This course takes a deeper dive into the topic of Agile Estimating and Planning at the Release level and at a Program (multi-team) level. Many teams struggle with the topic of 'Just Enough' upfront requirements, 'Just Enough' upfront sizing and design and 'Just Enough' planning so this course is dedicated to demystifying these concepts and walking through practical real world approaches to successful Agile planning and estimating.
This course introduces participants to the 6 levels of planning (Strategic, Portfolio, Roadmap, Release, Iteration, Daily). The first two levels of planning are covered in the Agile Portfolio Management course.
This course assumes you have basic Agile knowledge and experience and have attended foundation courses such as Real World Agile for Teams or similar courses.
Analysts, architects, business customers, developers, operations, product managers, project managers, team leaders, and testers.
This course is designed with 60% interactive group workshops!
You will practice all the core planning activities end to end.
Learn real world techniques you can apply immediately, less theory and more practice!
For private courses, we use YOUR own company initiatives as our sample through all the exercises.
Get our unique Agile Planning Jump Start toolkit that includes: Levels of Agile Planning, Agile Planning Cheat Sheet, Business Value Points Cheat Sheet, Sizing, Epics Cheat Sheet, our famous Agile Team Workbook.
You walk away with valuable course material, handouts, resources and cheat sheets that will support you on your projects.
Agile Estimating and Planning Principles
The 6 Levels of Planning
The Agile Lifecycle Diagram – What Happens When?
Writing Stories and Breaking Down EPICS
Agile Sizing Methods and When to Use What
Understanding Velocity and Capacity
Estimating Initial Velocity
Planning a Release
Planning for Fixed Date and Fixed Scope
Multi-team Program Release Planning
Tips for Structuring the Teams
Distributed Teams Release Planning
EPIC Sizing Buckets
Re-Estimation and Calibration
Agile Budgeting Tips
Agile Metrics – What Do We Measure?
Challenges with Traditional Planning and Estimation
If you need training for 3 or more people, you should ask us about onsite training. Putting aside the obvious location benefit, content can be customised to better meet your business objectives and more can be covered than in a public classroom. It's a cost effective option.
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