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Thursday, June 5, 2014 - 12:15pm to 2:00pm

Estimating Business Value

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One of the most exciting aspects of agile development is the emphasis on creating and delivering business value. But someone has to figure out what that value is—and that someone might be you. What is business value? It turns out that it is a complex concept that includes not only revenue but also risk mitigation, knowledge acquisition, alignment with long-term strategy, and more. It’s multidimensional! Chris Sims provides a hands-on experience using surprisingly simple techniques to create meaningful business value estimates. With these techniques, you’ll create a single numeric estimate of each story’s value. But you won’t create these numbers alone; you’ll do it in collaboration with your stakeholders using The Business Value Game to help facilitate the conversation. The result is a value estimate—and a much more engaged stakeholder community. This is an interactive workshop without a slide deck. Show up, dive in, and learn by doing.

Chris Sims
Agile Learning Labs

The founder of Agile Learning Labs, Chris Sims is a Certified Scrum Trainer, agile coach, and recovering C++ developer who helps organizations improve their productivity and happiness. Chris coauthored two best-selling scrum books—The Elements of Scrum and Scrum: A Breathtakingly Brief and Agile Introduction—and has published more than fifty articles on agile topics. More of his writing can be found on the Agile Learning Labs blog. Before starting Agile Learning Labs, Chris made a living in roles such as ScrumMaster, product owner, engineering manager, project manager, software engineer, musician, and auto mechanic. Follow Chris on Twitter @ChrisSims.