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Full Agile Prague Week 2017

The Agile Prague conference is the first event of our ‘Full Agile Prague Week 2017’. It’s followed by a workshop with great selection – Modern Agile by Joshua Kerievsky or Creative Storyboarding for Business by Stuart Young. It’s finished by new certification class CAL - Certified Agile Leadership (Scrum Alliance).

Conference workshop: Modern Agile by Joshua Kerievsky

Much has changed since the publishing of the Agile Manifesto in 2001. Joshua Kerievsky is coming to explain his idea about Modern Agile.

Conference workshop: Creative Storyboarding for Business by Stuart Young

We organize one-day workshop from Stuart Young: Creative Storyboarding for Business as part of the Agile Prague conference.

The first 15 registrations for super early bird price are sold out

It was really fast. The first 15 registrations for super early bird price are sold out in less than one day. Thank you for your support!


Early bird period ends on 30 June 2017. It’s still enough time to secure registration for early bird price.

List of the speakers is still increasing

The first version of the Agile Prague 2017 program is ready and online. But we are still working on it and we’ll be adding more speakers soon. Check the already confirmed names.

The already confirmed 3 keynote speakers are:

-    Linda Rising will help us to address conflicts,
-    Joshua Kerievsky (Agile Manifesto co-author) will introduce his Modern Agile concept,
-    Johanna Rothman will talk about Agile program management.

Registration for 7th season is open

Agile Prague 2017 registration is already open. If you want to get super early-bird discounted registration you have to be fast. We have only 15 limited seats for this price. And some of the are already gone… :-)

Early bird period ends on 30 June 2017.

Looking for Speakers 2017

Agile Prague 2017 is looking for speakers. Be fast to get the first program review round at the end of March. 

Submit your proposal here or see more details at speaker's section.

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Conference tutorial: Vasco Duarte #NoEstimates

#NoEstimates - How to improve software development predictability and profitability by focusing on what matters

By Vasco Duarte

When: Wednesday, September 16th, 9:30-17:00

Where: Prague, exact location will be announced later.

Registration: please register here: Early bird until June 30, 2015.

 

SUMMARY

Stop wasting time and money. #NoEstimates is an approach to software development that arose from the observation that large amounts of time were spent over the years in estimating and improving those estimates, but we see no value from that investment. Indeed, according to scholars Conte, Dunmore and Shens [1] a good estimate is one that is within 25% of the actual cost, 75% of the time.

This is the same as saying: give us your money, we promise not lose more than 25% of it (with a 25% probability that we will lose a lot more). We don’t find that acceptable or productive for our industry. There must be better ways to manage software and product development.

In this workshop we will review and analyze why we do estimates and how we can improve software and product development while reducing the time and money invested in estimating.

Workshop learning goals

  • Decision making frameworks for projects that do not require estimates
  • Investment models for software projects that do not require estimates
  • Project management (risk management, scope management, progress reporting, etc.) approaches that do not require estimates
  • The tools and arguments you need to prove the value of #NoEstimates to your boss
  • How to get started applying #NoEstimates right away
  • Where is #NoEstimates going and what are the likely changes to software development that will come next