John Rudd gave this presentation on 16 May, 2011 as an invited speaker at the Scrum Gathering – Seattle Global Event.
Too many technology projects fail to deliver on the expected value. Some don’t deliver at all. From experience we’ve all come to know the outcomes of software initiatives where results aren’t matching forecasts. The application of traditional project management methods offer poor risk mitigation and continue to frustrate business professionals.
The impact of today’s economy only adds to the challenge, forcing financial and technology professionals to make tough decisions in order to free up capital, reduce cost, and increase overall project and portfolio return. Business as usual is risky. In the current economic environment, businesses are forced to reduce those capital budgets as they cannot afford to make significant investments without more certainty of returns.
Do Agile practices offer an attractive alternative to wholesale cost cutting? How can we reduce cash commitments to projects? Can we align incremental cost with incremental value? Are there proven practices that will enable us to realize more value, sooner, with better results? In this session, we discuss some of the financial benefits of adopting Agile, and quantify the potential value of these innovative practices for your organization. We will also discuss how you can demonstrate this value for key decision makers.