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Sunday, March 27, 2016

Agile Business Value

Many times, you need to prove to your customer and business people the value of adopting Agile mindset, methods and practices. The following resource are very valuable in this regard:

1) The Business Value of Agile Software Methods by David Rico; Saya Sone; Hasan Sayani Published by J. Ross Publishing, 2009
This book has useful info on business value and return on investment of Agile methods and practices.

2) There is a report named "2015 State of Agile Development" from CEB (Corporate Executive Board) Applications Leadership Council. 

Monday, March 14, 2016

Discipled Agile (DAD) 2.0 and Agile

Disciplined Agile just has the same values and principles of Agile, with expanded terminology and additional 3 principles. It replaced working software with working solution, customer with stakeholder as example. This changes in my understanding of Agile Manifesto are inclusive of everything Agile. So, confidently, I can assure Discipled Agile (DAD) 2.0 is one of the Agile methodologies.

From another perspective, Disciplined Agile congested Agile, Lean, Modeling and many other practices into one huge choice based processes framework. It has 4 options of life cycles, that covers iteration oriented, flow oriented and even lean startup based one. I can be provocative and say, Discipled Agile is more Agile than Scrum.

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