Epic Budgeting - or how agile teams meet deadlines with Dave Sharrock
According to this year's State of Agile survey, the most common success measure for agile initiatives, at 53%, is on-time delivery. But if agile teams can choose how much work they take into a sprint, how can teams be sure of delivering pre-committed scope on time and on budget? There is more to agile delivery than product owners ordering a backlog of work for teams to work on.
Epic budgeting is one tool that allows the product owner to steer a product across the line, delivering the expected scope on time by managing scope creep or an unsustainable focus on the perfect over the pragmatic. During this session learn about how product owners and their teams work towards a fixed date or budget by applying double loop learning to epic sizing and breakdown. Expect some tales from real companies and a few light hearted moments. And I'm at least 53% certain we will finish on time!
Dave Sharrock helps companies and organizations get things done visibly and early by applying an agile/lean mindset to product development. Dave has over 20 years experience working with product delivery organizations, from Fortune 100 companies to startups, telecommunications to branded consumer goods. A sought-after speaker and consultant, Dave is is an expert on organizational change and agile product delivery and the only Certified Enterprise Coach (CEC) and Certified Scrum Trainer (CST) in Canada. A firm believer in continuous learning, Dave is also an SPC4 (SAFe 4.0 Program Consultant), and holds an MBA and a PhD. Dave moved to Vancouver in 2010 from Europe, and leads agile42 in North America.