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What's your thoughts on Evidence-Based Management ?
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EBMgt is a framework established by Scrum.org - Although it was established for software organizations, I believe it applies to all types of organizations.

What's your thoughts on this Framework ?
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The issue I have with it is firstly, what is evidence? Depending on your epistemology, the answer could be worlds apart. Secondly, in the sciences, for example, it is pretty clear what evidence is; it is based on objectivism. Similarly, with other professions, they have a "code" or rules to follow. But management has no set code or rules; it is subjective. So, whenever you mix the words "evidence" with anything "subjective", issues arise. Now, don't get me wrong, I am from the constructivist and subjective school, meaning I do believe knowledge is created and evidence is presented in such ways. However, I also believe that in many respects, "evidence-based management" is an oxymoron.
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1 reply by Rami Kaibni
Nov 22, 2019 1:46 PM
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Sante

Without reading the 11 Pages Guide, I would be under the same impression as yours but I beg to differ. Go through the guide when you have time and let me know your thoughts.

RK
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Nov 22, 2019 1:35 PM
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The issue I have with it is firstly, what is evidence? Depending on your epistemology, the answer could be worlds apart. Secondly, in the sciences, for example, it is pretty clear what evidence is; it is based on objectivism. Similarly, with other professions, they have a "code" or rules to follow. But management has no set code or rules; it is subjective. So, whenever you mix the words "evidence" with anything "subjective", issues arise. Now, don't get me wrong, I am from the constructivist and subjective school, meaning I do believe knowledge is created and evidence is presented in such ways. However, I also believe that in many respects, "evidence-based management" is an oxymoron.
Sante

Without reading the 11 Pages Guide, I would be under the same impression as yours but I beg to differ. Go through the guide when you have time and let me know your thoughts.

RK
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Nov 22, 2019 3:45 PM
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Ok mate, I will take a look at some stage :-)
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After reading the 11 page guide on scrum.org, and more information from the Center for Evidence Based Management, it looks like systems engineering in a nutshell.

Since that is my educational and professional background, I wholeheartedly support the concept and believe others should as well.
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1 reply by Rami Kaibni
Nov 22, 2019 2:26 PM
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I am in full support of it as well Keith - It is a simple but yet powerful guide and I trust it applies to more than just software development.
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Nov 22, 2019 2:22 PM
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After reading the 11 page guide on scrum.org, and more information from the Center for Evidence Based Management, it looks like systems engineering in a nutshell.

Since that is my educational and professional background, I wholeheartedly support the concept and believe others should as well.
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I am in full support of it as well Keith - It is a simple but yet powerful guide and I trust it applies to more than just software development.
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I'd say this should apply to everything we do - as much as possible, make decisions based on empiricism rather than emotions.
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2 replies by Luis Branco and Rami Kaibni
Nov 22, 2019 2:41 PM
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Kiron - Totally Agree with you as it will help make more reliable decisions !
Nov 23, 2019 6:53 AM
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Dear Kiron
To what extent is that knowledge management in projects and / or organizations can be done using the "Evidence-Based Management" approach?
Does the 7th Edition of the PMBOK Guide include this approach?
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In my experience it applies very broadly. At the root of developing any system, whether that be a software program, some mechanical thing, or a business organization, one of the very first steps is defining what key variables equate to value. Then you determine how to control/manage the variables to maximize value.

I have my own step-by step process that I've created over they years for applying it in different environments, and it relates back to what George Freeman describes as Architectural Awareness.
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1 reply by Rami Kaibni
Nov 22, 2019 2:41 PM
Rami Kaibni
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This is the best thing to do: Developing your own way based on experience.
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Nov 22, 2019 2:37 PM
Replying to Keith Novak
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In my experience it applies very broadly. At the root of developing any system, whether that be a software program, some mechanical thing, or a business organization, one of the very first steps is defining what key variables equate to value. Then you determine how to control/manage the variables to maximize value.

I have my own step-by step process that I've created over they years for applying it in different environments, and it relates back to what George Freeman describes as Architectural Awareness.
This is the best thing to do: Developing your own way based on experience.
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Nov 22, 2019 2:31 PM
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I'd say this should apply to everything we do - as much as possible, make decisions based on empiricism rather than emotions.
Kiron - Totally Agree with you as it will help make more reliable decisions !
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Dear Rami
Interesting your question
Thanks for sharing

It is a management approach applied in software development and other business sectors.

I believe it is still a recent approach that does not allow me to have an opinion formed
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1 reply by Rami Kaibni
Nov 24, 2019 3:27 PM
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Luis

It is not a recent approach at all but as Sergio mentioned, everyone develops Evidence Based KVA’s or KPI’s based on their experience. I just found this 11 pages guide from scrum.org to be a very brief but powerful one.

I was going through it while studying for my PSPO II Exam.

RK
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Nov 22, 2019 1:46 PM
Replying to Rami Kaibni
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Sante

Without reading the 11 Pages Guide, I would be under the same impression as yours but I beg to differ. Go through the guide when you have time and let me know your thoughts.

RK
Ok mate, I will take a look at some stage :-)
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