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Wednesday, June 15 • 13:30 - 14:30
Planning with #NoEstimates (Part I)

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The #NoEstimates movement has gained a lot of followers (and opposition) in recent years. There’s a lot of discussion about it, but how do we actually make plans without estimates?

 This is exactly what we’re going to do in this workshop. We’re going to introduce and play with methods that either replace or compliment regular estimation methods. We’ll discuss Cost of Delay, complexity evaluation, historic data and variation, and even see how Lean Startup methods change how we plan.

In the process we’ll discuss why we want estimates for in the first place. We’ll discuss decision theory, where estimates fail us, and try to build a case for planning based on scientific methods, rather than gut feelings.

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Gil Zilberfeld

Gil Zilberfeld has been in software since childhood, writing BASIC programs on his trusty Sinclair ZX81. With more than twenty years of developing commercial software, he has vast experience in software methodology and practices. | | Gil is a lean-agile consultant, applying agile principles for more than a decade. From automated testing to exploratory testing, design practices to team collaboration, scrum to kanban, and lean startup methods... Read More →