Saturday, March 14, 2009

Free Confcall March 19 (Thurs.) Introduction to Agile Estimating and Planning

This is the topic that our group voted to be presented!

What: FREE PM Lessons Learned PM Best Practice conference call
Topic: "An Introduction to Agile Estimating and Planning"
Who: presented by Kevin Aguanno - Keynote Speaker, Lecturer, and Workshop Facilitator
When: Thursday Mar. 19, 2009 at 9pm Eastern time
Where: Conference Dial-in: (269) 320-8300 Access Code: 767 616#

"An Introduction to Agile Estimating and Planning"

Presentation: The presentation will be available just prior to the call - follow the Files and Presentations link on our website to download it.
Give-a-way: A give-a-way is being planned to one random person selected from those who attend the call and give their names before the recording starts

In this session, we will cover:
* Why we plan in the first place and what makes a good plan
* Why traditional planning fails
* The basics of agile planning including building Release Plans, Iteration Plans and Day Plans
* Estimating with Story Points
* Estimating with Ideal Days
* A 3-step feature prioritization process
* Measuring and forecasting velocity
* An overview of Critical Chain estimating and scheduling
* Why agile planning works
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Conference Dial-in: (269) 320-8300 Access Code: 767 616#

With over 17 years of managing complex systems integration and software development projects, Kevin Aguanno is known in the industry for his innovative approaches to solving common project management problems. He focuses on two project management specialty areas: agile project management and troubled project recovery.

As a well-known keynote speaker, trainer, and coach in agile management methods, Aguanno has taught thousands of people how to better manage high-change projects by using techniques from Scrum, Extreme Programming, Feature-Driven Development, and other agile methods.

He has taught for several years at the University of Toronto where he won the coveted Excellence in Teaching Award, and is a regular guest lecturer in software engineering and project management classes at several other universities.

Kevin Aguanno holds a B.A. from the University of Western Ontario, and a Master’s in Project Management from the School of Business and Public Management at George Washington University.
He is a PMI-certified Project Management Professional (PMP), and his competency is certified by IBM as a Certified Executive Project Manager and by the International Project Management Association (IPMA) as a Senior Project Manager
(IPMA Level B).
Aguanno is an active member of the Project Management Institute (U.S.A.) including the Information Systems SIG, the American Society for the Advancement of Project Management (U.S.A.), the Association for Project Management (U.K.), and the Project Management Association of Canada where he is a founding director.
He is accredited by the International Project Management Association (Geneva, Switzerland) as a project management competency assessor, and he performs IPMA Level-B and IPMA Level-C assessments for the ASAPM in the U.S.A.

Kevin Aguanno is the author of over one dozen books and audiobooks.

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About the Conference Call:
Conference call participation is free and questions are encouraged. Long distance charges may apply depending on your carrier - some cell phone companies allow free long distance after certain times in the evenings. is all about Project Managers helping Project Managers and open to all.

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