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Agile Estimating and Planning
10/2/2007 12:00:00 AM Mountain Goat Software TBD TBD Oslo Norway 59.9138688 10.7522454 NOK 12 000


Mountain Goat Software

  • Course

    Date: 2 October, 2007
    Location: Oslo, Norway

    Regular Price: NOK 12 000

    Agile Estimating and Planning

    Planning is important for all projects, even agile ones. Unfortunately, we’ve all seen so many worthless plans that we’d like to throw planning out altogether. But let’s not give up yet. It is possible to create a project plan that looks forward six to nine months yet is accurate and useful. This one-day course will give you insight as to some common reasons traditional planning methodologies fail and introduce you to some practices that really do work.

    Too many teams view planning as something to be avoided and too many organizations view plans as something to hold against their development teams. In this workshop, you will learn how to break that cycle by acquiring new skills that will help you to create reliable plans for improved decision-making. You will leave with a solid understanding of and experience in agile release planning and iteration planning. We will learn various approaches to estimating, including unit-less points and ideal time. You’ll discover four techniques for deriving estimates, including the popular Planning Poker technique. Together, we’ll explore planning techniques that dramatically increase a project’s chances of on-time completion.

    You Will Learn

    • 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 estimating
    • When and how to re-estimate
    • How and when to perform release and iteration planning
    • Tips for communicating about estimates and plans

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    What’s Provided

    Participants will receive printed course materials at the start of class. Continental breakfast, lunch, snacks and drinks will be served.

    Professional Development Units (PDUs) 

    PMPs: You can receive 7 PDUs for this course.

  • Details

    Date: 2 October, 2007
    Location: Oslo, Norway

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    Regular Price: NOK 12 000


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  • 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 course beneficial. Participants will return to their jobs with specific recommendations and actions they can perform to improve their current plans and projects.


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