Roland Dürre
Friday March 11th, 2016

“Inspect-and-Adapt“ Your Estimates!

td-logoI always like visiting the Munich Techdivision. For me, this event, organized by my PM-Camp accomplice Sacha Storz, is very attractive. The next event is on March, 16th, 2016, between 7 and 8.30 p.m. They finish earlier than usual, because they want the visitors to have the chance to be back home in front of their TV sets for the Bayern Soccer Game. The location is the TechDivision offices at 73, Balanstr. (building 8, 3rd floor) in 81541 München.

Here is the official call for participation:

According to estimations by User Stories, project planning still plays a central role in agile software development. Imprecise estimations will, for instance, cause higher costs than planned or a longer production time than originally agreed upon.

During a TechDivision study, we investigated the User Story Estimates in four different projects. The goal was: identify problems and propose improvements. It is a rather well-known principle – after all, there is always an “inspect-and-adapt” framework in Scrum.

But: how can it be adapted to estimates? And how are the results of the study related to the #NoEstimates discussion?

I find the topic rather interesting. After all, I am a supporter of the provocative theory: “don’t estimate“– and I can find numerous reasons for this theory. In addition, I find it quite motivating that my own son Rupert will be the speaker.

About the speaker:
imagesRupert Dürre is a consultant at the Swedish IT company Netlight. His interests are various areas of agile software development in requirement engineering and development practices, such as also the question how to organize teams in order to make an effective cooperation possible.

There is no admission fee for the event. Please register at the website: event.

Well, next Wednesday at 7 p.m., I will be at Balanstrasse and I look forward to seeing many friends!

(Translated by EG)

2 Kommentare zu ““Inspect-and-Adapt“ Your Estimates!”

  1. Sacha (Friday March 11th, 2016)

    Ich werde auch immer mehr #noestimates Anhänger, nicht aus ideologischen, sondern aus statistischen Gründen: Wozu etwas machen, was einfach nicht gut funktioniert? Wir sehen uns ja bei dem Talk und können dann trefflich diskutieren! 🙂

  2. rd (Friday March 11th, 2016)

    Lieber Sacha, danke für Deinen Kommentar!
    Bei mir sind es auch keine ideologischen Gründe, sondern eine sehr schmerzhafte Erfahrung aus dem Siemens Transdata Labor – siehe auch meinen Artikel “Vintage-Projekt Management“.
    Das dort von mir selbst Erlebte könnte übrigens eine gute Erklärung dafür sein, dass es mit der Siemens AG seit Beginn der 80iger nur noch abwärts geht.
    Auf das Wiedersehen freue ich mich auch sehr!

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