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Tuesday, July 29 • 10:45 - 12:00
#NoEstimates - Applied, In Depth, and By Experience (Matthew Heusser, David Hoppe) FULL

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It's been six years since Arlo Belshee started talking about "Naked Planning", which viewed estimates as form of waste, and three years since Woody Zuill introduced the idea of #NoEstimates. In that time a few people have been quietly working away in organizations to reduce or eliminate time spent by technical staff making estimates. We’ll bring a few of the leading thinkers and doers in this space together with you to discuss how those experiments turned out, to help conference attendees uncover where #NoEstimates might already be happening in their own organization, and what to do about it.

After all, the one thing we know about estimates, the human task of figuring out how long things will take based on experience and judgement, is that it is time that could have been spent making software.

If this this session can help you understand where #NoEstimates might make sense in your organization, and give you some ideas for experiments to run back home, without putting you to sleep -- well, we'd like to consider that success.

Oh, and we'll throw in a free meeting facilitation technique you might enjoy.

About the featured speakers: Troy Tuttle is a consultant who has worked with #NoEstimats in the enterprise, Troy Magennis has patented a predictive model that eliminates estimates from the technical, engineering work. Markus Gaertner has used a systems-based, instead of goal-based approach at a small consulting company, while David Hoppe has used #NoEstimates at a Startup.

But forget all that; we’ll be pulling experiences and ideas from the whole wrong. Don't just come with questions - we ask you to help contribute!

Oh, and there will be cookies.

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Matt Heusser

CEO, Excelon Development

David Hoppe

Technical Problem Solver, Excelon Development
David Hoppe has been developing software for nearly two decades constantly seeking to improve the craft personally and with people around him. David is the Chief Technical Problem Solver at Excelon Development, a boutique consulting firm based in West Michigan. David recently wrapped... Read More →

Tuesday July 29, 2014 10:45 - 12:00 EDT