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Thursday, August 10 • 3:45pm - 5:00pm
The #NoEstimates Movement (Ryan Ripley)

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Abstract: #NoEstimates is a critical look at how estimates are used in the software industry.
When will you deliver that feature? How much will this project cost? Which features can I have in 4 weeks? All reasonable questions that both management and customers want addressed. Traditionally, we’ve used estimates to provide such answer.
The problem: estimates can turn in to commitments, dollars get spent based on misinformation, features end up misaligned with business needs, and all parties involved end up feeling misled and frustrated.
The key question is: Can we still make decisions without traditional estimates?
To answer this question, we will explore how teams can use #NoEstimates thinking to meet the needs of their stakeholders, how to maintain alignment without estimates, and pragmatic way to move the focus from estimates to metrics and measures that enable teams to deliver high quality products that delight their customers.

Learning Outcomes:
  • What are estimates, why we use them, and how they are misused
  • How to maintain alignment with customers and stakeholders without traditional estimates
  • Pragmatic ways to implement #NoEstimates thinking in your organizations

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Ryan Ripley

Ryan Ripley has worked on agile teams for the past 10 years in development, scrum master and management roles. He’s worked at various fortune 500 companies in the medical device, whole sale, and financial services industries. | | Ryan is great at taking tests and holds the PMI-ACP, PSM I, PSM II, PSE, PSPO I, PSD I, CSM and CSPO agile certifications. | | Ryan lives in Indiana with his wife Kristin and three children. He blogs at... Read More →

Thursday August 10, 2017 3:45pm - 5:00pm
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