Agile Estimation and Planning

Washington, D.C. campuses

GA D.C., 1776
1133 15th Street NW, 8th Floor
Washington D.C. 20005

GA D.C. (Northern Virginia)
2231 Crystal Drive #1000
Arlington VA 22202

Past Locations for this Class

Agile Estimation and Planning

Washington, D.C.

Washington, D.C. campuses

GA D.C., 1776
1133 15th Street NW, 8th Floor
Washington D.C. 20005

GA D.C. (Northern Virginia)
2231 Crystal Drive #1000
Arlington VA 22202

Past Locations for this Class

About this class

Learn estimation and planning in this fun and “hands-on”, 3-hour workshop through relevant examples and exercises. The following areas will be covered:

  1. Estimation and Planning Overview: problems with traditional estimation and planning and why estimation and planning is often conducted poorly

  2. Agile Planning Overview: six levels of planning and effective estimation and planning approaches

  3. Agile Planning Lifecycle: high-level overview of the Agile lifecycle and key activities that need to be conducted at each phase

  4. Agile Plan Management: how to manage fixed scope and / or fixed time deliveries properly based on identification of MVP, estimation of user stories, determining a velocity, and setting-up release and iteration walls for visual management along with complementary digital tools

  5. Agile Estimation Lifecycle and Presenting Estimates to Stakeholders: practices for updating estimates and how to use burn-up and burn down charts for the benefit of the team and stakeholders – along with a review of the most popular tools being used by progressive organizations

Takeaways

  • Gain experience in agile estimation and planning techniques that you can use right-away
  • Understand the problems you need to avoid
  • Learn how to plan releases and iterations based on business value and risks
  • Learn how to present and update agile estimates and plans to ensure your success

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