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Tell the CFO the Agile Team Isn't Asking for a Blank Check

Published: 04 October 2017

ID: G00338491

Analyst(s): Andy Kyte , Bill Swanton


Application leaders moving to agile development of products and platforms need to convince reluctant CFOs to adopt new funding models. To do so, more flexible funds allocation, and better outcome tracking and accountability are required.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Separate Funding From Specific Projects
  • Demonstrate the Value of Proposed Work Using Estimated, Business-Outcome-Based Product Roadmaps
  • Communicate Value, Progress and Trajectory by Using Agile Metrics
  • Give Stakeholders and the CFO More Flexibility to Shift Resources Within and Across Products
  • Show That Agile Does Not Require a Fixed-Sized Team and Is Not Composition-Funded Forever, but Scales Team Sizes Over Product Life Cycle
  • Explain the Options for Allocating Work Between Capex and Opex

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