Last updated on 2016-01-05
About the Book
Value Planning (VP) means you will elicit and clarify critical stakeholder values quantitatively, and prioritize delivering those values, as soon as possible.
Key Planning Concepts
- STAKEHOLDERS: Identify your most critical stakeholders.
- OBJECTIVES: Identify the smart levels of their most critical value improvements.
- STRATEGIES: Identify potential strategies for delivering planned value levels to stakeholders, at lowest cost and risk.
- SMALL STEPS: Decompose strategies into suitably smaller deliverable increments.
- DELIVER VALUE: Attempt to deliver measurable value to some stakeholders.
- LEARN: Measure results and costs; then decide if you are on track, or need to change something. Continue the process until all goals reached.
- We will make use of our Planning Language, called ‘Planguage’ (‘PL’).
- The central capability of Planguage is that it can be used for any system of ‘product’ or ‘service’, at any level of abstraction or detail.
- Planguage is capable of expressing all results, improvements, values and qualities quantitatively.
- Planguage can help you plan, estimate and track delivery of all costs and resources.
- Planguage will help you keep numeric accounts of multiple critical values, and corresponding multiple critical resources, so you can manage value for money; i.e. the efficiency of planning, decision-making and contracted result deliveries.
- Planguage is extremely risk conscious at the level of every aspect of planning that might involve risk to your successful value delivery.
- Planguage not only helps with planning values and costs, but is consequently used to manage practical implementation, learning and feedback from plan application.
- Planguage will help you align and connect plans at many related levels of consideration, from top management to the most detailed level of planning you need.
- Planguage enables you to measure the quality of planning, and to set a release threshold for plans.
- Planguage has tools to automate plan specification, and to integrate your updated decisions and knowledge.
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