Disciplined Agile Books

There are several books about Disciplined Agile available.

For Senior Leaders

Executive's Guide to Disciplined AgileAn Executive’s Guide to Disciplined Agile: Winning the Race to Business Agility

Scott Ambler and Mark Lines, Disciplined Agile Consortium, 2017

This book overviews the Disciplined Agile framework in its entirety – Disciplined Agile Delivery (DAD), Disciplined DevOps, Disciplined Agile IT (DAIT), and Disciplined Agile Enterprise (DAE) – and provides advice for effectively adopting DA strategies within your organization.


A Quick Read

Introduction to Disciplined Agile Delivery 2nd Edition: A Small Team’s Journey from Scrum to Disciplined DevOps

Mark Lines and Scott Ambler, Disciplined Agile Consortium, 2018

This book is a short read that overviews the Disciplined Agile Delivery (DAD) portion of the DA framework.  It also works through a case study of a Scrum team that takes it to the next level with DAD, applying DAD to address the myriad of activities that Scrum leaves up to you and then eventually to evolve into a Disciplined DevOps approach.


Making Agile Work in Practice

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

Scott Ambler and Mark Lines, IBM Press, 2012

This book provides a detailed description of Disciplined Agile Delivery (DAD) from end-to-end.  In many ways it is a detailed reference manual in that it describes the advantages and disadvantages of hundreds of agile and lean strategies, and more importantly indicates when and when not to apply them in practice.  It’s a big book with a wealth of advice for successfully apply agile in enterprise-class settings.