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Find out about and how to Focus on Stakeholders (why it is dangerous to focus on users and customers alone) on Value ( why it is bad to focus on functions, use cases, building code alone), to Quantifying Values and Qualities (to make unclear requirements much clearer) and how to use the Project Management ‘Evo’
Tom Gilb HonFBCS
08.45am Registration
09.00am Start. Finishing around 5.00pm
17.00 Approximate finish

Please ensure your bring a laptop or tablet so that you can access fully the presentation and other documentation
Most IT projects fail wholly or partly to satisfy expectations of funders and stakeholders (try Googling ‘IT Project Failure’). The Royal Academy of Engineering concluded that: 'The methods for avoiding IT project failure are known to the community, but not practiced'. There is a huge motivational, political and economic problem here, and we are not going to solve it with this course alone. But for those who want the 'well hidden' knowledge of how to succeed in IT Project Management, we are going to present those techniques that we believe need practicing in order to succeed.

Briefing on Foundations
• Focus on Stakeholders: why it is dangerous to focus on users and customers alone.
• Focus on Value: why it is bad to focus on functions, use cases, building code.
• Quantifying Values and Qualities: how to make unclear requirements much clearer
• Multiple Levels of Project Control (Organization, Stakeholder, IT, Tech Design)
• How to relate designs to requirements, value drivers to value needs: Impact Estimation Tables

Main Project Management ‘Evo’ Subjects
• Decomposing Project Deliverables to give a stream of high value.
• 20 Decomposition Principles
• The 111111 Method
• The Value Decision Table Method of Decomposition
• The Requirement Qualifier method of Decomposition
• Cost Estimation by Feedback, and Change. How to deliver, before the deadline.
• Dynamic Design to Cost method of being on time , under budget
• Using the Value Impact Table to manage and report project progress.
• Case Studies of results using these methods.
• Backroom and Frontroom Project Management.
• ‘Evo’ as an agile method for those who need to manage quality.
• Adding Evo Quality Management to Scrum.
• Contracting for Value Delivery: The Flexible Contract Method

Tom Gilb HonFBCS joined IBM in 1958. He has been an international consultant and teacher for 55 years. Written 10 published books. Competitive Engineering (2005), and Value Planning (2016). Tom has developed advanced methods for developing systems of any kind, with emphasis on IT systems and High Quality systems.
He is Honorary Fellow of BCS.
Tom Gilb and his partner Kai Gilb have, together with many professional friends and clients, personally developed the Agile ‘Engineering’ methods they teach. The methods have been developed over five decades of practice all over the world in both small companies and projects, as well as in the largest companies and projects. Their website www.Gilb.com/ offers free papers, slides, books, videos, and cases about Agile and many other subjects.
There are many organisations, and individuals, who use some or all of their methods. IBM and HP were two early corporate-wide adopters (1980, 1988). Recently (2016) over 20,000 engineers at Intel have voluntarily adopted the Planguage requirements specification methods; in addition to practicing to a lesser extent Evo, Spec QC and other Gilb methods.
Many other multinationals are in various phases of adopting and practicing the Gilb methods. Many smaller companies also use the methods.
Tom’s methods are 100% risk conscious and devoted to reducing the risks of failure and partial failure, by attention to the details and to the big picture.

BCS Quality SG More details can be found at https://www.bcs.org/category/10130

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Quality - Driven Agile Project Management - The 'Evo' Method - Quality SG
Date and time
Wednesday 17 April, 9:00am - 3:00pm
Solent University
The Spark Building Room TS202
East Park Terrace
SO14 0RD
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