Building the right product at the right time is just as important as building a quality product. Project economics can make or break a project. Knowing the benefits (and the costs) of a project is essential to deciding whether it’s a sound investment. What you need to know is how to quantify benefits in the same way technical teams estimate effort and cost.

These presentations by agile author and expert Mike Cohn explore return on investment (ROI) as well as traditional discounted cash flow methods such as net present value (NPV) and internal rate of return (IRR). Learn newer approaches, too, such as economic value added (EVA) and real options valuation, which are especially applicable for teams using agile processes or an incremental development process. The math is easy; the concepts are powerful. Leave with practical knowledge about how to apply these straightforward techniques to prioritizing and selecting projects.

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