Agile - Estimation and Planning workshop

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Course Overview

Agile Estimation & Planning course deals mainly with the topic of Agile Estimation and Planning at the Program Level and at the Release Level. The teams focus on the topic of "Just Enough" upfront requirements, sizing and design and planning with "Plan and do only what's currently needed" approach as part of scrum. Agile Estimation & Planning course is dedicated to extending these concepts to higher level and walking through practical real world approaches to successful Agile planning for multiple projects/deliveries. Agile Estimation & Planning course touches on aspects of agile planning days where the management and scrum teams come together for a commitment for a project plan over a period of time.

Course Content

  • Challenges with Traditional Planning and Estimation, Why agile? 
  • The 6 Levels of Planning
  • The Agile Lifecycle Diagram - What Happens When?
  • Skipping Planning and Iteration 0 (foundation)
  • Agile Teams (Single, Program and Portfolio view)
  • Agile Project Initiation Activities
  • Product Visioning - What Does 'Done' Look Like?
  • Strategic/Value Alignment
  • Understanding the Levels of Agile Requirements
  • Epics, Themes, Features, Stories, Details
  • Building the Master Backlog
  • Techniques for Slicing BIG Epics
  • Calibration techniques
  • Identifying Architectural and Non-Functional Items
  • Agile Prioritization Techniques
  • Roadmap Prioritization vs. Release Ordering/Sequencing
  • Business Value Buckets/Points
  • Kano and Moscow
  • Dependency Sequencing
  • Biggest Bang for the Buck
  • Techniques for Sizing Epics, Backlog Grooming
  • Estimation methods - Wideband Delphi, Planning poker
  • Roadmap vs. Release Planning
  • Team Structures and Capacity
  • Understanding 'Pull' vs 'Push'
  • Estimating Initial Velocity
  • Developing Initial Iteration Estimates
  • Getting Feedback on Estimates after Executing
  • Sprint 0 - The Foundation Iteration
  • What is 'Just Enough' Design?
  • What are Spikes?
  • Responding to Change - Continuous Grooming of the Plan
  • Fixed Time/Budget/Scope/Everything Projects
  • Agile Metrics - What Do We Measure?
  • How agile estimation using scrum is different?

Customer Reviews

Thanks to Xpertised and the tutor who walked me through all the topics with Practical exposure which is helping me in my current project.

Course was quite helpful in terms of understanding of concepts and practicality. Its really a very friendly environment to learn. The timing were mutually chosen, as we both are working professional. I am quite satisfied with the course.


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