1st Monday Webinar, November 2, 2020: Improving Planning Predictability


How to improve predictability in short-term planning for software development and delivery.



November 2, 2020, 17:00 – 18:30 Eastern time (e.g., New York), UTC-5.

Product development (including software development) is inherently less predictable than repetitive assembly-line operations. Yet, predictability in planning is an important consideration in most organizations that support software products.

In this session, we’ll explore various ways software organizations can improve the predictability of their short-term and medium-term planning for delivering new/changed application features.

Many factors can affect predictability, including: Team structure, functional silos, cross-skilling of personnel, Lean-based process improvements and measurement, Agile-based techniques such as story slicing and tight collaboration, software design considerations, automation, and technical practices.