High ROI Development


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In this presentation I will discuss how to manage high ROI software development. In order to do so I will start by addressing the biggest challenges and then covering how to meet those challenges in a good way. I will draw from my experiences from managing consultants, managing products and managing people in a product management department. I will also make use of my experiences from coaching organizations working according to Scrum. Including teams, scrummasters, product owners, managers and stakeholders.

What are the biggest challenges in managing high ROI software development and how are they best met. Participants in this seminar will get the opportunity to discuss management challenges and how to overcome them.

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High ROI Development

  1. 1. Managing High ROI SoftwareDevelopment Arne Åhlander
  2. 2. Today•Challenges•How to deal with them
  3. 3. Good and Bad
  4. 4. Characteristics of GOOD Projects• Good communication and collaboration• Clear vision• Clear roles• Clear responsibilities• Link to customer• Openness and frequent feedback• Satisfied customer• Happy team
  5. 5. Good communicationWhen discussing what ismeant by this, it is mentionedcommunication betweenteam members, betweenteam and productowner, between productowner and stakeholders andalso communication to andfrom management.
  6. 6. ClarityThis includes:• clear vision• clear goals• responsibilities
  7. 7. Available CustomerIndividuals andteams developingsoftware productsvalue an availablecustomer, productowner orstakeholder.
  8. 8. OpenessOpeness andfrequent feedback isoften included onthe lists ofcharacteristics ofgood projects.
  9. 9. Happy TeamLast, but not least, Iwant to mention thecharacteristic of Happyteam. This is asummary of the notionof good teamspirit, good workingconditions andmotivated teammembers.
  10. 10. Dealing with the Challenges
  11. 11. Management Onion
  12. 12. StrategyPortfolioProductReleaseIteration Daily
  13. 13. Levels and Roles• Team• Product Management• Line and upper Management
  14. 14. Challenge 1 • Pointing out direction
  15. 15. Challenge 2
  16. 16. • The Note Table, by Tom Seymour
  17. 17. • Clarity Challenge 3
  18. 18. Challenge 4
  19. 19. Challenge 5
  20. 20. Challenge 5• happy campers • team members • POs • everyoneneed to be happy about their work
  21. 21. Who does what?
  22. 22. Line Management• Pointing out direction• Communication• Clarity• Boundaries for self organization
  23. 23. Product Owner• Available to team• Create Product Vision• Communicate Product Vision• Iteration Goals• Collaborate with stakeholders
  24. 24. Team• Commitment• Focus• Communicatio n• Openness• Decisions
  25. 25. Summary and Conclusions
  26. 26. Challenges• Pointing out direction• Communication• Clarity• Boundaries for self organization• Happy campers
  27. 27. Possible Solutions• Vision• Face to face as well as written• Verify clarity• Setting up necessary boundaries to support self organization• Ask and give feedback
  28. 28. Three things to remember
  29. 29. Arne Åhlanderarne.ahlander@aqqurite.sewww.twitter.com/arneahlhttp://www.linkedin.com/in/arneahlander