach, is a widely read and frequently quoted survey of what people are actually doing on a variety Read more…


While working with organizations to help them to learn how to improve their way of working (WoW), we’ve developed a technique that we call guided continuous improvement (GCI).  Adopting an agile method such as Scrum, or a framework such as Read more…


Why Energy Enhancement is Important “Your energy introduces you before you even speak” – I strongly believe in this famous quote and I am writing this article to enhance the positive energy level of every agile team, irrespective of their Read more…

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