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Allan Kelly - Planning for Value

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Allan Kelly
Allan advises teams from many different companies and domains on adopting and deepening Agile practices and development in general. He specialises in working with software product companies and aligning products and processes with company strategy. When he is not with clients, he writes far too much. He is the author of three books: "Xanpan - team centric Agile Software Development" ( ), "Business Patterns for Software Developers" and “Changing Software Development: Learning to be Agile”; the originator of Retrospective Dialogue Sheets ( ), and a regular conference speaker. He can be found on Twitter as @allankellynet ( ) and blogs ( ).

Planning for Value
Software development is overwhelmingly planned on the basis of cost and time. Unfortunately, this doesn't work too well. Worse still, there is always someone, somewhere, who will offer a lower price - even if they can't actually deliver for that price or in that time.

Agile has made things worse. Agile has raised expectations; after all, everyone knows "Agile" means "Faster, better and cheaper". But most of the agile toolkit improves the supply of software. Agile as we know it says very little about the demand side of the equation.

The only way to break this vicious circle is switch to the value side of the equation, this means planning on the basis of value rather than cost. Fortunately, we have the technology! Stories, return on investment, cost of delay, and planning horizons provide the answers.

In this presentation, Allan Kelly will look at planning software development using value and how this approach fits with the #NoProjects agenda.