Free Webinar: Epic Fail (How slice ’n’ size can help focus on Value, Risks, Innovation and Portfolio Management)
April, 29th, 2019 - 9.30am and 2pm Eastern, Length: 30 Minutes - Please register below
Scrum calls them simply PBI’s which is short for for product backlog items. PBI’s are often written as user stories, which can be a powerful technique to capture PBI’s in backlogs. Some user stories turn into so-called epics when they are estimated as infinity. There is really nothing wrong with having epics in a backlog, as long as they are placed low in order. Although agile teams have good intentions these epics can produce huge issues for leadership when they are being neglected during refinement or being used as a grouping mechanism in a tool to organize a backlog (e.g. Jira).
In this webinar, we will explore why slice n’size is not only a favorable technique for development teams, but why Product Owners and Leaders alike should really care about this. In this 30 minute webinar we will look at epics from an angle of innovation, portfolio management, risk and value generation and uncover a bunch of reason why they should be de-emphasized.
Jochen (Joe) Krebs pioneered Agile Portfolio Management in 2008 and has been active in the agile community for almost two decades. He is the founder and organizer of the local agile user group in New York City since 2008, the host of the Agile FM podcast, a Certified Professional Scrum Trainer and founder of Incrementor. Joe held director-level leadership positions prior to Incrementor and connects the dots in his courses how agility impacts modern management. He offers a series of Agile Leadership Certification courses in the upcoming months in the United States and Europe you might be interested in as well.
We will send you more details about the free webinar and the link to join the webinar a day before the event. No software installation required, you will simply need a web browser.