Scott W. Ambler
Senior Consulting Partner, Author, Scott Ambler + Associates Inc., Canada

Scott W. Ambler is the Senior Consulting Partner of Scott Ambler + Associates, working with organizations around the world to help them to improve their software processes. He provides training, coaching, and mentoring in disciplined agile and lean strategies at both the project and organizational level. Scott is the founder of the Agile Modeling (AM), Agile Data (AD), Disciplined Agile Delivery (DAD), and Enterprise Unified Process (EUP) methodologies. He is the (co-)author of several books, including Disciplined Agile Delivery, Refactoring Databases, Agile Modeling, Agile Database Techniques, The Object Primer 3rd Ed., and The Enterprise Unified Process. Scott blogs about DAD at DisciplinedAgileDelivery.com. Scott is also a Founding Member of the Disciplined Agile Consortium (DAC), the certification body for disciplined agile.


Disciplined Agile Delivery (DAD) is an IT process decision framework for delivering sophisticated agile solutions in the enterprise. It builds on the existing proven practices from agile methods such as Scrum, Extreme Programming (XP), Lean software development, Unified Process, and Agile Modeling to include other aspects necessary for success in the enterprise. DAD fills in the gaps left by mainstream methods by providing guidance on how to effectively plan and kickstart complex projects as well as how to apply a full lifecycle approach, with lightweight milestones, effective metrics, and agile governance.


Disciplined Agile Delivery (DAD) – The two day workshop is not technical and is suitable for all team members. Many group exercises reinforce the principles learned. The workshop is also valuable for management tasked with moving from traditional approaches to agile.

  • Inception Phase: Initiating a DAD Project
  • Construction Phase: Building Consumable Increments of your Solution
  • Transition Phase: Releasing the Solution to your Stakeholders
  • Summarizing the Workshop: A Retrospective


  • Avoid costly agile adoption mistakes by starting with a full delivery lifecycle
  • Learn how all aspects of software delivery – architecture, design, testing, programming, leadership, quality assurance, data administration – come together in a cohesive whole
  • Discover how to tailor your agile process to reflect the actual situation you find yourself in
  • Gain hands-on experience with agile solution delivery techniques


Scott W. Ambler

Keynote - Disciplined Agile Delivery (DAD)

Introduction to Disciplined Agile Delivery (DAD)

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