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Published on Sep 16, 2014
Our business lives are full of fixed deadlines: the date of a new product launch, publication of year end results, business planning, budgeting, annual conferences etc. Like it or not deadlines are a reality, and the need to commit to these a necessary evil.
Despite this, many in the Agile world are not prepared to commit to fixed delivery dates when building software; some will even resist the need for estimation and long-term planning. This challenge is further exacerbated by business sponsors who demand fixed scope and fixed budgets.
This webinar explores commitment in Agile. It discusses the differences between estimation, planning and commitment, and provides practical guidance on the use and management of different contingencies.
Winner of Most Valuable Player at the 2013 Agile Awards, Rob is Managing Director of IndigoBlue, the leading consultancy specialising in Agile management and strategic business change.
Prior to IndigoBlue, Rob was IT Director at the Reuters' company Sila Communications, with responsibility for the development and delivery of global mobile financial products; and Professional Services Director at the leading financial software house, Synamic Limited.
Rob is recognised for his deep understanding of the commercial realities of delivering Agile at Scale.