#NoEstimates - Allen Holub
Software development project estimates are always guesses and they're always wrong. Consequently, estimate-based planning is foolhardy at best. In spite of this fact, estimates are a central part of most software-development processes, even some agile processes.
Getting rid of estimates doesn't mean that you can't plan, but you have to go about planning in a more effective way. In fact, if you start by eliminating estimates, you'll eventually arrive at a fully agile process that works significantly better than many in common use (like Scrum).
This session outlines the problems surrounding an estimation culture and details how to solve those problems using actual measurements and priority-based planning.
Come and see how you can apply these techniques in your own software development projects.
Allen Holub (http://www.holub.com) is an internationally recognized consultant, trainer, speaker, and author. He specializes in Lean/Agile processes and culture, agile-focused architecture (such as microservices),and cloud-based web-application development. Allen's worn every hat from grunt programmer to CTO, and has written a dozen books and hundreds of magazine articles for various technical publications. His "C Chest" column and subsequent blogs for Dr. Dobb's journal, and his "Java Toolbox" column for JavaWorld were highly influential in the industry.
He has taught for the U.C. Extension since 1983, and he speaks regularly at various conferences, worldwide. He's also a Pluralsight author("Swift In Depth," "Picturing Architecture," and "Object-Oriented Design")
Contact Allen at: [masked], twitter @allenholub.
7:00 - 8:45 Main presentation
8:45 - 9:00 Raffle
Pizza will be provided before the main presentation (while it lasts).