Introduction to Disciplined Agile Delivery
A Small Agile Team's Journey
from Scrum to Disciplined DevOps
Disciplined Agile ConsortiumISBN: 978 198 389 1304
This book provides a quick overview of how agile software development works from beginning-to-end. It describes Disciplined Agile Delivery (DAD) and works through a case study describing a typical agile team's experiences adopting a disciplined agile approach.
Introduction to Disciplined Agile Delivery Second Edition provides a quick overview of how agile software development works from beginning-to-end. It describes Disciplined Agile Delivery (DAD), the first of four levels of the Disciplined Agile (DA) process decision framework, and works through a case study describing a typical agile team’s experiences adopting a DA approach. The book describes how the team develops the first release of a mission-critical application while working in a legacy enterprise environment. It describes their experiences from beginning-to-end, starting with their initial team initiation efforts through construction and finally to deploying the solution into production. It also describes how the team stays together for future releases, overviewing their process improvement efforts from their Scrum-based beginnings through to a lean continuous delivery approach that fits in with their organization’s evolving DevOps strategy.
The DA framework is a hybrid of existing methods such as Scrum, Kanban, Agile Modeling, SAFe, Extreme Programming, Agile Data, Unified Process and many others. DAD provides the flexibility to use various approaches and plugs the gaps not addressed by mainstream agile methods. In a nutshell, DAD is “pragmatic agile.” DAD describes proven strategies to adapt and scale your agile initiatives to suit the unique realities of your enterprise without having to figure it all out by yourself.
At 111 pages, you should find this book to be a quick, informative read.
Here's an overview of what each chapter covers:
In the 2.5 years since the first edition was released DAD, and to a greater extent the DA framework in general, has evolved. Here are the major changes: