Two things are certain about estimates:
1. Estimates are always wrong
2. You will spend more time estimating that you should have otherwise used to do the work instead.
Agile Manifesto Values and Principles do not, not even once, mention “estimates”. Yet, rapid adoption of estimation techniques labeled as “Agile Estimation” techniques puzzle me. In my experience as practitioner, advisor and coach, I have experienced very limited benefits from estimating and often find that estimates create more harm than good. There are, however, legitimate business concerns that need active management. Estimates hinder real business agility by servicing temporary comfort through plausible but highly improbable plans.
We will discuss, instead, advanced planning techniques that deliver on promise of empirical evidence-based predictability and improve organizational Agility.
Speaker: Dhaval Panchal
Date/Time: 9/8/15 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Venue: BancVue, 4516 Seton Center Pkwy, Suite 300, Austin, TX 78759
To Register (and for more info): http://www.eventbrite.com/event/18290431172.