Scott Ambler

Vice President and Chief Scientist, Disciplined Agile @ PROJECT MANAGEMENT INSTITUTE

Scott is the Vice President, Chief Scientist of Disciplined Agile at Project Management Institute. Scott leads the evolution of the Disciplined Agile (DA) tool kit and is an international keynote speaker. Scott is the (co)-creator of the Disciplined Agile (DA) tool kit as well as the Agile Modeling (AM) and Agile Data (AD) methodologies. He is the (co-)author of over 20 books, including Choose Your WoW!, An Executive’s Guide to the Disciplined Agile Framework, Agile Modeling, and The Object Primer 3 rd Edition. Scott blogs regularly at and he can be contacted via

Summary of Presentation in English

For years we’ve been told that we live in a VUCA (volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous) world, and this is clearly true. Yet with years of warning about the need to become more resilient, many organizations were caught flat-footed in their response to COVID-19. For many organizations that have survived this upheaval it has been harder, slower, and more expensive than it needed in their scramble to identify how to respond to their new situation. Will you be so lucky next time?

This session explores how you can learn respond effectively at the individual, team, and organizational levels when the context of your situation changes. The Disciplined Agile (DA) tool kit provides contextualized and easy-to-navigate guidance for evolving your way of working (WoW) to address you evolving environment. DA describes a robust, pragmatic, and comprehensive approach to business agility, showing how to respond swiftly and effectively to changing conditions. Discover how you can avoid being caught flat-footed the next time you’re disrupted, and there will be a next time.