Author: Adi Muslic, PMP
The workshop prepared by the Alvission team, Frank, Antje, Frederic, and Philipp, was divided into the 5 different sections :
1. Disciplined Agile Introduction
2. Implementation Practice Example
3. 5 steps on how to chose your WoW
The 20 minutes DA introduction was well presented by Antje. She used many real-life examples, to demonstrate how the DA toolkit could be used to make better decisions inside of our organizations, and how it helps us to chose our WoW – Way of Working.
Antje also presented how we could better optimize our teams – not only IT teams but all teams in an organization, such as Finance, Sales, Marketing, Legal, etc. Every team should have its own WoW. She also explained that each organization was a Complex Adaptive System (CAS) and how important it was to understand interactions among teams.
The following section was about business agility.
The DA tool kit also enables us to extend agility beyond teams to the entire organization. This we can achieve by using the DA four levels model :
2. Disciplined DevOps
3. Value Stream
4. Disciplined Agile Enterprise
The DA tool kit lets you accelerate value delivery in scaled agile situations. Antje briefly presented the DA Mindset. She ended her presentation with a quick introduction to Process Goals.
Philip started his presentation with a «Hyperspeed overview of DA», which highlighted some of the key advantages of the Disciplined Agile toolkit over other Agile frameworks that decide our WoW for us even before we start. Philip made it very clear that «One Size» does not fit all process decisions.
He continued with «Process Tailoring Decisions» with the DA Toolkit. He demonstrated how we could easily choose our WoW by crossing all process elements that do not fit our WoW.
The following section was about DA Lightweight Governance, demonstrating how Outcome-oriented gates align well with PMO practices.
In the last section, Philip explained how to move from strategy to implementation and use the GQM - Goal Question Metric.
Philip concluded his presentation by telling us why we should use the DA Toolkit: It contains everything yet prescribes nothing.
Frederic walked us through 5 steps on how to chose our WoW that was a very easy-to-use practical example. I use this opportunity to invite you to see it in the recorded session: https://youtu.be/QAmz_rb918c.
Frank presented the DA certifications and compared them to the PMI – ACP certification. He also explained different levels of DA certifications and related requirements. He finished with a short presentation of the Alvisson training team.
In the Q&A session, the Alvisson team explained the Flex value stream and differences between SAFe and DA.