Event Title: When will you be done? Understanding and communicating velocity to managers, leaders, and others.
In agile projects, like any other, we are constantly asked “when will you be done?” Having a sensible answer in a change-friendly environment is important. This session demystifies the velocity metric of agile and shows you how to talk about agile work planning and projections in a way that will make sense to business customers while retaining your agility.
Speaker: Ryland Leyton
Speaker's Title: Lead business analyst and agile coach at Aptos.com
Ryland Leyton (CBAP, PMP, CSM) is a veteran technology professional of more than 20 years. An author and speaker who loves to inspire, he has been teaching for more than a decade. His subjects include career development, aligning your work with your values, agile software development, and business analysis.
Audiences love Ryland for his effective and engaging presentation style. Conference attendees describe him as being an expert while simultaneously approachable, engaging, personable, and entertaining. He makes a point to interact with the audience, taking questions and giving personalized answers, often drawing on his own real-world experience to make the conversation engaging and memorable for audiences.
He is an active member of the Atlanta Chapter of the IIBA, speaks at local and national
conferences, and serves as Lead Business Analyst and Agile Coach at Aptos.com.
Ryland’s book, “The Agile Business Analyst: Moving from Waterfall To Agile” has received critical acclaim and is a standard in the field. Ryland was one of the authors of V2 of The Agile Extension to the BABOK.
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