There was a thread below on Agile Finance in scrumdevelopment a few weeks ago. I mentioned I was writing an article on the topic. I just posted Why Should Agilists Care About Capitalization?
on InfoQ, after working on it for months. It includes a bunch of details on how we classified PBIs as expense or capitalize, and how we avoided time-cards and time-tracking, while making auditors much more happy.
Of course, I am interested in feedback on the paper. My preference is replying to the paper on InfoQ proper or twitter reference to @greening. However, I am happy to answer questions or critiques here as well. I'm also happy to discuss privately.
I hope this helps.
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On Wed, Jan 2, 2013 at 9:20 PM, Dan Greening <dan@...>
Hi Michael (and others),
I have a paper possibly slated for publication on the topic of capitalization and depreciation that may help. I can provide a preprint under the condition that you agree to provide feedback within a week of receipt. Send request separately to me at dan@...
On Wed, Jan 2, 2013 at 1:15 PM, Michael Wollin <yahoo@...>
I need a few bullet points on what can be gained with taking agile development into account with company/project financials, where the result is an improved Balance Sheet. I remember, for example, that one could capitalize a larger percentage of development costs. I also remember financial charts that showed that incremental releases resulted in more ROI.
- Can someone point me to a couple of good and authoritative articles on the subject?
- There was a really good book that came out a few years ago but I seem to have misplaced it and I can't remember its name. I just remember the paperback cover was sky blue.
- Or, just for the proposal summary that I'm working on, can someone just list a couple of bullet points I can use to claim that changing how Finance accounts for agile projects will result in goodness?