Whitepaper: Going Beyond Scrum

Going Beyond Scrum

This paper describes, step-by-step, how to evolve from today’s Scrum vision of agile software development to a disciplined agile solution delivery.  It begins with a brief overview of the agile software development movement and its implications.  We then overview the Scrum method with its associated benefits and drawbacks, and then how to move beyond Scrum to a full delivery process framework called Disciplined Agile Delivery (DAD).  DAD is a governed, hybrid approach that provides a solid foundation from which to scale agile solution delivery within enterprise-class organizations.    The steps to do this are:

  1. Focus on consumable solutions, not just potentially shippable software
  2. Extend Scrum’s construction lifecycle to address the full delivery lifecycle
  3. Move beyond method branding
  4. Adopt explicit governance strategies
  5. Take a goal-based approach to enable tailoring and scaling

You can download the paper here.

3 thoughts on “Whitepaper: Going Beyond Scrum

  1. skippletcher


    I get a strong sense of adapting the lifecycle to the enterprise and a weaker but unmistakable sense of adapting the enterprise to more agile activities within. What I haven’t sensed is the on-going adaptation of the enterprise to its business environment, except as a primary cause for agility. The question is how to practically assure feedback among these dynamic systems. Scrum creates little more than an adaptive interface within the environ of a small team, producing a miniature learning organization. Is it beyond DAD to teach the enterprise to learn?

  2. scottwambler

    Yes, the focus of this paper is how to adapt the agile delivery strategy to the enterprise.

    The topic of how to adapt the enterprise is (arguably) a bigger topic which will be address by future whitepapers which are a work in progress.

  3. K. Berkley

    You describes scrum very well step by step in this paper. I just safe this paper for my Scrum student developers. I want check them out what thy learn yet. In my personal experience paper will help them to judge their self and encourage them to be better.


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