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Business agility: a disciplined viewpoint by scott ambler


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Business Agility event 2018 hosted by IndigoCube with industry leader from Discipline Agile Scott Ambler. Scott presented on Business agility: a disciplined viewpoint.

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Business agility: a disciplined viewpoint by scott ambler

  1. 1. Business Agility: A Disciplined Viewpoint © Disciplined Agile Consortium 1
  2. 2. Agenda • Business Agility • Agile Organizations • The Disciplined Agile Framework • Parting thoughts © Disciplined Agile Consortium 2
  3. 3. Why Business Agility? • The pace of business and technology change is accelerating • Customers expect to be constantly delighted • Complexity is increasing • Security threats are growing • Dramatic political changes occur regularly • Outside organizations are disrupting established industries © Disciplined Agile Consortium 3
  4. 4. What is Business Agility? Business agility is the ability to respond rapidly to changes within your internal and external environment without losing momentum or vision © Disciplined Agile Consortium 4 Adaptability Flexibility Balance
  5. 5. Agile Organizations Agile organizations are adaptive, lean, responsive, and focused on learning © Disciplined Agile Consortium 5
  6. 6. Agile Organizations are Complex Adaptive Systems © Disciplined Agile Consortium 6 Team A Agile teams are: • Self-organizing • Collaborative • Evolving Team D Team C Team B Team E Teams collaborate with one another and learn from doing so Teams have shifting webs of interactions
  7. 7. Teams Face Unique Situations © Disciplined Agile Consortium 7
  8. 8. The Disciplined Agile Framework The Disciplined Agile (DA) process decision framework describes light-weight guidance to help organizations streamline their information technology (IT) and business processes in a context-sensitive manner The DA framework provides the process foundation for business agility © Disciplined Agile Consortium 8
  9. 9. Disciplined Agile Enterprise Disciplined Agile IT Disciplined DevOps DAD The Disciplined Agile Framework © Disciplined Agile Consortium 9
  10. 10. The Seven Principles of Disciplined Agile © Disciplined Agile Consortium Delight Customers Pragmatism Be Awesome Context Counts Choice is Good Optimize Flow Enterprise Awareness 10
  11. 11. Disciplined Agile Delivery (DAD) © Disciplined Agile Consortium The key characteristics of DAD: – People-first – Goal-driven – Hybrid agile – Learning-oriented – Full delivery lifecycle – Solution focused – Risk-value lifecycle – Enterprise aware Foundation of the Disciplined Agile (DA) framework 11
  12. 12. © Disciplined Agile Consortium Workflow of Disciplined DevOps 12
  13. 13. Workflow of Disciplined Agile IT (DAIT) © Disciplined Agile Consortium 13
  14. 14. The Disciplined Agile Enterprise (DAE) A Disciplined Agile Enterprise is able to anticipate and respond swiftly to changes in the marketplace. It does this through an organizational culture and structure that facilitates change within the context of the situation that it faces. Such organizations require a learning mindset in the mainstream business and underlying lean and agile processes to drive innovation. © Disciplined Agile Consortium 14
  15. 15. The Disciplined Agile Framework © Disciplined Agile Consortium 15
  16. 16. © Disciplined Agile Consortium Parting Thoughts • Agile organizations lead the market place • Improvement requires hard work, there are no easy solutions • Every organization is unique, one size does not fit all – Beware prescriptive methods • The DA framework looks at the whole picture to address the question of how does it all fit together 16
  17. 17. scott [at] Twitter: @scottwambler Thank You! © Disciplined Agile Consortium 17
  18. 18. The Disciplined Agile Consortium (DAC) supports and evolves the Disciplined Agile process decision framework. The DAC site,, provides information on curriculum and learning resources for Disciplined Agile practitioners. It is also the home of the Disciplined Agile certification program. The Disciplined Agile blog,, provides a wealth of articles and blog postings about Disciplined Agile topics. The Disciplined Agile discussion forum,, is a meeting place for Disciplined Agile practitioners to share their experiences and to get questions answered. © Disciplined Agile Consortium 18
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