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PMI Atlanta Chapter - “Welcome to Disciplined Agile”: October Agile Forum Summary

Written by Cesar Montoya

Presentation Overview Zucker-Alan

On October 19, 2021, the PMI Atlanta Agile Forum hosted speaker Alan Zucker, Instructor and Consultant and Founding Principal of Project Management Essentials. Mr. Zucker delivered an introductory presentation on the benefits of the Disciplined Agile tool kit and its practical applications with other agile methodologies.

Disciplined Agile is a toolkit and not a methodology. It brings an agnostic enterprise approach to Agile. Disciplined Agile helps to implement a Guided focus on effective continuous and predicable improvement. As an Enterprise toolkit DA can be applied from the smallest of projects up to enterprise portfolio management, and departments other than IT, such as HR, Legal or Finance.

DA focuses on meta roles, not specific goals, that can be adjusted to the type of project and team configuration needed. It is a valuable tool for any manager and company seeking to increase the number of successful projects.

Takeaways

  • Disciplined Agile is a toolkit that can be applied to all methodologies.
  • When executing projects, it is important to understand the broader context of what is going on. It is a more tailored approach to agility based on the specific needs and context.
  • DA can be applied at the enterprise and specific project delivery.

Next Event

Join us at the next PMI Atlanta Agile forum on November 16, 2021
Register at https://pmiatlanta.org/events/event-list/agile-forum-211116