by Walker Royce

In today’s software delivery world, we need more predictability and fewer surprise endings. Software estimates, proposals, and plans are essential forecasts, or predictions, that represent the primary information exchanges among governance stakeholders. Trust is earned when integrity and performance are combined. Integrity is improved with more honest predictions that quantify uncertainties. Performance is improved by measurably reducing uncertainty early and continuously negotiating and steering. In this 5 minute Lightning Talk, IBM’s Chief Software Economist, Walker Royce, describes how to reason about software delivery governance with lean principles.