#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.
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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ABOUT RYAN RIPLEY:
A professional Scrum trainer with Scrum.org, Ryan Ripley has experience as a software developer, manager, director, and ScrumMaster at various Fortune 500 companies in the medical device, wholesale, and financial services industries. Ryan is committed to helping teams break the cycle of “bad Scrum” so they can deliver valuable software that delights their customers. The host of “Agile for Humans,” the top agile podcast on iTunes, Ryan lives in Indiana with his wife, Kristin, and three children. He blogs at ryanripley.com and is on Twitter @ryanripley. Ryan not only trains teams and organizations in Scrum and Agile, he also works with teams every day as an internal Agile Coach with a financial services company in Chicago, IL. By working every day with teams and executives alike, Ryan is able to provide both the theory and the practice as part of his training courses.
Ryan is a noted speaker and travels internationally to present on the Scrum and Agile topics. Most recently he’s presented at the following events:
Derby City Agile – Louisville, KY
KEYNOTE – Agile Dev West 2018 – Las Vegas, NV
Path to Agility 2018 – Columbus, OH
Agile and Beyond 2018 – Ann Arbor, MI
Agile Indy 2018 – Indianapolis, IN
KEYNOTE – CodepaLOUsa 2018 – Louisville, KY
Agile 2017 – Orlando Florida
KEYNOTE – Agile Africa 2017 – Johannesburg, South Africa