pmi chapter baltimore logo

PDE Code 003: Effective Agile Estimation from Every Angle

Registration closes at 7am on September 22.

PMI Baltimore Chapter – Professional Development Event (PDE) Virtual Site Meeting

Title: Code 003: Effective Agile Estimation from Every Angle

Date and Time: Wednesday, September 23, 2020, 10:00am - 11:00 am

Cost: $5 for members; $10 for non-members.

You must be logged in as a member to receive the member discount; no credits will be provided if you are not logged in. There will be no refunds or credits issued for this meeting.

PDUs: This educational event qualifies for 1.00 Strategic PDU

Presenter: Arlen Bankston

Agenda: 10:00am-11:00am

Online Access: On September 22, you will be sent the link to join this session.


Why do we estimate? It sounds like a simple question, but it is one with many different answers, each with its own unique antipatterns and techniques to address them. Learn how to estimate the right way whether you are trying to select projects within a portfolio, set release dates, prioritize according to potential ROI, forecast future deliveries for scenario planning, manage to team capacity or balance personal load. You'll even see a few ways to estimate without estimating. These techniques are all ones that have been applied in real client situations over the presenter's 20-year career in the agile space, across both public and private sectors, in small teams and massive projects alike. Learning Outcomes: Apply over a dozen estimation techniques suited to different situations; Forecast the future with as much confidence and realism as possible; Counteract organizational and cultural antipatterns that can make estimates do more harm than good.


Arlen Bankston was one of the first Certified Scrum Trainers, among the first to explicitly blend lean systems thinking and user experience practices with agile software development practices. He has been an active Agile trainer for over 20 years.

Event Properties

Event Date 09-23-2020 10:00 am
Event End Date 09-23-2020 11:00 am
Registration Start Date 08-24-2020 8:00 am
Cut Off Date 09-23-2020 7:00 am
Individual Price $5 Member Price; $10 Non-Member Price
No. of Strategic PDUs 1.0
Location (Click link for address) Virtual Meetings
Please login to register for this event