Are We There Yet? Agile Situational Awareness using Estimation

september, 2020

21sep5:30 pm7:30 pmAre We There Yet? Agile Situational Awareness using Estimation5:30 pm - 7:30 pm Online event Event Organized By: Washington DC Scrum User Group

Event Details

When you start out on an extended trip with children, they almost immediately start asking if you’re nearly there. You’ll find similar interest from stakeholders when you start a software development project. Repeated queries can seem annoying, but the desire to know how the trip or project is proceeding is natural.

The best-laid schemes o’ Mice an’ Men
Gang aft agley,

I’d bet that you want to pay attention to how things are going, also. You’d like to know if your plans are going awry, and you’d like to know with enough time to take corrective action. How will you know? That’s where estimates can help.

George Dinwiddie
George Dinwiddie, author of Software Estimation without Guessing: Effective Planning in an Imperfect World (Pragmatic Bookshelf), helps organizations develop software more effectively. He brings decades of development experience from electronic hardware and embedded firmware to business information technology. Involved in the Agile community since 2000, he has helped organizations ranging from a 6-person startup to a Fortune 100 company and a billion-plus dollar federal program, either directly or in partnership with other companies.

5:30 Log-in, mingle, network
6:00 Presentation
7:00 Q&A and Book giveaway

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