SEPTalks: Why Your Estimates Are Wrong and What You Can Do About It

About the Session:

Accurately estimating software projects is challenging.  Despite the use of well-established tools and techniques, the results usually fall short. They often leave us disappointed and unsure of how to improve—doomed to make the same mistakes again.

We’ll uncover these often overlooked and hidden causes. You’ll see the downsides of high-utilization systems and why understanding project dependencies is key.  You’ll learn why tracking assumptions is better than tracking work item status.

Leveraging decades of real-world experience, we’ll pinpoint where standard estimation methods stumble. We are not just refining numbers, but advocating for an improved approach.

Join us for a lively discussion to better understand and avoid common pitfalls of project estimation.  You’ll leave with practical next steps to pave the way for better results.

More Details

3:00 – Registration & Refreshments
3:30 – Session Begins (1 hour)


Chris Shinkle serves as SEP’s Director of Innovation. He has been a thought leader and initiator of new ideas and continuous improvement at SEP since 1997. His experience comes from building products with many clients in a variety of industries, including aerospace, medical, healthcare, and finance.


October 25, 2023, 3:30PM - 4:30PM EDT



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