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Presentation: "KEYNOTE: Disciplined Agile Delivery: The Foundation for Scaling Agile"

Time: Wednesday 09:00 - 09:50 / Location: To be announced

The Disciplined Agile Delivery (DAD) process framework is a goal-driven, hybrid agile framework which adopts strategies from Scrum, Extreme Programming (XP), Agile Modeling, Lean Software Development, Kanban, Unified Process, and other modern methods. The DAD framework, which has a full delivery lifecycle and is enterprise aware, is the foundation from which to scale agile successfully. Scaling factors such as team size, geographic distribution, regulatory compliance, technical complexity, domain complexity, organization distribution, or organizational complexity will affect the way that you organize your team and tailor your process. In this keynote Scott Ambler will overview the DAD framework, describe what it means to be agile at scale, share industry statistics regarding agility at scale, and discuss how disciplined agile teams actually work at scale. Examples of how agile testing and quality strategies differ at scale will be covered.

Scott Ambler, Founder of the Agile Modeling methodology

Scott Ambler

Biography: Scott Ambler

Scott is Principal of Scott Ambler + Associates, working with organizations around the world to help them to improve their software processes. He is the founder of the Agile Modeling (AM), Agile Data (AD), Disciplined Agile Delivery (DAD), and Enterprise Unified Process (EUP) methodologies and creator of the Agile Scaling Model (ASM). Scott is the (co-)author of twenty 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 his company’s home page is

Twitter: @scottwambler