Determining Business Value in Agile Development
Both agile and lean focus on delivering business value to the customers as rapidly as possible. On agile projects, story points are often used to estimate and track development effort for user stories. However, to concentrate on delivering value, we must be able to place a business value on these stories. Through lecture and interactive exercises, Ken Pugh explains how to estimate and track business value, presenting two methods for quickly estimating value for features and stories. He shows the relationships between business value and story points, and discusses how to chart business value for progress tracking. Ken demonstrates how to use that chart to determine when to terminate a project if another has a higher business value. He covers the estimation of business value for larger tasks, such as projects and epics. By the end, you’ll be able to use business value to focus both customers and developers on the most important requirements.