March 10 – Business Value Game

When

Tuesday, March 10 2015 at 18:00

Where

Microsoft Canada Co, 100 Queen Street, Suite 500, Ottawa, ON

Agenda 

18:00 Pizza

18:30 Business Value Game

20:00 End of Session / Game

Session Summary

Objectives: learn how to assign business value to projects and stories, prioritise andmake plans that bring value. Learn why and how to build and use a “Business ValueModel”. Learn how to teach the approach and techniques.

Contents:Agile teams want to deliver maximum business value. That’s easy if the OnsiteCustomer assigns business value to each story. But how does the Customer do that?How can you estimate business value?

How do you decide between stories? How do you decide between projects? How do you decide between clients?

This session gives you some simple business value estimation techniques that are”good enough” for everyday use. A Business Value Model helps you to prioritise efficiently and consistently, by making the important value drivers explicit.

The session is run as a game, where teams of salespeople have to make plans for their development team. The goal of the game is to deliver the highest possible business value, like in the XP Game. This game is a complement to the XP Game: how do these ‘business value points” on the XP Game story cards get chosen?

Each salesperson in the team represents one (or more) clients who will buy the team’s product IF their feature(s) is in the product. The team is going to have to make some tough decisions. The team is going to have to disappoint some clients, because the development team has a finite capacity.We provide the clients and their wishes. We provide a well-performing development team. We suggest the techniques to estimate business value. The rest is up to you.

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