13. Building the Business Case

In this chapter we will walk through how Angela and the team built the business case for their new product. Creating good software is about more than writing high-quality code. Good software must be useful and of value to its stakeholders.

13.1. Getting Ready to Start in Our Story

The story starts when Angela returns from her holiday with the idea for a new product. Knowing that the company would require her to build a business case to get funding to pursue her idea, Angela approached Smith and his team for help.

To help with the planning of the work and ensure that the team had the right short-term focus, Smith first mapped the governance decision points onto the kernel.

Using his state cards he identified what ...

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