PLEASE NOTE: This meeting will take the place of the normal March 4th meeting. There will be no March 4th meeting.
Joe will introduce and talk about these three items:
1. Cost-benefit analysis with BV Points and Story Points.
This is a part of “Joe’s Agile Release Planning”. I will talk about how I recommend doing BV Points. And then how to use them with Story Points.
2. Business Value Engineering.
This idea is to map the process of doing “business value.” And to identify the underlying assumptions or hypotheses. Then fix the weakest piece. Then do a BV Model. Then measure, as we change things, whether BV improves (or not).
3. The 80-20 Rule
How to use the Pareto idea. The expectation is not that, the first time out, you will only do 20% of the work and achieve 80% of the business value. And it certainly is limited, to some degree, by the Minimum Marketable Feature set requirements. Still, we must say ‘no’ to more features in this release.
These are ideas we work with with each Team’s real work almost every week. We will give you, quickly, the benefit of our learning.
We expect your questions, and will take time to answer them. Each of these topics is actually quite involved, so this is an introductory conversation.
Joe Little is an Agile Coach and Trainer. He runs LeanAgileTraining.com. He is a Certified Scrum Trainer, and has an MBA. He graduated from Yale University.
Joe has 20+ years in consulting and new product development in New York, London, Charlotte and elsewhere. Clients have ranged from Northrop Grumman to JP Morgan Chase, to small software firms in Winston-Salem, Rochester and Bucharest. He is a strong advocate of Lean (see Taiichi Ohno and the Poppendiecks).
Joe has twice spoken at Agile20xx, several times at Agile Tour events, and has spoken publicly many other places (eg, in Romania). He has recently completed: Joe's Agile Release Planning available at http://lean pub.com/joesagilereleaseplanning