Scott Ambler / Scott Ambler + Associates, Enterprise Agile Coach, Senior Consulting Partner

Scott is a Fellow with Disciplined Agile Consortium, working with organizations around the world to help them to improve their software processes. He provides training, coaching, and mentoring in disciplined agile and lean strategies at both the project and organizational level. Scott is the (co)-creator of the Agile Modeling (AM) and Agile Data (AD) methodologies and the Disciplined Agile (DA) framework. He is the (co-)author of several books, including “An Executive’s Guide to the Disciplined Agile Framework,” “Disciplined Agile Delivery,” “Refactoring Databases,” “Agile Modeling,” “Agile Database Techniques,” and “The Object Primer 3rd Edition.” Scott blogs regularly at DisciplinedAgileDelivery.com

Session Description

Disciplined Agile – Winning the Race to Business Agility
Summary: 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.
Learning Objectives:
– Learn how agile delivery works beginning to end with enterprise-class organizations
– Understand what it means to tactically scale agile
– Understand what it means to strategically scale agile techniques across your IT department