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Agile Value Delivery

Tom Gilb

Changing focus from 'code delivery’ and ‘coding velocity', to planned measurable multiple-value delivery for multiple stakeholders.

Agile, as taught and practiced today, is still focused on delivering code: the assumption being that code will deliver value. We believe this is a false idea. First, there are many other ways, than code, to deliver value to stakeholders, like data and motivation. Second code itself is no guarantee of value (for example a 'user time saving'). You have to target the value explicitly, and measure that the user really achieved it.

This talk will explain the difference between our current code focus, and shifting our focus to measurable values of stakeholders. If agile is to survive, then it must get a much better track record of value delivery, or it will be replaced with more useful methods.

I dream of a different world where we measure ourselves on real stakeholder value delivered, not on code turndown charts, and velocity of code production

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