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When will you be done? How to answer in an agile framework - with Ryland Leyton, CBAP

Thursday, June 15, 2023 -
6:00pm to 7:30pm

Answering “when will you be done?” to people outside the team – like the C-suite, directors, and managers – is often a challenge for teams focused on building software. Speaking to this group in a way comprehensible for an elevator or a hallway is a core competency for any agilist who wants to retain freedom and funding! This session takes a brief walk through the concept of velocity, explains the “cone of uncertainty”, burnup and burn-down charts, and then shows you how to provide a ready and truthful answer about when you’ll be done.


  • Understand the concept of velocity as used in common agile situations.
  • Understand what causes velocity to increase and decrease on teams.
  • Understand how to estimate large chunks of work to obtain useful range answers and project valid “finishing” answers for your stakeholders.

As with all our sessions, we leave plenty of time for Q&A at the end.

Session recording will be available for 30 days to registrants.


Presented by Ryland Leyton, CBAP, PMP, CSM, SA4, Agile Coach | Speaker | Author

Ryland Leyton, CBAP, PMP, CSM, SA4, is an avid Agile advocate & coach, business analyst, author, speaker, and educator. He has worked in the technology sector since 1998, starting off with database and web programming, gradually moving through project management and finding his passion in the BA and Agile fields.  He has been a core team member of the IIBA® Agile Extension to the BABOK® and the IIBA Agile Analysis Certification.  Ryland has written popular books on BA Agility and career topics.  He can be reached at www.RylandLeyton.com.


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Virtual via Zoom - Registration via Eventbrite June 15, 2023 6:00PM - 7:30PM CDT (GMT -5)
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