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Agile Forum - 180918

The Agile Forum meetings offer an opportunity for professional networking and knowledge sharing with other agile practitioners as well as provide a learning environment for professionals interested in learning about agile techniques. Everyone is welcome to participate.                     


"Predicting the Future: Let’s Stop Living in Fear of It"

Presented by: Ebenezer Ikonne, AVP Software Engineering / Cox Automotive

How much will it cost? How long will it take? When will you be done? These questions (and others) come flying hard and fast at individuals in software development shops. In fact, it seems that we spend most of our time estimating how long work will take and then spending even more time talking about what went wrong with our estimates. All this talk has led to movements such #NoEstimates and the like.

Software development involves complexity and uncertainty and yet we want to get our work done in time and under budget. Is this even possible? This presentation will explore the role of estimation and forecasting in software development and how teams can stop living in fear of predicting the future.


Ebenezer Ikonne works for Cox Automotive (a business unit of Cox Enterprise) where he helps teams develop and deliver software solutions IkonneEbenezerthat are transforming the automotive industry.  Ebenezer has held a wide range of senior leadership positions in different types of organizations such as software product organizations, services organizations and startups. Ebenezer is a champion of Agile and Lean solutions to the problems posed by an ever-changing business landscape. Ebenezer is passionate about evolving the way work gets done in order to deliver products and services that make a difference in society.   Ebenezer blogs at, and is on Twitter @eikonne and can be contacted on LinkedIn at

Light refreshments and beverages will be provided.


Tuesday, September 18, 2018, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM


Matrix Resources, 1000 Abernathy Road, Suite 500, Atlanta, Georgia 30328


PMI Atlanta Member: $12.00, Early Bird Rate $10.00 through September 11th
Non-Member: $15.00, Early Bird Rate $13.00 through September 11th

Forums no longer accept cash registrations at the door.  Please register in advance or via your computer or smartphone at the door.

Meeting content, presenter, and location are subject to change. Refunds will not be made for changes in meeting content, presenters, or locations. 


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Talent Triangle Category: Technical Management

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Event Date 09-18-2018 6:00 pm
Event End Date 09-18-2018 8:00 pm
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