5 Whys Challenge : Gil Zilberfeld

Remember that the registration is open? Good.

I told you about  the 5 Whys challenge last time – every speaker needs to answer hard hitting questions.

I promised I’d go first. (That’s a little bit more about me by the way)

Here goes:

Why should people come to the conference?

This is the agile community at its best. You’ll find agile enthusiasts all around you, and it’s so easy to connect when we’re all in one place. Plus the content, speakers and food.

Why should people come to my session?

My talk is called: To Estimate Or #NoEstimate, That Is The Question.

If you haven’t heard about #NoEstimates yet, it’s about making decisions. We make the biggest project decisions based on estimations. We do that every day. The problem is that we suck at estimations. Not only that, when I say “estimate” my manager hears “commit”. Isn’t there a better way to make decisions? That’s what the talk is about.

Why did I choose this topic?

If you’re just hearing about it for the first time, you might have a similar reaction to what I first had: It’s total nonsense. Yet, after reading Dan Ariely’s books, and faced the fact that we’re not that rational as we might want to believe, I revisited my thinking. As I heard more views on it, both for and against, and was amazed how wide the gap is between two sides. I went through a transformation in thought. I hope others will too.

Why do I think you should also go to PRODUCT TEAM AND WORK MODEL” session by Naama Gafni-Lifshitz?

Apart from the interesting topic of how to organize product communication between teams, Naama is an awesome speaker, with lots of hands-on experience. Two in the price of one, it’s a no-brainer.

Why did the chicken cross the road?

It estimated it will get to the other side in time. Unfortunately, it didn’t hear about #NoEstimates…

Who’s going to be next? Wait a few days and find out.

In the mean time, go register!

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