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Why Energy Enhancement is Important “Your energy introduces you before you even speak” – I strongly believe in this famous quote and I am writing this article to enhance the positive energy level of every agile team, irrespective of their Read more…


A common question that customers ask us is how do you measure productivity on agile teams. If you can easily measure productivity you can easily identify what is working for you in given situations, or what is not working for Read more…


One of the key philosophies of the Disciplined Agile (DA) toolkit is that it presents software development teams with choices and guides them through making the right choices given the situation they face.  In other words, it helps them to 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…


A common question we get regarding Disciplined Agile Delivery (DAD) is “What makes DAD more disciplined than other approaches to agile?”  It’s a fair question, particularly from someone who is new to DAD.  This blog posting explores this question, explicitly Read more…


This post is a follow-up to Comparing DAD to the Rational Unified Process (RUP) – Part 1.  In that post I described in some detail why Disciplined Agile Delivery (DAD) is not “Agile RUP”.  DAD is quite different in both Read more…


Early in the lifecycle, during the Inception phase, disciplined agile teams will invest some time in initial requirements envisioning and initial architecture envisioning. One of the issues to be considered as part of requirements envisioning is to identify non-functional requirement Read more…


Non-functional requirements, also known as quality of service (QoS) or technical requirements, are typically system-wide thus they apply to many, and sometimes all of your functional requirements.  Part of ensuring that your solution is potentially consumable each iteration is ensuring Read more…


An important aspect of Disciplined Agile Delivery (DAD) is its explicit inclusion of an Inception phase where project initiation activities occur.  Although phase tends to be a swear word within the agile community, the reality is that the vast majority Read more…


Recently at the Scott W. Ambler + Associates site we received a series of questions from someone who wanted to better understand how architecture issues are addressed on agile project teams.  It seemed to me that the questions were sufficiently Read more…

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