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Everything you want to know about Agile by Jamie Lynn Cooke

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CHAPTER 14: BUDGETING FOR AGILE WORK

Most Agile initiatives will be constrained by a budget allocation that is identified at the start of the process. Whether or not the budget is realistic, this is the amount available for the Agile team to use. So, it is critical that the department endeavors to maximize the business value that can be delivered within this constraint.

The following presents two ideal models for managing funding for Agile work, and then identifies how departments can realistically manage their budgets when the flexibility of the Agile-specific funding model is not possible.

The ideal

In an ideal world, budget allocations for Agile work would be managed using one of two models:

1. Per iteration cost, or

2. Per units of work cost ...

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