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Webinar: Estimation in an Agile environment; waste or value?

30/06/2021 @ 17:00 - 18:00

Agile is probably the most important development methodology for IT and still increasing. With the increase of Agile and the decrease of traditional development methods is often the question “Do we still need to estimate? Do estimates in an Agile environment add business Value or is it actually a Waste?” On June 30 two international spreakers, Arlene Minkiewicz from Price Systems and Martijn Groenewegen from Metri provide you their expert opinion in the by Nesma hosted webinar. 

Webinar recording and presentations

The webinar has been recored. Click here to watch the full webinar on our YouTube channel. Don’t forget to subscribe on our YouTube channel to be notified first on new videos we publish. Do you prefer to have a look at the presentations? Click here to view the presentation of Arlene Minkiewicz or click here to view the presentation from Martijn Groenewegen on SlideShare.

Webinar program

17:00 – 17:30 CET The Fact that your Project is Agile is Not (Necessarily) a Cost Driver– Arlene Minkiewicz, PRICE Systems

All true agile projects follow the same philosophy, they do not all apply the same set of practices, tools or processes. Agile projects are value driven, thus subject to change. There are, however, business and contractual requirements for up front estimates creating a conundrum. During this presentation Arlene Minkiewicz discusses a methodology and rules of thumb for estimating agile projects.

About Arlene Minkiewicz

Arlene F. Minkiewicz is the Chief Scientist at PRICE Systems, LLC with over 36 years of experience at PRICE® building cost models. She leads the cost research activity for TruePlanning, the suite of cost estimating products that PRICE provides. She is a software measurement expert dedicated to finding creative solutions focused on helping make software development professionals successful. She is widely published and speaks frequently on software related topics.


17:30 – 18:00 CET Agile Teams? Get a grip! – Martijn Groenewegen, Metri Group

The last couple of years it looks as if leadership has actually given up the ambition to tame and control the beast that IT has become. In fact, especially since the introduction of agile teams we are increasingly flying blind and seem to be OK with that. At the same time the IT function has become business critical to almost every organization you can imagine. Fair enough: traditional management falls short and definitely requires a paradigm shift. But there is an alternative. No leadership in change without change in leadership. Fueled with data to provide guidance, create insights and shape reliable predictions. Not looking back, but headfirst focused on the future. Too good to be true? In this presentation Martijn Groenewegen shares his vision on the value of high-performance teams and supporting metrics in complex IT environments.

About Martijn Groenewegen

Martijn Groenewegen is a Client Director with Metri with a solid track record in IT Transformation, Strategy Execution and empowering High-Performance Teams. In his 25-year career with companies like DSM, Capgemini, Nolan Norton and Syntrus Achmea in roles such as Program Executive, CIO and innovative IT Leader, he has developed a challenging vision on the balance between facilitating leadership and the use of metrics to boost the performance of his staff in both IT Operations as well as Development. Martijn has a background in Industrial Engineering and Management Science.

Registration for the webinar

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17:00 - 18:00


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