"Requirements and Estimating ", with Peter Bell

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Our 6pm (US ET) talk on Thursday Mar 17 will be "Requirements and Estimating ", with Peter Bell.

TOPIC DESCRIPTION: (provided by the speaker)

"What will it cost?" "When will it be done?". Unfortunately, almost a decade after the agile manifesto was written, these are still questions we have to answer on a regular basis.

In this session we'll cover a range of practical techniques for improving your requirements gathering and increasing the accuracy of your project estimates while also setting realistic expectations for your project stakeholders based on practical experience in specifying, quoting and delivering over four hundred applications over the last ten years.

This session covers a wide range of patterns that have been proven to help with doing a better job of capturing requirements, more accurately estimating the likely scope of work and managing stakeholder expectations in advance.

MEETING URL: http://experts.acrobat.com/cfmeetup/
DURATION: Approx. 1 hour
Meeting will be recorded. URL will be posted after meeting at http://recordings.coldfusionmeetup.com

SPEAKER: (provided by the speaker)

Peter presents internationally and writes extensively on domain specific languages, NoSQL, agile architecture and requirements and estimating. He helps teams to develop great software quickly by improving the requirements gathering, estimating, project management processes, engineering practices and tools used.

He is on the program committee for Code Generation in Cambridge, England and the Domain Specific Modeling workshop at SPLASH (was ooPSLA). He has presented at a range of conferences including SoTR, CF United, cf.Objective, ooPSLA, Code Generation, Practical Product Lines, the British Computer Society Software Practices Advancement conference and the No Fluff Just Stuff tour. He has been published in IEEE Software, Dr. Dobbs, Information Week, Methods & Tools, NFJS the Magazine and is a regular contributor to GroovyMag.

He develops using ColdFusion (go Railo!), Groovy and Ruby and is looking for a chance to improve his Scala, Clojure and F# chops.

WHEN: Thurs. Mar 17, 6:00pm US ET (UTC/GMT-4)

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