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10 Evolutionary Project Management Principles – Evo Principle 8

10 Evolutionary Project Management Principles – Evo Principle 8 (#9 in the series 10 Evolutionary Project Management (Evo) Principles)
By Tom Gilb

Evo is about learning from hard experience, as fast as we can – what really works, and what really delivers value Evo is a discipline to make us confront our problems early – but which allows us to progress quickly when we really provably have got it right.

Discussion

Evo may seem ‘slow’. But it is the fastest known way to get the right stuff delivered. This is especially true when you are pushing the envelope with new competitive ideas that are not yet proven in practice. Evo becomes your workbench and experimental lab. ‘Bill and Dave’ are curious to see how things are going between each Evo step. They expect working systems on the workbench continuously.

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One of the criteria commonly used in setting priorities during this initial planning activity is: Features with greatest risk. Read the Complete Article

10 Evolutionary Project Management Principles – Evo Principle 5

10 Evolutionary Project Management Principles – Evo Principle 5 (#6 in the series 10 Evolutionary Project Management (Evo) Principles)
By Tom Gilb

Evo is holistic systems engineering – all necessary aspects of the system must be complete and correct – and delivered to a real stakeholder environment – it is not only about programming – it is about customer satisfaction

Discussion

Evo forces us to plan and complete all aspects of the product that are necessary for all stakeholders’ satisfaction. We have to go beyond software ‘functionality’; and even beyond software quality and performance. We have to consider the hardware, the training, the documentation, the testing, the help desks, the fixing process, the marketing and customer information, future extensions – anything that stands in the way of success if not properly dealt with.

Evo forces us to deal with these ultimate realities because every Evo step is an attempt to hand over our total product to a real environment – not usually the final ‘all-customers’ environment – but as real as we can make it before we finally hand over. Read the Complete Article

10 Evolutionary Project Management Principles – Evo Principle 2

10 Evolutionary Project Management Principles – Evo Principle 2 (#3 in the series 10 Evolutionary Project Management (Evo) Principles)
By Tom Gilb

The next Evo delivery step must be the one that delivers the most stakeholder value possible at that time.

Discussion

This is just like a game, like chess, where of all possible moves, you want to select the ‘best’ one.

What is a ‘best’ Evo step? That depends on your current needs and values. In some cases it might be just to get something, anything, delivered at all. Later the focus might shift to increasing the economic value for a customer. Still later we might choose to focus on the most profitable step. So, the notion of ‘best’ may shift. But at any given moment we need to be clear in our project and team minds exactly what a best step is.

In Evo we can often ‘compute’ the best step using an Impact Estimation table. Read the Complete Article

10 Evolutionary Project Management Principles – Evo Principle 1

10 Evolutionary Project Management Principles – Evo Principle 1 (#2 in the series 10 Evolutionary Project Management (Evo) Principles)
By Tom Gilb

Evo Principle 1: Real Results of Value to Real Stakeholders Will Be Delivered Early and Frequently

Discussion

Real results means something that the stakeholders can use in their daily immediate work. For example: the product is faster; easier to use; more reliable; has more useful function.

Real stakeholders are real people, both colleagues and customers, who have some interest in and use from what we are producing. By giving real results to real stakeholders we can find out in a realistic way whether they get what they want and need, whether it works as intended, and whether there are some new needs perceived as a result of the handover experience.

Early means ‘next week’ for many cases. It means in the first 2% of expenditure of time and money for the larger project. Read the Complete Article

10 Evolutionary Project Management (Evo) Principles – Introduction

10 Evolutionary Project Management (Evo) Principles – Introduction (#1 in the series 10 Evolutionary Project Management (Evo) Principles)
By Tom Gilb

This series is about a Project Management paradigm very similar to Agile in principles. The series first describes, in 10 points, what this methodology is about, it then discusses each point separately.

The Evolutionary Project Management (Evo) can be summarized as follows:

  1. Real results, of value to real stakeholders, will be delivered early and frequently.
  2. The next Evo delivery step must be the one that delivers the most stakeholder value possible at that time.
  3. Evo steps deliver the specified requirements, evolutionarily.
  4. We cannot know all the right requirements in advance, but we can discover them more quickly by attempts to deliver real value to real stakeholders.
  5. Evo is holistic systems engineering – all necessary aspects of the system must be complete and correct – and delivered to a real stakeholder environment – it is not only about programming – it is about customer satisfaction.
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