Q&A Webinar: Manifesto for Agile Software Development Part 1 Values

Q: Can Agile be used outside software projects? For example Business Transformation? What methodology is best for such a project?

A: <<Becoming an agile business – an adaptive, responsive, and learning organization – is your true goal. Business agility requires true agility across all of your organization, not just software development, not just DevOps, and not just IT. There isn’t a single industry now that either isn’t dominated by agile businesses or isn’t under threat of disruption by new agile competitors. Not one.>> see more at https://www.pmi.org/disciplined-agile/books/exec-guide-to-da

Q: Is DA tool very commonly used in transformation?

The purpose of DA is to provide support to achieve business agility (an adaptive and efficient organization). Not only development, DevOps, and IT, but all organization areas (Enterprise Architecture, Portfolio Management, Security, Finance, Vendor Management and others). See the link from previous question.

Q: Do you have like a blueprint of how DA should be used as a tool?

There are some logical steps:

  • Analyze your context: stable / changing requirements; high / low incertitude; scaling factors , specific to your context, that increase difficulties and complexity
  • Select a development life-cycle from several agile-lean options (Agile, Lean-Kanban, Continuous Delivery, Exploratory)
  • Decide what process capabilties you need to improve / support. Examples: Explore Scope, Improve Quality, Grow Team Members, Coordinate Actvities, Portfolio Management, Reuse Engineering, Security
  • Use DA guidance to select from various options related to practices and way of working pereach selected process capability

You can use Scrum, XP, SAFE or Kanban and also use DA for more guidance, improvement and adapt to your concrete situation.

See solution delivery process capabilities

See enterprise level process capabilities

Q: Why is it so hard to put agile values ​​into practice?

Unfortunately, too often the path chosen is wrong or “closed”. Agile aims to build / improve software development capabilities (or other areas).

How can you be wrong?

  • Use word “mindset”, but don’t talk about agile values and principles
  • “Method prison” – use only a small set of practices from a specific method
  • Refuse to understand that Scrum is incomplete by definition and you need to add more practices
  • Use only a too narrow Agile guidance and unprepared and un-experienced coaches
  • Management directed agile adoption with a one size fit all approach

20th Anniversary Free Webinar: Agile Manifesto Made Easy, Part 1 – Values

Bonus Topics:
– From values to practices: Scrum, XP, Disciplined Agile
– Disciplined Agile Manifesto values
– Manifesto for Software Craftsmanship

It is interesting to see which method or toolkit offers more support for Agile values.

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Disciplined Agile Certification FAQs update

The Disciplined Agile Certification FAQs page was updated. Also you can find more information here PMI New Agile Certification Journey: FAQs (PDF).

I have a comment: DASM training is good not only for “beginning” but also for Foundations of Lean which are rarely described in other sources and for a detailed presentation of Disciplined Agile Delivery process blade. Scrum and other sources do not offer a similar complete picture of the solution delivery process. A good team leader will need also DASM training, not only Scrum and DASSM. The Foundation of Lean is very important for further DASSM training related to Value Stream Layer optimization.

Free Webinar ! Using 2020 Scrum changes with PMI DA Toolkit (EN)

Scrum 2020 contains the most dramatic changes to date. The most important changes are not officially commented on but will be discussed in this webinar. Scrum is becoming more generic, but the need for complementary explicit guidance has increased. DA Toolkit is an excellent source for such guidance

When: Feb 18, 2021 07:00 PM Bucharest
Topic: Using 2020 Scrum changes with PMI DA Toolkit

Language: English

Speaker: Valentin Tudor Mocanu, Disciplined Agile Coach, Disciplined Agile Instructor, DA Advisory Council Member, PMI DA Training Partner from 2015.

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Free Webinar ! Using 2020 Scrum changes with PMI DA Toolkit (RO)

Scrum 2020 contains the most dramatic changes to date. The most important changes are not officially commented on but will be discussed in this webinar. Scrum is becoming more generic, but the need for complementary explicit guidance has increased. DA Toolkit is an excellent source for such guidance

When: Feb 4, 2021 07:00 PM Bucharest
Topic: Using 2020 Scrum changes with PMI DA Toolkit

Language: Romanian (English version in two weeks)

Speaker: Valentin Tudor Mocanu, Disciplined Agile Coach, Disciplined Agile Instructor, DA Advisory Council Member, PMI DA Training Partner from 2015.

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Free Webinar! – New PMI Disciplined Agile Courses and Certifications (English)

New courses and certifications PMI Disciplined Agile – Disciplined Agile Scrum Master, Disciplined Agile Senior Scrum Master – explained: content, purpose and value. We will discuss the difference from other Agile courses and certifications.

Register here.

Jan 14, 2021, 07:00 PM Bucharest

Speaker: Valentin Tudor Mocanu, DA Coach, DA Instructor, and DA Advisory Council Member from 2015, PMI DA Training Partner

Free Webinar! – New PMI Disciplined Agile Courses and Certifications

New courses and certifications PMI Disciplined Agile – Disciplined Agile Scrum Master, Disciplined Agile Senior Scrum Master – explained: content, purpose and value. We will discuss the difference from other Agile courses and certifications.

Register here.

Dec 10, 2020, 07:00 PM Bucharest

Speaker: Valentin Tudor Mocanu, DA Coach, DA Instructor, and DA Advisory Council Member from 2015, PMI DA Training Partner

Webinar Q&A: Ehancing Scrum life-cycle experience with DA toolkit

Q: Examinarea pentru PSM s-a adaptat la noul Scrum guide?

