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Lean Agile Edinburgh

Started in June 2013, Lean Agile Edinburgh is an informal and social monthly meetup to discuss and share all things agile, lean, kanban, scrum, etc. At most meetups we have talks, workshops/activities or Lean-Coffee discussion sessions.

  • This month, Tim Leslie will be giving a talk on Effective Estimation in an Agile Environment.

    Talk description

    There are few questions more scary than "how long will it take?". Some teams seem to miss every deadline by miles. Others have given up and work without estimates, incorrectly rejecting them as a relic of waterfall mentality. Most destructive of all, the question has the power to rip teams apart - driving a wedge between the project manager and engineers. The engineers seeing it as a cynical "motivational" tool - the crack of the whip - while the Project Manager loses faith in the competence or even trustworthiness of the engineering team as they continuously miss commitments.

    It doesn't have to be this way. I've now worked for two companies where we have been able to reliably predict project duration and clearly articulate how we are doing compared with our estimates. The secrets to this success are much deeper than story points and planning poker. A solid foundation inclu...

  • To be decided but will normally be one or more of:

    • Short/Lightning Talks

    • Agile Game/Workshop

    • Lean Coffee - a structured but agenda-less meeting, the participants decide what to discuss using leancoffee.org (leancoffee.org) format.

  • To be decided but will normally be one or more of:

    • Short/Lightning Talks

    • Agile Game/Workshop

    • Lean Coffee - a structured but agenda-less meeting, the participants decide what to discuss using leancoffee.org (leancoffee.org) format.

  • To be decided but will normally be one or more of:

    • Short/Lightning Talks

    • Agile Game/Workshop

    • Lean Coffee - a structured but agenda-less meeting, the participants decide what to discuss using leancoffee.org (leancoffee.org) format.

  • To be decided but will normally be one or more of:

    • Short/Lightning Talks

    • Agile Game/Workshop

    • Lean Coffee - a structured but agenda-less meeting, the participants decide what to discuss using leancoffee.org (leancoffee.org) format.

  • To be decided but will normally be one or more of:

    • Short/Lightning Talks

    • Agile Game/Workshop

    • Lean Coffee - a structured but agenda-less meeting, the participants decide what to discuss using leancoffee.org (leancoffee.org) format.

  • To be decided but will normally be one or more of:

    • Short/Lightning Talks

    • Agile Game/Workshop

    • Lean Coffee - a structured but agenda-less meeting, the participants decide what to discuss using leancoffee.org (leancoffee.org) format.