Join us at our October meeting to hear Andrew Annett speak on “Planning Delivery Like You Mean It”

TOPIC: The theme song of adaptive development teams isn’t “Qué Será, Será” – planning delivery like you mean it.

PRESENTED BY: Andrew Annett

SPEAKER BIOGRAPHY: Andrew Annett is a seasoned facilitator and coach who believes conversations are the operating system of organizations and anything that promotes flow of quality work is a good thing. Andrew has experience working within agile teams and on large, complex multi-year programs and his passion is for helping the world communicate more effectively (especially with LEGO®.)

He’s a founding member of Leanintuit; a collective of coaches dedicated to improving software product delivery. He’s currently working as the enterprise agile coach at D2L Corporation – an edtech product company whose mission is to make the world smarter.

MEETING OVERVIEW:Despite our best efforts the practices of iterative development seem no better at answering the age-old question of business sponsors: “When am I going to get it?” And we seem to be making the problem worse by insisting on talking in language that means nothing to people outside the team.

This interactive discussion will challenge current thinking about story sizing and planning, tracking progress and forecasting delivery. We’ll be leaving the fantasy deterministic world and visiting our scary probabilistic reality. For the Matrix fans among us it’ll be a red pill/blue pill moment…but don’t worry, where we’ll be going they speak English.

Folks will leave this session knowing how to better assess the capacity of their team(s) and make more reliable promises.

Meeting Details

Date: October 28th

Time: 11:30am – 1:15pm.
Doors open at 11:30.
Announcements start at 11:45.

Lunch: Provided

Place: University of Waterloo
William G. Davis Computer Research Centre
Room DC1302

Maps: See http://www.uwaterloo.ca/map/map.html for a Campus/Parking Map

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Membership Fees

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(a) Seasonal Membership: $80.00

(b) Seasonal Student Membership: $30.00 for students of an accredited college/university

(c) Single Attendance: $20.00

(d) Single Attendance Student: $10.00