A fistful of Agile Planning Techniques
"It's often better to be certain and wrong [about project schedules] than uncertain and right." - DeMarco and Lister, Waltzing With Bears
As much as the agile manifesto talks about “responding to change”, sooner or later, someone has to write a check to pay for things — and that person would probably prefer to avoid unbounded uncertainty. This workshop works through issues of cost, and risk, including how to communicate team performance. Use a combination of simulation, discussion, and presentation, Matt Heusser, Joseph Ours, and Damian Synadinos will cover various models for planning, from stories, to velocity, project comparison, #NoEstimates, Guru Method, and Predictive models. You'll leave with a firstfull of ideas to try, along with specific information of the strengths and weakness of each approach, including both technical and social angles.