The Executive’s Guide to Disciplined Agile: Business Agility for Established Enterprises

An agile enterprise increases value through effective execution and delivery in a timely and reactive manner. Such organizations do this by streamlining the flow of information, ideas, decision making, and work throughout the overall business process all the while improving the quality of the process and business outcomes. This talk describes, step-by-step, how to evolve from today’s vision of agile software development to a truly disciplined agile enterprise. It briefly examines the state of mainstream agile software development and argues for the need for a more disciplined approach to agile delivery that provides a solid foundation from which to scale. We then explore what it means to scale disciplined agile strategies tactically at the project/product level. We then work through what it means to strategically scale across your IT organization as a whole and discover what a Disciplined DevOps strategy looks like in practice. Your Disciplined Agile IT strategy, along with a lean business strategy, are key enablers of a full-fledged disciplined agile enterprise. The talk ends with advice for how to make this challenging organizational transition.


Outline/Structure of the Keynote

In this talk we will work through the following topics:

  • The race car metaphor for enterprise agile
  • The current state of enterprise agile
  • Why Disciplined Agile?
  • Disciplined Agile Delivery (DAD)
  • Disciplined DevOps
  • The Disciplined Agile IT (DAIT) Department
  • The Disciplined Agile Enterprise (DAE)
  • From Transformation to Continuous Improvement

Learning Outcome

  • Learn how agile delivery works beginning to end with enterprise-class organizations
  • Understand what it means to tactically scale agile delivery
  • Understand what it means to strategically scale agile techniques across your IT department

Target Audience

IT and business executives want to learn about business agility in the enterprise; Experienced agile coaches wanting to take it to the next level

Prerequisites for Attendees

Fundamentals of agile



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