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What Is Business Value and How Do You Measure It?

Agile approaches have changed the conversation about measuring project success, from comparing against cost, time, and scope projections to looking at how much value the project is going to deliver. The problem that remains, however, is determining what value really is and how to measure it.

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Kent J. McDonald
A New Software Development Manifesto for Building the Right Things

Author and software consultant Gojko Adzic recently gathered together a group of professionals to discuss software delivery and business outcomes, and to identify the core ideas that could be shared with delivery teams to help them focus on building the right things.

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Kent J. McDonald
Why Agile Teams Should Avoid Setting Narrow Project Goals

Agile teams should change their mindsets and establish an area of focus instead of setting narrow project goals. This change can promote a team's self-direction, which generates the motivation to produce unforeseen outcomes and achieve business value.

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Sameh Zeid
Using Product Economics for Feature Prioritization

When planning for feature prioritization, it’s crucial for you to take into account product economics. Sameh Zeid writes that product economics helps us to understand if it is financially viable to develop a product, even more so than relying on business value.

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Sameh Zeid
Why Software Development Doesn't Need to Be Perfect

It’s a cliché that the perfect is the enemy of good. It’s also a driving principle of agile software development. Delivering software, or even ideas, that are good enough to work with but not “perfect” can encourage collaboration and creativity—and lead to a better solution.

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Steve Berczuk