Monthly Dinner Meetings—Agile20 Reflect Festival - For Agile, No Estimates: Forecasting with Less Effort and More Accuracy


Welcome to the 20th anniversary of the Agile Manifesto, this event is in support of the Agile20 Reflect Festival with events being held around the world in celebration. Come join us if you would like to be part of a highly interactive agile gamification with a whole lot of fun. Learn while we work together in an agile simulated game.

“When will it be done?” It’s a question we all have to answer. How do we forecast completion dates with less effort and more accuracy? If you’re keen to know how you can spend less time estimating and more time delivering working software—all while providing your customers with some  understanding of predictability — this online-game-based workshop will help you understand what and to what degree different factors influence delivery time. Join this session to learn how to move from upfront intuition-based estimates to create a data-based probabilistic forecast that provides a more reliable way to talk about when stuff will be done—and expend less effort to do so. Learn to forecast when things will be done -- with less effort and more accuracy!


  • Intro/game instructions (10-15 minutes)
  • Play game (30-60 minutes)
  • Debrief (30-45 minutes)


  • 5:30-6:15 PM   Networking
  • 6:15 PM - 7:45 PM   For Agile, No Estimates: Forecasting with Less Effort and More Accuracy


About the Speaker

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Matthew Philip

As a capability cultivator, organizational fitness coach, and workplace activist, Matt helps organizations and teams continuously become fit for their purpose. He is especially passionate about building learning organizations and creating humanizing and engaging work environments.

About The Monthly Dinner Meetings

The PMI Washington DC Chapter's Monthly Dinner events are held in the Washington DC area, on the third Tuesday of each month (subject to change). Chapter members and non-members seeking to advance their careers by beginning their journey with a PMI certification are welcome to join. These events host the best speakers and networking experiences held in the Washington, DC area for your professional development.

The Chapter's Monthly Dinner events offer informative industrial trends for people in the field of Project Management & Discipline Agile within a variety of industry and government agencies. Each event will present specific learning areas that focus on the PMI talent triangle of technical, leadership, strategic, and business management skills or Agile. Each Monthly Chapter Event offers 1 Professional Development Unit (PDU).


Event Details

Date & Time

16 February 2021

5:30 PM - 7:45 PM (EST-05:00)


Virtual Meeting


1.50 Technical