Dimitar Bakardzhiev discusses planning a fixed bid project by applying the Monte Carlo simulation using collected historical data about lead time per story.
Dan Brown explains the difference between forecasting and estimating, and how one can better forecast delivery with less effort and more accuracy than with estimation.
Jutta Eckstein provides insights in the latest scientific research on planning and shows how Beyond Budgeting and Agile principles can be combined so that even complex projects remain controllable.
Joel Semeniuk discusses ways of making better project estimates excluding guessing as much as possible.
Gerard Meszaros believes that we need to find the proper balance between upfront planning and decision deferring, explaining what should be going on from product conception to the user stories backlog
This talk gives practical tips for adopting an agile approach to planning, team interactions and risk management. When the culture shifts, teams achieve goals sooner and safety is greatly enhanced.
Williams and Stout share their recent experience with a large distributed team, the planning hurdles they encountered and how they passed them, and their recommendation: avoid large distributed teams.
Choosing the right features can make the difference between success and failure. Mike Cohn presented 'Prioritizing your Project Backlog' on how to organize/prioritize a project backlog.
When we start a project, can methodology be mandated, or is it arbitrary? At Agile2006 Todd Little shared a model to help leaders choose, and emphasised project 'steering' for success.
Scrum co-creator Ken Schwaber spoke at Agile2006 on code quality as a corporate asset. In this video Schwaber discussed how a degrading codebase paralyses teams and increases corporate risk.
Agile methods are empirical: plan, do, evaluate, plan again. To keep teams rolling, planning is critical. For 80 minutes David Hussman reviews practices for planning projects, releases, iterations.