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.
Delivering value with the Scrum framework for Agile product and project management approach.
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.
Business that want to earn money and people who want to make a difference! In the morning everything looked so promising. When they met it was a disaster. Will the goals be achieved? Can the dream survive? You will dive into the story and live it through. You will see emotional snapshots from people’s lives that eventually brought them to the real value(s).
Customer value. Everyone wants to deliver it. Everyone “believes” that they are delivering it. But are you? How do you know? This provocative talk challenges the audience to see their work in a different way and consider adopting value stream management as a means to become a more nimble organization that delivers even greater customer value.
If agile started as a software development movement, the customer has been at the center of its values since its initial statement. The usage of agile and lean has now widespread beyond the IT world. In her book “Being Agile in Business”, Belinda Waldock explains the agile and lean approaches from a business perspective.