Disciplined Agile (DA) is an agnostic, hybrid tool kit that binds many proven Agile, Lean, and conventional approaches together, allowing teams and organisations to choose their Way of Working. DA does not only help individuals gain a rooted understanding of techniques required for their best agile assignments, but it also helps teams address their pressing needs using fit-for-purpose practices embedded in the DA toolkit. Therefore, DA encourages continuous improvement of both individuals and teams. This is done through frequent Test & Learn experiments which enable teams to positively capitalise on early failures and successes. The DA toolkit considers the whole system when used. The uniqueness of everybody, every team and every organisation is considered, and unique choices can be tailored to each situation. This helps organisations not only deal with symptoms of inefficiencies but go deep into the root causes of such inefficiencies right from the onset. The DA toolkit, when used correctly, provides enduring support for the complexities involved with teams and organisations.
The uniqueness of everybody, every team and every organisation is considered, and unique choices can be tailored to each situation.
DA being agnostic in nature allows the implementation of several practical and fit-for-purpose approaches without forcing the practices down the throat of practitioners. Therefore, adopters of the DA approach are encouraged to choose their Ways of Working based on their own contexts. In fact, non-software teams gain from the tool kit because they can look deep into their situation, select practices that fit into their environment and optimise their Ways of Working. When utilised well, DA forms the foundation upon which Business Agility would be built in large enterprises. Non-value adding tasks are identified early and avoided across the system, this helps organisations to work towards exceeding customer expectations. They delight their customers; this is one of the principles of the DA mindset upon which business agility is built.
Non-value adding tasks are identified early and avoided across the system, this helps organisations to work towards exceeding customer expectations.
If you would like to discuss more about starting your Disciplined Agile journey and learn about why the DA toolkit works, you can get in touch with us at Pete Lauren Consulting. We’ll love to hear from you and help you create amazing results and a lasting impact on agile growth.