Cambridge Agile Exchange - If Velocity = Story Points then Business Value=?

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Redgate Software Ltd

Newnham House

Cambridge Business Park

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If Velocity = Story Points then Business Value = ?

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This is a case study of a team that started a journey with a simple question of “what’s the cost of delay?” which led to a series of revelations and an experiment in measuring business value that ultimately led to a change in mindset with a focus on business value.

This agile team were ready to go, they’d worked for months on their first implementation of an enhanced product, then the email arrived. The business had decided they wanted some additional features before they launched. Implementing these new features would delay the teams launch by a month. Like many teams before them the business had already decided this is what it wanted for any number of commercial reasons. The Product Owner understood the business reasoning and was reluctantly supportive. But, how did the Product Owner know it was the right decision? What was the benefit of delivery vs the cost of delay?

Through asking these questions the journey began for the Product Owner and the team which led them into discoveries in their Business case, Value Cadence and ROI. These realizations led the team to run an experiment in how to measure business value at the work level which yielded further revelations and a change in mindset for the team with unexpected benefits.

In this talk we will cover the key learns, benefits and the many realizations the team found during their journey in a story of a team maturing in agility and mindset growth in Business Value.

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Redgate Software Ltd

Newnham House

Cambridge Business Park

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CB4 0WZ

United Kingdom

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