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Readify Dev Day (SYDNEY) Estimating and prioritising a product backlog
Thursday, February 9, 2012 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (EST)
Sydney, New South Wales
This Readify Dev Day will provide attendees with not on the theory but also the practical hands-on experience.
The day will be broken down into two main parts, with the first being estimating. Attendees will quickly work through the theory of planning and tracking an agile project and how estimates influence them. They will then work through how size based estimation works compared with other techniques and some of the practical ways techniques that can be used to size work to be done by the team. They will then apply these practices in a team based exercise to ensure they are understood and experienced.
The second part of the day will see teams examine the options for defining and prioritising work including ways to estimate business value, risk and return on investment and what level of detail requirements should be expressed at. They will then work through different approaches to prioritising requirements with stakeholders and the team before continuing the practical exercise from the first part of the day and producing a prioritised list of requirements that an agile team could then deliver on.
At the conclusion of the day attendees should not only understand the theory of estimating and prioritising a product backlog but also have experienced the practices themselves so that they can feel ready to directly apply these techniques to their own projects the very next day.
Readify Principal Consultant and Technical Specialist (Agile/ALM)
Professional Scrum Master and Scrum Developer Trainer | Visual Studio ALM MVP
Richard Banks has developed software for the last 18 years for a wide range of industries and development platforms and over the years and has filled many roles including developer, team lead, project manager and CIO/CTO. He is a Certified Scrum Practitioner and Professional Scrum Developer Trainer, runs the Sydney Alt.Net user group and the Talking Shop Down Under podcast, owns and contributes to a few open source projects and has spoken at Tech.Ed and a number of other events and user groups around the country. For some strange reason he gets a real kick out of helping development teams to improve and produce great software. If you want to get in touch he tweets at @rbanks54 and blogs at http://www.richard-banks.org.
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Readify is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner who employs Application Development Specialists and provides consulting, training and managed development services. Visit our website for more information (www.readify.net).