The Cost of Delay

Tuesday 16 May 2017


  • 6:00 - Registration with tea, coffee, fresh fruit juice & biscuits
  • 6:30 - Presentation followed by Q&A
    Followed by a networking opportunity with wines and soft drinks
  • 9:00 - Close by 9:00

BCS, 1st Floor, The Davidson Building, 5 Southampton Street, London, WC2 7HA | Maps

Free to attend for all

Darren WilmshurstDarren Wilmshurst


De-mystifying Cost of Delay with a practical simulation:

Are you struggling to support your senior stakeholders in achieving aligned prioritisation at the Program levels? Don Reinertsen's fully quantified Cost of Delay (CoD) model for prioritising backlogs sourced from many stakeholders is great but many organisations struggle with implementing it and abandon attempts to have a rational discussion about value because "it's too hard to quantify in real money". Often, it is hard to forecast real money, and other factors such as Risk really do play a part in understanding value.

This simulation is based on Dean Leffingwell’s use of a proxy model for CoD, which was inspired. It is one of the most powerful aspects of the framework - not least because you can benefit from it regardless of whether you are employing other aspects of SAFe. In this session, you will learn not just the theory of economic prioritisation using CoD but how to both introduce and apply it.

About the speaker:

With his strategic C-suite-oriented approach to IT leadership - and his infectious energy - Darren has successfully delivered multi-million pound business transformations for e-commerce sites, ERP implementations, outsourcing and offshoring, including multiple Agile transformations.