Creating new possibilities with effective Flow, Lean, and the Theory of Constraints
We don’t buy the common knowledge that adopting Agile has to be as difficult as it usually. Better ways should not be more complex. Nor do we believe that executives and managers are inherently non-Agile. They want quick value delivery; we need to talk to them in their language. Also, we don’t think training needs to be as expensive as it is – much of this expense being how long the training takes. So, how can new possibilities with Lean-Agile help you?
Success Engineering presents both workshops and events that create new possibilities.
Our next event: Amplio Team Estimation – a Relative Estimation Method Based on Team Estimation. February 9th, 7am Pacific.
This event will have people learn Amplio Team Estimation, an estimation method based on Steve Bockman’s Team Estimation, by doing it on a Miro board. Members of the Amplio Community of Practice will also get a free copy of the board – although they will need their own license to use it.
Planning Poker, while ubiquitous, is seriously flawed. It compares things against an arbitrary reference instead of against other things a team has or is working on. An advantage of comparing similar things is that you don’t need to break each item down into its relative complexity, size, etc. We just use a general sense of effort it will take. This true relative sizing is what makes Amplio Estimation work so well. And the structure it takes makes it go faster.
I don’t take sides in the “To Estimate or Not To Estimate, That Is the Question” story. But if you are going to estimate, at least use a method that takes only 10-25% of the time that Planning Poker does, is more flexible in situations where expertise on some items is limited to a few people, and achieves better results. Amplio Estimation is about 60% Steve Bockman’s Team Estimation, 10% James Grenning’s Planning Poker Party (not to be confused with Mike Cohn’s Planning Poker, which is where Mike got his approach’s name), and 30% my own experience of using it for 15+ years.
You can register for this event here. An article explaining Team Estimation, the forerunner of Amplio Team Estimation is here. An article on Amplio Team Estimation will be coming in the next few days.