Agile Project Estimation


Course Number: AGL-144

Duration: 2 days (13 hours)

Format: Live, hands-on

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 offers instructor-led enterprise training for groups of 3 or more online or at your site. Most Accelebrate classes can be flexibly scheduled for your group, including delivery in half-day segments across a week or set of weeks. To receive a customized proposal and price quote for private corporate training on-site or online, please contact us.

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

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.

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

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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