PS*BA World Boston 2019

October 7-10 | Boston Marriott Burlington Hotel | Burlington, MA
About PS*BA World Boston 2019

ProjectSummit*BusinessAnalystWorld is the largest series of conferences for Project Managers and Business Analysts in North America. These industry leading events feature expert speakers representing every sector, from all reaches of the globe.

From the opening Keynote to the close, PS*BAWorld events offers tangible education and non-stop opportunities to learn. You will leave feeling invigorated and motivated, armed with new skills, tools and techniques that can be immediately applied in your workplace - not to mention an arsenal of new contacts. PS*BAW places great importance in connecting you with others in your community.

Conference Location

One Burlington Mall Road

Burlington, MA 01803

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Here's what we are talking about!
#KonMari your Backlog: Tidying up those PBIs
By Julie Wyman and Jennifer Forrest
Measuring Flow: Metrics that Matter
By Hunter Tammaro
Evening the Odds with Monte Carlo Forecasting
By Hunter Tammaro
#KonMari your Backlog: Tidying up those PBIs
By Julie Wyman and Jennifer Forrest
Presentation time
October 7th
1:15p.m.
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Have you tidied up your personal life with Marie Kondo and now wondering now how to apply the principles of tidying guru Marie Kondo’s #KonMari method to your work life? Learn how to make your product better by the life changing magic of tidying up your backlog.

Learning Objectives

  • Explain the benefits of simplicity and how it relates to the product backlog
  • Understand how the KonMari tidying up method can be applied in the context of a product backlog and the steps to take to get started
  • Describe how to “store” product backlog items to increase visibility and facilitate decision-making
Measuring Flow: Metrics that Matter
By Hunter Tammaro
Presentation time
October 7th
2:30p.m.
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This interactive workshop explores the value of achieving a smooth flow of work versus simply achieving maximum utilization by showing how to capture and interpret key metrics, such as lead and cycle time, throughput, and a cumulative flow diagram (CFD).

Learning Objectives

  • Explain the difference between utilization and flow
  • Learn how to interpret and capture lead time, cycle time (average, median, and scatterplot), throughput, and a cumulative flow diagram (CFD)
  • Practice using metrics to identify bottlenecks and gain insight into the flow of a team or system
Evening the Odds with Monte Carlo Forecasting
By Hunter Tammaro
Presentation time
October 7th
10:00a.m.
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Even experienced teams struggle to make accurate project forecasts. After all, Agile projects embrace uncertainty and welcome changing requirements over the course of development. With the Monte Carlo technique, you can create a project forecast that works around your unknowns to make your project successful.

Learning Objectives

  • How to create a project forecast using the Monte Carlo technique
  • How to use a forecast to manage scope and schedule releases
  • Some limitations of Monte Carlo and ways to be successful in spite of them
#KonMari your Backlog: Tidying up those PBIs
By Julie Wyman and Jennifer Forrest

Have you tidied up your personal life with Marie Kondo and now wondering now how to apply the principles of tidying guru Marie Kondo’s #KonMari method to your work life? Learn how to make your product better by the life changing magic of tidying up your backlog.

Learning Objectives

  • Explain the benefits of simplicity and how it relates to the product backlog
  • Understand how the KonMari tidying up method can be applied in the context of a product backlog and the steps to take to get started
  • Describe how to “store” product backlog items to increase visibility and facilitate decision-making
Measuring Flow: Metrics that Matter
By Hunter Tammaro

This interactive workshop explores the value of achieving a smooth flow of work versus simply achieving maximum utilization by showing how to capture and interpret key metrics, such as lead and cycle time, throughput, and a cumulative flow diagram (CFD).

Learning Objectives

  • Explain the difference between utilization and flow
  • Learn how to interpret and capture lead time, cycle time (average, median, and scatterplot), throughput, and a cumulative flow diagram (CFD)
  • Practice using metrics to identify bottlenecks and gain insight into the flow of a team or system
Evening the Odds with Monte Carlo Forecasting
By Hunter Tammaro

Even experienced teams struggle to make accurate project forecasts. After all, Agile projects embrace uncertainty and welcome changing requirements over the course of development. With the Monte Carlo technique, you can create a project forecast that works around your unknowns to make your project successful.

Learning Objectives

  • How to create a project forecast using the Monte Carlo technique
  • How to use a forecast to manage scope and schedule releases
  • Some limitations of Monte Carlo and ways to be successful in spite of them