PMI Atlanta Chapter

PMI Atlanta Chapter - Agile Forum (Virtual) - 200421

Agile Forum (Virtual) - 200421

Ask an Agilist: “When will you be done?” How to answer this question to leaders and others!

presented by Ryland Leyton, Sr. Agile Business Analyst  

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.            


Answering “when will you be done?” to people outside the team – like the C-suite, Directors, and Managers – is often a challenge for teams focused on building software. In Agile situations it can be even more complicated!

Speaking to this group in a way comprehensible for an elevator or a hallway is a core competency for any project manager who wants to retain freedom and funding!

This session takes a walk through explaining the concept of velocity, applies the Agile concept of the “cone of uncertainty”, reviews the value of burn-up and burn-down charts, and then shows you how to provide a clear, simple understandable, and truthful answer about when you’ll be done.


Ryland Leyton, CBAP, PMP, CSM, SPC4, is a business analyst, author, speaker, educator, Agile coach, and technology translator. He has worked in the technology sector since 1998, starting off with database and web programming, gradually moving through project management and finding his passion in the BA and Agile fields.

Ryland is passionate about strong analysis practice and prefers Agile environments where possible. He has built both Agile and waterfall SDLC processes for development teams, customizing each one to the challenges facing that particular client group. Ryland is one of the authors of the Second Edition of the IIBA Agile Extension to the BABOK, as well as the IIBA Agile Analysis Certification. He is an active member of the Atlanta Chapter of the IIBA, speaks at local and national conferences on BA, PM, Agile and career development topics.

His books, "The Agile Business Analyst: Moving From Waterfall to Agile" and "It's About Your Career: Skills For A Lifetime Of Loving Your Work!" have been well received in the professional community.

Ryland can be reached via

Light refreshments and beverages will be provided.


Tuesday, April 21, 2020, 6:00 PM - 7:15 PM

Due to coronavirus concerns, we will be hosting this event through webinar. Because of this change, member rate is now $8 and non-member rate is $10.


PMI Atlanta Member: $12.00, Early Bird Rate $10.00 through May 12th.
Non-Member: $15.00, Early Bird Rate $13.00 through May12th.

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: Strategic & Business Management

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Event Properties

Event Date 04-21-2020 6:00 pm
Individual Price $10.00
Location Webinar
We are no longer accepting registration for this event

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