Inception Goals

The Disciplined Agile Delivery (DAD) portion of the DA process framework includes an explicit Inception phase – sometimes called a project initiation phase, start-up phase, or iteration/sprint zero – which is conducted before Construction.  The primary purpose of this phase is to do just enough work to get your team going in the right direction.  You will likely need to perform some initial requirements modeling, some initial architecture modeling, some initial planning, and other organizational activities to do this.  The Inception process goals are listed in the following diagram.

Disciplined Agile Inception Phase Goals

Form Initial Team Develop Common Vision Align With Enterprise Direction Explore Initial Scope Identify Initial Technical Strategy Develop Initial Release Plan Secure Funding Form Work Environment Identify Risks Develop Initial Test Strategy

The Inception process goals are:

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