Posts Tagged "value"

Crew Day 4: The Big Update, How Feedback Fuels Energized Work

Apr 06 2017

March 2017 saw another fabulous Crew Day at Energized Work. Hosted at Wallacespace in Clerkenwell, the key theme this quarter was “Feedback”.…

How to Deliver Actual Outcomes

Mar 07 2017

We’re always looking for ways to deliver remarkable outcomes. To that end, we adopted Tom Gilb‘s Impact Estimation Tables during our product development…

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 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…

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…

Business change requires changing the working mindset

May 29 2012

The billable hour is a direct descendent of the labor theory of value, which was falsified in 1871. Why are we still…

The (un)ethics of Big Vendor contracts with cost-driven companies

Nov 01 2011

Consider a company looking to procure external software services. This is a company that manages by objectives and spends time and effort…

If you’re estimating, know why you’re estimating

Aug 01 2010

Estimates are lies and estimating is waste. That doesn’t necessarily mean it can’t sometimes be useful. It’s still waste but used at…

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