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Sergio does ValueFirst! And he lets you follow along on the journey.

Sergio Uribe will use ValueFirst on his ambitious project. And he will share the journey. We will post the progress right here as it unfolds. Enjoy!

 

Day 1 - Introduction & How do I start?

 

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How to get Management to Love Agile

 

Why we love Agile

Many of us are in love with the Agile culture and the Agile way of working. We see clear benefits in working in short cycles. And we get far away from the madness of waterfall style thinking.

Equally many of us have a hard time convincing management and the organization that...

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How well does the Agile Manifesto align with principles that lead to success in product development?

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Background

I carried out my first 20-value-delivery-step agile IT project in 1960 on an invoicing system in Oslo when I was 20 and I just used my common sense. It was a radical re-architecting of what IBM initially sold to my client. So I learned that 'smarter architecture' might...

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Why Agile Product Development Systematically Fails, and what to do about it!

agile failure scrum Jan 01, 2018

Agile is great for many things, but the way it is taught and practiced today, succeeding in product development is not one of them. I am not talking about why it might fail here and there; I am talking about why it repeatedly fails, again and again. We are observing about 61% failure rate*. In...

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Tom Gilb speaks with Dave Rael about values, engineering, quantification, measurement, impact, and rewards

Head over to Developer On Fire and listen to Dave interview Tom

Title: Episode 241 | Tom Gilb - Impactful Value

 

Chapters:

0:51 - Dave introduces the show and Tom Gilb
3:16 - Tom's business with his son, Kai
4:49 - Recognition for Tom's work and his focus on value and engineering
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Love is a many-splendored thing

One problem you will have encountered in trying to clarify or to quantify, objectives, is that there might be no one single satisfactory dimension describing it.

Let’s say you quantify one value, like ‘Love’, and feel something is missing, so you try again. But then...

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20 Tough Questions every Project Manager and Product Owner should have in their Arsenal. These questions come with warnings

 

We tend to have these challenges in our project culture

  1. We tend to get stuck in building the detailed technical design;
    learn how to focus on the high-priority outcomes of a project.
  2. We tend to look like fools when people ask smart questions about our projects;
    learn to ask the...
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When you can Measure what you are speaking about, and Express it in Numbers, you know something about it

 

by Tom & Kai Gilb
(who we are)

Usually, projects fail to deliver value to fixed deadlines. Typically they ship something after the deadline with less value or quite often nothing is ever shipped. If this frustrates you as it frustrates us, keep reading. We cover some fundamentals that...

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On Limiting Your Project to 10 Critical Objectives, Initially.

 

by Tom & Kai Gilb
(who we are)

Principle: Prioritize Your Top Ten Objectives.

It is sufficient to initially focus on up-to-ten most-critical objectives, at any given level-of-responsibility.

There are usually far more than 10 planned-system attributes that we value, which...

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What Every Successful Project Manager should know!

 

How to capture, define and communicate successful outcomes in projects.

by Kai Gilb
(who we are)

Companies like Intel, Boeing, Bosch, Credit Suisse, Philips, Qualcomm, Schlumberger, Nokia, Citigroup, HP and many more report achieving excellent results from these specific techniques as...

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