Agile Planning & Estimating Training

The alchemy of turning ideas into tangible achievements.

Importance of Agile Planning & Estimating

Agile Planning & Estimating is more than a simple task; it’s a crucial part of the Agile approach, aiding businesses in managing uncertainty with precision. It empowers teams to forecast and allocate resources effectively while embracing Agile’s values. This method involves a continuous cycle of planning, gathering feedback, and adjusting, all aligned with Agile principles.

Just as Agile encourages trial-and-feedback loops for execution, Agile Planning & Estimating focuses on predicting and adjusting project elements like timeframes and resources. This aligns with Agile’s core values and principles, ensuring adaptability.

In today’s fast-paced business world, Agile Planning & Estimating helps teams to deliver high-quality outcomes swiftly. Unlike traditional methods, it prevents wastage by allowing adjustments throughout the project journey.

Embracing an Agile Planning & Estimating mindset keeps companies ahead in the dynamic market. It streamlines teamwork, enhances customer satisfaction, and drives innovation. In a nutshell, Agile Planning & Estimating isn’t just strategic; it’s a vital component for sustained growth and success in modern business.

The training provides a comprehensive understanding and hands-on experience with Agile release and iteration planning. Various estimation approaches, such as unit-less points and ideal time, will be explored, along with practical techniques for deriving accurate estimates.

What are the values for your company?

  • Mitigation of Cost Overruns: Proper planning techniques taught in the training help minimize the risk of cost overruns, ensuring that projects are completed within budget and without unexpected financial burdens.
  • Enhanced Client Satisfaction: By using Agile Planning and Estimating techniques, the team can meet client expectations more effectively. This leads to higher client satisfaction, improved client retention, and potential referrals, positively impacting your company’s reputation and bottom line.
  • Successful Long-Term Projects: Complex, long-term projects can be challenging to manage without a solid foundation of planning and estimating. The training equips your team with the skills to handle such projects successfully, fostering company growth and sustained success.
  • Improved Project Selection: By understanding Agile Planning and Estimating principles, your team can make more informed decisions when selecting projects, ensuring that to look for the highest value and business impact.
  • Enhanced Resource Allocation: With the knowledge gained from the training, the team can effectively allocate resources, ensuring that the right people with the appropriate skills are assigned to projects, leading to greater efficiency and productivity.
  • Accurate Delivery Forecasts: By fostering meaningful estimates, your company gains a clearer picture of delivery dates, enabling better communication with stakeholders and customers, leaning on previously set realistic expectations.

Learning outcomes

Agile Planning

The team will know what  is the Agile approach to planning and what are the characteristics and different levels of Agile Planning: Release Plan, Sprint Plan, and Daily Plan)

Story Points

Introduction with a term of a Story point, and main characteristics of the Story, why to use Story point ad, how they are different in comparison with ideal days.

Relative and Absolute Estimations

What relative estimation is and how is it different compared to absolute estimation and introduction to Relative Sizing with practice through an exercise.

Techniques for Estimating

Techniques for Agile Estimating, such as Estimates by Analogy, Disaggregation, and Planning Poker. The topic is introduced with three levels of planning: release plan, iteration plan, and daily plan.

Agile Estimating

When is the right time to estimate and why – you will learn why estimation is hard when to re-estimate and what is the difference between estimation and commitment.

Sprint Planning

You will learn two techniques for sprint planning: Velocity-driven and Commitment-driven Iteration

Team’s velocity

About the term “Team’s Velocity” and how to forecast a team’s velocity when you have a team with historical data or when your team is new to Agile

Release Planning

How to do Release Planning with the historical team’s velocity – you will also learn how to predict release contents with a fixed date, fixed scope, or fixed price plans.

Power up your learning

Combine Agile Planning & Estimating Training with Agile Requirements & User Stories!

* They are a dynamic duo, each enhancing the other, propelling your team towards a deep knowledge that's sure to drive success!

Clients Usually Ask Us These ... about Agile Planning & Estimating Course

Training is carefully structured to help executives keep ahead of rapidly evolving business environments.

Primarily this training is dedicated, but not limited to…

  • Product Owners;
  • Scrum Masters;
  • Development team;
  • All those familiar with the Scrum framework or who have been using the Scrum framework for some time.

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