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Choose Your WoW!
A Disciplined Agile Delivery Handbook for
Opitimizing Your Way of Working

Disciplined Agile Consortium

This page overviews the book Choose Your WoW! A Disciplined Agile Delivery Handbook for Optimizing Your Way of Working (WoW).  It will be published in November 2018.  This page is organized into the following topics:


Our aim in writing this book is to provide a comprehensive reference for Disciplined Agile Delivery (DAD). It is a replacement for our first DAD book, Disciplined Agile Delivery: A Practitioner’s Guide to Agile Software Delivery in the Enterprise which was published in 2012. DAD has evolved considerably since then so it’s time for an update. Here it is.

Table of Contents

The book is organized in the following manner:

Section 1: Introduction to DAD

  • Chapter 1: Choosing Your WoW!
  • Chapter 2: Being Disciplined
  • Chapter 3: Disciplined Agile Delivery (DAD) in a Nutshell
  • Chapter 4: Roles, Rights, and Responsibilities
  • Chapter 5: Process Goals
  • Chapter 6: Choosing the Right Lifecycle

Section 2: Inception Phase Process Goals

  • Chapter 7: The Form Initial Team Process Goal
  • Chapter 8: The Align With Enterprise Direction Process Goal
  • Chapter 9: The Explore Initial Scope Process Goal
  • Chapter 10: The Identify Initial Architecture Strategy Process Goal
  • Chapter 11: The Develop Initial Release Plan Process Goal
  • Chapter 12: The Develop Initial Test Strategy Process Goal
  • Chapter 13: The Develop Common Vision Process Goal
  • Chapter 14: The Secure Funding Process Goal

Section 3: Construction Phase Process Goals

  • Chapter 15: The Prove Architecture Early Process Goal
  • Chapter 16: The Address Changing Stakeholder Needs Process Goal
  • Chapter 17: The Produce a Potentially Consumable Solution Process Goal
  • Chapter 18: The Improve Quality Process Goal
  • Chapter 19: The Accelerate Value Delivery Process Goal

Section 4: Transition Phase Process Goals

  • Chapter 20: The Ensure Production Readiness Process Goal
  • Chapter 21: The Deploy the Solution Process Goal

Section 5: Ongoing Process Goals

  • Chapter 22: The Grow Team Members Process Goal
  • Chapter 23: The Coordinate Activities Process Goal
  • Chapter 24: The Address Risk Process Goal
  • Chapter 25: The Evolve WoW Process Goal
  • Chapter 26: The Leverage and Enhance Existing Infrastructure Process Goal
  • Chapter 27: The Govern Delivery Team Process Goal

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