Chapter 20. Governing Disciplined Agile Teams

Is your governance strategy designed to enable the work or control the workers?

Governance establishes chains of responsibility, authority, and communication in support of the overall enterprise’s goals and strategy. It also establishes measurements, policies, standards, and control mechanisms to enable people to carry out their roles and responsibilities effectively. You do this by balancing risk versus return on investment (ROI), setting in place effective processes and practices, defining the direction and goals for the department, and defining the roles that people play within the department.

Let’s begin with some bold claims:

Bold claim #1: Agile teams are significantly easier to govern than ...

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