January 2, 2016

What’s new in Disciplined Agile 2.0

Disciplined Agile 2.0 Disciplined Agile 2.0 is based on Industry Data. Problems are defined and then suggestions, strategies, solutions are provided. It covers the whole enterprise and covers many aspects other frameworks do not. The content and learnings covered in DA2.0 are essential for any organisation attempting Organisational change with Agile as the toolkit. Facts identified in…

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November 26, 2015

“LeSS is More” at AWA

Why LeSS? If you invested $100 of stock in a company listed as a ‘Great Place to Work’ in 1998, by 2008 your investment was worth $266. Compare that to a benchmark of comparable companies that didn’t make the ‘Great Place to Work’ list, that $100 would have only been worth $180. That’s a 2.1x…

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January 19, 2015

Architecting an Agile solution with help from Disciplined Agile


Architecting an Agile solution with help from Disciplined Agile Many of you may have heard of the Disciplined Agile  Framework (DA) created by Scott Ambler and Mark Lines but many have not realised the Architectural input this framework gives us for putting architecture back on the Agile roadmap. Agile has forgotten Architecture? In many respects…

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November 23, 2014

Creating and implementing a framework using a hybrid of Disciplined Agile Delivery (DAD) and the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe).

With a wide range of Agile frameworks, models, tools, practices, values and principles to choose from and a highly complex organisation full of existing culture with its own values, prejudices and expertise, it can be hard to know where to start with a large scale Agile transformation. Starting with a two person audit to: understand…

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July 8, 2014

The Architect

An architect, like a traditional building architect, is the designer of the system. There are different types of architect that specialise in different parts of the system, but essentially they all do the same thing, which is create a design and the necessary artefacts that allow others to understand the design to ensure the solution…

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March 27, 2014

Zachman Grid and when to use it

The Zachman Grid or Framework is useful tool for determining what artefacts to create as part of the Enterprise Architecture work in an organisation. The grid as defined on the Zachman website is given as: Source: http://www.zachman.com/ea-articles-reference/54-the-zachman-framework-evolution The framework will only ever be a small part of the overall architecture effort as it is just a…

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