Speakers: Rose Pruyne & Lisa Komidar
Level: Fundamental, Lecture
Excerpt: This presentation demonstrates two different approaches to estimating when tasks will be completed. First, we will demonstrate how to use Trello to help teams collaboratively build time-based estimates. We will also discuss story points, an alternate estimation method based on effort and complexity.
Description: For teams focused on delivering technology, estimating when tasks will be completed can be difficult and prone to error. We will help make this process fun and easy! This presentation demonstrates two different approaches to making estimates. First, we will demonstrate how to use Trello to help teams collaboratively build time-based estimates. We will also discuss story points, an alternate estimation method based on effort and complexity. We will finish the session with a game of planning poker — a fun and highly effective method of arriving at team estimates based on time, story points, or whatever metric you choose.
About the speakers
Lisa Komidar – Project Engineer Manager – FusionStorm
Lisa just recently moved on from the University to work as a Project Engineer Manager for FusionStorm (an IT solutions provider based out of San Francisco and New York City). As a member of the Expert Services team, Lisa manages the fulfillment and support of the consulting engineering team for Advanced Services engagements.
Prior to taking her new job with FusionStorm, Lisa was a lead developer on World Campus Learning Design Evolution in-house CMS system. Functions include improving processing tools, design interface, and project management.
Scrum Master for team of 6 for software development projects. Project Manager for small projects in Learning Design.
Assist in leveraging Canvas as the University’s LMS and implementing unit developed LTIs to improve the online experience for students around the world.
Rose Pruyne – IT Project Manager – Penn State IT Services and Solutions
Rose Pruyne specializes in different project management methodologies and has been an Agile practitioner since 2005. She is PMP and PMI-ACP certified.