The software development industry in embracing Agile in a big way. But why? Most certainly it allows a higher rate of success, encourages better collaboration, use of tools and does a better job embracing change. But why do the techniques work from a economics and finance standpoint? A number of people have tried to provide an answer to this question, but they often come in the form of complex equations and long discussions of finance models. In this presentation, Chad Albrecht will provide some very easy to understand economic models that provide a basis for why Agile outperforms traditional techniques. Additionally, Chad will demonstrate a side-by-side cost model of an Agile vs. Traditional project. If you are considering Agile in your organization and have partial or full P&L responsibility, this presentation will provide you with many valuable tools.