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Managing Agile Projects by Sanjiv Augustine

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Information Cycle Time

In dynamically changing environments, close interactions between people with the open flow and rapid exchange of information are the key sources of formation or self-organizing structure. This information flow and exchange allows project teams to self-organize in different formations, or to “in-form.”

Information cycle time is the time it takes for information to get from one party to another and back. Agile techniques, such as those just presented, dramatically reduce information cycle time on project teams. But your project team is not an island unto itself when it comes to developing and delivering software. More than likely, it is dependent on several external groups to deliver complete results to your customers. To ...

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