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Agile Financial Governance: What Changes, What Doesn't

Published: 28 February 2018

ID: G00349827

Analyst(s): Jim McGittigan , Bill Swanton


CIOs have historically focused ITFM on building value via a project portfolio and explaining opex via a service portfolio. Agile development will change some ITFM practices, but not the need to ensure that the most value is delivered for the money while managing an acceptable level of risk.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Assess Current Agile Financial Governance Practices to See What Needs to Change
  • IT Operating Model — Products vs. Projects (and Services)
    • What Is Your Definition of Product? Are You Shifting to True Product Line Management or Just Product Development?
  • How Is Investment Planning (Governance, Funding, Budgeting and Business Case) Impacted?
  • Cost and Value Tracking — Including Agile Labor Capitalization
  • Conclusion

Case Study

  • Implementing a Hybrid Funding Model for Agile and Waterfall

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