After much experimentation, we have decided to update the Mobiusloop.
Gabrielle is the creator of HotHousing, an innovation framework used to kickstart products. She is also the author of The Scrum Primer, one of the most widely read introductions to agile development worldwide. She is currently writing a book on flexible legal contracts, and another on how to measure value.
Entries by Gabrielle
Many iterative or continuous flow teams fall into the trap of trying to lock down a final solution, build it and deliver it. But that’s not how product development really works. Instead, there is a constant learning cycle to figure out what it is that’s needed, then to test and improve until the desired outcomes […]
After a talk the other day I at the Yow! conference, an attendee came up to ask how he could convince his management to move to an outcomes model, and how they could forecast and measure value.
A Measurable Outcome or MO, is a clearly defined measurable definition of success. An outcome is where you want to get to. Increasing conversion rates, minimizing support calls, or improving time to market. Outcomes exist at multiple levels. They might be high-level strategic goals for example, to increase customer acquisition, increase monetization and improve customer engagement. They might be […]
Although there is a lot of discussion on “outcomes” and “value,” exactly what this means and how you define and measure it are unclear. This is a very quick snapshot of the process to arrive at an outcome and how to measure the value delivered progressively using the Mobius loop. Mobius is a simple strategy […]
I’m getting this blog out but it is unedited and sans pictures. I’ll get to it next week and add some examples. I feel like a traitor to the revolution, but backlogs are really getting to me. A product backlog is a queue of work. And queues aren’t something we should aspire to, rather we […]
HOW TO USE STICKY NOTES While reading the great blog posts from Ryan on his Design thinking class on mobiusloop.com/blog, I saw the photo of the class stickies. It reminded me to post some handy tips for using sticky notes.
I’ve been reading up on the value of innovation, in preparation for the Value seminar by Tom Gilb in London this week. One question for Agile teams is how to innovate within the constant pressure of “Sprinting” and barely having time to draw breath. Agile teams can be innovative of course, although from experience I […]
Imagine an investment bank running with the following scenario: Manager: “Hi team, we are putting in place a new process for you to help us be more predictable and control our budget and schedules over the next year. By the end of December, we want you to hand in a plan that tells us: Which […]
In 2007 the UK Department for Communities and Local Government (the DCLG) entered into a contract with European Air and Defence Systems (EADS, now known as Cassidian) to deliver an IT system that would underpin the FiReControl project. The FiReControl project aimed to improve the UK Fire and Rescue Service by replacing 46 local control […]