Sunday, March 22, 2009

Is business value model overrated?

I often get asked how do we calculate business value for our backlog items. We have a (relative based) way to do it, but more importantly I have been wondering how much estimation is actually needed.

James blogged about "Maximizing Value with Agile.." and came out the following:
  1. Work on One Project at a Time
  2. Release Early and Often
  3. Adapt Your Plans
  4. Keep Your Options Open
  5. Plan at the Last Responsible Moment
If your company has clear vision where it wants to go ("we want to have more users for our website"), then your prioritization should be pretty easy.

Is your company just missing the focus and hiding it with a complex business value model?

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