Agile + DevOps East 2018 Concurrent Session : Financing Agile Delivery with Forecasts

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Wednesday, November 7, 2018 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm

Financing Agile Delivery with Forecasts

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Your team's been trained to deliver new features in a short time frame. You're estimating your work using abstractions like story points, and the predictability and quality of delivery have clearly improved. However, you still get asked every December to estimate year-long initiatives for annual budgeting. How agile can an organization be when the finance department is still thinking about large-batch projects with fixed cost, scope, and time? Robert Pieper will talk about how to mitigate financial risk and improve return on investment by working in smaller batches. Using financial forecasting in the project management office, we can solve the problem of large-batch, date-driven projects that are prone to missing expectations. He'll tell you how to help your finance departments and PMOs understand what projects to fund and which to avoid, without the big plans and committed dates. Come learn how you can start forecasting your way to better financial decisions.

Robb Pieper
Responsive Advisors

Robb Pieper has taught and coached thousands of people on agile frameworks and methodologies. He’s worked at all levels, from the team to the C-suite, as a champion of modern management, nimble thinking, and the benefits of business agility. Robb’s developed a strong ability to communicate difficult-to-grasp ideas in his long career in software development and client-facing roles. He’s a charismatic public speaker, inspiring business leaders and knowledge workers with new ideas to improve. He specializes in executive and management training and coaching but is also passionate about building solid relationships and teams, keeping first things first, and mistake-proofing.