Darwin, Finches, and Poker Chips: An Agile Journey

Thursday, October 17 | 6:30PM–7:20PM | Meeting Room 304C/D
Session Type: Professional Development
Find out how to bridge the gap between IT technical staff and your academic and research communities. Learn to speak a common language and deliver successful projects together using innovative agile techniques such as "user stories," "poker chip prioritization," and "estimations using animal analogies."

Learn how user stories promote collaborative partnerships between IT staff and their customers. | See how "poker chip prioritization" allows projects to deliver value to the institution. | Understand how animal analogies provide users with a greater understanding of the cost of their requirements.


  • Dawn Holmes

    Senior Project & Programme Manager, University of Edinburgh
  • Bill Lee

    Software Development Team Manager, University of Edinburgh

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