NoEstimates: The 10 new principles for Software Projects – predicting without estimating

Vasco Duarte (13.May.2017 at 09:45, 1 hr )
Keynote at phpDay 2017 (English - UK)

Rating: 4 of 5

Often we hear that estimating a project is a must. "We can't make decisions without them" we hear often. In this session I'll present examples of how we can predict a release date of a project without any estimates, only relying on easily available data. I'll show how we can follow progress on a project at all times without having to rely on guesswork, and we will review how large, very large and small projects have already benefited from this in the past. At the end of the session you will be ready to start your own #NoEstimates journey.

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Rating: 5 of 5

13.May.2017 at 10:44 by Alessandro Lai (68 comments) via Android app

Vasco is a very talented and experienced speaker. The talk was very engaging and interesting.

Rating: 4 of 5

13.May.2017 at 10:55 by Nicole Bartolini (39 comments) via Web2 LIVE

Started very well but the ending part of the talk seems more a sponsored and marketing talk.
Plus, yellow text on gray background is not readable

Rating: 5 of 5

13.May.2017 at 11:09 by Michele Lambertini (6 comments) via Web2 LIVE

Great talk

Rating: 3 of 5

13.May.2017 at 11:29 by Stefano "Steve" Maraspin (114 comments) via Web2 LIVE

I had great expectations for this keynote, they have not been wholly fulfilled. Problem description has been clear, and I definitely agree with whatever has been said through the talk. Still... unless I have missed something, solution to the problem seemed to be buying author's book... With this said, brilliant speaker, who knows how to engage a crowd. Some great slides, and several important concepts everyone should take home. Not a bad talk ...maybe I just had too high expectations

Rating: 3 of 5

13.May.2017 at 11:56 by Davide Bernardo (1 comments) via Web2 LIVE

Interesting talk but he missed important point about the communication without it also following principles you'll waste time anyway. In addition it was important speak about comoon mistakes and wrong decisons that Will have a negative impact also if you don't estimate.

Rating: 4 of 5

13.May.2017 at 16:23 by Francesca Borra (12 comments) via Web2 LIVE

A very good speaker although he had to speed up a lot in the final. I wish my CEO and CTO were here.

13.May.2017 at 16:24 by Francesca Borra (12 comments) via Web2 LIVE

A very good speaker althogh he had to speed up a lot in the final. I wish my CEO and CTO were here.

Rating: 5 of 5

13.May.2017 at 17:37 by Marco Mazzocchi (12 comments) via Web2 LIVE

Great inspirational talk!

Rating: 4 of 5

14.May.2017 at 00:09 by Matteo Riva (11 comments) via Web2 LIVE

Very nice talk in general, Vasco is an excellent and engaging speaker and you're left wanting to hear more.

But it was missing a real solution. The answer to a question "how do we price our work" was "talk to the customer and present different pricing options". Yeah, but how do we price those options?

Rating: 4 of 5

14.May.2017 at 11:26 by Evaldo Junior Bento (12 comments) via Web2 LIVE

Nice talk by a great speaker.
In the end communication with the team and the company can solve lots of problems.

Rating: 2 of 5

14.May.2017 at 21:52 by grr1 (34 comments) via Web2 LIVE

This looked to me more like a sales pitch for the book, than an authentic keynote. Having the "limited-time-promo-thing" on each and every slide was bad taste.
Speaking about the content of the talk: the "problem" has been shown from every possible angulation ("estimates are irrelevant") but what is the real alternative? How do you estimate the cost of a project if you don't do estimates? This as been tacked only in the questions, and was in practice not answered.

Rating: 4 of 5

15.May.2017 at 12:15 by Simone C. (10 comments) via Web2 LIVE

The talk was very interesting and funny.

Rating: 5 of 5

15.May.2017 at 13:59 by Massimiliano Arione (76 comments) via Web2 LIVE


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