We're happy to announce that our book, Choose Your WoW!, is now available via PMI Publications ($15.95 US for PMI members, $19.95 for non-members). It is also available on Amazon in both print and digital format ($19.95 and $18.95 respectively). Previous versions of the book were available only via Amazon.
Choose Your WoW! includes an overview of the Disciplined Agile (DA) tool kit, but its focus is on the Disciplined Agile Delivery (DAD) portion of the tool kit and how to choose your way of working (WoW) using DA.
How Will This Affect DA Certification?
We are in the process of evolving the DA certification tests to be based on a combination of the material captured in the courseware and in Choose Your WoW! Right now the test is based solely on the courseware. When we have an exact date for when we intend to released the updated tests we will announce via normal channels.
What's New in Choose Your WoW!?
We've made several changes in this version of the book:
- Evolved the organization of the DA tool kit. This has mostly impacted Chapter 1 as that's where we describe DA. We recently wrote about how the DA Overview diagram has evolved and will follow with several other blog postings over the next few weeks.
- Evolved the DA Mindset. In the past the DA mindset was captured via the DA Principles in combination with the DA Manifesto. We feel that it's about time that we unshackle ourselves from the Agile Manifesto, it has been 19 years after all, and refactor how we describe a Disciplined Agile way of thinking. We reworked Chapter 2 to describe the mindset in terms of principles, promises, and guidelines. We'll publish a blog about this soon.
- Updated many of the graphics. Our graphic artists reworked the diagrams contained throughout the book. We hope you like the new style.
- Updated the cover. We wanted a new look and feel to the book series that reflects the new PMI branding.
- Fixed some spelling and grammar issues.
Why Isn't This a Second Edition?
The changes to the DA tool kit had an impact on Section 1 of the book. The other sections, which are a reference for the process goals, were not impacted by this release of DA. So we felt there wasn't enough of a change to warrant calling this book a second edition.