The DSDM consortium has published a new paper “DSDM Agile Project Framework“. Dynamic systems development method (DSDM) was created in 1994. It an agile project delivery framework, primarily used as a software development method. This version of the Agile Project Framework has been tailored specifically to complement Scrum. The DSDM Agile Project framework brings together the strength of DSDM at project level and the streamlined simplicity of Scrum at the delivery team level.
One or more aspects of the DSDM Agile Project Framework may be used to supplement Scrum on a project-by-project basis or an organisation may choose to implement some or all of it as a standard. Regardless, aspects of the DSDM Agile Project Framework should be used where they make the use of Scrum easier, more effective or simply make it more accessible to project and organisational stakeholders. Far from being heavy and prescriptive, the framework as it applies to Scrum is intended to provide a ‘toolkit’ for teams aimed at making their lives simpler and easier. This is achieved by offering a fully Agile structure to support larger projects and projects in organisations accustomed to a more formal approach to project management and governance.