March 7, 2017

follow-up re: value pricing with agile projects

This might be obvious to you, but just in case it’s not...

There’s something I want to make sure is crystal clear about value pricing and agile projects:

You shouldn’t be value pricing each sprint.

You should value price the desired outcome of the entire effort, and then use whatever makes the most sense to reach the desired outcome (in this case, sprints).

By extension, this means that anything in the backlog that doesn’t demonstrably contribute to the stated goals of the overall project should be removed (or at least put on hold for a future project).