Topic (all webinars are 30 to 60 minutes in length)
Webinar by Scott W Ambler, CDAC/CDAI, DA Fellow on May 17, 2016
Enterprise architecture (EA) can potentially promote a common business vision within your organization, provide guidance to improve both business and IT decision making, and improve IT efficiencies. Unfortunately many EA teams struggle to provide these benefits, often because they are perceived as ivory tower or being too difficult to work with.
The adoption of disciplined agile and lean strategies that are based on collaboration, enablement, and streamlining the flow of work are the keys to EA success. Disciplined strategies that produce light-weight, yet still sufficient, artifacts are the key to your success. In this webinar we will explore both the success factors and failure factors surrounding EA, pragmatic strategies for a lean/agile approach to EA, and how EA is supported and enhanced by the Disciplined Agile framework. This isn’t your grandfather’s EA strategy.
Webinar by Joe Biggs, CDA, DAC Advisory Council on January 23, 2018
Choosing the right delivery framework for Process automation and specifically Robotic Process Automation (RPA) is the subject of significant debate. There are a number of view points as to whether Agile can be applied as an effective model in this space. In this webinar, Joe Biggs will focus on understanding the value derived in using a Disciplined Agile framework to deliver effective process automation. This session will also focus on the steps necessary to implement a comprehensive delivery model.
Webinar by Daniel Gagnon, CDAC/CDAI, DAC Advisory Council on June 20, 2017
While the agile community still has difficulty in acknowledging the need for project managers, the fact is that large, complex organizations on an evolutionary path to a more modern solutions delivery paradigm can reap tremendous benefit from the continued services of seasoned project managers.
Daniel will examine some of the ways in which PMs can evolve towards servant leadership and remain relevant in an increasingly agile organizational context.
Webinar by Joe Biggs, CDA, DAC Advisory Council on June 19, 2018
Transforming your Finance team to an Agile framework probably isn’t at the forefront of your thoughts. The focus tends to be on IT transformation before and if other teams are considered. This is a logical thought process, but there should be a plan developed that takes into consideration other teams (HR, Operations, Finance). Agile Finance Teams aren’t built overnight, but with a little planning and communication Agile can make a difference in the way Finance can operate in the future.
Joe focusses on the steps that can be formulated to move Finance Teams to an Agile Framework. He examines the following thought processes:
Webinar by Giles Lindsay, CDAC, DAC Advisory Council on January 22, 2019
Giles Lindsay will discuss a case study that revolves around using Disciplined Agile for: the recent Agile transformation of a Fintech company in the heart of The City of London; the start of the next Agile transformation, underway at Emirates dnata.
It represents a significant new release of the Disciplined Agile Delivery (DAD) portion of Disciplined Agile and, more importantly, describes how a team can take a streamlined, guided approach to process improvement.
• An overview of our new book: "Choose Your WoW!"
• What’s changed – A lot!
• Updates to the lifecycles
• Updates to the process goals
• Guided process improvement
• Upcoming changes to the web sites
Presenter: Scott W Ambler, CDAC/CDAI, DA Fellow on November 27, 2018
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Webinar by Scott W Ambler, CDAC/CDAI, DA Fellow on October 21, 2015
“Technical debt” refers to any quality issues within the implementation of an IT solution that hampers your ability to work with or evolve that solution. Technical debt is often thought of as a source code problem, but it also occurs in your user interface design, in your data sources, in your network architecture, and in many other places. This presentation explores disciplined agile strategies to avoid technical debt in the first place, to remove existing technical debt, and how to fund the removal of technical debt. Industry data regarding technical debt will be shared.
Webinar by Rolf Reitzig, CDAC/CDAI, DAC Advisory Council on March 20, 2018
Depending on one's role in an organization, there are numerous differing viewpoints on what DevOps means. In order to best improve software development flow, ALL aspects of the organization needs to adopt a DevOps mindset. In this webinar, Rolf Reitzig will describe a "Nirvana" DevOps state, discuss critical components of DevOps Nirvana, and present a roadmap, or maturity model, to achieve that state for your organization.
Webinar by Scott W Ambler, CDAC/CDAI, DA Fellow on September 18, 2018
The complexity faced by organizations today requires teams of people working and learning together so that we may address the dynamically evolving demand of our customers. Yet our organizations are struggling to attract, grow, and retain the right people with the right skills at the right time. To address this dynamic situation we must embrace an agile approach to HR. To do this we must work collaboratively, flexibly, and swiftly. We must push HR strategies as far into our organizations as possible, experiment with agile strategies such as hackathons, learn from our experiences, and evolve our approach.
