Michael Mah, QSM Associates Inc.
Did you know that “wrong-sizing” your project inside an Internet-speed deadline dramatically drives up defects? Did you know that an overcommitted team is a less productive one?
This workshop shows you how to measure software releases, recognize historical patterns, and better understand productivity and complexity, whether they be waterfall, Agile, new development, package or maintenance projects.
You’ll learn how to capture essential metrics from simple sketches, build a trendline, and let your data reveal how to avoid common estimating traps. Employing industry data from 8,000+ completed projects worldwide, Michael describes how projects behave when deadlines are imposed, especially with regard to defects and quality. Using case studies from leading companies, see how to estimate and commit to a reasonable project scope in the face of aggressive dates, and as a consequence increase your chances of delivering a quality product.
Target Audience: This intermediate workshop is for software developers, team leads, and project managers with some project leadership experience.
A Windows PC laptop will be required for the workshop exercises.
2010 Workshop, Michael Mah, Paper, Slides, Notes, Video.