Delivering in Bets: How Betting Will Improve
Your Delivery Strategy


This event has been postponed.


Location : 

SEP's Product Design Studio 
836 S. Rangeline Road
Carmel, IN 46032

Session Overview:


shinkle_headshot_2020_thumbDefining a delivery strategy is difficult. We tend to underestimate the risks, aren't explicit about our assumptions, and don't involve the delivery team early enough in the process. I recently introduced the idea of delivering in bets to several clients. The idea that each delivery is a series of bets with different odds and risks. Each bet or investment could be matched with our corresponding confidence levels. For those bets deemed risky, we improved our odds by placing smaller bets.

Delivering in bets helped us remain outcome focused, view our decisions as a portfolio, and express the expected timeframe of payouts. In each case, mindsets shifted and delivery performance improved.
In this talk, Chris will demonstrate how using bets can reshape your delivery approach.

He'll show how using some familiar tools such as Opportunity Canvas, Dual Track Agile, Story Mapping, and Monte Carlo Forecasting can improve results. He'll discuss different methods for defining and sizing releases. Participants will leave with a new approach for identifying and forecasting a delivery.

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