Are we becoming profitable with agile?Saket Bansal
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Why organizations are adapting towards agile? Is it to get most out of their resources or is it about doing the right thing?
Traditional mind set of achieving high productivity and using resources efficiently does not change easily, even when organization moves to agile they remain more and more worried about the team velocity. When I meet agile practicing companies or I attend event on agile I find that most of
the focus is on delivering product backlog efficiently. We see lot of talks on how to make team more self-organizing so that they can do the things faster. Even after moving to scrum or agile we keep ignoring the warning
“There is nothing so useless as doing efficiently that which should not be
done at all.” —Peter F. Drucker
When most of the organization starts with agile they takes it as an engineering process, and most of the team focuses too much on velocity, while to get maximum out of agile we need to look at Enterprise Agility, we need to look at an organization’s entire value stream—from idea to implementation, from concept to consumption.
My talk would be focusing on need of organization agility and will introduce one of the monitoring tool “Life Cycle Profitability “which can help organizations in getting answers of questions like :
- Should we delay the release by one month to fix the defects ?
- Should we reduce the cycle time by adding one more team?
- Should we delay the release to add functionality?
- Should we delay the project by one month to get more innovative ?
Life Cycle Profitability is based on principle “Take an economic view” introduced in book:The Principles of Product Development Flow , Donald G. Reinertsen . In my talk I will be showing how we can convert proxy variables like cycle time , velocity , technical debts into Life Cycle Profit.
I presented part of this concept in one of the conference and got good response, but I will create fresh presentation for this talk, since this time I will put more focus on expanding the model to calculate the Life Cycle Profit.