XPToronto: The Great Canadian #NoEstimates Puzzle Experiment

Please note a slight change for tonight’s meeting.  We’re going to be in the Computer Science boardroom, ENG 288.  For those of you who’ve been with the group for a while, you’ll recognize this as the room where we used to meet.  When you get to the top of the stairs on the 2nd Floor, turn left instead of right – I’ll have signs up.


Back by popular demand, this session was part of the Agile Tour Toronto (ATT) program on October 29th. If you weren’t able to attend this session at ATT or if you did attend and want more, here’s your chance!

Inspired by Deming’s famous Red Bead Experiment (http://www.derailleurconsulting.com/blog/the-red-bead-experiment), The Great Canadian #NoEstimates Experiment is designed to engage participants in an abstract exercise to discover and understand an alternative agile approach to delivering software without estimates and to generate deep conversations about what is experienced and observed. There are no winners or losers – the only objective is to stimulate thinking and discussion on what some consider to be an ‘untouchable’ aspect for any software project.

Chris Chapman is the President, Founder and Sr. Consultant of Derailleur Consulting, Inc., a Toronto-based consultancy dedicated to helping software teams and their organizations realign themselves with the work they do and how they do it by applying agile and lean concepts, theories, and practices. Chris has written extensively about Scrum, software craftsmanship and forward-thinking organizations since 2005 and has over ten years’ experience as a software developer and consultant.

Meeting date: Tue Nov 19 2013 7:00 PM

Location: Ryerson University George Vari Engineering and Computing Centre 245 Church St. (Room ENG 288)

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