Webinar Archive

Our webinars offer insight on software optimization methods and software productivity techniques and their relevance in today’s complex IT and business environment. Recorded from live presentations, these webinars are available at no cost to you.

If you are interested in receiving the slides for any of these webinars, or you're looking for additional webinar recordings that aren't listed here, please contact Tony Timbol.

How To: Agile Estimation and Functional Metrics Techniques

Broadcast: March 16, 2017

Listen in as Tom Cagley, Certified Scrum Master and Function Point Specialist, describes how to incorporate Function Point Analysis into an Agile metrics program. 

You will have an understanding of an estimation process that combines one part functional metrics and one part parametric estimation with two parts Agile estimating and planning.

Function Points Don't Work. Or Do They?

DCG Webinar: Function Points Don't Work. Or Do They?

Broadcast: March 7, 2017

Presenter: Steve Kitching, Managing Director - DCG UK, Function Point & Estimating Specialist CFPS, Certified Scrum-Master

We hear all the time that function points don't work in organisations. Listen to this web seminar and find out for sure! The seminar covers what a measurement program should look like, how to measure performance, what functions points are - and what they are not, and how the no estimates movement may be leaving out critical information.

Successful Deployment Strategies - From Software Sizing to Productivity Measurement

DCG Webinar: Successful Deployment Strategies - From Software Sizing to Productivity Measurement

Broadcast October 25, 2016

Listen as Philippe Guerin from CAST and Mike Harris from DCG Software Value, brief participants on successful deployment processes, including how portfolio visibility can help manage risk, complexity, and architectural quality. Mike and Philippe further discuss how to introduce proactive measurements to detect structural quality and risk and vendor / ADM team output before transformation, monitor key performance indicators during, and continue to optimize applications by establishing performance improvement and cost reduction goals. 

Counting Function Points from User Stories

DCG Webinar: Counting Function Points from User Stories

Broadcast October 12, 2016

Listen in as Lori Limbacher, Estimation Specialists explains how User Stories are functionally rich and readily "countable" using function points. 

5 Steps to Go Mobile - Fast!

DCG Webinar: 5 Steps to Go Mobile - Fast!

Broadcast August 23, 2016

Listen in as DCG Partner, Spitfire Group experts, Billy McCafferty and Michael Byrne share the five key strategies to get to a mobile environment for your applications. 

The Role of Function Points in Agile Transformation

DCG Webinar: The Role of Function Points in Agile Transformation

Listen in as Tom Cagley, VP of Consulting and Sheila Dennis, Senior Managing Consultant explore the ins and outs of measuring value during the transformation of software development towards Agile.

Shifting Operating Expense to Equity Value

DCG Webinar: Shifting Operating Expense to Equity Value

Broadcast July 28th, 2016

Listen in as Harrison Zipkin, Director outlines strategies for improving equity value by trimming or shifting costs. 

Software Vendor Governance: How to Save Millions with No Financial Risk

DCG Webinar: Software Vendor Governance: How to Save Millions with No Financial Risk

Broadcast May 24th, 2016

Listen in as Harrison Zipkin, Director outlines an outsourcing best practice that goes beyond cost management moving towards cost reduction.

CMMI and SAFe – Is Synthesis SAFe?

DCG Webinar: CMMI and SAFe – Is Synthesis SAFe?

Broadcast May 17th, 2016

Listen in as Tom Cagley, VP of Consulting and Agile coach shares insights on the interaction between the SAFe and CMMI Frameworks.

Are Function Points Still Relevant Today

DCG Webinar: Are Function Points Still Relevant Today

Broadcast April 21 2016

Listen in as Tony Manno, VP, Outsourced Services discusses the relevancy of the function point metric in today's software analytics marketplace. 

Why Should I Have More Than 1 Technique for Retrospectives

DCG Webinar: Why Should I have More than 1 Technique for Retrospectives

Broadcast March  31th, 2016

Listen in as Tom Cagley, VP of Consulting and Agile coach present multiple retrospective techniques and why.

How Do I Calculate Estimates for Budget Deliverables on Agile Projects this Year?

DCG Webinar: How do I calculate Budget Deliverables on Agile Projects this Year?

Broadcast March 29th, 2016

Listen in as Tony Timbol, Certified Scaled Agile Program Consultant, discuss the challenges of Agile budgeting and runs a simulated portfolio/program budgeting exercise.

How to Reboot your Agile Retrospective

DCG Webinar: How to Reboot Your Agile Retrospectives

Broadcast February 23, 2016

Listen as Mike Harris demonstrates how to run facilitated, quarterly, strategic retrospectives that will produce hard data about the soft issues that your Agile team needs to improve.

