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Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Agile Estimating and Planning
CCRS Category: Technical
Presenter: Dave Todaro
Overview: Software engineering management expert Dave Todaro walks you step-by-step through agile estimating techniques you can use to understand the size of your project and how long it will take. You and your team will quickly come up with accurate estimates and you’ll be able to forecast completion dates based on how fast the team is moving. You’ll learn how to deal with changes in scope and priority while always being able to tell management, “This is when we’ll be done.”
* Understand how user stories, story points, planning poker, and velocity work together to provide predictable schedule estimates.
* Learn techniques you can immediately apply to your projects to estimate how fast your team will go, both before they start and as they're getting ramped up.
* Learn about the cone of uncertainty and how to apply its concepts to present a larger range of estimated completion timeframes early in the project, and narrow that range as the project continues.
President and COO of Ascendle
Dave has spent the last 30+ years building and leading software teams in a variety of leadership roles. He is currently President and COO of Ascendle, a contract software engineering firm specializing in custom software development and Agile training and coaching.
Ascendle is a trusted partner for business visionaries who need to deliver solid business results through software development, reliably and on a predictable schedule.
Dave is former chairman of the Software Association of New Hampshire and currently volunteers his time as a member of the UNH Computer Science Industry Advisory Board and President of the Skyhaven Flying Club in Rochester, NH.
Dinner includes Caesar/Tossed Salad, Rolls, Coffee,
& Dessert (TBD)
and Choice of Entree
1. CHICKEN : TBD
2. FISH: TBD
3. BEEF: TBD
4. VEG: TBD
Please join us on September 20, 2017 at The Desmond Hotel off of Albany Shaker Road, in Colonie (see directions).
Attitude adjustment will begin at 5:30pm with dinner at 6:00pm, followed by the program starting promptly at 7:00pm and adjourning by 8:00pm.
Pricing for 2017-2018. To ensure an accurate number of dinners, we have created an early bird discount for those paying in advance. $30.00 for Early Bird, PMI UNY Chapter members; $40.00 for Early Bird, nonmembers; and $20 for Early Bird students. To receive the early bird discount, please pay in advance. Those who do not register by noon on the Monday for the dinner and choose to pay at the door will not get the early bird discount and will be charged the $10 late fee - $50 for members, $60 for nonmembers, and $40 for students.
The early bird deadline for online registration is 12:00 noon on Monday before the dinner (cancellations after 12:00 noon on Monday will be charged the full meeting registration fee). Please note that registrations after the early bird deadline of 12:00 noon on Monday will be charged the full price as indicated above. Walk-ins on the day of the event are on a first come, first served basis with limited availability and will be charged the full price plus a $10 late fee.
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|Event Date||09-20-2017 6:00 pm|
|Event End Date||09-20-2017 8:00 pm|
|Registration Start Date||06-02-2017 12:00 pm|
|Cut off date||09-20-2017 6:00 pm|
|Discounted Price||$40.00(Until 09-18-2017)|
|No. of Strategic PDUs||1|
|Location||The Desmond Hotel and Conference Center|