Agile Estimating and Planning

Agile Estimating and Planning

Agile Estimating and Planning is the definitive, practical guide to estimating and planning agile projects. In this book, Agile Alliance cofounder Mike Cohn discusses the philosophy of agile estimating and planning and shows you exactly how to get the job done, with real-world examples and case studies. Concepts are clearly illustrated and readers are guided, step by step, toward how to answer the following questions: What will we build? How big will it be? When must it be done? How much can I really complete by then? You will first learn what makes a good plan-and then what makes it agile. Using the techniques in Agile Estimating and Planning , you can stay agile from start to finish, saving time, conserving resources, and accomplishing more. Highlights include: Why conventional prescriptive planning fails and why agile planning works How to estimate feature size using story points and ideal days–and when to use each How and when to re-estimate How to prioritize features using both financial and nonfinancial approaches How to split large features into smaller, more manageable ones How to plan iterations and predict your team's initial rate of progress How to schedule projects that have unusually high uncertainty or schedule-related risk How to estimate projects that will be worked on by multiple teams Agile Estimating and Planning supports any agile, semiagile, or iterative process, including Scrum, XP, Feature-Driven Development, Crystal, Adaptive Software Development, DSDM, Unified Process, and many more. It will be an indispensable resource for every development manager, team leader, and team member.

Agile Estimating & Planning Your Sprint With Scrum

Agile Estimating & Planning Your Sprint With Scrum

Agile Estimating & Planning Your Sprint with Scrum - Just Got Easier Thank you and congratulations on taking this class, "Agile Estimating & Planning Your Sprint with Scrum." In this class, you will be given proven tips to help you to estimate and plan sprints as part of your scrum projects. I am very confident that you will find this class valuable, as it will give you a complete overview of estimating and planning in agile scrum teams. In this class, I go to great lengths to dissect the topic and present it in an easy to understand manner for both beginners and intermediates in scrum. For starters, I will introduce you to scrum, then walk you through the process of preparing for and conducting sprint planning sessions as part of an agile scrum team. As we go on with the class, I give practical examples and tips on how to improve planning in your team or business from the ground up. To give you just a glimpse of what you will learn, here is a quick summary: Why we need plans and why do we need a sprint plan Comparison of different forms of estimation e.g. Ideal days, story points etc. How to overcome common impediments to planning How to prepare for a sprint planning meeting An overview of the sprint planning meeting Artifacts needed for planning How to create a sprint goal How to use velocity in planning How to commit to the goal using capacity driven or velocity driven planning Tips to improve your sprint planning meetings So let's get started and let me help you to master agile estimating &sprint planning with scrum. Table of Contents Agile Estimating & Planning Your Sprint with Scrum Introduction Lesson 1 What is Agile Scrum? ..............................1 Lesson 2 Comparison Of Different Metrics Used To Estimate User Stories ..............................27 Metrics Used To Estimate Tasks ................37 Lesson 3 Sprint Planning: The Specifics ...................39 1: Sprint Preparation ............................39 2: Sprint Planning Meeting ....................40 Sprint Goal .........................................42 Artifacts That Are Needed For Planning ...43 Considering Velocity ............................44 Lesson 4 Tips For Sprint Planning ..........................49 Tips For Creating An Environment For Continuous Improvement .....................49 Tips For First Time Scrum Masters ..........51 General Tips For Sprint Planning ............53 Tips On How To Create A Good Sprint Backlog .............................................55 Tips For Impediment Resolution ...........60 Conclusion ............................................64 Resources .............................................66 Check Out My Other Books .......................76 Scroll Up To The Top Of The Page And Click The Orange "Buy Now" or "Read For Free" Icon On The Right Side!

