Evidence-based Management with Agility Path

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Evidence-based management of software organizations systematically uses information about outcomes, organizational patterns and trends to maximize performance and enterprise value. See http://ebmgt.org for more detail.

Agility Path implements evidence-based management through expert consultants, data visualization and a framework for managing change. See agility-path.com for more detail.

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  • Often triple constraint – scope, time, budget vs. value/outcomes
  • Adapting organizational practices should ultimately have a positive impact on the outcome, reflected in the metrics.
  • Evidence-based Management with Agility Path

    1. 1. 1© 1993-2014 Scrum.org, All Rights Reserved Evidence-based Management (EBMgt™) for Software Organizations Ken Schwaber Gunther Verheyen Eva Bitteker Measure. Diagnose. Improve.
    2. 2. 2© 1993-2014 Scrum.org, All Rights Reserved MIN Consider 5 • How is success defined in your organization? • What drives investments? • How agile are you?
    3. 3. 3© 1993-2014 Scrum.org, All Rights Reserved Evidence-Based Management (EBMgt™) • Roots in the medical practice. • The application of direct, objective evidence* by managers to make decisions. • For software development, EBMgt is employed to maximize the value of software to the entire organization. A Matter of Managerial Culture Evidence, broadly construed, is anything presented in support of an assertion: • Direct Evidence is the strongest type of evidence. It provides direct proof of the validity of the assertion. • Circumstantial evidence is the weakest type of evidence. It is merely consistent with the assertion, but doesn’t rule out contradictory assertions. *Source: Wikipedia
    4. 4. 4© 1993-2014 Scrum.org, All Rights Reserved Direct Evidence of an Organization’s Value
    5. 5. 5© 1993-2014 Scrum.org, All Rights Reserved Direct Evidence of Value measured by Outcomes Current Value Ability to InnovateTime to Market Release Frequency Release Stabilization Cycle Time Installed Version Index Usage Index Innovation Rate Defects Revenue per Employee Employee Satisfaction Customer Satisfaction Product Cost Ratio
    6. 6. 6© 1993-2014 Scrum.org, All Rights Reserved • Evidence of the effectiveness of teams and practices is circumstantial evidence. • Diagnosing organizational patterns helps analyzing direct evidence. Circumstantial Evidence Is Supportive, Not Direct
    7. 7. 7© 1993-2014 Scrum.org, All Rights Reserved Relating value to organizational patterns Informs priorityMeasure Diagnose Improve Influences Outcomes More at http://evidencebasedmanagement.org Direct Evidence Circumstantial Evidence
    8. 8. 8© 1993-2014 Scrum.org, All Rights Reserved
    9. 9. 9© 1993-2014 Scrum.org, All Rights Reserved EBMgt measures the value of the organization.
    10. 10. 10© 1993-2014 Scrum.org, All Rights Reserved EBMgt diagnoses likely contributors, and discovers capabilities you can build on.
    11. 11. 11© 1993-2014 Scrum.org, All Rights Reserved EBMgt helps you improve by using evidence as a driver of change
    12. 12. 12© 1993-2014 Scrum.org, All Rights Reserved Software supports evidence- based management through • Capture of evidence • Visualizing patterns and trends in data • Aiding in discovery of improvements Learn more at http://ebmgt.org Applying Agility Path software to Evidence-based Management
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