Category Archives: DAD Book


There are some differences as well as some similarities when comparing agile adoption to agile transformation.  Which does the DAD book address?  One or the other, or both?  I know that I have my opinion, but I am interested in Read more…


We are thrilled to confirm that our new book “Disciplined Agile Delivery:  A Practitioner’s Guide to Agile Software Delivery in the Enterprise” will be launched at the IBM Innovate conference in Orlando June 3-7.  It will be a busy week Read more…


The DAD process framework uses a goal-driven approach as we illustrate in Figure 1 below.  Throughout our book we  described each of the DAD phases in turn and suggested strategies for addressing the goals of that phase. For each goal Read more…


Hi Mark, Are you guys able to quote any studies in your book on the increase in effectiveness that can be achieved by establishing permanent dedicated cross-functional teams as opposed to teams that get torn down and re-assembled for each project? Read more…


Being able to deliver potentially shippable software increments at the end of each iteration is a good start that clearly requires discipline.  The Disciplined Agile Delivery (DAD) process framework goes one step further and advises you to explicitly produce a Read more…


In writing the book on DAD, Scott and I focused on a describing a pragmatic approach to being agile.  An alternative approach could have been to describe “how to do agile” planning, modeling, requirements, etc. which could have come off Read more…


A few days ago I wrote about ranged burndown charts. Interestingly, if you track the ranges over time you end up with a chart such as the one below which corresponds to the estimating cone of uncertainty (depicted by the 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…

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