Posts Tagged "business value"

Project risks are business opportunities

Nov 10 2017

Every project carries risks, and the more important the project, the more risk you carry – even if a risk’s likelihood is…

2017 internet trends for Cloud: lock-in and governance

Jun 06 2017

Mary Meeker’s chunky presentation on 2017 Internet Trends for Cloud and much else, includes insights on the switch by companies all over the world to…

Business outcomes are smarter goals

Jan 22 2016

Setting a goal provides a focal point and helps with prioritisation and deflecting distractions. Have you set any new year resolutions? They’re goals. Promising…

Commercial Contracts: Guarantees, commitments and risks

Sep 23 2014

“When you buy something, you want to know exactly what you’ll get and how much it will cost. It makes sense.” Our…

Deliver outcomes not features

Sep 23 2014

Over the last couple of weeks I’ve been reflecting on the Contracted to deliver outcomes talk I gave at Agile on Beach.…

The problem with estimates part 1 – uncertainty

Sep 18 2014

Most software people who have ever had to produce an estimate will tell you that estimation is extremely problematic: Estimates are woefully…

Modernising Legacy Systems in the Financial Sector

Sep 17 2014

“Large retail banks with outdated technology face extinction unless they can replace IT legacies” This is a bold claim made by Karl…

Agile on the Beach 2014: Contracted to deliver outcomes

Sep 12 2014

Last week I had the pleasure of attending Agile on the Beach 2014 where I was presenting a talk on the business…

On Productivity

Sep 09 2014

Q. If it were even possible, how would you go about measuring the productivity / effectiveness of an engineering Dev team ?…

Conventional software development fails to deliver value

Aug 14 2012

As Kent Beck said in Extreme Programming Explained: Embrace Change: Software development fails to deliver, and fails to deliver value. This failure…