Are your projects often “late?”
The first question is “Late by what measure?” Are they late compared to the estimate, the target, or the plan? Organizations often confuse those three terms.
We’ll look at the definitions of the terms and then focus our attention on the estimates. Why do we so frequently underestimate project duration and what can we do about it?
“We favor highly granular planning because we don’t understand the statistics of variability.” – Don Reinertsen
Meet your presenter:
Steve Zielinski, Senior Systems & Software Engineering Manager at Cirtec Medical
Steve Zielinski has extensive experience in product design, development and program management engineering. Before joining Cirtec Medical in Brooklyn Park, MN, he previously held positions in systems engineering management at Boston Scientific, Medtronic, Emerson, Eaton Hydraulics, and the United States Naval Air Warfare Center.
Steve holds a Master’s degree in Software Design and Development from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, MN. He earned a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering degree from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. Steve is a Certified Systems Engineering Professional (CSEP), and a Project Management Professional (PMP).
In his spare time, Steve enjoys time with his wife and two children, and occasionally moonlights as a trumpeter in a Minneapolis-based Big Band.