Agile Project Estimation

AGL-144 (2 Days)
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Agile Training Overview

Accelebrate's Agile Project Estimation training course teaches students how to estimate the timing of Agile project deliverables. Attendees learn how to ensure that the maximum business value is delivered to the Product Owner.

Location and Pricing

Accelebrate courses are taught as private, customized training for groups of 3 or more at your site. In addition, we offer live, private online training for teams who may be in multiple locations or wish to save on travel costs. To receive a customized proposal and price quote for private on-site or online training, please contact us.

Online Training with Accelebrate. In the wake of the sudden emergence of the Coronavirus crisis, we want to help our clients continue to learn and grow while at home. We are offering 10% off any new booking of private online classes for your team of 3 or more if purchased before May 15, 2020. Please use discount code online2020 in the comments section of the contact form. For more information, and to see how we ensure successful online training, please see this Online Training Q&A.

Agile Training Objectives

  • Decompose scope to manageable pieces for teams to consume during a sprint
  • Understand relative sizing and how it's used
  • Develop estimates for a project
  • Interpret Agile reporting

Agile Training Outline

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Introduction
Agile Estimation
  • Agile Means Discipline
  • The Agile Microscope
  • People versus Formulas
Why Plans Fail
  • Top reasons Software Planning Fails
  • What makes a plan an Agile plan?
Managing Requirements
  • Decomposing Scope
  • Developing the Release Plan
    • Leveraging Themes
  • INVEST-ing in Good Stories
  • The Hidden Waterfall
  • Metrics for Grooming and Managing the Product Backlog
  • Story Metrics and the Story Scale
  • Using Spikes & 'Get Smart' Stories
Relative Sizing Metrics
  • Understanding Relative Sizing & Why It Works
  • Relative Sizing Techniques
    • Story Points, Ideal Days and Other Variables
    • Sizing with Planning Poker
    • Constraints on Relative Sizing
  • Team Velocity Calculations
  • Consequences of Not Using Relative Measurement
  • Key Business Metrics
    • Business Value Metrics
    • Prioritizing / Sequencing Using Relative ROI
  • Making Corrections
    • Dealing with Inaccurate Estimates
    • Dealing with Missed Iteration Goals
    • Dealing with New / Changed Requirements
    • Tracking Historical Trends
Doing Scrum In A Big Way
  • Team Metrics
  • How Many Teams?
  • How Many Product Backlogs
Forecasting
  • Forecasting Without Any History
  • Forecasting Using Historical Data
  • To Buffer or Not to Buffer
  • Ensuring Quality
    • What to Measure and When
    • Refactoring Formalized and Measured
    • Measuring TDD and ATTD
  • Forecasting based on estimates
  • Forecast fine-tuning based on facts
Conclusion
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Lecture percentage

40%

Lecture/Demo

Lab percentage

60%

Lab

Course Number:

AGL-144

Duration:

2 Days

Prerequisites:

By default, this course presumes prior exposure to Agile software development. However, we would be delighted to tailor it to any level of prior experience.

Training Materials:

All attendees receive comprehensive courseware.

Software Requirements:

No software is required. Students should be seated in pods of 3 or 4, with a notebook and pen for each student. Each pod should have a flipchart with multiple colors of markers. The instructor will require connectivity for her/his laptop to a projection system and Internet.

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