Regis PMI South January 2019 Roundtable

January 23, 2019
12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
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Regis University DTC Campus
6380 South Fiddlers Green Cir Rm 260
Greenwood Village, CO 80111

PDUs for event: 1.5

You Might Get What You Measure

PDU Category: Technical

Session Overview

Agile teams have an open scope, known as the product backlog.  In simple terms, this means we don’t know what we are going to deliver.  Business managers give us time and money, and we say we will deliver good stuff that they will like.  How does this go over in the executive suite where we compete for funding?

In the old days, with traditional project management, we were judged according to the triple constraints of time, cost, and scope.  Be on time, on budget, and deliver full scope as defined by a signed statement of requirements.  Along the way, meet the milestones and report success or failure compared to plan.

The agile principle number one is “Our highest priority is to satisfy the customer through early and continuous delivery of valuable software.”  How should we measure this in a way that makes sense to the executives?  They want a plan and they want numbers.  Customers rarely know what they want until they see it, and in the agile world, we follow principle number two, “Welcome changing requirements even late in development.”  We simply cannot predict exactly what we will deliver and we do not have an exact plan that prohibits or penalizes change.

In this presentation, we will show a model you can use to measure economic value, strategic value, and operational value during product development.  The key is to measure these three things separately so one measure does not complicate and confuse another.  We will also show the predictable points of contention to overcome so we make sense to the people who are fund our work and expect measurable results.

Steve Wille, BSBA, MBA; Principal Consultant - Agile Transformation

Steve Wille is an experienced information technology executive having worked for large corporations in many roles including software development, project manager, and Director of application development, Vice President of corporate information systems, and Senior Vice President of a business division. His book, Colorful Leadership, focuses on three perspectives of project management, people, process, and innovation.  He does consulting and training with companies in the midst of agile transformations, focusing on how to become more agile. Steve is active in the Colorado IT community as a board member of SIM (Society for Information Management and an active member of Mile High PMI.  His MBA is from Regis University and his BSBA is from the University of Denver.


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Roundtable Contacts


Steve Wille, BSBA, MBA

Roundtable Topic

You Might Get What You Measure

Roundtable Administrator

Kalindy Dwivedi, PMP, CSM

Roundtable Lead

Gary Dagenhart, PMP

Roundtable Sponsor

Regis University, Anderson College of Business


The Regis PMI South Roundtable meets monthly, January - October, on the 4th Wednesday. 



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Regis PMI South January 2019 Roundtable Agenda