Category Archives: Goal-Driven


We have recently published a new Inception process goal, Develop Initial Test Strategy.  The potential need for this goal was identified a little over a year ago by an organization that we were actively working with and since then we Read more…


The Disciplined Agile process decision framework is guided by the following principles: Choice is good, and making informed choices is better.  Every team is a collection of unique individuals that face a unique situation within the context of a unique Read more…


This posting, the latest in a series focused on a disciplined agile approach to release management, overviews the activities associated with release management. The Disciplined Agile (DA) toolkit promotes an adaptive, context-sensitive strategy.  The framework does this via its goal-driven approach that Read more…


This posting, the latest in a series focused on a disciplined agile approach to enterprise architecture (EA), overviews the activities that a disciplined agile EA team may perform. Some methods will choose to prescribe a single approach, such as capturing architectural Read more…


There is no such thing as a “best practice”, except perhaps from a marketing point of view.  All practices (and strategies) are contextual in nature.  In some situations a practice works incredibly well and it other situations a practice can Read more…


Retrospectives are a great way for teams to explore potential improvements to the way that they work.  A team will get together, discuss what is working well for them, what is not working so well, and hopefully identify ways that Read more…


An important philosophy within both the agile and lean communities is that a team should own its process. In fact, one of the principles behind the Agile Manifesto is “At regular intervals, the team reflects on how to become more Read more…


One of the process goals that a disciplined agile team will want to address during construction is Accelerate Value Delivery.  Ideally, in each construction iteration a team will move closer to having a version of their solution that provides sufficient Read more…


When a disciplined agile project or product team starts, one of the process goals which they will likely need to address is Identify Initial Technical Strategy. This is sometimes referred to as initial architecture envisioning or simply initial architecture modeling. Read more…

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