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Agile Estimating and Planning

May 15 @ 6:30 pm -

May 25 @ 9:00 pm

Agile Estimating and Planning

Course Summary

The Agile Estimating and Planning Course provides participants with the tools they need to get an Agile project off on solid footing. Planning for Agile projects starts with the big picture of product roadmaps and release plans, and drills down into the work that an Agile team will do within an iteration. Participants will learn how to plan for iterative and incremental solution development, and how to address change in a plan.

The course also looks at the two types of estimates used on agile projects, relative estimates in story points and absolute estimates in ideal days. Participants will learn when to use each of these, and how to include the entire team for more accurate estimates that team members will support.

Who Should Attend

The Agile Estimating and Planning Course will be useful to team members, technology leaders, project managers, program managers, business analysts and others who are familiar with estimating and planning traditional projects and need to be effective when planning agile projects.

  • Business Analysts
  • Program Managers
  • Project Managers

Course Outline

  • Agile Planning
  • Planning for Value in Agile Projects
  • Estimating Techniques
  • Building Your Agile Schedule
  • Iteration (Sprint) Planning
  • Tracking and Communicating
  • Multi-Team Planning

Key Learning Outcomes

Following this training, participants will be able to:

  • Apply the 6 levels of agile planning to a new initiative
  • Use lightweight techniques to generate a product vision
  • Create an initial product backlog
  • Create artifacts that clarify product needs and support the development of the product
  • Apply different techniques to split user stories
  • Use relative estimating to estimate a product backlog
  • Develop a schedule for the completion of a release of a product
  • Facilitate sprint planning for an agile team
  • Develop progress reporting tool appropriate to the type of project
  • Explain the considerations for scaling agile or planning for multiple agile teams