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Start Time: 12/08/2016 01:00 PM, End Time: 12/08/2016 01:45 PM, Location: Agile Salon

Session Level: Intermediate

Target Audience:
Product Owners, Scrum Masters, Managers, Software Developers, BA's, UX Designers

Session Summary:

The very first question a customer asks us when we start work is – When will it be done? Traditional methods of answering this question are fraught with errors. The most common errors include heavy reliance on estimates and use of averages to give one deterministic answer.

We are all aware that our world is not deterministic and each prediction has a probability of being right and a complimentary probability of being wrong. In this session we will use examples and a simple exercise to demonstrate a much easier method which can help make probabilistic predictions.

These predictions can help teams have more informed conversations with their customers about their probability of completing a project on time and around the risk profiles of their projects. The audience will learn how with very little estimation and simple measurements they can better inform and equip teams, managers and customers with information about possible completion dates of the project.

We will show how these techniques are actively being used to predict the completion of single items and a set of multiple items in the real world.

Presenter: Prateek Singh - Ultimate Software (Principal Agile Coach)
About Prateek Singh:
Prateek Singh has been leading and working on agile teams for the 10+ years. Starting with XP, then Scrum and now working in a Kanban system, Prateek has gained a breadth and depth of knowledge regarding agile techniques, practices and implementation principles. Prateek is currently a Process Improv...  Read More
About Daniel Vacanti:
Daniel Vacanti is a 20+ year software industry veteran who has spent most of his career focusing on Lean and Agile practices. In 2007, he helped to develop the Kanban Method for knowledge work and managed the world's first project implementation of Kanban that year. He has been conducting Lean-Agi...  Read More
Co-Presenter(s): Daniel Vacanti


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