Deliver Business Value or Bust
When I talk to people about agile, they often ask me, “So, isn’t agile the software development process thing?” And I say, actually it’s not, it’s often used to manage software development but agile is all about one thing, and that’s delivering business value. Not only delivering business value, but doing it very quickly, every two weeks.
A lot of times with software, people try to nail down a big long road map for months and months and months. The problem with that is that as soon as you start executing on that road map, priorities change. So what agile says is, “well, instead of trying to lock something in for the next 6 to 12 months, why don’t we get started, and then every two weeks let’s evaluate where we are, evaluate the business conditions and then make changes.” And that’s exactly what agile does for you.
So, every two weeks, you can tell your development team, “Well, this looks great, but things have changed and I need you to change the priorities.” And everything we do in agile is designed around just that. So if you have some ideas about how to deliver business value, and you’re not quite getting the prioritization and the response that you need, we’re more than happy to talk to you. Please contact us for a free consultation.