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Disciplined Agile Delivery: A Practitioner's Guide to Agile Software Delivery in the Enterprise

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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 ...more
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Published May 23rd 2012 by IBM Press
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Dee Cyr
Jun 24, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Mandatory training for work
David Fournier
May 23, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: No One
While in the short run the strategies offered appear to be good. In the long run companies who follow them will be delivering poor quality products either internally or externally. I don't recommend this book for any company that wishes to be successful. ...more
Yhan Styles
Jul 12, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Learned a lot!

Necessary to read to fully understand DAD. I was skeptical of agile especially I thought it is not somehow applicable to SAP implementation or sustainment however, there are strategies we can really apply
Daniel Halliday
Feb 25, 2017 rated it liked it
Interesting, but not revelatory for me. Having read a lot of books on agile and mapped how these practices can work in a consulting business, some of the contents felt a bit obvious, or in other cases irrelevant. I would recommend the book more if it was slightly more accessible for those new to agile delivery.
Ben Linders
Jun 27, 2012 rated it really liked it
This book provides solutions for activities that are needed to deliver software and satisfy the needs of all involved stakeholders, in a disciplined and agile way.

(Full book review is published on Dzone, and at Disciplined Agile Delivery)

Disciplined Agile Delivery is a hybrid approach, which includes practices from several agile methods. If you are familiar with RUP or the Unified Process, then you will also recognize a lot of the practices provided in the book. The phases Inception, Constructio
Dec 05, 2013 rated it really liked it
Disciplined Agile Delivery (DAD),is a process framework that meets the challenge of bringing rigor in implementing Agile in an enterprise without compromising on Agile Values and Principles.
It takes a pragmatic approach that strikes a right balance between a lightweight, highly people dependent agile method and an overweight, highly documentation oriented traditional development.
DAD framework is fully described in this book by Scott Ambler and Mark Lines, who are its creators.
Highly recommended
Aug 08, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: development
The fascinating thing about this book is that it most eloquently and with great detail describes much of what wer're doing on a day to day basis, and thus helps getting proposals on how to elaborate further. ...more
Jan 29, 2014 rated it did not like it
Shelves: agile
Scott Ambler, using all currently popular buzzwords (sometimes wrong, for example DevOps), is trying to sell (again) his new acronym for a "new" process framework consisting of old methods and well known practices. No new ideas - useless and boring book. ...more
Dec 01, 2016 rated it really liked it
A great realistic refererence book for creating and managing teams and projects in a responsible Agile way, tried and true to my own experience working in several multinationals which internally converted to Agiledevelopment both for hardware and software.
James Snook
Apr 06, 2016 rated it liked it
Tips on large-scale agile software development. Good opinions. As with all process advice, must be moulded to fit your unique organization.
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