The Disciplined Agile Delivery (DAD) 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.
The Inception process goals are: