Session type:


Presented by:

Neil Vass

The Co-operative Group

Session time:

13 Sep 11:15 12:45

Session duration:

90 minutes

About the session

This session uses a fun workshop from the book "How to Measure Anything," about forecasting using whatever you know right now.

Helpful both for “how long will this take?” and for “how much benefit will we get from it?”. As well as building forecasting skills, it builds empathy between different roles.

You’ll get to hear about when it’s been useful, try it with other participants, and leave with everything you need to go and run it with your own team.

“How long would this take?” is a frequently-asked question, and famously hard to get anywhere near right. There’s lots of ways to address this, all useful in different situations.

This session describes one approach, with examples of real-world use from Neil’s own experience, to explain what contexts it’s good for and where it has limitations.

Participant takeaways:

  • You will get a chance to reflect with each other on how this game can build new skills and understanding at your work, and how the outputs of this kind of estimation can be used in decision-making.
  • You'll leave with experience of using the game, and takeaway guides and worksheets to bring back to their teams at work.

This session: 

  • Includes interaction/group participation.

Estimation, Empathy, Practical, Training.

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