Using historical data for better demand, capacity, and planning forecasts.

This talk explains how to forecast capacity or delivery dates using a team’s historical data. Probabilistic forecasting allows planning to take into account uncertainty and things that might happen (risks) and help communicate those plans to others.

We will cover:

  • The goals and practicality of forecasting using data
  • Learn when it is safe to forecast using historical data (and when it isn’t)
  • Learn how to forecast expected future values from data trends
  • Learn how to predict how much work will be done by the desired date
  • Learn about the most significant system impacts that cause the most impact on delivery plans 

By the end of this talk, you will know how to start forecasting and be able to explain to others why it works.

About Troy

Troy Magennis is a seasoned IT professional and executive, having helped deliver valuable software to customers at scale since 1994. In 2011 he founded Focused Objective, which has become the leader and trusted brand for Agile metrics and probabilistic forecasting. He regularly keynotes at Agile conferences eager to share his passion for using data in better ways to improve business outcomes. Previous clients include Walmart, Microsoft, Skype, Sabre Airline Solutions, Siemens Healthcare.

Troy currently consults and trains organizations wanting to improve decision making for IT through Agile and Lean thinking and tools, applying Scrum and Lean techniques appropriately and where they are going to make this most significant benefit through quantitative rigor.
You can contact him: troy.magennis@focusedobjective.com and follow him on twitter: @t_magennis.

In this episode, Shahin and Bob talked about Passion.

We conversed about and around the following topics:

We referred to and/or mentioned the following people:

We cited the following resources:

Bob’s blog, site, podcast, and book (one of them)

Software Endgames

In this episode, Shahin and Bob talked about Passion.

We conversed about and around the following topics:

We referred to and/or mentioned the following people:

We mentioned the following resources (and maybe more):

Bob’s blog, site, podcast, and book (one of them)

Software Endgames

For more details please visit http://podcast.leanonagile.com.

In this episode, Shahin and Declan talked about Agile Alliance.

Some of the topic covered are as follow:

We mentioned the following people:

How to contact Declan:

In this episode, Shahin and Declan talked about Agile Alliance. Some of the topic covered are as follow:

We mentioned the following people:

How to contact Declan:

For more details please visit http://podcast.leanonagile.com.

Customers now expect continuous delivery of features, making them more awesome every day. Cloud computing and modern tools help, but that’s not enough. We need to improve our human interactions and day-to-day work. Learn how to help your business, management, and teams see the importance of technical improvement. Understand how your team can achieve Continuous Delivery through constant attention to technical excellence.

In this episode, Shahin and Ryan talked about the new book by Todd and Ryan’s Fixing Your Scrum. Todd and Ryan wrote this book together and published it in Jan 2020.

We talked about various topics, and mentioned some people including the following:

Topics:

  • Agile For Human Podcast
  • 242 pages of fixing Scrum v.s. 15 pages of Scrum Guide
  • Scrum meetings go overboard
  • Decision Making Frameworks
  • Fixing Your Process, it’s bigger than Scrum even!
  • Who this book is useful for? 
  • Approaches for Leadership to elevate Scrum
  • Scrum.org Community
People:

If you are interested to get a copy, you can get your copy of the book here:

In this episode, Shahin and Ryan talked about the new book by Todd and Ryan’s Fixing Your Scrum. Todd and Ryan wrote this book together and published it in Jan 2020.

We talked about various topics, and mentioned some people including the following:

Topics:

  • Agile For Human Podcast
  • 242 pages of fixing Scrum v.s. 15 pages of Scrum Guide
  • Scrum meetings go overboard
  • Decision Making Frameworks
  • Data!
  • Fixing Your Process, it’s bigger than Scrum even!
  • Who this book is useful for? 
  • Approaches for Leadership to elevate Scrum
  • Scrum.org Community

People:

  • Todd Miller
  • Steve Porter
  • Dave Dame
  • Gunther Verheyen
  • Dave Sabine
  • Matthew Grierson
  • Simon Bourk
  • Daria Bagina
  • Jeff Sutherland
  • Daniel Vacanti
  • Ken Schwaber
  • Jeff Gothelf
  • Joshua Seiden
  • Troy Magennis

If you are interested to get a copy, you can get your copy of the book here:

For more details please visit http://podcast.leanonagile.com.

In this short episode, Shahin will be talking about what the Lean On Agile Show is. How it started and what you can expect from it.

We referred to the following podcasts:

Bob’s keynote at GOAT (Gatineau Ottawa Agile Tour) can be found here.
You can also find a list of podcasts I recommend on Shahin’s blog here.

In this short episode, Shahin will be talking about what the Lean On Agile Show is. How it started and what you can expect from it.

We referred to the following podcasts:

Bob’s keynote at GOAT (Gatineau Ottawa Agile Tour) can be found here.

You can also find a list of podcasts I recommend on Shahin’s blog here.

For more details please visit http://podcast.leanonagile.com.