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 (WoW). Because contexts differ for different teams and organisations, DA gives a team the opportunity of choice. The option to choose their practices and strategies out of so many options and trade-offs available. With DA, teams can choose their preferred method based on their situation and thereafter advance to a fit-for-purpose WoW to optimise flow. Optimising flow enables teams to not only become effective but also thrill their customers. More importantly, DA teams can awesomely and continuously test to learn more innovative techniques of working in their quest to become better.
DA is not a framework but a tool kit.
DA is not a framework but a tool kit. To explain a bit more about the concepts of framework and tool kit: An agile framework normally offers a compilation of “best practices”. Experience has proven that a best practice in a particular context may woefully fail in another, hence context matters. What DA assures is a set of more advanced techniques that makes apparent several options for consideration and the trade-offs linked to the options. In summary, DA is a tool kit that empowers users to choose their fit-for-purpose approaches, specific to their situations. While frameworks impose specific actions to take irrespective of contexts, the DA tool kit offers the freedom of choice.
DA is a tool kit that empowers users to choose their fit-for-purpose approaches, specific to their situations. While frameworks impose specific actions to take irrespective of contexts, the DA tool kit offers the freedom of choice.
So, instead of agile teams blindly following an “agile in name only” tactics and prescriptive frameworks, DA proposes freedom. The freedom that does not force teams to adopt certain processes and tools, but value individual and interaction. Embrace the freedom that comes with Discipline Agile.
If you would like to discuss more about starting your Disciplined Agile journey and learn about the freedom that comes with DA, 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.