Northside Meetup: “Software Estimates in the Age of Agile” with Ryan Ripley

When? Wednesday, September 12, 2018 5:30-8:30 PM

Where? MISO

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When will you deliver that feature? How much will this project cost? What can I have right now? All of these are reasonable questions that both management and customers want answered.  The problem is that when developers try to answer these questions, often more harm than good results. Estimates turn into commitments, dollars are committed based on misinformation, and all parties involved end up feeling cheated and confused. Ryan Ripley explains that the #NoEstimates movement is a critical look at how estimates are used in the software industry. Are estimates needed at all? Is getting better at estimates a worthwhile goal?  If we do not provide estimates, how do we stay aligned with our management and customers? Leave with a better understanding of how estimates can lead to dysfunction, how to change the conversation toward metrics and measures that matter, and how all of this impacts your ability to deliver high quality products that delight your customers.

About Ryan Ripley

A professional Scrum trainer with, Ryan Ripley has experience as a software developer, manager, director, and ScrumMaster at various Fortune 500 companies in the medical device, wholesale, and financial services industries. Ryan is committed to helping teams break the cycle of “bad Scrum” so they can deliver valuable software that delights their customers. The host of "Agile for Humans," the top agile podcast on iTunes, Ryan lives in Indiana with his wife, Kristin, and three children. He blogs at and is on Twitter @ryanripley.

Ryan is a noted speaker and travels internationally to present on the Scrum and Agile topics. Most recently he's presented at the following events:

·  Derby City Agile - Louisville, KY

·  KEYNOTE - Agile Dev West 2018 - Las Vegas, NV

·  Path to Agility 2018 - Columbus, OH

·  Agile and Beyond 2018 - Ann Arbor, MI

·  Agile Indy 2018 - Indianapolis, IN

·  KEYNOTE - CodepaLOUsa 2018 - Louisville, KY

·  Agile 2017 - Orlando Florida

·  KEYNOTE - Agile Africa 2017 - Johannesburg, South Africa