Disciplined Agile

Leverage and Enhance Existing Infrastructure

This ongoing process goal describes how we will ensure that our team will take advantage of, and hopefully improve, our existing organizational assets. To be effective, we need to consider several important questions:

  • What guidelines should we adopt and follow?
  • What technical assets, such as services and legacy systems, can we reuse?
  • What existing data sources can we access?
  • What practices and procedures can we adopt?
  • What can we give back to the rest of our organization?
2021 Project Management Institute Leverage and Enhance Existing Infrastructure v5.2 Reuse Legacy Asset Configure asset Use as is Evolve reusable asset Copy and tailor Adopt Guidance Adopt enterprise guidance Evolve enterprise guidance Adopt industry guidance Develop new guidance Work With Legacy Functionality Adopt external assets Develop reusable assets Refactor existing assets Use existing assets Work With Legacy Data Database consolidation Database refactoring Use existing data sources Work With Process Assets Adopt existing templates Adopt external process assets Evolve process assets Share process learnings Tailor existing process

Figure 1. The Leverage and Enhance Existing Infrastructure process goal diagram (click to enlarge)

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Choose Your WoW!

The strategies/practices referenced in the goal diagram above are described, including the trade-offs involved and considerations for when (not) to apply them, in the book Choose Your WoW! A Disciplined Agile Delivery Handbook for Optimizing Your Way of Working.

If you want to succeed at enterprise agile you need choices, not prescriptions.

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