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Wednesday, August 7 • 15:45 - 17:00
Out Beyond Estimates and No Estimates (George Dinwiddie) popular

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Both managers and programmers say estimation is a problem. Neither managers nor programmers are getting what they want. Estimation is not the problem. There is a problem, and there is something you can do about it--but not by estimating better.
“Out beyond estimates and no estimates there is a field. I will meet you there” – not actually Rumi
In this session we will explore the human problems that are often presented as estimation problems. And we’ll look at things you can do about these problems, whether manager or programmer, to make things better.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Understanding what people need when they ask for estimates
  • Understanding what people need when they resist giving estimates
  • Behaving congruently in emotionally charged situations
  • Communicating more intentionally
  • Changing the dynamics for better outcomes


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George Dinwiddie

Grand Poobah and Jack of All Trades, iDIA Computing, LLC
George Dinwiddie helps organizations develop software more effectively. He brings decades of development experience from electronic hardware and embedded firmware to business information technology. He helps organizations, managers, and teams solve the problems they face by providing... Read More →

Wednesday August 7, 2019 15:45 - 17:00 EDT
Maryland Ballroom B