VICE PRESIDENT AND CHIEF SCIENTIST FOR DISCIPLINED AGILE, PMI
One of the great things about agile and lean are that there are thousands of great practices and strategies (techniques) out there for you to choose from. Then again, one of the frustrating things about agile and lean are that there are thousands of great techniques to choose from. How do you find out about these techniques? When should you adopt a specific technique? When shouldn’t you? To what extent should you perform a technique? How do these techniques fit together? Answers to these questions are critical when a team is choosing its way of working (WoW).
PMI’s Disciplined Agile (DA) toolkit has mined the various methods, frameworks, books of knowledge, and other sources to identify potential techniques that your teams may want to experiment with and adopt. We put these techniques into context, answering the questions mentioned above, and describe the trade-offs associated with each technique so that you can choose the right ones for your situation. Figure 1 indicates some of the methodologies and frameworks that we have mined for techniques.