The life of an agile digital creator is riddled with decisions. How do you decide which new features to implement, and which ones to ignore? How do you select the customers or clients you would enjoy working with? How do you choose an employee who is the best fit for your team?
Delivering value with the Scrum framework for Agile product and project management approach.
Metrics are an important part of the Agile software development approaches like Scrum. They are however, like velocity, more often focus on the performance of the delivery team. What about the customers? In this article, Fabio Gasparri discusses Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) that will matter for the clients.
Sometimes, organizations adopting an Agile approach are mostly following Scrum practices like rituals. They might do daily stand-up meetings but do not perceive that the real goal is to deliver quickly value to the customer. In an article, Vinod Santhanam explains how the Value-Oriented Incremental Delivery (Void) approach can help Agile teams to achieve this goal.
For decades, product development has been focused mostly on the speed and efficiency of delivery. So now we are stuck in the quagmire of talking about the methods and activities of delivery rather than focusing on the actual goal – delivering high value to the customer.
So now that everyone and their dog is Agile, what has really changed? Are we really „delivering more value in less time“ as many agile approaches promise. What do we even mean by value? How do we know when we have delivered value? When we are “done” according to our “Definition of Done”, or when we can validate that a feature is being used by our customers?
The first principle of the Agile Manifesto tells us that we have to deliver value: “Our highest priority is to satisfy the customer through early and continuous delivery of valuable software. However, when faced with seemingly endless choices and a world moving at an increasing speed, how do you evaluate strategic options with speed and precision?
Earned Value Management (EVM) is a project management technique that measures the technical performance, cost and schedule of a project against planned objectives. The result is a simple set of metrics that provides early warnings of performance issues, allowing for timely and appropriate adjustments.