Chapter 21. Got Discipline?

Manage chaos if you must, but disciplined practitioners prefer to avoid chaos in the first place.

While in the process of writing this book we often took the opportunity to discuss what we were doing on discussion forums, on Twitter, at user group meetings, and even at a few conferences. A common question we received was “What makes Disciplined Agile Delivery (DAD) more disciplined than other approaches to agile?” It’s a fair question, particularly from someone who hasn’t yet read this book. In this chapter we explore this question, explicitly summarizing the critical strategies that exhibit the greater levels of discipline in DAD as compared with what we see in many agile projects today.

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