This Inception process goal describes how our team will ensure that what we’re about to do reflects the overall strategy of our organization. We will want to understand both the technical and business strategies that are relevant to our situation and to identify existing assets that we can leverage to streamline what we’re doing.
As you can see in the goal diagram, we need to address several important questions:
- What are the standards and guidelines we should follow?
- What templates should we adopt?
- How will we go about reusing existing enterprise assets?
- What governance strategies will we need to work under?
The strategies/practices referenced in the goal diagram above are described, including the trade-offs involved and considerations for when (not) to apply them, in the book Choose Your WoW! A Disciplined Agile Delivery Handbook for Optimizing Your Way of Working. If you want to succeed at enterprise agile you need choices, not prescriptions.