Agile Product Management

Agile Estimating & Planning Your Sprint with Scrum & Kanban: The Kanban Guide, 2nd Edition

Agile Product Management

Kanban, Sprint Planning and Agile Product Management Just Got Easier Introduction Thank you and congratulations on taking this class, "Agile Estimating & Planning Your Sprint with Scrum." In this class, you will be given proven tips to help you to estimate and plan sprints as part of your scrum projects. I am very confident that you will find this class valuable, as it will give you a complete overview of estimating and planning in agile scrum teams. In this class, I go to great lengths to dissect the topic and present it in an easy to understand manner for both beginners and intermediates in scrum. For starters, I will introduce you to scrum, then walk you through the process of preparing for and conducting sprint planning sessions as part of an agile scrum team. As we go on with the class, I give practical examples and tips on how to improve planning in your team or business from the ground up. To give you just a glimpse of what you will learn, here is a quick summary: Why we need plans and why do we need a sprint plan Comparison of different forms of estimation e.g. Ideal days, story points etc. How to overcome common impediments to planning How to prepare for a sprint planning meeting An overview of the sprint planning meeting Artifacts needed for planning How to create a sprint goal How to use velocity in planning How to commit to the goal using capacity driven or velocity driven planning Tips to improve your sprint planning meetings So let's get started and let me help you to master agile estimating &sprint planning with scrum. Introduction Thank you and congratulations on taking this class, "Kanban: The KanbanGuide 2nd Edition: For the Business, Agile Project Manager, Scrum Master, Product Owner and Development Support Team." Creating the most efficient system for your business, development team, support team or any other organisation can often be a game of trial an error. We spend years aiming to create efficient practices which meet the demands of our customers as quickly as possible without overspending our effort, time or money. Imagine if there was a system that helped optimise the effort of our teams to meet the demands of our customers. In this book, you will learn how the Kanban system can do this, and I explain: What Kanban is and where it originates from How it can make your team more efficient How to implement Kanban in your team or organisation Exercises to plan a Kanban System for your team or organization An overview of Scrum-ban - a technique used for combing the Scrum framework with Kanban especially for project based environments A brief overview of Agile Scrum When you have read this guide, you will have an excellent foundation in thispopular system, and a great basis for helping others to understand the same. Scroll Up To The Top Of The Page And Click The Orange "Buy Now" or "Read For Free" Icon On The Right Side!"

Succeeding with Agile

Software Development Using Scrum

Succeeding with Agile

Provides recommendations and case studies to help with the implementation of Scrum.

Learning Agile

Understanding Scrum, XP, Lean, and Kanban

Learning Agile

Learning Agile is a comprehensive guide to the most popular agile methods, written in a light and engaging style that makes it easy for you to learn. Agile has revolutionized the way teams approach software development, but with dozens of agile methodologies to choose from, the decision to "go agile" can be tricky. This practical book helps you sort it out, first by grounding you in agile’s underlying principles, then by describing four specific—and well-used—agile methods: Scrum, extreme programming (XP), Lean, and Kanban. Each method focuses on a different area of development, but they all aim to change your team’s mindset—from individuals who simply follow a plan to a cohesive group that makes decisions together. Whether you’re considering agile for the first time, or trying it again, you’ll learn how to choose a method that best fits your team and your company. Understand the purpose behind agile’s core values and principles Learn Scrum’s emphasis on project management, self-organization, and collective commitment Focus on software design and architecture with XP practices such as test-first and pair programming Use Lean thinking to empower your team, eliminate waste, and deliver software fast Learn how Kanban’s practices help you deliver great software by managing flow Adopt agile practices and principles with an agile coach

Agile Estimation Techniques and Innovative Approaches to Software Process Improvement

Agile Estimation Techniques and Innovative Approaches to Software Process Improvement

Applying methodologies of Software Process Improvement (SPI) is an effective way for businesses to remain competitive in the software industry. However, many organizations find implementing software process initiatives challenging. Agile Estimation Techniques and Innovative Approaches to Software Process Improvement reviews current SPI techniques and applications through discussions on current and future trends as well as the presentation of case studies on SPI implementation. Ideal for use by academics, students, and policy-makers, as well as industry professionals and managers, this publication provides a complete overview of current tools and methodologies regarding Software Process Improvement.

