There are different definitions of a Benefit.Ask the Audience – “Can someone shout out what the definition of a benefit means to them?Thank you for your input.Here is one taken from PRINCE2.
I thought it’s worth sharing with you some findings on Benefits. I won’t read through them, instead give you a few moments to read them yourselves. JP summarise key ones. Message “important that we pay closer attention to benefits and spend time analysing these!”
There is a reason we are doing a project is to enable a change, therefore a benefit.If Organisations don’t change, they lose competitive advantage, market share, customer and no longer survive.If there is no benefit for the project then question WHY are we doing it??
Shows Benefits identified before Software Development begins and continues past implementation. Phases are from British Gas Operating Model.
1st bullet = organisations are complicated and therefore benefits can vary from one part of the organisation to another.2nd bullet = starting point A to finishing point B, need to measure the change as quantifiable financial benefit.3rd bullet = don’t give up trying to identify and measure benefits4th bullet = most projects MI is left until the end or low priority, but without it how can we measure benefits. Important to consider it as the start of the project.5th bullet = as BA we interacts with everyone and can see holistic picture, understand both business and IS language.
Project had signed-off business case and requirements, solution design before I started on it. Previously another BA had been involved from the start.
Ask the Audience – “Can you I have a show of hands for those not familiar with Agile software development?OK, next slide with give overview of Agile.Talk about my involvement after Requirements Spec & Solution Design had been produced and Signed-off. Project getting ready to Mobile before start build.Me being the Proxy Product Owner and two other Product Owners (Subject Matter Experts)
Talk through this slide as project team and difference to Waterfall.
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BA involvement in Iterative process during Mobilise and Build phases.
As the BA I agreed with Scrum Master to split functionality into MMFs.At British Gas we use the software Tool “Mingle” which allow you to manage Agile Projects from creating the Product Backlog through to viewing productivity of the team during a Sprint.The User Stories were assigned to a particular MMF in software tool “Mingle”.
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Talk about CIO Cost Challenge across British Gas, ½ the cost and ½ the time with same quality.For many Organisations including British Gas continuing challenges in the economic environment, means we need to prove we are delivering maximum value for money. Gave us as project team a challenge and other project got canned as of a result.Prioritised requirements based on benefits = Valued Added ActivityTimescales – 5 days to prepare revised project to where Programme Manager to present back proposal to CIO.
Next slide graphical representation of Release Planning and maximising return on Benefits
This enables Benefits to be released earlier.Could functionality in Release 2 be delivered in Release 1 instead, technical constraints etc.
Could stop project after Release 2 as maximum benefit delivered.