ThoughtWorks' Jim Highsmith to Discuss How to Optimize the Value of Enterprise Agile During Upcoming Webinar

Highsmith will explore the necessity for Agile projects to have new performance measures for success

Mar 25, 2011, 09:03 ET from ThoughtWorks

SAN FRANCISCO, March 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --


Jim Highsmith



Jim Highsmith is recognized globally as a creator of the Adaptive Agile methodology and a co-author of the Agile Manifesto. He is one of the most sought after strategists for organizations going through an Agile transformation. Highsmith is the author of Agile Project Management: Creating Innovative Products, Addison Wesley 2009; Adaptive Software Development: A Collaborative Approach to Managing Complex Systems, Dorset House 2000 and winner of the prestigious Jolt Award, and Agile Software Development Ecosystems, Addison Wesley 2002. He is the recipient of the 2005 international Stevens Award for outstanding contributions to systems development.


Beyond Scope, Schedule and Cost: Optimizing Value

During this presentation Highsmith will explore how Agile teams are asked to be Agile, flexible and adaptive, but then are told to conform to planned scope, schedule and cost goals. He will discuss the importance of scaling projects to bring greater value to organizations. To mirror the Agile Manifesto, he will argue that it is not that scope, schedule and cost are unimportant, but that value and quality are more important. This talk explores the necessity for and the rationale behind moving to this new standard for Agile performance.

In this session, participants will learn:

  • Why Agile projects need new performance measures

  • Why quality is so critical to adaptability and future value

  • A value management framework

  • How to calculate at a feature level


Wed., March 30, 2011 at 1 p.m. (Eastern)




For more information to or to speak with Jim Highsmith please contact Christie Denniston at 303- 581-7760 or

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