"When will you be done?" Agile Construction Discussion - 9/28 @ 6PM
Answering “when will you be done?” to people outside the team – like the C-suite, directors, and managers – is often challenging for teams focused on building software. Speaking to this group is a core competency for any agilist who wants to retain freedom and funding! This session takes a brief walk through the concept of velocity, explains the “cone of uncertainty,” burn up and burn down charts, and then shows you how to provide a ready and truthful answer about when you will be done.
- Understand common agile planning concepts such as team capacity, velocity, burn up and burn down charts, uncertainty, and range estimation
- Understand the cone of uncertainty as applied to burn up charts
- Understand at a high level fixed-date and fixed-feature release planning
- Understand how to translate agile planning concepts into business-accessible answers
- Introductions and Announcements
- Mini Breakout Session
- Closing Remarks
Education Hours: 1 CPU/PDU
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Ryland Leyton, CBAP, PMP, CSM, SPC4, is a business analyst, author, speaker, educator, Agile coach, and technology translator. He has worked in the technology sector since 1998, starting off with database and web programming, gradually moving through project management and finding his passion in the BA and Agile fields. Ryland is passionate about strong analysis practice and prefers Agile environments where possible. He has built both Agile and waterfall SDLC processes for development teams, customizing each one to the challenges facing that particular client group. Ryland is part of the core team that wrote the Second Edition of the Agile Extension to the BABOK, and the Agile Analysis Certification exam. He is a Senior Business Analyst at Cognizant.
His books, "The Agile Business Analyst: Moving From Waterfall to Agile" and "It's About Your Career: Skills For A Lifetime Of Loving Your Work!" have been well received in the professional community.
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