A: Scrum.org: On November 18th, a new version of the Scrum Guide was made available. All Assessments and Classes will be based on the previous version (2017) through January 9th 2021.”


Q: In cazul proiectelor mari, de 1 an sau peste – produs nou – care este abordarea potrivita?

A: Sunt disponibile in DA delivery sase tipuri diferite de clicluri de viata, se pot explora toate in guidance. Recomandarea default este Exploratory Lean Startup, dar se poate mixa cu Lean sau Agile, de exemplu. Am scris o postare acum ceva vreme pe tema asta.  Sau (pentru exploratory si alte cicluri) pe site-ul PMI DA aici.


Q: Care e rolul PO in daily, doar sa fie aware despre activitatea echipei? Dar pentru PO de pe alt fus orar?

A: Scrum 2020: PO poate participa ca developer(!) daca este implicat in acest mod. Am crezut ca au schimbat mai  mult, dar nu.

Disciplined Agile: nu e asa prescriptiv, e vorba de echipa in general. Scopul e de coordination meeting. Cum PO-ul are nevoie de coordonare cu ceilallti daca lucreaza indeaproape,poate participa.
Alt fus orar – Scrum spune acum ca se poate face o actvitate similara in timpul zilei, dar oricum by default PO-ul tot nu participa. DA este mai generos: distributia geografica a fost intotdeauna un factor de scalare de care se tina seama asa ca e mai permisiva si are mai mult guidance.


Q: S-a schimbat rolul de Scrum Master in Scrum Guide 2020?

A: Nu s-a schimbat. In defintie, apare acum explicit ca este resposabil de “effectivnes” “They do this by enabling the Scrum Team to improve its practices, within the Scrum framework.“. O intrebare ramane: cum poti asigura asta prin asa de putine parghii? Sunt magice? Doar prin 10 practici poti sa faci orice proces mai bun? De fapt e un suport pentru “empiricism”, adica folosind Scrum, echipa poate descoperi ceea ce are nevoie. fiind pusa in situatia de a avea o vedere comuna si de a colabora. Sarcina principala ramane. Cum fac acest improvement? Cum gasesc restul de practici si de aspecte, gen ciclu de viata? Fiecare echipa de pe glob face asta independent? Nu exista cunostinte in industrie, in domeniu si in organizatie care se pot refolosi? Fiecare echipa e izolata pe insula ei? Aici apare rolul DA si un nou inteles pentru termenul de Scrum Master care are acces la cunostintele necesare si poate fi jucat in orice moment de oricine.

Se mentioneaza insa ca poate fi in acelasi timp si Developer.

Q:  Puteti explica si Program Lifecycle din DA Toolkit?

A: Gasiti mai multe informatii aici. Avem echipe de echipe. Fiecare echipa isi poate alege propriul ciclu de viata, dar pot exista consecinte rezultate din modul in care acestea se potrivesc intre ele. DA are guidance si pentru asa ceva.



Q: Care e structura cursului de 2 zile de DA, premergator unui examen de certificare DASM?

A: Mai multe informati aici. Ca idee:fundamente Agile si Lean, fundamente Disciplined Agile, cum folosim partea de Disciplined Agile Delivery (exemplificare de ciclul de viata delivery) pentru a ne crea procesul potrivit.


Q:  Cand se va face echivalarea CDA–>DASM, DALSM–>DASSM?

A: Ar trebui sa se faca dupa terminarea ciclului in care se mai pot da examene DALSM, adica incepand din ianuarie 2021.


Informatii PMI DA

https://www.projectmanagement.com/blogs/611075/Disciplined-Agile

https://www.pmi.org/disciplined-agile/

https://www.pmi.org/disciplined-agile/lifecycle/

https://www.pmi.org/disciplined-agile/books/dad-handbook

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Disciplined Agile DASSM Workshops 2021

Disciplined Agile training since 2015 

This workshop is delivered in Romanian Language (you can contact us also for English workshops)

Content

Disciplined Agile Senior Scrum Master (2 days) – Tailor Your Approach and Lead Your Team with Disciplined Agile – Position yourself to successfully lead an agile team (or multiple teams) and effectively take on more complex and key initiatives for your organization. Adopt an agile mindset as well as being able to tailor and scale any agile or lean approach using the Disciplined Agile tool kit to choose your way of working (WoW). More information about the workshop here.

Certification

This workshop give you access to the new Disciplined Agile Senior Scrum Master certification exam.

Requirements

Two years of experience working on an agile team in a leadership role, like Disciplined Agile scrum master, scrum master, product owner, architecture owner, etc.

Price

400 EUR (final price)

Next planned dates:

  • February 27-28, 2021 (virtual training)

Trainer

Valentin Tudor Mocanu, DA Certified Trainer & Coach (from 2015), PMI Authorized Training Partner for Disciplined Agile, PSM (2012), PMP (2008), DA Consortium Advisory Council Member (2015-2020)

Special offers

  • Early bidding (2020) 10 %
  • Groups of 3-4 persons: 10%
  • Groups of 5-7 persons: 15% and free 4 hours Agile Q&A
  • Groups of 8 or more persons: 20 % and free 8 hours Agile Q&A
  • PMI members: +5% (cumulative with early bidding)
  • PMI active volunteers: +10% (cumulative with early bidding)

Enrollment/Questions