The Blended Agile Delivery (BAD) Toolkit is an open source set of tools and techniques that help Portfolios, Programmes, Projects and Teams efficiently plan and deliver managed change within Lean and Agile principles.
The toolkit offers a practical approach to the prioritisation, planning and execution of delivery and transformation initiatives. It is the culmination of decades of experience as well as leveraging the experience and knowledge of thought leaders across the globe.
BAD.Tools provides its community of practitioners with practical tools and practices to help make delivery and transformation predictable and adaptive to change.
It does this by splitting the Toolkit into two groups - the TOOLS which are the proven agile methods and techniques, and the SOLUTIONS which are a sub set of tools that combine to solve a single problem in a proven way. Any person or company may contribute and will be attributed as sponsor and / or source. All contributions are reviewed by a board of experienced delivery experts to ensure that quality is maintained.
Originally created as a way to shift left and achieve the delivery of the right things within scaling organisations, the toolkit has quickly became popular amongst both agile consultants and their clients.
The toolkit's modular nature combines tools and techniques from a number of sources covering a wide range of sectors and organisation types:
Individuals who use the tools within the toolkit. Practitioners often share an interest in a particular aspect of the toolkit, such as product delivery or organisational growth.
Organisations who use the toolkit or its components. Adopters target specific problems with the proven solutions, backed by a repository of open source information.
Individuals who feedback into toolkit. Contributors share their experiences and knowledge with the BAD community to constantly keep the tools and solutions up to date.
We believe that the BAD Toolkit contains some of the most simplest yet most powerful agile tools and frameworks available and that when adopted it can facilitate industry change by ensuring that investment is spent in the right areas.
This is why we have released the BAD Toolkit as an independent open source framework that you are free to use and improve on rather than hiding it behind a subscription model or keeping it as restricted intellectual property under a copyright framework.
We have found that the best way to distribute information relating to the BAD Toolkit is by using a Creative Commons Attribution License. This acts as an honesty system which allows you to use anything you find on this site - all we ask in return is that you reference BAD.tools if you do.
For more information about the licence, please visit the create commons website - https://creativecommons.org
Covers: Backlog, Estimates, Roadmap, Risks, Stakeholders, ROI, Architecture, NFRs, Designs
The INCEPTION period allows agile teams to form ahead of delivery to understand what and how they will deliver the project.
Covers: Values, Beliefs, Guiding Principles, Culture, Brand
Whilst beliefs are things we know are unquestionably true, Values are less binary and represent what we see as important each day. VALUES help to define the DNA of an organisation and what it stands for in the world.
Covers: Vision, Mission, Objectives, Strategy, Tactics & Idea alignment
VMOST aligns your teams deliverables to ensure that your changes contribute directly to your vision of the future. This guarantees reduces wasted investment that you are constantly investing in building the right thing rather than locally optimising teams.
Covers: Change Adoption, Recruitment, Organisational Design, Systemic Flow
Improving how an organisation operates is a complex challenge spanning multiple key areas. AGILEORG allows teams to ensure organisations adopt optimal changes with minimal disruption.
Covers: Personas, Prototypes, Customer Feedback, Critical Success Factors, Business Impact
Just because a Tactic has strategic alignment doesn't mean it will be successful. CONCEPTS allows teams to rapidly gain customer feedback to ensure that the best solution to the problem has been identified prior to any investment ramp up.
Covers: Budgeting, Financing, ROI, Blended Rate Cards, Outsourcing, Costs
FINANCE looks at the way that the development costs are incurred and helps identify how value is defined within a project to maximise predictability.
Covers: Inception, Just In Time (JIT) Delivery, Themes, Epics, Stories, Sprints, Scrumban, Kanban, Alpha & Beta Release
Product development is all about failing fast in order to chase success. DELIVERY breaks the idea down into Themes, Epics, Stories and delivers them incrementally in a repeatable format.
Covers: PMO, Governance, Portfolio Planning, Chapters & Guilds
Scaling delivery traditionally meant a shift towards large structured change functions to provide governance across teams and products. Scaling enables organisations to put in place the capability to Increase their delivery throughput whilst still adhering to Agile and Lean principles.
Covers: DEVOPS, Product Transition, Evolution
DEVOPS covers the product once it is live. As well as product support, the tool also deals with product optimisation (i.e. Multi Variant Testing) and knowing when to evolve the product and when to pivot onto the next idea.