2020 Workshops: Pre-registration

4 DA logo smbst   AG101: Agile Fundamentals

4 DA logo smbst   Implementing Disciplined Agile Delivery (DAD)

Scrum Workshop

  • Scrum & Agile Fundamentals
  • Level: Beginner/Intermediate
  • Length: Two days – 14 hours of classroom time plus breaks
  • Recommended certification path: Scrum.org PSMs
  • Date: TBD

Lean Development Workshops

  • More info
  • Level: Intermediate/Advanced
  • Length: 2-3 days
  • Date: TBD

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DA 104: Introduction to Disciplined Agile – Certification Prep Workshop: October/November 2019 Bucharest

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    DA 104: Course Info

Instructor

  • Valentin Tudor Mocanu, Certified Disciplined Agile Coach, Certified Disciplined Agile Instructor, Disciplined Agile Consortium Bronze Partner

Location 

  • Coming soon

Pre-workshop Prep

Date

  • October/November 2019 (TBD)

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Essentializing DAD

I recently had the privilege to work on “Essentializing DAD“, on overview of Disciplined Agile Delivery based on OMG/SEMAT Essence Language constructs as Alphas, Patterns, Resources, Activities, Work Products.
I want to thank Scott Ambler who started this Essentializing DA initiative and collaborated with SEMAT from 2009. Scott helped me with feedback and review of this material.
The Alphas – essential elements to describe a DAD based process or any process- are the followings:

  • Full deliveries life-cycles
  • Consumable Solutions
  • Adapt to Context
  • Core Agile Practices
  • Teal Teams & Organizations
  • Guided Process Improvements

With these core elements you can

  • asses your way of working for completeness & aspects coverage in general and on Agile adoption in particular
  • asses the Agile methods that you are using (Scrum, XP or others)
  • speed up understanding & learning of Disciplined Agile and Agile

 

 

DA 104: Introduction to Disciplined Agile – Certification Prep Workshop: 30-31 March 2019 Bucharest

4 DA logo smbst    DA 104: Course Info

Instructor

  • Valentin Tudor Mocanu, Certified Disciplined Agile Coach, Certified Disciplined Agile Instructor, Disciplined Agile Consortium Bronze Partner

Location 

  • Coming soon

Pre-workshop Prep

Date

  • 30-31 March 2019

 

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Disciplined Agile Un-Conference, 04 Mar 2019, Las Vegas, Nevada

The Inaugural
Disciplined Agile Un-Conference!

Choose Your WoW! in Las Vegas

 

Why attend?

Disciplined Agile is made better when disciplined agilists are brought together, share experiences, and learn new agile and lean strategies for optimizing our way of working (WoW).  This is the driving principle behind the Inaugural Disciplined Agile Un-Conference.

DA 104: Introduction to Disciplined Agile – Certification Prep Workshop: 17-18 November 2018, Bucharest

4 DA logo smbst    DA 104: Course Info

Instructor

  • Valentin Tudor Mocanu, Certified Disciplined Agile Coach, Certified Disciplined Agile Instructor, Disciplined Agile Consortium Bronze Partner

Location 

  • PSS-Prosoft Solutions SRL, Bd Iuliu Maniu, nr. 7, Building A, Floor 4, sector 6, Bucharest (Cotroceni Business Center)

Date

  • 17-18 November 2018

Comments

  • You can eventually specify your preferences for other periods in 2018 or for DA-101 3-day workshop

 

Enroll request/questions

 

 

DA 104: Introduction to Disciplined Agile – Certification Prep Workshop: 17-18 February 2018, Bucharest

4 DA logo smbst    DA 104: Course Info

Instructor

  • Valentin Tudor Mocanu, Certified Disciplined Agile Coach, Certified Disciplined Agile Instructor, Disciplined Agile Consortium Bronze Partner

Location 

  • PSS-Prosoft Solutions SRL,  Bd Iuliu Maniu, nr. 7, Building A, Floor 4, sector 6, Bucharest (Cotroceni Business Center)

Comments

  • You can eventually specify your preferences for other periods in 2018 or for DA-101 3-day workshop

 

Enroll request/questions

 

 

InfoQ: Scott & Mark about Executive’s Guide to Disciplined Agile book

Scott & Mark interviewed by InfoQ on Executive’s Guide to Disciplined Agile book

<<This book is for people with the courage to look at the bigger picture, because frankly the big picture tends to be very ugly in practice. It’s for people willing to consider all aspects of their organization and who realize that IT is a key enabler of business agility. It’s for people who realize that context counts, that everyone faces a unique situation and will be agile in their own unique way, that one process does not fit all. It’s for people who realize that, although they are in a unique situation, others have faced similar situations before and have figured out a variety of strategies that you can adopt and tailor – you can reuse the process learnings of others and thereby invest your energies into adding critical business value to your organization.>>

https://www.infoq.com/articles/book-review-executive-guide-disciplined-agile

 

Book Review: Executive’s Guide to Disciplined Agile

Book presentation:

I was very happy to contribute to official review of this book. There are some few software related books that are unique by their content fundamental value, as: ”Refactoring” (Martin Fowler and collaborators), “Clean Code” & “Clean Coder” (Robert C. Martin), “Extreme Programming Explained” (Kent Beck). The new book by Scott W. Ambler and Mark Lines seems to be from the same category, being unique of its kind. The proposed “final destination”, the “Business Agility” it is not only a concept, but it is covered with very useful light and essential guidance. The book has a great and, in the same time, light-efficient coverage of the overall process aspects:

  • Delivery (software development) process
  • DevOps
  • Agile IT
  • Agile Enterprise
  • Agile Transformation
  • From Transformation to Continuous Improvement

Agile Enterprise: this is a first time when this concept is backup with a process guideline. One of the main and great ideas is to focus improvement on value streams (“creating, producing, and delivering a good or service to the market”).

Here are some great ideas from the book:

  • The mindset is only the beginning
  • Context counts: use DA context sensitive, goal driven guidance
  • Choice is Good: More Agile & Lean Delivery Lifecycles
  • DevOps: Architecting for DevOps
  • DevOps: Developer-led operations (You build it …).
  • DevOps: Address your DevOps technical debt – Automated regression tests, Clean code, Clean data, Operational and reporting infrastructure, Small Projects, Refactoring and others
  • IT cannot be treated like a “black box.”. IT deserves a seat at the management table. IT must work collaboratively with the rest of the organization.
  • IT Governance: Consider both the long and short term.
  • Reuse engineering: fund reuse directly
  • Product management: Rolling wave planning
  • “Teal is the new Black” for Enterprises: Adaptive, Self-Organization. Cellular, living organism; Awareness, Fulfillment; Evolutionary purpose.
  • Marketing: Customer discovery over static prediction
  • Sales: Reward sales people for long-term, delighted customers.
  • Finance: Fund three growth horizons (operational, entrepreneurial, venture)
  • Contracts: Prefer incremental delivery contracts over big-bang contracts.
  • Transformation: Continuous improvement – the true strategy is to become a learning, adaptive organization.
  • Transformation: Becoming self-sufficient, moving from external to internal coaching.
  • Business agility requires true agility across all of IT, not just software development