Webinar by Scott W Ambler, CDAC/CDAI, DA Fellow on October 31, 2017
The purpose of Disciplined Agile's Continuous Improvement process blade is to enable people within your organization to easily share their improvement learnings with one another in a systematic way. Systematic knowledge sharing is important because it increases your opportunity for radical improvements, shortens the time from idea to implementation, maximizes your "failure ROI", and spreads learnings more widely.
In this webinar, Scott will work through a collection of strategies for identifying and sharing improvements, capturing improvements, organizing communities of practice (CoPs)/guilds, organizing centers of excellence (CoEs), and governing your improvement efforts. There's far more to continuous improvement than retrospectives.
Webinar by Scott W Ambler, CDAC/CDAI, DA Fellow on February 20, 2018
Data Management is “The development, execution and supervision of plans, policies, programs and practices that control, protect, deliver and enhance the value of data and information assets.” Unfortunately, the implementation of Data Management strategies tends to be challenged in practice due to the traditional, documentation-heavy mindset. This mindset tends to result in onerous, bureaucratic strategies that more often than not, struggle to support the goals of your organization. Disciplined Agile Data Management is a pragmatic, streamlined approach to Data Management that fits into the rest of your IT processes.
In this webinar, Scott W Ambler will explore how Data Management is a critical component of both your DevOps and IT strategies. We will work through the Disciplined Agile mindset for Data Management as well as a collection of strategies that enables you to take an evolutionary and collaborative approach to Data Management that provides the right data at the right time to the right people.
Webinar by Scott W Ambler, CDAC/CDAI, DA Fellow on January 26, 2016
Is your DW/BI team able to easily respond to changing requirements? Are your stakeholders ecstatic with what is delivered by your DW/BI team? Is your DW/BI team able to deliver new changes quickly into production? If the answer to any of these questions is no, then you likely want to consider adopting a disciplined agile approach to DW/BI development.
A disciplined agile DW/BI team will invest some time with initial requirements modeling, architecture modeling, and planning. But this will take a few days or maybe a week or two, certainly not months. They following a usage driven approach they will develop vertical slices of functionality. These slices fully tested and could potentially be deployed into production at any point in time. They work in an evolutionary and highly collaborative manner, resulting in quicker time to deliver, higher quality, and greater stakeholder satisfaction. This isn’t your grandfather’s traditional DW/BI approach.
Executive Leadership Team members, Managers, Practitioners, students and presentation attendees all ask Joshua the same question, “How is Disciplined Agile different?” There are similarities and differences when looking at the Disciplined Agile toolkit vs. popular agile frameworks.In this webinar, Joshua will cover some of the key differentiators such as the multiple lifecycles, the AO role, and Process Goals that he feels are valuable based on his experience of coaching organizations and to adopt an agile way of working as well as training students all over the world.
Webinar by Scott W Ambler, CDAC/CDAI, DA Fellow on February 28, 2017
Lean IT Governance is the leadership, organizational structures and streamlined processes to enable IT to work as a partner in sustaining and extending the organization’s ability to produce meaningful value for its customers. In this webinar Scott Ambler will address the following issues:
What is IT Governance? Why Lean IT Governance? What is the Lean Governance mindset? Why do traditional governance strategies fail? How do you govern agile and lean delivery teams successfully?How do you govern the rest of IT in an effective manner? How does Lean IT Governance fit into your overall corporate governance strategy?
Webinar by Scott W Ambler, CDAC/CDAI, DA Fellow on November 21, 2017
The way that you operate and support your solutions in production is a key aspect of your overall DevOps strategy. In this webinar Scott Ambler will work through the IT Operations and Support process blades of the Disciplined Agile framework. We will work through critical principles for effective operations and support, several strategies for effective operations and support, and potential teaming structures. Every organization’s context is different, so having choices in how you approach operations and support is critical to developing a streamlined strategy that is right for you.
Webinar by Scott W Ambler, CDAC/CDAI, DA Fellow on April 19, 2016
Offshoring projects suffer from two significant yet easily addressed problems. First, the customers's instincts for how to run an outsourced project are more likely to hurt rather than help them. Second, service providers (SPs) prove to be little more than order takers that don’t have the courage to negotiate a winning strategy. The Disciplined Agile (DA) process decision framework provides the foundation needed to succeed at “agile offshoring” by addressing the needs of both the customer and the SP. DA is a goal-driven, hybrid agile, full delivery methodology that is enterprise aware and scalable. Disciplined Agile provides a foundation from which you can tailor a viable strategy for disciplined agile outsourcing. This presentation explores strategies for effectively initiating and governing an offshore IT delivery project in an agile manner. Offshoring introduces a collection of risks that can be uniquely addressed with a disciplined agile strategy.
