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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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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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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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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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Clearly connecting the level of responsibility with objectives.

 

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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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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