Determining your way of working
Disciplined Agile is unique among scaled-Agile Scrum and Agile concepts. Its ethos is that teams should have flexibility in choosing their way of working (WOW). We are going to use the WOW acronym a lot in this chapter, and if you decide to continue your studies in DA, you will see the WOW acronym used frequently. If you get stuck trying to understand why DA uses the WOW acronym in a sentence, just remember to interpret the term WOW as way of working and know that DA presents an alternative way of working that team members can evaluate for their use.
Scrum and all of its scaling variants claim not to be formalistic or prescriptive. They are considered frameworks, which means that they serve as a container to enforce the disciplines of empiricism within an iterative and incremental development paradigm. Beyond that, development teams can use whatever practices, methods, and tools they believe will best suit their needs.
The primary caveat to the...