DevOps East 2017 Concurrent Session : To Estimate or Not to Estimate, is that the Question?

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Thursday, November 9, 2017 - 10:00am to 11:00am

To Estimate or Not to Estimate, is that the Question?

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Wondering what NoEstimates means in practice, or why you would want to move toward NoEstimates? Perhaps you’ve heard the buzz or read Vasco Duarte’s book. Maybe you simply want to understand how you can spend less time estimating and more time delivering working software—all while providing your customers with some understanding of predictability. If so, Matthew Phillip will help you understand through lessons learned with NoEstimates what and to what degree different factors influence delivery time. Join Matthew to learn how to move from upfront intuition-based estimates to create a data-based probabilistic forecast that provides a more reliable way to talk about when stuff will be done—and expend less effort to do so. Learn to forecast when things will be done -- with less effort and more accuracy!

Matthew Phillip
ThoughtWorks

Matthew Philip is the director of learning and development at ThoughtWorks. As a coach, trainer, quality advocate, and facilitator, Matt helps organizations and teams become fit for their purpose through continuous learning. He draws on lean and agile values, principles, and practices (kanban method, XP, Scrum) to offer experience, models, and options to customers and teammates. He tweets at @mattphilip, blogs, and shares his presentations. Passionate about building learning organizations, Matt has designed games for fun and learning, including the NoEstimates game, which he has presented at conferences worldwide.