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Date: Tuesday, September 18, 2007
Topic: Agile Estimating and Planning
Speaker: Mike Cohn

Abstract

"Agile teams don't plan." At least that's what some people say.

In this session we'll blow that myth out of the water by looking at how agile teams do plan.

Along the way you'll see why story points have become the most popular unit for estimating work on agile teams.

You'll also get hands-on practice with the popular Planning Poker technique.

Finally, you'll gain insights into predicting project completion using velocity and confidence intervals.

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About the Speaker


Mike Cohn is the founder of Mountain Goat Software, a process and project management consultancy and training firm.

He is the author of Agile Estimating and Planning and User Stories Applied for Agile Software Development, as well as books on Java and C++ programming.

With more than 20 years of experience, Mike has previously been a technology executive in companies of various sizes, from startup to Fortune 40. A frequent magazine contributor and conference speaker, Mike is a founding member of the AgileAlliance, and serves on its board of directors.

He can be reached at mike@mountaingoatsoftware.com

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