Chapter 3. Foundations of Disciplined Agile Delivery

The explosion of “branded” agile methods has resulted in a jargon-filled confusion of siloed tribes made up of uncollaborative zealots.

—Mark Kennaley, Author SDLC 3.0

Disciplined Agile Delivery (DAD) is a hybrid process framework that builds upon the solid foundation of many core agile methods. This includes many of the leading agile methods such as Scrum, Extreme Programming (XP), and Agile Modeling as well as others. These foundational sources are overviewed in this chapter.

Table 3.1 provides a brief summary of the core agile methods and the IBM Practices leveraged by the DAD process framework—each of them is described in detail later in the chapter. When considering the merits of various ...

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