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Disciplined Agile Enterprise: Business Agility

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A Disciplined Agile Enterprise (DAE) 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.

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Disciplined Agile Enterprise: Business Agility

  1. 1. The Disciplined Agile Enterprise © Disciplined Agile Consortium 1
  2. 2. Scott Ambler • Helps enterprise-class organizations around the world to improve their processes and organization structures • Thought leader of: – Agile Modeling (AM) method – Agile Data (AD) method • Co-creator of the Disciplined Agile (DA) framework • Author of 20+ books • scott [at] scottambler.com • SEMAT Advisory Board Member • ScaleFree Advisory Board Member © Disciplined Agile Consortium 2 @scottwambler
  3. 3. Agenda • A Definition • Why? • Principles • The Disciplined Agile Framework • Disciplined Agile Enterprise (DAE) • Parting thoughts © Disciplined Agile Consortium 3
  4. 4. What is a 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. It is an “agile business” © Disciplined Agile Consortium 4
  5. 5. 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 5
  6. 6. The Seven Principles of Disciplined Agile © Disciplined Agile Consortium Delight Customers Pragmatism Be Awesome Context Counts Choice is Good Optimize Flow Enterprise Awareness 6
  7. 7. Disciplined Agile Enterprise Disciplined Agile IT Disciplined DevOps DAD The Disciplined Agile Framework © Disciplined Agile Consortium http://www.disciplinedagiledelivery.com/the-agile-tractor-engine-analogy/ 7
  8. 8. The Disciplined Agile Framework © Disciplined Agile Consortium 8
  9. 9. Enterprise Team Success Factors • Experiment, experiment, experiment • Be customer focused • Look beyond your specialty • Collaborate with others • Educate and coach others • Choose and evolve your way of working (WoW) • Adapt your strategy as you learn © Disciplined Agile Consortium 9
  10. 10. © Disciplined Agile Consortium 10 Business Operations
  11. 11. © Disciplined Agile Consortium 11 • Control is a misnomer, this is fundamentally a leadership activity • Also called corporate governance • Transparency enables control • Effective governance is about motivation and enablement • We are going to be governed, and we deserve to be governed well • Implement Cross-functional control/governance teams for a value stream, not disparate functional governance efforts Control
  12. 12. © Disciplined Agile Consortium 12 • Spend the money wisely • Constrain teams with budgets, but don’t hobble them • Distinguish between financial budgeting and financial reporting • Prefer rolling wave budgeting over annual budgeting • Fund value streams, or better yet build value streams that fund themselves, not functional areas • Monitor the cash flow of value streams, not the cost of project teams • Prefer long-standing product teams over project teams • Fund the three growth horizons appropriately Finance
  13. 13. © Disciplined Agile Consortium 13 • Guide intellectual property (IP) management • Provide legal advice to others • Guide in the evolution of the organization • Automate legal bureaucracy • Monitor the regulatory environment • Collaborate with regulators Legal
  14. 14. © Disciplined Agile Consortium 14 Two words: Experimentation Analytics Marketing
  15. 15. © Disciplined Agile Consortium 15 • Collaborate closely with the actual people you procure for • Work with the right vendors, not just the convenient ones • Prefer context-sensitive contracts • Beware extremes • Avoid detailed contract processes, the world moves too quickly for that • Build partnerships • Flexible funding over fixed bids • Outcomes over deliverables • Monitor the fulfillment of contracts Procurement
  16. 16. © Disciplined Agile Consortium 16 • Do away with sales commissions and sales quotas • Reward salespeople for long-term, delighted customers • Enable salespeople to maximize time with customers • Before crossing the chasm – Sell to build • After crossing the chasm – Sell what’s on the truck • Apply analytics to determine prices in real time • Tailor offerings to profitable customers • Demand continuous delivery from IT Sales
  17. 17. © 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 17
  18. 18. Please type your questions into the Q&A window © Disciplined Agile Consortium 18
  19. 19. A Disciplined Approach to Agile Transformations Wednesday, Sept 12 16:00-17:00 UTC (12:00-1:00 pm EDT) There will be Q&A at the end © Disciplined Agile Consortium 19 Please join us for forthcoming sessions with Scott W Ambler, DA Fellow A Disciplined Agile Approach to People Management Tuesday, Sept 18 16:00-17:00 UTC (12:00-1:00 pm EDT) There will be Q&A at the end
  20. 20. Join Today Sign up at DisciplinedAgileConsortium.org and become a member Have access to new and upcoming information about Disciplined Agile strategies © Disciplined Agile Consortium 20
  21. 21. The Disciplined Agile Consortium (DAC) supports and evolves the Disciplined Agile process decision framework. The DAC site, DisciplinedAgileConsortium.org, 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, DisciplinedAgileDelivery.com, provides a wealth of articles and blog postings about Disciplined Agile topics. The Disciplined Agile discussion forum, LinkedIn.com/groups/4685263, is a meeting place for Disciplined Agile practitioners to share their experiences and to get questions answered. © Disciplined Agile Consortium 21

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