Date: 23-24 February, 2012
Location: Orlando, FL, United States
Regular Price: $1300 per person
Joe Little will lead a Business Value Workshop. This course is being presented in conjunction with a Certified Scrum Product Owner course. Click here for more information, and see the details tab for special pricing.
Joe is an experienced Agile coach, with in-depth practical experience in helping teams become very productive with Scrum and Agile. He co-teaches these courses with Jeff Sutherland, who co-created Scrum. Joe's blog is Agile & Business.
Summary of the BVE Workshop
In this workshop we will discuss many basic concepts of Business Value Engineering. Please see this article for more detail.
We think the key benefit of this workshop is clear: the creation of an action plan to increase the BV delivered by each team, without having the team work harder.
We will group into teams of 4-6 at tables and do the following:
•Develop a definition of business value for a specific project
•Develop a BV model (a way of calculating expected business value)
•Map out the current BVE process (see below)
•Identify the theories and assumptions underlying the current BVE process
•Make a plan or Business Case to improve the current BVE process
With feedback between the teams and additional discussions, those exercises will fill the 2 day workshop.
By BVE process, we mean those explicit or tacit things that you or your firm does to address the following kinds of questions.
- How do we:
- determine what the customers want?
- focus on 'the vital few'? (the Pareto Rule)
- communicate requirements to the development team?
- allocate people to work?
- manage the projects?
- deliver a 'finished' product to the customer? (Frequency, delay, quality level, test harness, training, etc etc)
- integrate other things with the Product to form the Solution?
- determine if we were successful?
- adapt to change in all its dimensions?
- Do we have feedback loops?
- Is there a P-D-C-A cycle in there?
- The attempt is to get as close to an end-to-end 'flow' as we can. (We do not wish to locally optimize, and then hurt the overall flow.)
The workshop and BVE is about things that happen outside the Scrum team. For the "product owner" of each team in the Workshop, we must be working on his real situation. For others in each team, this should ideally also be a real situation (be similar to something in their real world), but may not be.
We will also get questions and issues from the group, prioritize them, and cover them as much as possible.
The course will run from 9am-5pm each day. A continental breakfast, breaks and lunch will be provided.