Measuring VALUE ADDED in agile development and continuous delivery
By Pekka Forselius (4SumPartners & FiSMA)
In the agile world, you choose to develop the functionality that provides the most value for the customer, post-development. But what is the value of functionality the customer gets, and how can it be measured? If we do not know it – then there can be no prioritization.
As a customer, you pay to have a product developed – maybe EUR 100,000 a month over probably a longer period. You want to know what you are getting and when. To assess whether your investment makes sense, you want to know what value the delivery has for you. Otherwise, you cannot judge whether it is a good business for you.
But how is the value calculated? There are several things that come into play. The effect of using the product (what can it bring in, for example, in connection with effectivization when using the product), what is the quality and what is the extent of the solution.
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About Pekka Forselius
Pekka is a Senior adviser for the Finnish Software Measurement Association (FiSMA), He is also a past-President of International Benchmarking Standards Group (ISBSG,), the editor of ISO/IEC 29881 FiSMA 1.1 method. Pekka is also a product champion of Experience Pro Scope Management and estimating software.