Date: 3 February, 2011
Location: Irvine, CA, United States of America
Regular Price: 650
Agile Estimating and Planning
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).
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
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.
Participants will receive printed and bound materials at the start of class.
Combine This Class with Other Training
This class will be preceded by an Effective User Stories and a Certified Scrum Master and class in the same location. You can attend these classes separately or together.
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 printed, color copy of the course materials
- Planning Poker® cards for use in estimating with your team
Don’t see a date and location you like? Want to train a team or department without the hassle of travel? This agile course is available for onsite delivery. Contact Mike Cohn at 1-888-61-Agile (24453) or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Download a PDF brochure with additional information.
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.