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YOW! Melbourne Workshop 2017 - Woody Zuill, NoEstimates - Nov 29

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Wednesday, 29 November 2017 from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm (AEDT)

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YOW! Melbourne Workshop

 

NoEstimates

with Woody Zuill

 

Let’s explore the purpose and use of estimates in the management of software development efforts, and consider possible alternatives. Why do we estimate and are we making estimates that are actually useful? We say we depend on estimates to make important decisions, and yet we’re often disappointed by the results.

Why are we so challenged at estimation? Are estimates for cost, time, or effort always needed? Is it possible there are other ways to approach our work? If we didn’t estimate, how could we still be successful at making businesses successful?

The default use of an "estimate-driven" approach is pervasive in software development efforts, and while estimates can be useful, it is worthwhile to scrutinize our use of estimates for cost, time, and effort, and to seek better ways to manage software development projects.

There are a number of things to explore and many questions to ask. For example, do we really need estimates for all the things we are currently using them? Are we getting a reasonable benefit from them? Is it possible to manage software development projects without these estimates, or at least with fewer estimates? Is there a way to prove that estimates are helping us make good decisions?

In this session we’ll participate in some interactive information gathering exercises to see if we can gain a shared idea of our current understanding of the purpose and use of estimates. We will examine the nature of software development projects and explore some real data to shed light on the art and science of software estimation. Our exploration goal is to see if we can work together to come up with some ideas about improving on the traditional approaches to using estimates.


Learning Outcomes

  • Gain an understanding of the purpose and use of estimates.
  • Understand some of the issues with using estimates
  • Learn some of the reality of estimation and how we continue to fool ourselves
  • Discover ways to work without estimates

 

Target Audience
Anybody involved in the creation of software, including managers, executives, developers, product managers, product owners, testers, and everyone else.

 

Workshop Requirements

  • Laptop with wifi-internet access. 
  • An internet connection

 

 

Workshop Schedule

8:30 – 9:00 am Registration and arrival tea/coffee 
9:00am  Workshop begins
10:30 - 10:55 am Morning Tea (included)
12:30 - 1:25 pm Lunch (included)
3:15 - 3:30 pm Afternoon Tea (included)
5:00 pm Workshop ends

 

 Please note times may vary at the workshop facilitator's discretion.


 

About the Speaker

Woody ZuillWoody Zuill is an independent Agile Guide and Coach and has been programming computers for 34+ years. He is a pioneer of the Mob Programming approach to teamwork in software development, and is considered one of the founders of the “#NoEstimates” discussion on Twitter. His passion is to work with teams to create an environment where everyone of us can excel in our work and life. 

 

 

 

 

 

This Workshop is part of the YOW! Workshop December series. 

YOW! runs a series of Workshops in conjuction with YOW! 2017 Conference in December. Set in a more intimate environment than our conferences, the workshops are a unique opportunity to get up close and learn from international and national experts while they're available. 

Check out all YOW! December Workshops

Following this Melbourne Workshops is the YOW! 2017 Melbourne Conference, 30 November - 1 December 2017.




What else is coming up? 

CTO Summit

Melbourne 29 December | Sydney 6 December 2017

The CTO Summit is about open dialogue and sharing successes and challenges with peers. The one day conference is packed with insightful talks containing the latest tricks, hacks and shortcuts that companies use to successfully build and run engineering teams.  

 


 

Group tickets and Sponsorship 

Please email info@yowconference.com if you'd like to purchase group tickets. 
Contact the sponsorship team to request a copy of our sponsorship package or for more details on how we can tailor a specific package for your needs.

 

Transfer, Cancellation and Refunds 

In the event that you have booked for the conference or workshops and are unable to attend, you may send another person to attend in your place provided you inform YOW! organisers of the change not less than 72 hours prior to the conference or workshops. Please see our full terms and conditions.

  

For more information, visit yowconference.com.au or contact info@yowconference.com

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Cliftons Melbourne
Level 1, 440 Collins St
Melbourne, VIC 3000
Australia

Wednesday, 29 November 2017 from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm (AEDT)


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