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Economics of Value Delivery: Do the Math!

We tout the business results of applying SAFe and learn the principles from great sources like Don Reinertsen’s book, The Principles of Product Development Flow. But how can we connect the dots from the economics to the practices we want to apply and the decisions we need to make? In this session we use scenarios, in story problem format, and apply real numbers to demonstrate the value of the principles in action. We will explore finding optimal batch size, applying the economics framework to a specific decision, the cost of too much WIP, “death by shoulder tap”, and fast feedback cycles. We will also dive into the broad-brush practices of collaboration and relentless improvement. As a result of this session we will equip you to apply math to reinforce the economics of value delivery. No slide rule required.


Learning Objectives:

  • Demonstrate the economics of value delivery using real scenarios and mathematical values.
  • Understand the basis for the lean-agile principles better, having seen practical application of them in a quantified way.
  • Bring colleagues and stakeholders together to improve practices and make decisions based on the economics of value delivery.

Location: Date: October 3, 2019 Time: 1:15 pm - 2:05 pm Cindy VanEpps