"Hitting the Target" - Business Value in Mission-Focused Organizations
In the simplest terms, software development decisions for commercial organizations can be reduced to a calculation of whether the cost of developing the software will be outweighed by the revenue generated or costs saved by the software.
However, what does this mean for government and other non-commercial organizations for whom the impact of software isn’t primarily measured in terms of revenue? How should organizations prioritize work in the face of conflicting goals and metrics? Help more people? Minimize delays? Prosecute more crimes? Lower costs? In this session participants will experience a dice-based simulation that has been created to explore these questions by examining the impact of these decisions on the performance of organizations in changing environments.
Techniques to Align Your Agility With the BusinessPaul Boos
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Many Agile adoptions stall because they fail to align with what the business needs. It's not about just delivering work more quickly, but also ensuring that it is what the business needs; for the Government, this is mission needs alignment. Getting a fully automated DevOps pipeline does nothing if you don't have any idea what type of impact you plan to make on the business.
However, once you have that delivery aligned with your business or mission, you can begin to perform experiments safely and more importantly measure the impact they make. This session will discuss the types of measurements one can make and explore a few techniques you can use at both the macro and micro level to understand impact. We'll cite real-world examples set to help you understand how to apply each of the following techniques:
- Business Canvas
- Value Streams
- Personas and Customer Experience Journeys
- Impact Maps
- Experiments & Hypotheses via Validation Boards
This tour of techniques will give you ways to better craft your agility to your business needs.