The Project Manager's Guide to Mastering Agile

Principles and Practices for an Adaptive Approach

The Project Manager's Guide to Mastering Agile

Streamline project workflow with expert agile implementation The Project Management Profession is beginning to go throughrapid and profound transformation due to the widespread adoption ofagile methodologies. Those changes are likely to dramaticallychange the role of project managers in many environments as we haveknown them and raise the bar for the entire project managementprofession; however, we are in the early stages of thattransformation and there is a lot of confusion about the impact ithas on project managers: There are many stereotypes and misconceptions that exist aboutboth Agile and traditional plan-driven project management, Agile and traditional project management principles andpractices are treated as separate and independent domains ofknowledge with little or no integration between the two andsometimes seen as in conflict with each other Agile and "Waterfall" are thought of as two binary,mutually-exclusive choices and companies sometimes try to force-fittheir business and projects to one of those extremes when the rightsolution is to fit the approach to the project It’s no wonder that many Project Managers might beconfused by all of this! This book will help project managersunravel a lot of the confusion that exists; develop a totally newperspective to see Agile and traditional plan-driven projectmanagement principles and practices in a new light as complementaryto each other rather than competitive; and learn to develop anadaptive approach to blend those principles and practices togetherin the right proportions to fit any situation. There are many books on Agile and many books on traditionalproject management but what’s very unique about this book isthat it takes an objective approach to help you understand thestrengths and weaknesses of both of those areas to see how they canwork synergistically to improve project outcomes in anyproject. The book includes discussion topics, real world casestudies, and sample enterprise-level agile frameworks thatfacilitate hands-on learning as well as an in-depth discussion ofthe principles behind both Agile and traditional plan-drivenproject management practices to provide a more thorough level ofunderstanding.

Scrum Master

Scrum Master Certification: Psm 1 Exam: & Agile Estimating & Planning With Scrum

Scrum Master

Scrum Master - Your Job Just Got Easier Introduction Thank you and congratulations on taking this class, "Professional Scrum Master Training & PSM 1 Exam Preparation." In this class, you will be given a multitude of information and proven tips to help you to pass the scrum.org Professional Scrum Master (PSM 1) Exam. I know you will get value from this class as it's infor-mation has been successfully used by many students in order to pass the PSM 1 Exam. I will walk you step by step through agile scrum so that you have an excellent foundation. Following the explanation of each concept, I give you tips for passing the PSM 1 exam and even for using scrum in your team or business. Along the way, I give you plenty of examples and finally I give you the links you can use to sit the practice open assessment. This is the official practice exam from scrum.org. In this class, you will learn: Concise overview of Scrum - The exact events, roles, rules and artifacts used to deliver a project using scrum along with the history of scrum. This includes lectures on the fundamentals of Sprint Planning, The Daily Scrum, Sprint Review, Sprint Retrospective, Scrum Artifacts and more. The facts based on the Scrum Guide - The correct terminology and use of Scrum is essential to mastering it. The Scrum Guide is the rule book on Scrum and many do not use it or know it. Scrum Certification Coaching - A sum-mary of frequently asked questions (FAQs) and frequently misunderstood points around Scrum that have been in past Open Assessment exams. Scrum Certification Preparation - I tell you how to prepare for Scrum Certifica-tion and how to sit it online saving you hundreds if not thousands of dollars. So let's get started and let me help you to pass the scrum.org Professional Scrum Master (PSM 1) Exam. Introduction Thank you and congratulations on taking this class, "Agile Estimating & Planning Your Sprint with Scrum." In this class, you will be given proven tips to help you to estimate and plan sprints as part of your scrum projects. I am very confident that you will find this class valuable, as it will give you a complete overview of estimating and planning in agile scrum teams. In this class, I go to great lengths to dissect the topic and present it in an easy to understand manner for both beginners and intermediates in scrum. For starters, I will introduce you to scrum, then walk you through the process of preparing for and conducting sprint planning sessions as part of an agile scrum team. As we go on with the class, I give practical examples and tips on how to improve planning in your team or business from the ground up. To give you just a glimpse of what you will learn, here is a quick summary: Why we need plans and why do we need a sprint plan Comparison of different forms of estimation e.g. Ideal days, story points etc. How to overcome common impediments to planning How to prepare for a sprint planning meeting An overview of the sprint planning meeting Artifacts needed for planning How to create a sprint goal How to use velocity in planning How to commit to the goal using capacity driven or velocity driven planning Tips to improve your sprint planning meet-ings So let's get started and let me help you to master agile estimating &sprint planning with scrum. Scroll Up To The Top Of The Page And Click The Orange "Buy Now" or "Read For Free" Icon On The Right Side!"