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Predictable Delivery: The Power of Estimating and Forecasting

Product managers understand the need to be able to plan and forecast delivery dates. It is one of the foundations of building confidence with management to allow the team greater autonomy. Further, if you can’t predict release dates, it is hard to have crucial conversations with management about tradeoffs, and with Marketing about launch dates.  

In this webcast, Agile and Lean product management expert Greg Cohen will take you beyond story points and clear-up misconceptions about Agile planning. He will cover how to use the data to put control back in your hands as a product manager using a process that works across most types of Agile teams.

To get the most out of this talk, you should have experience working in an agile development environment.  

You Will Learn:

  1. How to get better clarity and a deeper understanding of Agile planning

  2. How to better predict release dates that drive your conversations with management

  3. The importance of using data to plan releases and how it sets you up for success with Agile teams

About Greg Cohen 

Greg Cohen is a Senior Principal Consultant with 280 Group and a 15-year Product Management veteran with extensive experience and knowledge of Agile development, a Certified Scrum Master, and former President of the Silicon Valley Product Management Association. He has worked and consulted with venture startups and large companies alike and has trained product managers and product owners throughout the world on Agile development, road mapping, feature prioritization, product innovation, product life cycle process and product management assessment. Greg is the author of the books Agile Excellence for Product Managers  and 42 Rules of Product Management, as well as a speaker and frequent commentator on product management issues. Greg earned an MBA with honor from Babson College and a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering with second major in Electrical Engineering from Tufts University.