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Agile Estimating And Planning

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.

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.

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:

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

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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
  • Agile Team Members

On site or Remotely Delivered Agile and Scrum for Teams Training Course?
  • Save time and money by bringing our trainer to you
  • Everyone hears the same message and learns common Agile terminology
  • The class can accommodate up to 20 participants
Mitch Smith

The integration of real-world examples and exercises is really the bread and butter of why I think this course is great.

Julie Cowan

Anthony is a thoughtful agile trainer, engaging all of the students in the class with anecdotes from his real-world experience and deep understanding of Agile practices.

Samuel Turner

I liked the overview of the DASM and now have a clear understanding of “Agile” and how DA is Agile done right.

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