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

Apr 13, 2018

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?

Mar 27, 2018
 

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

Mar 20, 2018
 

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

Feb 28, 2018
 

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

Jun 14, 2017

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

Dec 06, 2016

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

Nov 28, 2016

 

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

Nov 21, 2016

 

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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DisConnected Value Chain?

Nov 14, 2016

 

by Tom & Kai Gilb
(who we are)

We typically have many, and varied, sources of support for reaching our own objectives. Teams, contractors, consultants, Scrum teams etc. Let’s call any instance that helps us reach our own objectives, our ‘support team’. 

I have...

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Clearly connecting the level of responsibility with objectives.

Nov 07, 2016

 

by Tom & Kai Gilb
(who we are)

 

Principle: Your Objectives Support The Level Above.

Your level of objectives must clearly support the level above you, your ‘boss’.

 
Ralph Keeney proposed an excellent practical idea to sort out your...

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