Optimisation Drives Every Decision

The Short and Sweet:

  • Keep everyones’ eyes on the prize (and the constraints).
  • Objectives, Constraints and Optimisation Drive Every Decision

Relevant Agile Manifesto Principles

Agile Manifesto Principle #1 ‘Our highest priority is to satisfy the customer through early and continuous delivery of valuable software.’

Agile Manifesto Principle #4 ‘Business people and developers must work together daily throughout the project.’

Agile Manifesto Principle #7 ‘Working software is the primary measure of progress.’

Agile Manifesto Principle #12 ‘At regular intervals, the team reflects on how to become more effective, then tunes and adjusts its behavior accordingly.’

AgileSweet Economics and Practices

The Project Execution Plan should can three (or one or two) clearly stated SMART objectives for the project. (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Result Based, Timed).

These should be given a priority.

They should be stuck on the wall in big writing.

Constraints such as deadlines or key business dates and quality assurance standards should also be stuck on the wall.

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