The best Way of Working for your team is specific to your team. Yet there’s a tendency to stick rigidly to one or more of the growing numbers of Agile approaches out there. While a framework can help, the smartest path forward often borrows thinking from several.
Disciplined AgileTM—a toolkit that harnesses hundreds of Agile practices guides you to the optimal Way of Working for Your team or organization.
Disciplined Agile Scrum Master (DASM) is a 2-day instructor-led or 8-hour self-paced eLearning course that teaches you how to use Disciplined Agile to improve your way of working and deliver results for your organization.
Disciplined Agile Senior Scrum Master (DASSM) is a 2-day instructor-led agile course for experienced agile practitioners, teaching you how to use the Disciplined Agile tool kit to optimize how teams work, and solve advanced agile delivery issues.
Disciplined Agile Scrum Master (DASM) is a 2-day instructor-led or 8-hour self-paced eLearning course that teaches you how to use Disciplined Agile (DA) to improve your way of working and deliver results for your organization.
Disciplined Agile Senior Scrum Master (DASSM) is a 2-day instructor-led agile course for experienced agile practitioners, teaching you how to use the Disciplined Agile (DA) tool kit to optimize how teams work, and solve advanced agile delivery issues.
Disciplined Agile identifies 21 goals divided into four main categories: Inception, Construction, Transition, and Ongoing Improvement. Here’ what Disciplined Agile is all about:
Get started with Disciplined Agile with this 6-hour self-paced course, understand the fundamentals of agile and lean development and how to use the DA Goal Diagram to aid decision-making.
Accelerate your ability to take on more complex initiatives, choose, scale, and tailor your working (WoW) way to achieve agile success in any situation with this 16-hour instructor-led training.
Get invited to take the DASSM exam; after passing the exam, you’ll receive your DASM and DASSM certifications as well as a DASSM badge that you can share with your network.
A 70-year-old global investment firm with over 12,000 employees in 34 countries, and $1.4 trillion in assets under management had tried and failed multiple times to implement Scrum. They reached out to Disciplined Agile to deliver value to the business faster, create a tighter connection between business demands and technology, and increase their ability to pivot swiftly in response to changing conditions.
Their ask: “How do we get to a place where we’re delivering value to the business faster?”
The company’s sales and marketing group needed to be able to move more quickly: technology was inhibiting the team’s ability to meet with clients and solve problems rapidly and responsively. Large-scale monolithic initiatives failed to address this problem and didn’t offer the flexibility required.
Six months after adopting DA, improvements included a dramatic reduction in time to market compared to WaterScrumFall projects. Time to market decreased and customer satisfaction increased with survey scores moved from 3.6 to 4.5 (on a scale of 1 to 5).
A global IT services company with 200,000 employees and annual revenue of $10.3 billion has approximately 7,500 IT projects running at any time ranging from cutting-edge technology development to legacy app maintenance to engineering consulting services.
The company's hundreds of clients are at different points of maturity as agile organizations, each having different ways of working. No single methodology can prepare the IT service company’s 15,000-20,000 Scrum masters and Agile coaches for widely varying contexts they will encounter.
Coaches do not have the tools to provide clients with guidance that can prevent expensive mistakes. For example, a recent client had chosen Scrum but realized after 4-5 months that Kanban made more sense. Clients are losing confidence.
With DA, teams were empowered to make informed choices, preventing costly mistakes such as choosing a WoW poorly suited for the team and bringing about time savings, improved team morale and increased client confidence.
The Insurance Company (government-owned) provides auto insurance to residents of British Columbia. After struggling to blend Agile and Waterfall approaches in response to a large-scale transformation initiative, the company sought out Disciplined Agile to provide a solution that combined flexibility in project delivery with an approach that could scale across a large government organization.
The company was looking at an effective way to bridge the gap between Agile and Waterfall.
As a government-run corporation subject to annual planning cycles and other bureaucratic processes, the company needed a pragmatic, enterprise solution that incorporated agile where possible while accommodating the broader challenges inherent in the organization.
After a combination of training and coaching, the IT department successfully delivered 36 transformation projects on time and on budget. The teams increased the cadence of releases by sevenfold in the first two years, from 3 or 4 releases per year to 42 in two years.