Webinar by Scott W Ambler, CDAC/CDAI, DA Fellow on December 15, 2016
IT portfolio management is the activity of identifying, organizing, and governing an organizations's various IT endeavours. IT endeavours include solution delivery projects, product development teams, business experiments (along the lines of a lean startup strategy), and even the operations of existing IT based solutions. In this webinar, Scott Ambler addresses these questions: What does it mean to take a Disciplined Agile approach to portfolio management? Why is this different from traditional portfolio management? How does portfolio management fit into your overall IT workflow? What does a Portfolio Manager do? What is the difference between portfolio management, program management, and solution delivery? What are some of the practices of portfolio management? What are the principles for Disciplined Agile portfolio management ?
Webinar by Scott W Ambler, CDAC/CDAI, DA Fellow on October 20, 2016
PMI Talent Triangle Category: 1.00 Technical
Webinar by Scott W Ambler, CDAC/CDAI, DA Fellow on December 19, 2017
For medium to large-size organizations, Release Management is an important part of your DevOps and IT strategies. In this webinar Scott Ambler will work through the Release Management process blade of the Disciplined Agile framework. We will work through critical principles for effective release management; several potential release management strategies including agile release trains (ARTs), agile release streams, and as-needed releases; release/deployment infrastructures; and potential teaming structures. Every organization’s context is different, so having choices in how you approach release management is critical to developing a streamlined strategy that is right for you.
Webinar by Scott W Ambler, CDAC/CDAI, DA Fellow on January 24, 2017
PMI Talent Triangle Category: 1.00 Technical
Webinar by Scott W Ambler, CDAC/CDAI, DA Fellow on 5 November 2018
Topics in this session included an overview of:
and touching on "From Transformation to Continuous Improvement"
by Scott W Ambler, CDAC/CDAI, DA Fellow on 14 August 2018
PMI Talent Triangle Category: 1.00 Technical
Webinar by Klaus Boedker, CDAC/CDAI on October 16, 2018
Webinar by Joe Biggs, CDA, DAC Advisory Council on April 18, 2017
Enterprise Project Management Offices (EPMO) play a key role in most Program/Project based organizations.Agile environments are no different and in fact EPMOs can provide distinct advantages to those organizations trying to get the most out their Agile frameworks. The combination of a Disciplined Agile framework and an outcome focused EPMO can drive project success from inception through production. This webinar will provide the key concepts of combining a Disciplined Agile framework with the value of an EPMO to drive success in your organization.
PMI Talent Triangle Category: 1.00 Technical
Webinar by Scott W Ambler and Mark Lines on September 27, 2017
The agile community has figured out how to build and then continually improve very high- performance software development teams. This is akin to creating a race car engine and then evolving it to get more power, better fuel efficiency, and greater speed. Sadly, in many cases we take these great engines, put them into an organizational tractor, and then complain that we’re not winning the race. What we need to do is take our great race car engines (our development teams), put them into a race car (a DevOps ecosystem), have a great pit crew and driver (an effective IT organization), and then provide somewhere to race (an organization that can leverage IT to make money). That’s what this book is all about – moving from optimizing team performance to optimizing the entire enterprise. Business agility – being an adaptive, lean, responsive, and learning organization – is the race that enterprises need to win today. Yet there is no quick fix, no silver bullet, to attain business agility. This is a multi-year journey requiring hard work, experimentation, and most importantly a willingness to improve.
The Disciplined Agile framework lowers risks and provides a path to accelerate your journey to business agility. The framework is unique in that it is the only one that puts all the pieces together into a cohesive enterprise roadmap for business agility transformation.
This book begins with an overview of the challenges and opportunities that organizations face. We then describe seven principles that provide the underpinnings of the Disciplined Agile framework. Then the book works through Disciplined Agile Delivery (how to build a world-class engine), Disciplined DevOps (the race car), Disciplined Agile IT (the race car and its team), and what it means to be a Disciplined Agile Enterprise (the racing business). The book ends with a plan for starting with an Agile transformation and then evolving into a long-term continuous improvement strategy.
Do you have the discipline it takes to win the race to business agility?
