ESTIMAgi - Effective Agile Estimating Techniques

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Who the course is for:

  •  Agile Project Managers
  • Scrum Masters
  • Senior IT Project Managers
  • IT Specialists
  • Agile Team Members
  • IT Program Managers

Course objectives:

  •  Compare Traditional and Agile estimating techniques
  • Learn about Affinity Estimation
  • Agile levels of Planning
  • Story writing and breakdown
  • Agile LifeCycle and Planning
  • Release Planning and Roadmap development
  • Multi- Team and distributed Team Planning
  • Agile Budgeting

Benefits:

  •  Access to applicable tools
  • Consistent professional terminology in the field of project management
  • An international expert available for consultation (during and after the training course)
  • Sharing experience with other participants and opportunity for business networking
  • Improving your business English skills

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After the training, the participant receives a certificate of its completion.

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Description

Planning and Estimating are some of the most complex activities in project management.
This course will go deeper into the topics of Agile Planning and Estimating and provide clear direction and examples on how to tackle this topic successfully.
Defining what is the minimum information that is needed with regards to requirements and spending quality time on practicing real life examples will guide you through the biggest pitfalls and provide you with the knowledge and experience to tackle one of the most difficult activities in Project Management.
Special attention will be given to the types of planning as well as the assumptions that need to be made at each level.

This is an advanced level course and you should have a basic understanding of Agile Methods to be able to take advantage of the information that is provided in this class.

 

1. Purpose of Planning

  • What is Project Planning?
  • Why do we Plan?
  • Quest for Value
  • Good Planning
  • What Makes Planning Agile?

2. Challenges with Planning

  • Challanges and Issues
  • Success and Failure Rates –Overall
  • Feature Usage
  • Success and Failure Rates –Large to Small
  • How successful are delivery teams?
  • Why Planning Fails

3. Agile Approach

  • Paradigm Shift
  • Precision versus Estimate
  • Agile Planning and Estimating Principles
  • Providing a Range Estimate
  • Who Should Estimate

4. User Stories

  • Card, Conversation and Confirmation
  • User Stories –Template
  • Attributes of Good User Stories
  • Requirement Levels
  • Product Backlog –Example

5. Estimating Size

  • Estimates of Size
  • Estimates of Duration
  • Estimating Duration for Software Projects
  • Estimating Techniques
  • Estimating Size with Story Points
  • Velocity
  • Elapsed time
  • Planning Poker
  • Agile Sizing Techniques
  • Affinity Estimating – Size

6. Understanding Velocity

  • Team Velocity
  • Velocity Details
  • Velocity – Using Historical Values
  • Velocity – Run an Iteration
  • Velocity – Make a Forecast
  • Velocity – Capacity Planning
  • Team Capacity Planning
  • Product Backlog
  • Velocity – Comparing Teams
  • Impacting Factors

7. Building a Release Plan

  • What is Release Planning
  • Release Planning Steps
  • Release Planning Meeting
  • Release Plan
  • Release Planning as part of Overall planning
  • Iteration length
  • Fixed Scope Planning
  • Fixed Time Planning
  • Buffering Plans for Uncertainty
  • Schedule Buffering Plans
  • Re-Estimation and Calibration

8. Multi Team Program Planning

  • Agile Program
  • Challenges with Multi-Team Planning
  • Steps for Multi-Team Planning
  • Product Roadmap
  • Building a Product Roadmap
  • Multi-Team Release Planning Session
  • Tips for Multi-Team Release Planning Session
  • Agenda Items Multi-Team Release Planning
  • Release Planning with Multiple Teams
  • Tips for Structuring Teams
  • Role of the Program Leadership Team
  • Metrics for Program Teams
  • Program Team Standup

9. Monitoring

  • Monitoring location
  • Monitoring the Release Plan –Burndown
  • Monitoring the Release Plan –Burnup
  • Monitoring the Iteration Plan
  • Common Estimating Pitfalls
  • Why Agile Planning Works
     

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