Why do so many IT projects fail? And what can we do about it?
Most companies and organisations know (or at least have heard) that they should work in a more agile manner. But it's generally a hard sell to the people in charge. This talk dissects the agile practices from an economic standpoint, showing that it actually makes business sense even if the project itself was to fail.
By adjusting the metrics from what is easily measured to what actually matters, we can create the correct incentives for producing real value. But, as it turns out, implementing the steps necessary for making IT truly profitable also has profound implications for some of the tools and practices we tend to take for granted.