The Discipline of Lean-Agile

Posted August 7, 2013 | Leadership |

"Disciplined Agile" may sound like an oxymoron and has certainly been controversial for some in the Agile community, but it is essential for sustained success. Discipline does not mean "heavy-handed" -- we all know that too much management, overplanning, overdesign, and overly large projects are not effective. However, undisciplined teams that use Agile as a justification to avoid doing what is necessary are also not effective ... and, by the way, are not Agile.

About The Author
Alan Shalloway
Al Shalloway is the founder and CEO of Success Engineering. He is a recognized thought leader in the areas of Lean, Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe), Kanban, Scrum, design patterns, Acceptance Test-Driven Development, Lean management, value-creation networks, Lean product management, and more. Mr. Shalloway’s focus is on providing an effective Agile-at-scale approach for large organizations, which includes helping internal change agents be self-… Read More
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