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Friday, July 13, 2012

Agility in a Fixed-Price Environment

Just finished listening to a PMI Recorded Webinar:

"Achieving Agility in a Fixed-Price Environment"
Jesse Fewell, PMP, CST

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Great presentation!
Key Takeaways:
Agile is used for traditional projects in traditional environments.  (Yes, it is a discipline recognized by PMI)
  • People can get tangled up in “traditional” terminology and forget other ways of expressing the same thing
  • Agile Story Point is equivalent to traditional FeatureStory Point cost and time are equivalent to Feature cost and time
Jesse talks about renegotiation with a client who wants more “stuff” (my word).  My interpretation of his process is:
1.      Arrange schedule and costs by Story Points
2.      Manage Scope Creep by  calculating impact of new Story Points
3.      Manage changes to scope and schedule by adding costs per story point or removing story points
Sound familiar?

1 comment:

  1. I really like his point about turning the Scope - Schedule - Cost triangle upside down. That is the first time contracts and agile really worked in my (limited) mind.