One of the core principles of the agile movement was to shift the focus of software development to creating more valuable software, sooner. It can be expected that the managing of software in an agile environment would put value at its heart; over old, industrial parameters like scope, budget, time. Informed management decisions to maximize value cannot be made without collecting evidence of it. Enter the need of evidence-based decision-making, which is a great start in bringing the Scrum Stance to the managerial domain, leading to a new management culture, Empirical Management.
Gunther Verheyen uses ‘Evidence-Based Management’ to go into an exploration of empirical management as the best fit for the age of agile.
Gunther is director of the Professional Series at Scrum.org and a partner of Ken Schwaber.