January 2014

Software in 30-Days

CHAOS Tuesday #32 is on how agile software development creates value. Our guest is Ken Schwaber, Founder and President of Scrum Org. Ken is the co-author of Software in 30-Days. Ken talks about his book and tells why developing software fast increases value. Agile methods, including Scrum, focus on delivering software products quickly thus improving the return on value.  Agile methods consist of iterations, small groups, fast feedback, and continuous retrospectives.  The Standish Group has developed rules for Value-Based PM. Implementation of an agile process or methodology using a small project philosophy goes a long way toward adopting a Value-Based PM Environment. Scrum provides a good baseline for a Value-Based PM environment.  In this program we explore:

  • Three major takeaways from Software in 30 Days
  • Good Agile versus bad agile
  • 3 Most common Agile mistakes
  • Only do what is important [VBPM Rule#13]
  • Value coding the CHAOS Database

Part of CHAOS Tuesday: looks at resources that can be used to create and maintain a Value-Based PM Environment.

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Ken Schwaber

Ken Schwaber is the Founder and President of Scrum Org. Scrum.org providing resources, training, assessment, and certification for Scrum Masters and Scrum Developers. Prior to starting Scrum.org, Ken had a software consulting business for almost 28 years. He is the co-author of Software in 30-Days: How Agile Managers Beat the Odds, Delight Their Customers, And Leave Competitors In the Dust.



Jim Johnson

Jim Johnson is the founder and chairman of The Standish Group. He has been professionally involved in the computer industry for over 40 years and has a long list of published books, papers, articles and speeches. He has a combination of technical, marketing, and research achievements focused on mission-critical applications and technology. He is best known for his research on project performance and early recognizing technology trends. Jim is a pioneer of modern research techniques and continues to advance in the research industry through case-based analytical technology.


Jim Crear

Jim is the chief information officer and architect for The Standish Group International. He is an experienced executive with over 40 years of experience in the field of Information Technology. He has had a diverse career leading IT organizations in academia, biomedical, manufacturing, and software companies.


Rick Brutti

Rick Brutti has more than 30 years as an entrepreneur and business consultant, assisting companies in raising capital and financial management.


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