Fast, #NoWaste Agile Estimating for Remote Teams
Abstract: “If only Agile had a way to predict when things would be done…”
But the thing is, Agile does have a way to predict when things will be done. Even better... It’s easy. One product owner even said, “I didn’t know estimating could be FUN!” Well executed relative sizing plus velocity lets anyone march down the backlog and predict: “we’ll be about here on September 15th”, and ask, “do we have the right stuff above the line?” It’s not magic. (But it works like magic!) During this remote workshop, we’ll use a Miro (RealtimeBoard) simulation to practice estimating that works.
Ron Lichty, based in San Francisco and Seattle, consults with software and product teams and organizations globally to make software development “hum”. Ron’s book, Managing the Unmanageable: Rules, Tools, and Insights for Managing Software People and Teams (http://www.ManagingTheUnmanageable.net), published by Addison Wesley, has been compared by many readers to programming classics The Mythical Man-Month and Peopleware. His Live Lessons: Managing Software People and Teams video training for managers is available via O’Reilly’s Safari Bookshelf. Ron also co-authors the periodic Study of Product Team Performance (http://www.ronlichty.com/study.html).
Principal and owner of Ron Lichty Consulting, Inc. (www.RonLichty.com), he has trained teams in Scrum, transitioned teams from waterfall to agile, coached teams already using agile to make their software development "hum", and trained managers in managing software people and teams. He takes on interim VP Engineering roles and to other clients provides VPE-level guidance and advice to untangle the knots in software development and transform chaos to clarity. He has led teams and organizations at companies like Apple Computer, Fujitsu, Charles Schwab, Avenue A / Razorfish, Forensic Logic, Stanford, Check Point, and dozens of startups of all sizes. He co-chairs the Silicon Valley Engineering Leadership Community. Ron spoke at AgileIndy in 2014 on the topic: If We’re Agile, Why Do We Need Managers?
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