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Becoming Agile: ... in an imperfect world by Greg Smith, Ahmed Sidky

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Chapter 10. Feasibility: is this project viable?

Feasibility: is this project viable?

Our project backlogs are full of great ideas. In some cases, we get so excited about a great idea that we disregard all the challenges and jump right in to start development. Sometimes we succeed, and sometimes we have to abort.

Many companies struggle when trying to validate a project's value. Some companies initialize a project without knowing if it's viable; other companies scrutinize the value of a project for months before making a decision. There are issues with both approaches.

If you perform minimal validation, you'll frequently deliver projects that provide marginal value. You may also find ...

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