Online Webinar
Offered by Rally Software
Duration: 1 Hour Credits: 1 PDU or 1 CDU

Focus Your Assets Where They Produce Yield!

In an August 2008 report, third-party research firm QSM Associates (QSMA) assessed the performance of 29 Agile development projects against a database of 7,500 primarily traditional development projects in three key areas:

  • Productivity
  • Time-To-Market
  • Quality

The results were that Agile teams were 37% faster to market and 16% more productive.

This webinar not only provides metrics from Agile organizations versus their waterfall counterparts, it also offers up a framework for measuring your own Agile initiatives.

This is a 3 part presentation

Part 1: This is a technical quantitative presentation that produces calculations and metrics that prove that there is a financial impact to agile methods and methodologies. SPOILER:

  1. Greater Value delivered
  2. Faster ROI
  3. Lower Risk

Benefits in cost and schedule were dramatic without a rise in defects and often defects were significantly lower. Agile shops were able to adjust the specific benefits to suit the project.

Part 2: This describes the development of Agile methodologies and implementation of agile methodologies of one of the measured companies described in part 1 This also included showing how productive teams are (even when developers may not be “office present”).

Part 3: This part discusses how to optimize value delivery and reduce risk of project failures. This describes how professional coaching to focus the productivity the agile processes will increase the strategic value of IT.

This is a great presentation to assist management with understanding (from both defensive and proactive measures) to understand how to maximize budgets when budgets are shrinking.

QSMA Senior Analyst Michael Mah will help you to understand the financial returns that Agile delivers and learn how to quantify the benefits of Agile practices in your organization.

Jack Yang, Director of Engineering, will share his insights from HomeAway’s Agile implementation experience.


Evan Campbell, Rally’s VP of Professional Services, will discuss how to deliver and measure value while eliminating the risk of costly project failures.

To claim 1 PDU credit for attending this webinar. After registering and attending email your PMI Membership number and course information to

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