The High-Cost of Being On-Time

Jan 7, 2014 · Durham, United States of America

The High-Cost of Being On-Time

How do we measure success on a software project?  My experience shows that a focus on schedule and cost performance can actually lead to increased costs (and longer schedules).  Why is that?  I'll share my own stories and what the academic research has to say about project estimation and team productivity.  I'll then share results from a portfolio management experiment that we ran with three teams to increase the ROI from our software development.

Bio:
Greg Chatham has introduced Agile methods to three companies including a large-scale roll-out at GlaxoSmithKline where he currently works as a Program Manager.

Terri Fleming has been an Agile advocate, project manager and coach during an enterprise Agile rollout, also implementing Lean Portfolio using kanban.  She is currently a program manager at GlaxoSmithKline.

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