Chapter 5. Measuring and Prioritizing Value

The next aspect of answering the EDGE question “How should we invest?” is developing appropriate Measures of Success (MoS). Although your Lean Value Tree (LVT) statements are outcome-oriented, you have to determine how to measure those outcomes. Without definitive MoS, you’re left with flowery statements for which success or failure is arbitrary. It’s one thing to establish a goal; it’s quite another to identify an appropriate measure to both prioritize that goal against other investment demands and then monitor progress as initiatives move forward. Much as acceptance criteria enrich agile stories and provide critical information for developers to understand the requirements, MoS help describe the ...

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