Epic Budgeting - or how agile teams meet deadlines

According to this year's State of Agile survey, the most common success measure for agile initiatives, at 53%, is on-time delivery. But if agile teams can choose how much work they take into a sprint, how can teams be sure of delivering pre-committed scope on time and on budget? There is more to agile delivery than product owners ordering a backlog of work for teams to work on.

Epic budgeting is one tool that allows the product owner to steer a product across the line, delivering the expected scope on time by managing scope creep or an unsustainable focus on the perfect over the pragmatic. During this session learn about how product owners and their teams work towards a fixed date or budget by applying double loop learning to epic sizing and breakdown. Expect some tales from real companies and a few light hearted moments. And I'm at least 53% certain we will finish on time!

 
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Outline/structure of the Session

  • Why meeting deadlines matters

  • What does planning really mean

  • Release planning and burndown charts

  • How epic budgeting works

  • Conclusions

Learning Outcome

  • Learn how to confidently create a long-term product delivery roadmap, including an estimate of delivery date

  • Discover the importance of proactively managing the breakdown and estimation of stories

  • See how to use the breakdown of epics into stories as a means to manage scope creep and steer a product to a given deadline

  • Learn how to meet deadlines with an agile team that is uncertain about what they can deliver

Target Audience

Product Owners, Product Managers

Prerequisite

Experience in product management helps... :)

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