Tue, 18 May 2021 05:54:07 GMT Disciplined Agile https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blogs/611075/Disciplined-Agile This blog contains details about various aspects of PMI's Disciplined Agile (DA) tool kit, including new and upcoming topics. Disciplined Agile: An Executive's Starting Point https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/68682/Disciplined-Agile--An-Executives-Starting-Point Fri, 26 Mar 2021 09:29:52 GMT We used to say that software is eating the world, but the fact is today software is the world. Gone are the days where IT could be treated like a utility, one that more often than not was outsourced in the belief that you needed to focus on your core competencies and IT didn’t make it onto tha... Using Lean Agile Procurement (LAP) in complex procurement situations https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/68617/Using-Lean-Agile-Procurement--LAP--in-complex-procurement-situations Thu, 18 Mar 2021 19:00:43 GMT In the Vendor management in the Disciplined Agile enterprise blog post, we overviewed a Disciplined Agile (DA) approach to vendor management, including procurement. In this post, we look closer at how to use lean and agile techniques to procure goods and services in complex situations. Conte... Vendor Management in the Disciplined Agile Enterprise https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/68579/Vendor-Management-in-the-Disciplined-Agile-Enterprise Mon, 15 Mar 2021 19:01:23 GMT The overarching goal of the Disciplined Agile (DA) is to guide organizations on their path to business agility, sometimes called organizational agility. When organizations increase their overall agility, they are able to rapidly adapt to market and environmental changes in productive and cost-effect... Asset Management: What Types of Assets Might You Manage? https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/68095/Asset-Management--What-Types-of-Assets-Might-You-Manage- Tue, 02 Feb 2021 19:22:57 GMT When we think about assets we often think "financial assets" such as money, stocks, bonds, and other financial instruments. But of course there are many more types of assets than just financial ones, particularly when we consider it from the point of view of our organization.  We a... PMI and Disciplined Agile at Agile20Reflect https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/68049/PMI-and-Disciplined-Agile-at-Agile20Reflect Sat, 30 Jan 2021 12:33:56 GMT This month, February 2021, marks the 20th Anniversary of the meeting from which the Manifesto for Agile Software Development, or more colloquially the Agile Manifesto, emerged.  To celebrate this, the Agile20Reflect Festival is being held and PMI Chapters around the world ar... Update: Scaling Factors of Tactical Agility https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/67916/Update--Scaling-Factors-of-Tactical-Agility Tue, 19 Jan 2021 20:59:19 GMT We've have recently updated our thinking around the tactical scaling factors that we apply in DA to help understand the context faced by a team or organization. Figure 1 depicts the original scaling factors and Figure 2 the new scaling factors.  Below we discuss what changed and how this ca... DA and Enterprise Risk Management https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/67461/DA-and-Enterprise-Risk-Management Fri, 18 Dec 2020 17:22:18 GMT Risks are inherent with projects. They are an attribute of doing something new or novel that distinguishes projects from regular operational work. How well we navigate risk often decides the success of not just a project but also an organization. In a recent blog post, we looked at how Discipline... PMI Chapter Opportunity: The Agile20Reflect Festival https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/67395/PMI-Chapter-Opportunity--The-Agile20Reflect-Festival Wed, 16 Dec 2020 15:32:41 GMT February 2021 will be the 20th Anniversary of the meeting from which the Manifesto for Agile Software Development, or more colloquially the Agile Manifesto, emerged.  To celebrate this, the Agile20Reflect Festival will be held around the world during the month of February.  The festival is... The Fallacy of Instant Self-Organization: What Team Development Models Can Teach Us https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/67270/The-Fallacy-of-Instant-Self-Organization--What-Team-Development-Models-Can-Teach-Us Tue, 08 Dec 2020 17:52:13 GMT Right from the outset, agile teams are expected to self-organize. Let’s take a team that just started practicing Scrum. To do Scrum well, they must self-organize how they plan the next two weeks’ worth of work during the iteration planning. They must self-organize how to coordinate today... DA For Remote Agile Teams https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/67177/DA-For-Remote-Agile-Teams Tue, 01 Dec 2020 21:21:41 GMT Remote agile teams typically use more video conferencing and extra written communication than collocated teams to stay synchronized. While perhaps not as effective as direct face-to-face communication, these approaches make up some of what is lost from sitting together and provide the advantage of b...