Extended Education

Agile Estimating and Planning in La Jolla, CA

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Mountain Goat Software

Trainer

  • Course

    Date: 10 November, 2011
    Location: La Jolla, CA, United States

    Regular Price: 650

    Discounts

    Team Discounts
    3 or more    Save $50/person/day
    10 or more  Save $100/person/day

    Multiple Class Discounts
    Save $50/day when you register for more than one class.

     

    Course Description

    One of the most important aspects of agile development training is estimating and planning. Yes, these are important, even for agile software development. Although agile is a fluid and iterative process, that doesn’t mean that planning doesn’t have a place in its programming and project management.

    Despite the many worthless plans that we’ve all seen—which may make us want to skip planning altogether—this Agile Estimating and Planning Training will demonstrate that it’s possible to create accurate project plans useful for programming testing—and projecting forward from 6-9 months. Our Agile Estimating and Planning Training will teach you how to create practical, useful and reliable plans for your software development projects.

    If your teams view planning as something to be avoided, or your organization uses plans as something to hold against development teams, this popular estimating and planning course can help your company break both of those attitudes and cycles.

    Attendees will leave with a solid understanding and experience of agile release and iteration planning. The course also looks at various approaches to estimating including unit-less points and ideal time. The class will present four specific techniques for deriving reliable estimates, including how to use the popular Planning Poker® technique and other techniques that dramatically improve a project's chances of on-time completion.

    By using this approach to estimating, teams learn to answer the ever-challenging questions that plague every development team: “When will we be done?” and “How soon can we have all of these features?”

    PMPs: This course counts for 7.5 Professional Development Units (PDUs).

    This course will be held at the Sheraton La Jolla Hotel and will run from 8:30am - 4:30pm.

    Particpants Will Learn:

    • How to create an accurate and useful project plan
    • The importance of estimating size and deriving duration
    • The differences between story points and ideal time
    • The advantages of an abstract measure of size
    • Techniques for creating estimates
    • When and how to re-estimate
    • How and when to perform release and iteration planning
    • Tips for communicating about estimates and plans

     

    Discounts

    Team Discounts
    3 or more    Save $50/person/day
    10 or more  Save $100/person/day

    Multiple Class Discounts
    Save $50/day when you register for more than one class.

     

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    Course Materials

    Participants will receive printed and bound materials at the start of class.

    What You Get

    • High quality training from an industry expert
    • A continental breakfast buffet, a hot lunch buffet, an afternoon snack, and continuously replenished drinks
    • A 4 GB USB drive containing a PDF of the course materials, relevant articles by Mike Cohn and others, sample chapters from Mike's books, and other information
    • A printed, color copy of the course materials
    • Planning Poker® cards for use in estimating with your team

    Guarantee

    We are so confident that you will benefit from our training that we offer a 100% money back guarantee. If you aren’t satisfied with the training you received, contact us within thirty days to receive a full refund of the registration fee, no questions asked.

    Refund Policy

    A full refund will be provided if you cancel or transfer your registration to a different event no later than five business days prior to the start of the class. If you cancel or transfer within five business days you will be charged $150 per class.

    Professional Development Units (PDUs)

    PMPs: You can receive 7.5 PDUs for this course. 

  • Details

    Date: 10 November, 2011
    Location: La Jolla, CA, United States

    Venue:
    Sheraton La Jolla
    3299 Holiday Court
    La Jolla, CA 92037 United States
    http://www.starwoodhotels.com/sheraton/property/overview/index.html?propertyID=1959

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    Regular Price: 650

    Notes

    Discounts

    Team Discounts
    3 or more    Save $50/person/day
    10 or more  Save $100/person/day

    Multiple Class Discounts
    Save $50/day when you register for more than one class.

     

     

    Other Classes from Mike Cohn in La Jolla This Week


    November 7        User Stories for Agile Requirements

    November  8 - 9  Certified ScrumMaster

  • Agenda
    • The Purpose of Planning
    • Estimation Units
      • Desirable attributes
      • Estimate size, derive duration
      • Estimating in story points
      • Estimating in ideal time
      • Debating the merits
    • Techniques for Estimating
      • Triangulation
      • Effort vs. accuracy
      • Planning poker
    • Re-estimating
      • Three re-estimation scenarios
    • Sprint Planning
      • Velocity-driven
      • Commitment-driven
    • Release Planning
      • How to estimate velocity
      • Velocity as a range
      • Predicting project completion
      • Rolling lookahead planning
      • Fixed-date projects
      • Fixed-scope projects
      • Fixed-everything projects
    • Twelve Final Guidelines
  • Who Should Attend

    Whatever your role, if you are involved in estimating or planning a project, you will find this Agile Project Management course beneficial. Participants will return to their jobs with specific recommendations and actions they can perform to improve their current plans and projects.