Master IBM’s Breakthrough DAD Process Framework for Succeeding with Agile in Large, Complex, Mission-Critical IT Projects
It is widely recognized that moving from traditional to agile approaches to build software solutions is a critical source of competitive advantage. Mainstream agile approaches that are indeed suitable for small projects require significant tailoring for larger, complex enterprise projects. In Disciplined Agile Delivery, Scott W. Ambler and Mark Lines introduce IBM’s breakthrough Disciplined Agile Delivery (DAD) process framework, which describes how to do this tailoring. DAD applies a more disciplined approach to agile development by acknowledging and dealing with the realities and complexities of a portfolio of interdependent program initiatives.
Ambler and Lines show how to extend Scrum with supplementary agile and lean strategies from Agile Modeling (AM), Extreme Programming (XP), Kanban, Unified Process (UP), and other proven methods to provide a hybrid approach that is adaptable to your organization’s unique needs. They candidly describe what practices work best, why they work, what the trade-offs are, and when to consider alternatives, all within the context of your situation.
Disciplined Agile Delivery addresses agile practices across the entire lifecycle, from requirements, architecture, and development to delivery and governance. The authors show how these best-practice techniques fit together in an end-to-end process for successfully delivering large, complex systems--from project initiation through delivery.
Scaling agile for mission-critical enterprise endeavors
Avoiding mistakes that drive poorly run agile projects to chaos
Effectively initiating an agile project
Transitioning as an individual to agile
Incrementally building consumable solutions
Deploying agile solutions into complex production environments
Leveraging DevOps, architecture, and other enterprise disciplines
Adapting your governance strategy for agile projects
Based on facts, research, and extensive experience, this book will be an indispensable resource for every enterprise software leader and practitioner--whether they’re seeking to optimize their existing agile/Scrum process or improve the agility of an iterative process.
Table of Contents
- Title Page
- Copyright Page
- Related Books of Interest
- Praise for Disciplined Agile Delivery
- Dedication Page
- About the Authors
- Part 1: Introduction to Disciplined Agile Delivery (DAD)
- Part 2: People First
- Part 3: Initiating a Disciplined Agile Delivery Project
- Part 4: Building a Consumable Solution Incrementally
- Part 5: Releasing the Solution
- Part 6: Disciplined Agile Delivery in the Enterprise
- Title: Disciplined Agile Delivery: A Practitioner’s Guide to Agile Software Delivery in the Enterprise
- Release date: May 2012
- Publisher(s): IBM Press
- ISBN: 9780132810098