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The Disciplined Agile Delivery (DAD) process decision framework is a hybrid which adopts proven strategies from Scrum, XP, Agile Modeling, Outside In Development, Lean/Kanban, DevOps, and others in a disciplined manner.  DAD provides goal-driven, tailorable advice for the full solution delivery lifecycle that goes beyond the software-construction focus of other agile methods.   

Because delivery teams do not work in a vacuum DAD is enterprise aware, showing how agile teams can leverage and enhance their existing IT ecosystem in a governable manner.  DAD is at the forefront of the new generation of agile/lean methods for the enterprise. 

Some key takeaways from Scott's talk will include: 
  • What the Disciplined Agile Delivery (DAD) framework is. 
  • Why a hybrid approach is necessary for enterprise development. 
  • How to take a goal-driven approach (instead of prescriptive one). 
  • Why a full delivery lifecycle is required and what your options actually are. 
  • What complexity factors you need to consider when scaling and tailoring DAD. 
  • What it means to be enterprise aware.


 Scott W. Ambler is the Senior Consulting Partner of Scott Ambler + Associates, working with organizations around the world to help them to improve their software processes.  He provides training, coaching, and mentoring in disciplined agile and lean strategies at both the project and organizational level. Scott is the founder of the Agile Modeling (AM), Agile Data (AD), Disciplined Agile Delivery (DAD), and Enterprise Unified Process (EUP) methodologies.  He is the (co-)author of twenty one books, including Disciplined Agile Delivery, Refactoring Databases, Agile Modeling, Agile Database Techniques, The Object Primer 3rd Edition, and The Enterprise Unified Process.  Scott is a senior contributing editor with Dr. Dobb’s Journal and he blogs about DAD at


 Julian Holmes is the founder of AgileMentors  a small international consulting company, promoting an Agile vision for software development, working within the industry and with clients to improve software delivery capability. Julian became known for his work with the Rational Unified Process in 1999, becoming quickly regarded as a leader as to its successful use, and in its implementation for project teams and organisations alike. More recently Julian has been working to expand the use of Agile practices, specifically in the development and adoption of Disciplined Agile Delivery, working closely with Scott W Ambler

Julian is a VP of the Global Rational User Community providing support to user groups across Europe and Asia, and leads the UK Group with 800 members. He has attended and presented at Rational’s annual conference every year since 2002, regularly presents at many IBM regional events, and submits posts to his developerWorks blog

Julian also became an IBM Rational Champion for Agile in 2011, in recognition of his outstanding contributions to IBM Rational communities.

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