Keldale Business Services Ltd

A Benefit is a result that someone thinks is worthwhile.

Everybody likes a Maturity Model these days. It's the management version of Top Trumps. So before you worry about how mature your enterprise is at doing stuff, here's where you consider the stuff you choose to do in the first place. How good is the process around the business choices you make? Would you like to make it better or are you happy that your luck will continue to see you through?

Read more: Mature Decisions

Success is hard

In the world of programmes and projects success is hard to achieve and often hard to prove. When your measurement of success isn’t hard cash but people’s health and happiness, life gets even more complex. Programmes struggle because we dive into the complexity without stepping back into the basic principles that show the key things they are meant to achieve.

Read more: Very Simple Models for a Complex World

Have you ever read a business case, got to page 10 and still not understood what it was for? Worse, have you scrabbled to realise the benefits when no-one could explain why they bought the kit in the first place?

Read more: Naïve Questions with Complex Answers

A strategic wrap around tactical Sprints

Sprints begin with Product Owners describing their requirements and prioritising what gets done next. MoSCoW (must, should, could, won’t do) selection of what they want and the order they want it in sets the Product Backlog for the developers to concentrate on in the next round of work. 

Read more: Benefits-led Agile

Willingness to pay, the last refuge of a scoundrel?

Dr Johnson said that patriotism was the last refuge of a scoundrel. In business, I think it’s Executives’ implicit willingness to pay.

Read more: Willingness to Pay