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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…


Disciplined Agile Delivery (DAD) is a hybrid framework that builds upon the solid foundation of other methods and software process frameworks.  The DA toolkit adopts practices and strategies from existing sources and provides advice for when and how to apply Read more…


This paper describes, step-by-step, how to evolve from today’s Scrum vision of agile software development to a disciplined agile solution delivery.  It begins with a brief overview of the agile software development movement and its implications.  We then overview the 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…


The Disciplined Agile Delivery (DAD) process framework includes an explicit Inception phase – sometimes called a project initiation phase, startup phase, or iteration/sprint zero – which is conducted before actually starting to build a solution.  The goals of this phase 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…


DAD teams focus on producing repeatable results, such as delivering high-quality software which meets stakeholder needs in a timely and cost effective manner.  DAD teams do not strive to follow repeatable processes.  The observation is that because each DAD team Read more…

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