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Improve Software Delivery by Focusing on Value Delivery

Published: 29 May 2018

ID: G00342705

Analyst(s): Matthew Hotle , Thomas Murphy


Organizations shifting to agile and DevOps practices often find a barrier to change when it comes to estimation and planning. Application leaders should seek to apply a "No Estimates" approach to product delivery via lean practices using fast feedback and pivots to achieve digital business success.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Recognize the Agile Change to Project Management
  • Don't Estimate What You May Not Build
  • Focus on Improving Value Delivery
    • Example of Value Definition
  • Build Toward a No Estimates Approach Through Light Estimates, or Utilize a Relative Sizing Approach

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