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Agile Estimation Techniques By Devin Hedge

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Join us for our October meeting as we warm up for AgileDC. Devin Hedge is one of the speakers at AgileDC and he is joining us for a discussion on estimation.

Description:

Managers facing teams adopting the Scrum approach to Agility often face a daunting question every executive wants to know, "How much is it going to cost and when am I going to get it?" The key cornerstone to answering these questions are Agile budgeting and Agile Estimation. In this session you will learn about the problems with traditional estimation techniques, the difficulties Scrum teams face in estimation, and then learn "The Awesome Singh Estimation Technique (TASET)" derived by BigVisible colleague Alex Singh. We will attempt to use the technique in the session to understand how it is applied, the benefits of using TASET over other estimation techniques, and pitfalls to avoid when use it.

Bio:

Devin Hedge brings almost two decades of experience working in the IT Industry in his role as an Agile Adoption specialist. He has been Managing Software Development, Enterprise Engineering and Program Performance Management projects of various sizes for the last 10+ years and has been practicing some form of the Agile/Scrum principles and practices for the past 14 years. Most recently Devin has worked bringing Agile practices and principles to the FBI, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Dept. of State, Securities and Exchange Commission, and the US Postal Service. Devin is an active member of the Project Management community, mentoring professionals from the server room to the board room through the Project Management Institute's (tm) Agile Community of Practice. He can be found hanging out at various DC Metro Area Agile Community functions. He is a Certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and former Army Officer. His industry experience includes Healthcare, Telecommunications, Financial Services, Internet Startups, Media, and Federal Govt. Agencies. More information about Devin can be found at http://agile.devinhedge.com/

When: October 22, 2012 at 6:00 pm

Where: Excella Consulting, Ground floor conference room, 2300 Wilson Blvd., Arlington VA 22201

Sponsors:

Thank you to our main sponsor Excella Consulting for hosting our meetings and providing pizza and refreshments.

Excella is hiring! Check out the open job opportunities (http://www.meetup.com/DC-Scrum-User-Group/pages/Open_Job_Opportunity/) page.

Agenda:

6:00 – 6:30 Arrive, mingle, eat, network and setup

6:30 – 8:00 Discussion/Game/Workshop

8:00 – 8:30 Q&A and wrap-up

Can't make it this month?

We meet monthly. So if you can't make it this month, hopefully we'll see you at the next meetup. Also, if you have an idea, game, workshop, or story to share with the group, then please contact the organizer to setup a presentation for a future meeting.