Past Meetup

Story Mapping, Release Planning, Sizing and Estimation. By Ardita Karaj

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Richmond Adelaide Centre

111 Richmond Street West · Toronto, ON

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Enter from Richmond Street and come up to 6th Floor

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Story mapping, Release planning, sizing and estimation.

Often, Agile teams start their projects by creating a big backlog and then try to sift through it sprint by sprint. While that is an improvement from traditional ways of working, it can become challenging on managing the backlog, sprint planning and having a sense of releases.

Come to this meetup and learn a better way to creating a backlog that is value driven and easy to manage. You will learn Story mapping through a fictional project (or bring your project!). Ardita will walk you through creating the backlog, learn quick techniques on sizing and estimation of the stories, and create a Release plan that helps your teams stay focused.

About Our Speaker:

Ardita Karaj is a passionate Agile coach, trainer, change agent and consultant in the Toronto area.

She brings more than 20 years of software development experience from different commercial and public organizations.

Her passion on building awesome products has been combined with process improvement for organizations that are adopting Agile frameworks.

Working with both management and development teams, she is well known for applying Agile and Lean techniques to help identify and remove barriers in order to streamline product delivery and release efforts.

She is driven in creating sustainable change and has developed techniques that focus on building teams that have a culture of continuous improvement.

Ardita is a regular speaker for many years on Agile conferences across Canada and USA.