Book: Choose Your WoW!

Happy to contribute (review work and many accepted proposals) and to announce the new Disciplined Agile handbook Choose Your WoW!.

There are hundreds of Agile & Lean books, but just some of them are fundamentals.

  • For Core Agile Practices I recommend the two editions of Extreme Programming Explained, by Kent Beck, Scott W. Ambler Agile Modeling (book and site), Clean Code and Clean Architecture by Robert C. Martin, Refactoring by Martin Fowler
  • For choices … that is another story. You need to choose, adapt to context: life-cycles, techniques, improvement approach, governance, team structure and roles and others. You will never rely only on Core Agile Practices or on a small subset of them. You will always need and use other choices. But – in these hundreds of books – you have too few guidance related to this aspect. The new “Choose Your WoW! book could help with your choices and give you the understanding needed to build and optimize your process.

Choose Your WoW! is organized into several sections:

  1. Disciplined Agile Delivery in a nutshell
  2. Successfully initiating your team
  3. Producing business value
  4. Releasing into production
  5. Sustaining and enhancing your team

DA update: A Foundation for Business Agility

Disciplined Agile (DA) Framework  introduce now guidance for Agile Enterprise. The final goal is to “win the race to Business Agility“.  It is the first time when you can find guidance for all these levels:

You can also start with the interactive poster at the Disciplined Agile Home Page.

It is the first time when you can find a good definition for DevOps, also workflow and strategies.


DA 104: Introduction to Disciplined Agile – Certification Prep Workshop: 19-20 Nov 2016

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  • Valentin Tudor Mocanu


  • PSS-Prosoft Solutions SRL,  Bd Iuliu Maniu, nr. 7, Building A, Floor 4, sector 6, Bucharest (Cotroceni Business Center)

Enroll request/questions

Agile2016 – Recommendations

Monday, July 25 • 3:45pm – 5:00pm
Data is the lifeblood of our organizations, supporting real-time business processes and decision making. It is crucial to the success of software development, and to our organization as a whole, that we apply agile and lean strategies to data-oriented activities. Yet for many organizations their data sources prove to be less than trustworthy and their data-oriented development efforts little more than productivity sinkholes. We can, and must, do better.
Wednesday, July 27 • 2:00pm – 3:15pm
Few teams have a strong sense of whether or not an area of code is dead or moribund – yet that information is vital. When we have it, we can remove distracting code and simplify our systems in the process.
 Tuesday, July 26 • 3:45pm – 5:00pm

Ron & Chet’s Stalwarts Session (Ron Jeffries, Chet Hendrickson)

  • *Ideas for self-improvement
  • *Ideas for better teamwork
  • *People not to grow up to be like
Tuesday, July 26 • 9:00am – 10:15am
Understand why we use agile practices, in terms that work not only for developers, but for anyone who might be the member of an agile team