Posts Tagged "delivery time"

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…

The problem with estimates part 2 – all cost, no value

Sep 22 2014

In a previous post I talked about the issues associated with the kind of single-point estimates devoid of uncertainty information used by…

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…

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 ?…

Governance – Friend or Foe?

Oct 01 2012

Yesterday at the Agile Business Conference we ran an afternoon World Cafe-style workshop to re-imagine governance. Here’s the deck. Is governance focused…

Fund success through lots of small investments not from one big estimate

Aug 17 2012

If you have to estimate at least know why you’re estimating and do it appropriately so that it’s in some way useful…

Pursuing features increases total cost of ownership

Feb 01 2012

I suspect lots of decisions are made because they bring short-term benefits despite there being long-term risks. I’ve seen agile teams pushed…

Stop pushing features and start delighting users

Feb 01 2012

Focus on outcomes not output. Stop pushing features and start delighting users. User stories aren’t features. A user story is not the…

Measuring purpose. Measuring customer delight.

Feb 01 2012

Power is shifting in the marketplace from the seller to the buyer. The rules of business are changing. Increasingly, customers know everything…