So how much is it going to cost? Agile estimation and the bathroom tap...

A 10 minute Lightning Talk by:

Spencer Turner


About this Lightning Talk

I don't know about you, but we get asked this question pretty regularly. And it seems like it should be a simple answer. Most applications are mainly made up of component parts that are solved problems, like a CMS, signup, a login system, authentication, email sending etc. The expectation is that you'll give a figure, a timeframe and then deliver on time and in budget, which - when you say it like that - sounds perfectly reasonable.

Why am I talking about bathrooms?

There's something about houses that always makes me think about software. The different layers of interactivity of things, the coupling of systems, the hidden plumbing, the lock-ins of previous choices and the value decisions around improving them.

About the Speaker

Spencer is a consultant, coach and mentor in lean UX and agile UX, speaker, ex-designer, sometimes ruby programmer and ardent proponent of visual communication.

At Cultivate, he operates at the intersection of product management, design and development to help teams make great digital products. He believes a user-focused approach, iteration, lean experiments, good metrics and honesty are the way to deliver successful and engaging digital products.

He facilitates workshops, works with teams to build products and helps companies from international banks to 2-person start-ups to understand and solve their problems better.


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