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Portfolio Management and Capitalizing Software in an Agile World

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Portfolio managment and capitalizing expenses in an Agile World

In this – all LeadingAgile – edition of SoundNotes, Rick Austin and Paul Argiry discuss each of their talks. The talks focus on portfolio management and capitalizing software in an Agile world. In the video the guys discuss the new definition of portfolio management, road mapping, and capacity management as well as how to avoid […]

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Cost of Delay. Can It Be Quantified?

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Most organizations are struggling to determine how much revenue any given project is going to create; therefore, they need some other criterion to prioritize their backlogs. That’s the reason I see companies turning to Cost of Delay (CoD) more and more. Often, I overhear people talking about CoD like it’s some mathematical formula where they […]

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Cost of Delay. What Does It Mean?

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Oftentimes when I ask Product Owners how they choose which projects their teams focus on first, they don’t have a technique for prioritization.  Cost of Delay is a concept that a lot of organizations are using and that has gained traction over the years. Unfortunately, many people are still struggling with the concept of Cost […]

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Project Managers in Enterprise Agile

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Recently, I was engaged in a lively conversation about enterprise agile transformations and the topic turned to Project Management Offices (PMOs) and, specifically, Project Managers (PMs). The gentleman I was speaking with said that in ideal agile, there is “no need for Project Managers”. His argument was that they are replaced by Product Owners, Delivery […]

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Always Looking Ahead

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I’m always looking ahead to the next planning or the next estimating meeting. I teach this behavior to my clients whenever I’m coaching a new ScrumMaster or Product Owner. I start off by involving them in what I’m doing, showing what needs to be done and by explaining my thinking. The teaching is very experiential, yet incomplete in […]

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