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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 for more detail.

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

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Evidence-based Management with Agility Path

  1. 1. 1© 1993-2014, All Rights Reserved Evidence-based Management (EBMgt™) for Software Organizations Ken Schwaber Gunther Verheyen Eva Bitteker Measure. Diagnose. Improve.
  2. 2. 2© 1993-2014, 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, 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, All Rights Reserved Direct Evidence of an Organization’s Value
  5. 5. 5© 1993-2014, 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, 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, All Rights Reserved Relating value to organizational patterns Informs priorityMeasure Diagnose Improve Influences Outcomes More at Direct Evidence Circumstantial Evidence
  8. 8. 8© 1993-2014, All Rights Reserved
  9. 9. 9© 1993-2014, All Rights Reserved EBMgt measures the value of the organization.
  10. 10. 10© 1993-2014, All Rights Reserved EBMgt diagnoses likely contributors, and discovers capabilities you can build on.
  11. 11. 11© 1993-2014, All Rights Reserved EBMgt helps you improve by using evidence as a driver of change
  12. 12. 12© 1993-2014, 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 Applying Agility Path software to Evidence-based Management