Central Ohio Software Symposium
June 25 - 27, 2010 - Columbus, OH
The agile development process is all about early and often feedback. One aspect of feedback is how is the team doing... Are we accurate in our estimates? Are we consistent in our velocity? As velocity varies, what is it telling me?
This session will focus on the art of estimating project stories and look at several techniques of assigning "points" to stories. We will discuss the advantages and disadvantages of the various approaches of point assignment. Regardless of the point system, the end result at the end of the iteration is a number... velocity. We will look at the value of velocity and contrast that with other feedback loops with the agile process.
About Ken Sipe
Ken has been a practitioner and instructor of RUP since the late 1990s, and an extreme programmer and coach since the middle 2000s. Ken has worked with Fortune 500 companies to small startups in the roles of developer, designer, application architect and enterprise architect. Ken's current focus is on enterprise system automation and continuous delivery systems.
Ken is an international speaker on the subject of software engineering speaking at conferences such as JavaOne, JavaZone, Jax-India, and The Strange Loop. He is a regular speaker with NFJS where he is best known for his architecture and security hacking talks. In 2009, Ken was honored by being awarded the JavaOne Rockstar Award at JavaOne in SF, California and the JavaZone Rockstar Award at JavaZone in Oslo, Norway as the top ranked speaker.More About Ken »