The Next Wave of Agile Ideology Do you know what WoW means? Learn to choose your WoW!
Many organizations are struggling to be successful with mainstream agile methods such as Scrum. Out of frustration to improve outcomes, some organizations flock to the next great thing such as Lean or Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe). The issue with many agile adoptions, however, is the misapplication of core agile principles or a naïve approach to scaling agile and the need to address enterprise concerns.
There’s also much confusion in the agile community about what method is best between Scrum, XP, Kanban, SAFe and others. The reality is that most organizations can benefit from a number of these strategies albeit with some consistency which a common toolkit can provide. This is where the Disciplined Agile (DA) toolkit comes in.
Disciplined Agile (DA) is a hybrid of existing methods that provides the flexibility to use various approaches as well as address gaps not addressed by mainstream agile methods. Disciplined Agile and the Disciplined Agile Delivery (DAD) method focuses on “pragmatic agile”. It describes proven strategies to adapt and scale agile initiatives that suit the unique circumstances of an enterprise or project.
Disciplined Agile is a complement to some of the methods already in use such as Learn, Scrum SAFe, XP and others. It's not an either/or proposition. Disciplined Agile addresses "how we can improve" or "how we can do things better".
The Project Management Institute (PMI) recently acquired the Disciplined Agile organization and has recognized DA as the agile of the future.
Disciplined Agile teams have the autonomy to choose their Way of Working (WoW)! Disciplined Agile provides (among other things) a toolkit of agnostic advice to choose your WoW. The real goal is to achieve desired organizational outcomes.