Under N: Acceptance to Delivery in N Hours
November 2014 • Presentation
This TSP Symposium 2014 presentation describes the Under-N methodology, a framework to uncover hidden capabilities and deliver a business need in an absolute time.
This presentation was created for a conference series or symposium and does not necessarily reflect the positions and views of the Software Engineering Institute.
How about delivering a business need from acceptance to production in
less than 12 hours? Or delivering in the absolute time it would actually
take—not an hour more and not an hour less? Under-N
methodology provides a framework to uncover hidden capabilities within
IT applications and IT application teams and then to use the
capabilities to deliver a business need, change, or want in under N hours, where N
is the absolute time it takes to deliver. It also elicits capabilities
that may not yet be present but that are possible, while outlining four
atomic change capabilities that, when implemented, will enable IT
applications to deliver changes in an under-N fashion by mixing and matching. The Under-N
Framework relies on strong collaboration, planning, and tight teamwork.
The presentation outlines a template to frame these capabilities by
asking the right questions to procure all the answers that will be
needed to execute the capability and to engage the correct stakeholders.
In addition, the presenter proposes ways to scale the capabilities
across an enterprise by means of a challenge process and by celebrating