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September 2017 Dinner Meeting

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.”


Learning Objectives
* 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.



Dave's Biography: 

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 Salad, Rolls, Coffee,

 & Dessert (ny style cheese cake with a chocolate drizzle)

 and Choice of Entree

  1. CHICKENchicken francaise

  2. FISH: herb basted fresh fillet of atlantic salmon with a chive buerre blanc

  3. BEEF: sirloin cacciatore with rice

  4. VEG: tortellin florentine  (no sausage) – tossed with tomato and baby leaf spinach in a light cream sauce

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.

For details please contact:

Tim Sorrentino - VP, Programs , Cheryl Patack - 2nd VP, Programs


Kimberly Thomas - Program Director for Chapter Meetings

Event Properties

Event Date 09-20-2017 5:30 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
Individual Price $50.00
Late Fee $10.00(From 09-20-2017)
No. of Technical PDUs 1
The Desmond Hotel and Conference Center
660 Albany Shaker Rd, Albany, NY 12211, USA
The Desmond Hotel and Conference Center
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