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Principle: Represent Rich Reality - Dangers of having a single number represent your objective

 by Tom Gilb & Kai Gilb

Principle: Represent Rich Reality. 

"Any number of 
objective-levels
can be specified
in any number of 
useful dimensions
of time, space, and events.
"

 

If you use a single number to represent the Goal you set to reach, then it...

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Principle: Loyal Subordination

 by Tom Gilb & Kai Gilb

"All your subordinate’s objectives
must clearly support
your objectives"

 

We typically have many and varied sources of support for reaching our value objectives. Direct subordinates, contractors, consultants, etc. Let us call any instance that...

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Principle: How to Prioritize Your Top Ten Value Objectives

 by Tom Gilb & Kai Gilb

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

 

How to quickly get your project focussed on the essential priorities,
so ‘even your managers’, and the entire...

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Principle: Quantify Objectives

by Tom Gilb & Kai Gilb

"All critical
outcome value objectives
can be quantified and must be."

There are two initial steps to quantification of outcome objectives, ‘Scale + Levels.’

First the ‘Quantification Scale’ needs to be defined.

Then interesting levels...

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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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What Does 00.08% Improvement in System Availability Cost?

 

Do you have control over these Values in your project?

Please tell me, does it make you laugh or cry?

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Are you Value Focused - Operational Costs

 

Most people agree that we need to focus on delivering Values.
Most method people say their method does just that.
But do they?

 

Operational-Costs

Scale: monthly costs in € spent on Operating the System.
Status [today] 50 000.-
Goal [future date] 20 000.-
Operating: defined as: ....
System:...

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How to Connect Development Actions to Business Value

 

by Kai Gilb
We Deliver #ValueFirst

Connecting your development activity {actions, tasks, coding, User-Stories, Product-Backlog items, technical-solutions etc.} directly to business value is futile. If you are serious about delivering value, I suggest you look into understanding how to connect your...

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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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