Metrics Wheel

DCG Webinar:  Metrics Wheel

Broadcast February 17, 2016

Listen as Alan Cameron explains the Metrics Wheel and the 7 fundamental measures all software projects should consider.

 

SAFe 4.0: Scaled Agile Goes Lean and What it Means!

DCG Webinar: SAFe 4.0: Scaled Agile Goes Lean and What it Means!

Broadcast January 21, 2016

Listen in as Tony Timbol, Certified Scaled Agile Program Consultant, outlines the key changes from SAFe 3.0 to 4.0 for both trained SAFe Agilists, as well as curious Agile practitioners seeking to understand if SAFe is a fit for their organization. 

Discover The Quality of Your Testing Process

DCG Webinar: Discover The Quality of Your Testing Process

Broadcast Jan 19th, 2016

Listen in as Tom Cagley, VP of Consulting, TMMi Accredited Assessor outline the diagnostics you can use to uncover the quality of your testing process. 

Function Point Counting Center of Excellence Best Practices

DCG Webinar: Function Point Counting Center of Excellence Best Practices

Broadcast December 17th, 2015

Listen in as Tony Manno, VP, Outsourced Services explains how you go about creating a function point process that can accurately and efficiently perform the counts and integrate that process into your software development life cycle. 

User Stories Defined and Refined in 15 minutes

DCG Webinar: User Stories Defined and Refined in 15 minutes

Broadcast Dec 17th, 2015

Listen in as Tom Cagley, VP of Consulting & Agile Transformation Coach provides a 15 minute User stories session that will advance your use of this valuable tool.

Software Estimation - Avoid the Unexpected

DCG Webinar: Software Estimation - Avoid the Unexpected

Broadcast November 24, 2015

Listen as Steve Kitching, in 15 minutes, outlines the things you want to avoid regarding software estimation. You will walk away with a better understanding of dos and dont's!

Agile Metrics: When, Where and How

DCG Webinar: Agile Metrics: When, Where and How

Broadcast November 17, 2015

Listen as David Herron outlines the mapping of Agile metrics to the Agile Manifesto and how to view traditional metrics with an Agile lens.

The CIO’s View of Value Visualization for Software Development

DCG Webinar: The CIO’s View of Value Visualization for Software Development

Broadcast September 17th, 2015

Listen to Mike Harris as he outlines how the value of software development could - and should! - be measured and visualized. In addition, he shares his thoughts and opinions of a group of CIOs, received from a recent workshop event.

Why Project Triage

DCG Webinar:  Why Project Triage

Broadcast August 25th, 2015

Listen as Alan Cameron explains how Project Triage works - at any stage of a project's development - and how you can apply the principles of Triage to position your organization for success. Project Triage is a solution that determines if a software project is deliverable, when it can be delivered and at what cost.

 

Why Are So Many of Our Projects Late or Over Budget?

DCG Webinar: Why Are So Many of Our Projects Late or Over Budget?

Broadcast June 4, 2015

Listen as Steve Kitching, DCG-SMS, walks you through the factors that cause projects to get behind and go over budget. You will walk away with a high-level understanding of what kind of changes will work best for your organization.

Visualizing the Value to Optimize Software Development

DCG Webinar: Visualizing the Value to Optimize Software Development

Broadcast June 2nd, 2015

Listen as Mike Harris discusses leveraging a simple model, known as the Value Visualization Framework (VVF), to focus the business unit and IT on value streams for each application development initiative. The VVF is a 5-step process that will help all stakeholders “Visualize the Value” of software initiatives in the form of requirements or stories.

Leveraging the VVF will not only drive cost savings for the organization, it also enables organizations to track actuals to ensure goals are met, drives greater alignment between IT and the business unit and positions IT as a strategic contributor within the organization.

Story Points or Function Points

DCG Webinar: Story Points or Function Points

Broadcast 21st May 2015

Listen to David Herron, Industry Leader and Metrics Expert discuss Agile sizing techniques and the choice between story points or function points. Questions answered include: Can I use function points on an Agile project?, Are story points easier and faster than function points? and Is there a relationship between story points and function points?

An Overview of TMMi Progress

DCG Webinar: An Overview of TMMi Progress

Broadcast 29th April, 2015

Listen to Tom Cagley showcase the collected survey data from 2014 to provide a view into how firms are progressing through TMMi Maturity Level Three. The results of the survey provide a profile of the level of capability found in a typical testing organization, areas of the model that tend to give respondents the most trouble and a general pattern of progression.

"It's frustrating that there are so many failed software projects when I know from personal experience that it's possible to do so much better - and we can help." 
- Mike Harris, DCG President

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