During my last agile transformation a key stakeholder asked me, “Why are we doing this?” I talked about increasing quality, delivering software sooner, and fostering a more collaborative relationship with our business partners. After a few minutes, he raised his hand and stopped me.
“I get all that. BUT how is all of this agile stuff any better, faster, or cheaper than what we do today?”
Leaders must answer the “better, faster, cheaper” question if they want their agile transformation and projects to move forward.
To prepare leaders for this critical question, we explore how “better, faster, cheaper” translates to an agile organization, the metrics a leader can use to track progress towards “better, faster, and cheaper”, and how leaders can demonstrate the benefits gained from their agile activities. Learning Outcomes:
- Understanding the motivation behind asking for better, faster, and cheaper when justifying an agile transformation or project
- How “better, faster, and cheaper” are achieved during an agile transformation or project
- A useful method of presenting meaningful metrics to management and stakeholders that demonstrates the benefits gained during the agile transformation or project.