Webinar by Mark Lines, CDAC/CDAI, DA Fellow on November 24, 2015
Despite claims to the contrary, the need for governance does not disappear for agile projects. Your project sponsors have a right to know the status of the health and risk of their investments. But trying to blend traditional agile methods such as Scrum with traditional stage gate approaches can cause frustration for both project teams and their stakeholders. Disciplined Agile (DA) provides straightforward and common sense ideas for applying governance in a lightweight fashion for agile projects. DA has been adopted organization-wide in some very large companies and in many cases the primary motivations have been related to its hybrid method approach as well as the built-in governance that it provides. In this talk Mark reviews the four DA lifecycles along with their associated phases and milestones. He will explain which milestones are highly recommended vs those that are considered optional. He will show how a lightweight Vision statement created in Inception can be used as a governance mechanism for moderating uncontrolled change that often happens on agile projects.
Webinar by: Klaus Boedker, CDAC, CDAI, on March 19, 2019
Year after year, research shows us that more people are disengaged than engaged at work. This has a negative impact on our profitability, customer satisfaction, and employee retention. What options do we have to change that, and how do we implement those options?
As a result, attendees will learn how to find and adopt proven strategies to grow team members in their own organizations.
In this webinar, Klaus Boedker, CDAC, CDAI, explores the why, the what, and the how of growing your team members.
Webinar by: Mark Lines, DA Fellow, February 19, 2019
“Choosing your WoW (Way of Working)“, the DA toolkit provides a wealth of strategies to optimize for your unique context of organization, team, and initiatives.
In this webinar, Mark works through various scenarios to show how to reference the Explore Scope goal when developing a shared understanding of the needs of your stakeholders. As a result, attendees will learn how to find and adopt proven strategies that make sense in their own situation.
PMI Talent Triangle Category: 1.00 Technical
Webinar by Mark Lines, CDAC/CDAI, DA Fellow, on May 23, 2017
In this webinar, Mark Lines provides an overview of trends we see in organizational design, career paths, the new role of middle management, and some progressive ideas regarding compensation and performance management.
PMI Talent Triangle Category: 1.00 Leadership
Join us for a webinar where Al Shalloway will explore the underlying principles of Lean which can be applied anywhere and then illustrate in a product development context. Learning Lean this way makes it less abstract while still being able to apply the principles to unique contexts.
Many people have taken the principles from Lean manufacturing and directly translated them to product development. But manufacturing is not like product development. In manufacturing, weare trying to limit variation and to improve a repeatable process.
In product development, we are trying to discover what is needed and how to create a manifestation of the product or service. This process is considerably different than reducing waste in a manufacturing line.
Presenter: Al Shalloway, CDAC/CDAI, 18 February 2020
In this webinar, Al Shalloway discusses FLEX and it's method for framing how to tailor a Lean-Agile transformation for any sized organization. It provides:
- clarity on the activities and roles that need to be implemented to be effective,
- the Lean and Flow principles you must understand and
- how to look at your organization so that you can make effective decisions.
Presenter: Al Shalloway, CDAC/CDAI, 21 January 2020
Marrying the practices of two major movements, lean and agile, is not only smart, it is the foundation of your evolution towards DevOps. Lean focuses on creating value at the pull of t he customer while agile delivers value, with high quality and speed. Change the conversation with your Product Owner by using some different tools.
In this webinar, Lisa Lueck, CDAP, will look at an overview of lean and Disciplined Agile and explore a handful of lean tools delivery teams can leverage to identify customer needs and promote continuous improvement.
Presenter: Lisa Lueck, CDAP
Time: 21 May 2019
Webinar by Scott W Ambler, CDAC/CDAI, DA Fellow on March 21, 2017
PMI Talent Triangle Category: 1.00 Technical
Webinar by Klaus Boedker, CDAC/CDAI on June 18, 2019
Year after year, the State of Agile survey reports that a top-three barrier to agile adoption inside organizations is “inadequate management support and sponsorship”. What is behind this reported conflict between management and agile values? And what can we as managers do to get past the supposed misalignment between managing teams and practicing agile?
Klaus Boedker, CDAC/CDAI will explore the roots of the management discipline as we know it today. He will pinpoint the potential areas of conflict between agile values and the traditional management discipline. Then turn that upside-down and look for areas where managers can support and drive forward the organizational adoption of agile leveraging the Disciplined Agile toolkit.
Webinar by Mark Lines, CDAC/CDAI, DA Fellow on April 24, 2018
Disciplined Agile Delivery provides guidance for creating high performance agile and lean teams. But those agile “engines” will not be successful if powering an organizational “tractor”. We need to morph the tractor into a race car, which is why DAD has been extended for the enterprise as Disciplined Agile (DA).
In this session Mark Lines provides an overview of how to guide true enterprise-wide agile transformations. Mark will describe how to use a lean change organization change management (OCM) approach to introduce incremental change that maximizes the value of change while minimizing organizational disruption in a low risk manner. Mark will include stories from the trenches of what worked, and lessons learned from using this approach with many clients around the world.