Thursday, January 21, 2010

Todd's Tech Bites - 2 Best Value

Well, the second round of Todd's Tech Bites is available on, and also the audio track is on

In this segment, Todd interviews me about my number 2 point about agile methods: agile is a methodology that delivers best value.

The main points are these:

The sponsor/investor controls the purse stings and the major milestones, setting the investment goals for the project.

The customer gets to vote how to spread the investment resource over the functions and features that are most valuable and most important to the customer community.

The project manager and the performance teams control the mechanics of executing on the investment, respecting the value judgments of the customer, and creating a match between the sequencing constraints, the sponsor milestone needs, and the customer's sense of urgency.

If you want to hear and see more, check out the Tech Bite 2 slidecast at

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