Epic budgeting is all about meeting deadlines. Working with agile teams that pull work while meeting stakeholder expectations around what gets done by what date. The challenge is that teams don’t always pull as much as we want them too. So how do you hit a deadline without forcing work onto the team?
According to this year’s State of Agile survey, the most common success measure for agile initiatives, at 53%, is on-time delivery. But if agile teams can choose how much work they take into a sprint, how can teams be sure of delivering pre-committed scope on time and on budget? There is clearly more to agile delivery than product owners ordering a backlog of work for teams to work on.
Epic Budgeting allows the product owner to steer a product across the line, delivering the expected scope on time by managing scope creep or an unsustainable focus on the perfect over the pragmatic. During this session learn how product owners and their teams work towards a fixed date or budget by applying double loop learning to epic sizing and breakdown. Expect some tales from real companies and a few light hearted moments. And I’m at least 53% certain we will finish on time!