Agile

Creating a Case Study

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Team WIKISPEED is lucky enough to have been featured in several case studies, one of which has been picked up by the Harvard Business Review: http://hbr.org/product/team-wikispeed-developing-hardware-the-software-way/an/ES1391-PDF-ENG I work with many companies measuring the ROI of their agile practices, and mining their data for gems to repeat and...

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We Limit Our Materials

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A core XM (eXtreme Manufacturing) practice is to only use materials that can be inexpensively iterated (re-made) in less than a week, and then choose the fewest number of different materials / processes practical in order to build deep experience quickly. Here's the list of stuff to...

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Calculating Business Value

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Business value for a for profit company is typically NPV or IROI. These can be calculated in very simple or sophisticated ways- such as monte carlo analysis of SWAT criteria with percentage bands of confidence. Business value for a non-profit company is typically an assessment of...

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