AuthorsJ. E. Hannay, H. C. Benestad and K. Strand
TitleBenefit Points – The Best Part of the Story
AfilliationSoftware Engineering
Project(s)SMIOS: Successful ICT solutions in the public sector
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2017
JournalIEEE Software
Pagination 73 - 85
PublisherIEEE Computer Society

"Value for customer" is the mantra in agile management and development. The product owner is involved along the way, and backlogs are prioritized, with the best of intents to maximize business value early and to eliminate waste. Yet, in many IT development projects bewilderment remains as to how exactly value for customer should be expressed in process decisions and in the delivered system. And projects continue to implement functionality which turns out to be off the mark or is never used. The reason, we say, is that there isn’t sufficient methodological support to determine and to monitor value for customer. Nor is there sufficient methodological support to link business value decisions to the mechanics of the development project.

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