Mark brings Disciplined Agile Delivery to South Africa with DVT. To find out more click here.
Mark will share an open seminar followed by two three-day DAD workshops from May 20-22 in Johannesburg and in Cape Town from May 27-29. Additional information may be found here.
I will be keynoting at the Lean Innovation, Leadership, and Management conference in Zurich on April 10, 2013. The topic of my keynote is Disciplined Agile Delivery: The Foundation for Scaling Agile. I will also be giving a presentation entitled Introduction to Lean as well as run an Advanced DAD workshop just before the conference. Hope to see you there.
For the conference itself, you can save 100CHF by using the code AMBL100 when you register.
I will be giving two webcasts on the topic of Disciplined Agile Outsourcing, one on Nov 13 at 9pm EST and the other on Nov 15 at 12 noon EST. These webcasts are one hour long each, it’s the same webcast being run twice, for a fee of $46.95 CAD. Please click on the links to sign up.
The Disciplined Agile Delivery (DAD) process decision framework is a goal-driven, hybrid agile, full delivery methodology that is enterprise aware and scalable. DAD provides a foundation from which you can tailor a viable strategy for disciplined agile outsourcing. This webcast will explore strategies for effectively initiating and governing an outsourced IT delivery project in an agile manner. Outsourcing introduces a collection of risks that can be uniquely addressed with a disciplined agile strategy. Your initial instincts for how to run an outsourced project are likely to hurt you more than help you. This webcast will help get you on the right path.
During this webcast you will learn:
- What the Disciplined Agile Delivery (DAD) framework is.
- The risks associated with outsourcing.
- Disciplined agile outsourcing from the point of view of the customer.
- Disciplined agile outsourcing from the point of view of the service provider.
- What you need to do to succeed at disciplined agile outsourcing.
- Industry statistics regarding agile outsourcing in practice.
- Criteria to determine if you’re ready for outsourcing IT delivery projects.
I’ll be delivering a one-day Disciplined Agile Delivery (DAD) workshop at the Agile Testing Days 2012 conference in Potsdam Germany on November 19th and also giving a keynote the following day about how testing practices fit in through the DAD lifecycle.
If you’re local to the Berlin/Postdam area I hope you can make it to both the conference and the event.
Introduction to Disciplined Agile Delivery (DAD): The Foundation for Scaling Agile/Scrum
This one-day workshop begins with a deep dive into the fundamentals of the Disciplined Agile Delivery (DAD) process framework. DAD is a hybrid which combines strategies from Scrum, Extreme Programming (XP), Lean Software Development, Unified Process, and Agile Modeling and other sources. DAD fills in the gaps left by mainstream methods by providing guidance on how to effectively organize and run complex enterprise projects. DAD promotes the ideas that agile teams should adopt a full delivery lifecycle, focus on solutions over software, and be enterprise aware. DAD’s goals-driven approach enables teams to tailor their strategy to address the scaling factors that it faces in practice. Is your team large? Is it geographically distributed? Does it need to conform to regulations? Does it face a complex business problem domain? Participants will work through how to tailor their process and team structure to address these scaling factors and more.
Scott will be facilitating a one-hour agile adoption workshop entitled “We Can’t Do That! Yes You Can!” at Agile Tour Toronto 2012 on November 26. The goal of the workshop is to work together to turn the “We can’t do that”s into “Yes we can”s. One of the submission reviewers observed that this is basically a minature consulting session.
Adopting agile strategies within a few teams is fairly straightforward, but when organizations adopt agile across the enterprise they often run into numerous roadblocks. Some of these roadblocks are real but most are perceived. During this interactive session participants will first identify the roadblocks that they believe they face within their organizations. As a group we will cluster similar issues together, identifying common categories of adoption challenges. As a group we will swarm around the roadblocks to suggest potential solutions to the roadblocks that we face. I finish the workshop with a summary of the result and his thoughts about how you can apply these lessons learned in your organizations.
Over the years I’ve spoked at several Agile Tour events, including the Toronto one, and I’ve always found them to be great value for attendees. If you’re in the Toronto area I hope you can attend.