Committing to Value versus Committing to Stories

I know…this is heresy you are thinking – Stories ARE Value.  How does this even make sense?

I suggest that teams try to think about committing to delivering a full set of value every iteration.  This means focusing in one area, on one thing, and doing that one thing properly so that it is releasable to market.  I may be particularly sensitive to this at the moment because the teams are doing a lot of ad-hoc project work, rather than focusing on shipping new features, but I think the same principle applies.  If the advantage of agile (constantly changing priorities) is to be realised then it is not sufficient to think or execute at the story level.



Paul Osborn

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