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Choose Your WoW! is now available

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Choose Your WoW!

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:

  1. 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. 
  2. 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.
  3. Updated many of the graphics. Our graphic artists reworked the diagrams contained throughout the book.  We hope you like the new style.
  4. Updated the cover.  We wanted a new look and feel to the book series that reflects the new PMI branding.  
  5. 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.

 

 

Posted by Scott Ambler on: April 17, 2020 01:07 PM | Permalink | Comments (7)

Introduction to Disciplined Agile Delivery 2nd Edition is now available!

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I’m happy to announce that Introduction to Disciplined Agile Delivery 2nd Edition: A Small Agile Team’s Journey from Scrum to Disciplined DevOps is now available.  The 111 page book sells for $9.99 US for the paperback edition and $3.99 US for the Kindle edition.  The book is currently available on Amazon.com in the US and will soon be available on Amazon in other countries as per Amazon’s usual deployment strategy.

This book provides a quick overview of how agile software development works from beginning-to-end.  It describes Disciplined Agile Delivery (DAD), the first of four levels of the Disciplined Agile (DA) process decision framework, and works through a case study describing a typical agile team’s experiences adopting a DA approach.  The book describes how the team develops the first release of a mission-critical application while working in a legacy enterprise environment.  It describes their experiences from beginning-to-end, starting with their initial team initiation efforts through construction and finally to deploying the solution into production.  It also describes how the team stays together for future releases, overviewing their process improvement efforts from their Scrum-based beginnings through to a lean continuous delivery approach that fits in with their organization’s evolving DevOps strategy.

What’s Different in This Edition

In the 2.5 years since the first edition was released DAD, and to a greater extent the DA toolkit in general, has evolved. Here are the major changes:

  • Chapter 3 was completely rewritten to reflect the changes to DAD, in particular to addition of the Continuous Delivery: Agile lifecycle as well as the evolution of several process goals.
  • Chapter 12 was rewritten to describe how the team, and more importantly the organization they work within, evolve into a Disciplined DevOps strategy. In the first edition we just took the team to the Continuous Delivery: Lean point, but in this edition we take them right into DevOps.
  • Appendix A was rewritten to reflect the latest release of the DA toolkit. When the first edition was released the 2.1 version of the toolkit was overviewed in the Appendix. Since then the toolkit has been expanded to address four levels – DAD, Disciplined DevOps, Disciplined Agile IT, and now Disciplined Agile Enterprise (DAE) – instead of the original three. With the addition of DAE the DA toolkit provides true insight for how to begin supporting business agility within your organization.
  • General updates were made throughout the book, including the update of several diagrams to reflect the evolution of DAD, expanding on a few ideas that readers said they wanted to hear more about, and fixing a few outstanding grammar errors.
  • The book is using a slightly larger format, 6 inches by 9 inches, to match An Executive’s Guide to Disciplined Agile format. Similarly we also updated the cover to be consistent with that book.
Posted by Scott Ambler on: January 31, 2018 02:20 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)
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