Five Tips to Ensure You Deliver the Right Product - Ahead of Schedule and Under Budget

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Click through for five tips to help ensure you deliver the right product ahead of schedule and under budget, as identified by Todd Olson, vice president of products at Rally Software.

Software used to be delivered in an 18-month death march. Software developers worked in silos; executives frantically worried about getting to market before their competitors; project managers were stuck in a special kind of hell where they coerced developers to code faster and cut out features, and begged management for more time and more money. When the product finally reached the market -- it was often a dramatic failure.

Now, agile practices, combined with cloud deployments, have significantly reduced the lead-time of shipping software. It can be 18 days -- not 18 months. However, just because you can go fast, it doesn't mean you're delivering anything that's useful, needed or of value. Most organizations celebrate the 'fast' vs. celebrating the 'right'.

Todd Olson, vice president of products at Rally Software, has identified five tips to help ensure you are delivering ahead of schedule and under budget – but most importantly – that you’re building the right thing.

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