William Brantley

Presentation: The Advantages of Using Disciplined Agile for Federal Programs and Projects

Abstract: Disciplined Agile (DA) is the most comprehensive agile and lean body of knowledge in existence. It can be a toolkit to help you to choose your way of working (WoW) for your projects, programs, and organization. DA is a toolkit of processes you and your team mix-and-match to build a unique workflow for your organization’s specific needs.

In this session, I will explain the lean and agile concepts behind DA, how to use the DA processes to build your workflow, and how DA can transform your organization. A case study of transforming a government communication office through DA will be used to demonstrate how to tailor a WoW for your program office.. Go beyond the agile and lean practices of other project frameworks like Scrum. Learn how DA can supercharge your projects and your enterprise.


  1. Decide if DA is right for your federal programs and projects.
  2. Facilitation techniques to build a customized WoW for your organization.
  3. Build high-performing teams through DA.

PMI Talent Triangle: Strategic and Business Management

Biography: Dr. Bill Brantley is the President of Brantley Advanced Social Science Applications (BAS2A). Along with a Ph.D. in Public Policy and Management, he has a Master’s in Political Management, an MBA in Project Management, and a Master’s in Education in Organizational Leadership, Performance, and Change. Dr. Brantley holds three project management certifications, an agile coaching certification, five HR certifications, data scientist certification, and is currently working on Associate Certified Coach through the International Coaching Federation. Dr. Brantley has been an adjunct faculty member since 2000 for the University of Louisville’s Department of Communication and taught project management communication from 2012 to 2018 for the University of Maryland’s Project Management Center for Excellence. He is the author of The Persuasive Project Manager: Communicating for Understanding (2019) and Four Scenarios for the Future of the Federal Government: Collected Essays on Transforming Government (2019). In his day job, Bill works at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s Enterprise Training Division where he is the program manager for the Executive Coaching Program and Career Coaching Program.