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Intro Essence was created by the  Software Engineering Method and Theory (SEMAT) community and approved by The Object Management Group as a standard in 2014. The basic of Essence is that “provides the common ground for defining software development practices” (see Read more…


DAD’s Program lifecycle, shown below, describes how to organize a team of teams. Large agile teams are rare in practice, but they do happen. This is exactly the situation that scaling frameworks such as SAFe, LeSS, and Nexus address. Figure: Read more…


I’ve been lucky in that I haven’t lost any family to heart disease. However, over the years I’ve lost several colleagues to it. So it’s real for me, and I suspect unfortunately for you too. As you know, I’m a Read more…


  A common question that we hear a lot is “Why choose Disciplined Agile Delivery (DAD) over Scrum?”, so we’ve written this blog to summarize our response.  The short answer is that DAD addresses the myriad of issues that Scrum Read more…


  The Exploratory lifecycle is based on the Lean Start-Up principles advocated by Eric Ries and improved with strategies for complex adaptive systems from Cynefin. The aim of this lifecycle is to minimize up-front investments in solutions in favor of small Read more…


The Continuous Delivery: Lean lifecycle is a natural progression from the Lean lifecycle. It supports the goal of delivering increments of the solution in a more frequent manner than the other lifecycles. Teams typically evolve into this lifecycle from either the Read more…


The Continuous Delivery: Agile lifecycle is a natural progression from the Agile lifecycle. Teams typically evolve to this lifecycle from the Agile lifecycle, often adopting iteration lengths of one-week or less. The key difference between this and the Agile lifecycle Read more…


  DAD’s Lean lifecycle promotes lean principles such as minimizing work in process, maximizing flow, a continuous stream of work (instead of fixed iterations), and reducing bottlenecks. New work is pulled from the work item pool when the team has capacity. While Scrum Read more…


  This lifecycle is based largely upon Scrum and XP with a set of time boxed iterations (sprints) being the core of the Construction phase.  Common scenarios for adopting this version of the lifecycle include situations where you’re extending Scrum to Read more…


The quick answer is of course “Yes”.  😉 A couple of years ago we caused a bit of confusion when we expanded the scope of Disciplined Agile Delivery (DAD) to address the activities of an information technology (IT) department.  When Read more…

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