Craft 2024 - Joseph Pelrine
Joseph Pelrine
Theoretically Retired Psychologist
About Joseph Pelrine

A quiet and reserved researcher and practitioner, Joseph Pelrine is considered by cognoscenti to be one of the pioneers and top experts on Agile methods. He has spent almost 30 years helping some of the world’s most well-known companies improve their ability to satisfy the needs of their customers. As a psychologist, his focus on people and his experience in applying leading-edge techniques from social complexity and psychology to process optimisation goes far beyond the domain of software development, and extends to the whole organisation. Although Joseph Pelrine often works as a consultant or interim manager, his preference is passing his knowledge on by counselling and advising individuals and organisations, often in the role of a CTO/CIO/CDO "whisperer". He conducts research in novel applications of psychology to agile processes, and is also a PhD researcher in psychology and psycholinguistics.

Story Points considered Harmful - a psychologist's thoughts on estimation
Software Delivery Craft Matters
software development
pun intended
Level: General
In schedule:
Main Stage
May 30, 14:55 - 15:40 CET

Estimating is difficult. So difficult, in fact, that many consider it a waste of time. Which it wouldn’t be if estimates were done efficiently and were accurate. Instead, many teams either manoeuvre around estimating by using bogus units such as story points, or avoid it completely by using #NoEstimates or Kanban.Your team can improve the quality of their estimates by improving their estimation pr...