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In professional project assignments , product backlog n prioritisation and managing constraints of time and cost , many times the quality of product delivery remains sub optimal --- views solicited
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Mohan -

Not sure what your question is? Are you asserting that in practice, teams struggle to implement agile techniques and end up sacrificing one project constraint (e.g. quality or efficiency) for another (e.g. delivery on time)?

If so, I'd say "yes" :-)

Kiron
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1 reply by Mohan Kulkarni
May 21, 2020 11:55 AM
Mohan Kulkarni
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Dear Kiron
Yes ,That is one part.
Other part is while managing the constraint of time and cost due variation or adjustment in the scope do result in to sub optimal quality delivery vis a vis what is real need of the end customer and problems are faced.--How far it happens
Hi Mohan,

Some relevant questions: What quality assurance methods do you use? Does your Definition of Done include sufficient QA? Do you have appropriately detailed acceptance criteria for each backlog item? Do customers have sufficient opportunity to review product increments, approve and provide feedback? Are feedback items being getting prioritised and resolved rapidly enough?
May 21, 2020 11:44 AM
Replying to Kiron Bondale
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Mohan -

Not sure what your question is? Are you asserting that in practice, teams struggle to implement agile techniques and end up sacrificing one project constraint (e.g. quality or efficiency) for another (e.g. delivery on time)?

If so, I'd say "yes" :-)

Kiron
Dear Kiron
Yes ,That is one part.
Other part is while managing the constraint of time and cost due variation or adjustment in the scope do result in to sub optimal quality delivery vis a vis what is real need of the end customer and problems are faced.--How far it happens
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1 reply by David Portas
May 21, 2020 12:18 PM
David Portas
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Delivering the real needs of the customer sounds like an issue of prioritisation rather than quality. Presumably the customer gets to decide on the priorities and that ought to include any defect fixes. Avoiding the defects in the first place was the topic of my previous answer in this thread.
May 21, 2020 11:55 AM
Replying to Mohan Kulkarni
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Dear Kiron
Yes ,That is one part.
Other part is while managing the constraint of time and cost due variation or adjustment in the scope do result in to sub optimal quality delivery vis a vis what is real need of the end customer and problems are faced.--How far it happens
Delivering the real needs of the customer sounds like an issue of prioritisation rather than quality. Presumably the customer gets to decide on the priorities and that ought to include any defect fixes. Avoiding the defects in the first place was the topic of my previous answer in this thread.
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2 replies by Mohan Kulkarni
May 22, 2020 12:52 AM
Mohan Kulkarni
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Dear David
Thanks for both the responses
Yes . My point is many times the organisations adopting agile are not that matured and do not get needed support from leadership to follow agile discipline that leads to situation where scope gets tailored for managing cost and the defect fixation is not that rigorously observed. I agree with you avoiding defects at first place.
regards
Mohan and also
May 22, 2020 11:51 AM
Mohan Kulkarni
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Thanks Davis
Regards
Mohan
In my opinion, this has a lot to do with the maturity of an organization in following the standard agile practices. I have worked with organizations who have accepted these practices as a way of life and produce an optimal delivery. I think management commitment plays a prime role in making sure that the stakeholders understand the importance of process.
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1 reply by Mohan Kulkarni
May 22, 2020 12:52 AM
Mohan Kulkarni
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Thanks Ravi
I agree
Regards
Mohan
Part of the challenge is also leaders or clients who insist on commitments to time & cost before the team has sufficient time to explore scope and understand the viability of solution options.
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1 reply by Mohan Kulkarni
May 22, 2020 12:55 AM
Mohan Kulkarni
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Dear Kiron
I agree
Thanks for the inputs
Warm regards
Mohan
May 21, 2020 12:18 PM
Replying to David Portas
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Delivering the real needs of the customer sounds like an issue of prioritisation rather than quality. Presumably the customer gets to decide on the priorities and that ought to include any defect fixes. Avoiding the defects in the first place was the topic of my previous answer in this thread.
Dear David
Thanks for both the responses
Yes . My point is many times the organisations adopting agile are not that matured and do not get needed support from leadership to follow agile discipline that leads to situation where scope gets tailored for managing cost and the defect fixation is not that rigorously observed. I agree with you avoiding defects at first place.
regards
Mohan and also
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1 reply by David Portas
May 22, 2020 6:42 AM
David Portas
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It's true that results can suffer if agile ways of working don't get adequate sponsorship and support within an organization. I work in technology and it seems that too often agile transformation is something driven by IT teams rather than being championed by the whole of business management and executive leadership.
May 21, 2020 2:24 PM
Replying to Ravi Prakash Singh
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In my opinion, this has a lot to do with the maturity of an organization in following the standard agile practices. I have worked with organizations who have accepted these practices as a way of life and produce an optimal delivery. I think management commitment plays a prime role in making sure that the stakeholders understand the importance of process.
Thanks Ravi
I agree
Regards
Mohan
May 21, 2020 3:49 PM
Replying to Kiron Bondale
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Part of the challenge is also leaders or clients who insist on commitments to time & cost before the team has sufficient time to explore scope and understand the viability of solution options.
Dear Kiron
I agree
Thanks for the inputs
Warm regards
Mohan
I do not agree about quality will be "suboptimal" because time and cost constraints. Quality will be as defined taking into account time and cost. But what is usually forgotten is grade. In accordance to the strategy you have to define the balance between quality and grade.
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1 reply by Mohan Kulkarni
May 22, 2020 3:44 AM
Mohan Kulkarni
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Dear Sergio
Sorry i have not said quality grade but i mean it
thanks
regards
Mohan
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