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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…


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…


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…


Last week I was discussing DAD with a new client and he asked me “Is DAD just an Agile version of RUP?”  In a word, no.  DAD is a toolkit composed of a hybrid of methods and practices as shown Read more…


As you can see from the above diagram, the DAD primary roles are similar to those of Scrum.  In Scrum, the product owner decides what will be built and in what order.  In DAD we recognize that architecture is a Read more…


Why does DAD not have an explicit role for an Analyst?  This is a hot topic for those in this profession, and a subject that I have been asked to talk on, notably for the IIBA.  Without question classically trained Read more…


Join Scott and I for an interview that both introduces and discusses Disciplined Agile Delivery, what it is, why we need it, and how it helps delivery teams achieve Agility @ Scale.  During the session we will also try to Read more…


The following chapters  have now been uploaded to Safari Roughcuts here. Chapter 5 – Forming disciplined agile teams Chapter 7 – Case study: Initiating a DAD project Chapter 6 will be available shortly. We look forward to your comments. Mark Read more…


I’m writing this from the Agile Business Conference in London where I did a talk on DAD yesterday. Unfortunately I didn’t have much time to go into DAD in depth. A gentleman approached me today, saying that he is very Read more…

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