Three challenges for agile projects
When I join projects now, I want to challenge all the stakeholders to make three commitments:
- Simulate production at least monthly: The software should be run in an environment that is comparable with the target production environment with loads and data variations similar to that of production. Thus, the technical stability of the project is proved.
- Demo with the business side at least monthly: The results of the project should be showed to the product owner, or perhaps even the end users. Thus, our understanding of the requirements is established.
- Real return before 10 % of business case spent: The project should have an estimated business case. Before 10 % of the potential earnings have been spend, the project should start to generate some income. Thus, the economic expectations of the project can be assessed.
Currently, much project is doing very well on simulated environment and pretty well when it comes to demos. We’re still struggling with delivery within 10 % of the business case.
How are your projects doing on this scale?