Agile Business Change for October 2008

  1. Targets and Measures
  2. The "R" Word
  3. At the Agile Business Conference 2008

1) Targets and Measures

My recent thoughts on Agile EVA has set me thinking generally about agile measures and targets. There is a growing recognition that inappropriate targets are often counterproductive and distort an organisation’s behaviour in directions that are against the interests of the organisation’s customers.

If we define a measure as a quantitative piece of corporate information, usually trended over time, and target as a quantitative goal for which a business or organisation aims to reach, then the rule of thumb is: set your measures carefully, but set your targets more carefully still.  More details...

2) The "R" Word

A friend of mine is fond of stating his opinion that, during a recession, money returns to its rightful owners. Tongue-in-cheek or not, I was reminded of this recently when I was attempting to analyse some high-level requirements for a client’s proposed system. Read more...

3) At the Agile Business Conference 2008

I’ve just returned from another highly successful Agile Business Conference. Although this is the fifth time it’s been held, this was the first time it was held at the giant ExCel Conference Centre in London’s docklands. As usual, there was something for everyone. Read more...

All best wishes for the month ahead.

Kind regards,
Marcus Price

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