Diving For Hidden Treasures
Diving For Hidden Treasures
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Diving For Hidden Treasures

Last updated on 2016-03-28

About the Book

Does your organization value and rank projects based on estimation? Except for the shortest projects, estimation is often wrong. You don’t realize the value you planned when you wanted. How can you finish projects in time to realize their potential value?

Instead of estimation, consider using cost of delay to evaluate and rank projects. Cost of delay accounts for ways projects get stuck: multitasking, other projects not releasing on time, work queuing behind experts, excessive attention to code cleanliness, and management indecision to name several.

Once you know about cost of delay, you can decide what to do about it. You can stop the multitasking. You can eliminate the need for experts. You can reduce the number of projects and features in progress. You can use cost of delay to rank projects and work in your organization. Learn to use cost of delay to make better decisions for your project, program, or project portfolio.

About the Authors

Johanna Rothman
Johanna Rothman

Johanna Rothman, known as the “Pragmatic Manager,” provides frank advice for your tough problems. She helps leaders and teams see problems, resolve risks, and manage their product development. Johanna is the author of fourteen books and hundreds of articles. Find the Pragmatic Manager, a monthly email newsletter and her blogs at jrothman.com and createadaptablelife.com.

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Johanna writes the Pragmatic Manager, a monthly email newsletter. She writes two blogs on her site, www.jrothman.com, as well as a blog on www.createadaptablelife.com.

Jutta Eckstein
Jutta Eckstein

Twenty years of experience in coaching, consulting, training, and development. Main focus on agile processes, patterns, project management, adaptive organizations, and advanced object-oriented design.

Jutta Eckstein works as an independent coach, consultant, and trainer. She holds a M.A. Business Coaching & Change Management, a Dipl.Eng. Product-Engineering, and a B.A. in Education. Her know-how in agile processes is based on over fifteen years’ experience in project and product development. She has helped many teams and organizations all over the world to make the transition to an agile approach. She has a unique experience in applying agile processes within medium-sized to large distributed mission-critical projects. This is also the topic of her books 'Agile Software Development in the Large', 'Agile Software Development with Distributed Teams', and 'Retrospectives for Organizational Change'. She is a member of the Agile Alliance and a member of the program committee of many different European and American conferences in the area of agile development, object-orientation and patterns. At the last election, Jutta has been designated for the Top 100 most important persons of the German IT.

Stay in touch with Jutta:

  • @juttaeckstein
  • http://linkedin.com/in/juttaeckstein
  • http://xing.com/profile/Jutta_Eckstein
  • http://jeckstein.com

Table of Contents

  • Acknowledgments
  • Why do we care about the value of the project portfolio?
  • Planning and Controlling Complex Projects
    • Prediction is not possible
    • Beyond Budgeting to the Rescue
    • Applying Beyond Budgeting
    • Conclusion
    • References
  • Why Cost is the Wrong Question for Evaluating Projects
  • Estimation is Insufficient as a Basis for the Project Portfolio Evaluation
  • A Focus on Continuous Value
  • Cost of Delay Due to Not Shipping on Time
  • Cost of Delay Due to Multitasking
  • Cost of Delay Due to Experts
  • Cost of Delay Due to Making Things Right
  • Cost of Delay Due to Technical Debt
  • Cost of Delay Due to Doing the Wrong Things
  • Cost of Delay Due to Indecision
  • Cost of Delay Due to Not Starting
    • References
  • Cost of Delay Due to Features in Progress
  • Cost of Delay Due to Releasing Later
  • Cost of Delay due to Unsupportive Infrastructure
    • References
  • Cost of Delay Due to Other Teams’ Delay
  • Cost of Delay: Why You Should Care
  • Selecting a Ranking Method for Your Project Portfolio
    • Ask This Question First
    • Rank with points
    • Rank with Risk
    • Rank with Context
    • Pairwise Comparison and Double Elimination
    • Single elimination
    • Use Your Mission and Values
    • Ranking isn’t Forever
    • Remember to Kill Projects
    • Summary
    • Acknowledgements
    • References
  • More from Jutta
  • More from Johanna

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