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Wednesday, August 7 • 9:00am - 10:15am
The Agile Planning Mindset: estimating and forecasting a release with a real backlog (Peter Green) FULL

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Relative estimation is a big mindshift for many developers that have been doing time estimates for years (and being repeatedly punished for guessing wrong). Deriving a release plan based on velocity (which is based on those relative size estimates) is an even bigger shift for many Product Owners. This session will walk attendees through a series of quick exercises that, after dozens of iterations with real classes, I have found teach relative estimation in a way that gets developers completely out of the business of mentally converting story points to time and back again to story points to derive their estimates. The key is visual grouping, and attendees will work a realistic product backlog through affinity estimation, planning poker, and release forecasting using velocity, with a chance for Q&A about the various techniques and their pros and cons.

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Peter Green

Coach and Trainer, Agile For All
Peter Green led a grass roots Agile transformation at Adobe from 2005 to 2015, starting with his own team, Adobe Audition. His influence includes the teams behind such software flagships as Photoshop, Acrobat, After Effects, Flash, Dreamweaver and Premiere Pro, as well as dozens of internal IT and platform technology teams and groups such as marketing and globalization. His work was a major factor enabling Adobe product teams to successfully... Read More →

Wednesday August 7, 2013 9:00am - 10:15am
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