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Ryan Ripley is in “The Business of Agile: Better, Faster, Cheaper” at Agile2016

People tend to think that the reason to go Agile can be distilled into three words: better, faster, cheaper. Ryan Ripley believes that this can actually be a recipe for failure, that “better, faster, cheaper” can actually sabotage your business success. Ryan provides a new take on the concept: smarter, sooner and safer.

  • Smarter – This centers around measurements and metrics, specifically creating a safe metrics program whose whole purpose is to measure insights.
  • Sooner – With Agile, we break down our work into smaller pieces that are easier to deliver. That means getting a product out the door sooner and establishing a revenue stream quicker.
  • Safer – “Cheaper” optimizes on cost, which often results in lower-quality software. Instead we should strive for “safer”: making smaller bets and make investments in the most valuable work at the time we need it and see what will happen from there.

SolutionsIQ’s Howard Sublett hosts at Agile2016 in Atlanta, GA.