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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.