Determining Business Value

Ken Pugh, Net Objectives

Agility focuses on delivering business value to the customers as rapidly as possible, and user stories are a common way to describe the features and functions that define value incrementally. However, to concentrate on delivering most business value earlier in the project, we must determine and assign the relative business value to each of those stories. Through lecture and interactive exercises, Ken Pugh presents two methods for quickly estimating and assigning business value for features and stories. Ken explains the relationships between business value estimates and story point estimates, and how to chart business value for iteration reviews. Ken demonstrates what estimates really represent in both dollars and time. On a larger scale, he shows you how to use business value assessment as a portfolio management tool to prioritize feature development across several projects. Learn how business value can help both customers and developers focus on the most important requirements and needs.

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