Agile Estimating And Planning

Author: Mike Cohn
Publisher: Pearson Education
ISBN: 9780132703109
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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

Author: Paul VII
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781537232805
Size: 57.79 MB
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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

Author: Paul VII
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781537266398
Size: 58.35 MB
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Agile Product Management - Just Got Easier Introduction Thank you and congratulations on taking this class, "Release Planning: 21 Steps to plan your product release from a product vision with Scrum." In this class, we will discuss some actionable steps and strategies on how to build a release plan using 21 easy to follow agile techniques. I am confident that you will find this class extremely valuable irrespective of your level of knowledge about scrum and release planning. We will start by building a strong foundation about scrum and release planning then move on to discussing the specific steps that you can follow to build a successful release plan. I won't stop there; I will go on to explain some very effective tips and tricks on how to master and improve release planning in your team or business from the ground up. And as with my other classes, I will give you plenty of examples to illustrate how best to implement scrum in product development and release planning. In this class, you will learn: A brief recap of agile and scrum principles What is a release plan and how it helps the team and stakeholders to set reliable expectations How a release plan is built for a single release The steps involved in building a release plan including starting from the project vision, including stakeholders, using the roadmap and building the release plan from the product backlog How and when to conduct the release planning meeting and why it is important Concise techniques for improving your release backlog How to maintain a release plan So let's get started and let me teach you how to improve release planning for your product using agile scrum. 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. Scroll Up To The Top Of The Page And Click The Orange "Buy Now" or "Read For Free" Icon On The Right Side!"

Scrum Master

Author: Paul VII
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781537308647
Size: 30.43 MB
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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!"

Agile Estimation Techniques

Author: Michele Sliger
Publisher:
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Estimating work effort in agile projects is fundamentally different from traditional methods of estimation. The traditional approach is to estimate using a "bottom-up" technique: detail out all requirements and estimate each task to complete those requirements in hours/days, and then use this data to develop the project schedule. Agile projects, by contrast, use a "top-down" approach, using gross-level estimation techniques on feature sets, then employing progressive elaboration and rolling-wave planning methods to drill down to the task level on a just-in-time basis, iteratively uncovering more and more detail each level down. This paper elaborates on two common techniques for agile estimation (planning poker and affinity grouping), and touches on how the results of these exercises provide input into forecasting schedule and budget.

Learning Agile

Author: Andrew Stellman
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 1449363849
Size: 53.83 MB
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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

Succeeding With Agile

Author: Mike Cohn
Publisher: Pearson Education
ISBN: 9780321660565
Size: 78.91 MB
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Proven, 100% Practical Guidance for Making Scrum and Agile Work in Any Organization This is the definitive, realistic, actionable guide to starting fast with Scrum and agile–and then succeeding over the long haul. Leading agile consultant and practitioner Mike Cohn presents detailed recommendations, powerful tips, and real-world case studies drawn from his unparalleled experience helping hundreds of software organizations make Scrum and agile work. Succeeding with Agile is for pragmatic software professionals who want real answers to the most difficult challenges they face in implementing Scrum. Cohn covers every facet of the transition: getting started, helping individuals transition to new roles, structuring teams, scaling up, working with a distributed team, and finally, implementing effective metrics and continuous improvement. Throughout, Cohn presents “Things to Try Now” sections based on his most successful advice. Complementary “Objection” sections reproduce typical conversations with those resisting change and offer practical guidance for addressing their concerns. Coverage includes Practical ways to get started immediately–and “get good” fast Overcoming individual resistance to the changes Scrum requires Staffing Scrum projects and building effective teams Establishing “improvement communities” of people who are passionate about driving change Choosing which agile technical practices to use or experiment with Leading self-organizing teams Making the most of Scrum sprints, planning, and quality techniques Scaling Scrum to distributed, multiteam projects Using Scrum on projects with complex sequential processes or challenging compliance and governance requirements Understanding Scrum’s impact on HR, facilities, and project management Whether you've completed a few sprints or multiple agile projects and whatever your role–manager, developer, coach, ScrumMaster, product owner, analyst, team lead, or project lead–this book will help you succeed with your very next project. Then, it will help you go much further: It will help you transform your entire development organization.

User Stories Applied

Author: Mike Cohn
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
ISBN: 9780132702645
Size: 59.97 MB
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Thoroughly reviewed and eagerly anticipated by the agile community, User Stories Applied offers a requirements process that saves time, eliminates rework, and leads directly to better software. The best way to build software that meets users' needs is to begin with "user stories": simple, clear, brief descriptions of functionality that will be valuable to real users. In User Stories Applied, Mike Cohn provides you with a front-to-back blueprint for writing these user stories and weaving them into your development lifecycle. You'll learn what makes a great user story, and what makes a bad one. You'll discover practical ways to gather user stories, even when you can't speak with your users. Then, once you've compiled your user stories, Cohn shows how to organize them, prioritize them, and use them for planning, management, and testing. User role modeling: understanding what users have in common, and where they differ Gathering stories: user interviewing, questionnaires, observation, and workshops Working with managers, trainers, salespeople and other "proxies" Writing user stories for acceptance testing Using stories to prioritize, set schedules, and estimate release costs Includes end-of-chapter practice questions and exercises User Stories Applied will be invaluable to every software developer, tester, analyst, and manager working with any agile method: XP, Scrum... or even your own home-grown approach.

Agile Estimation Techniques And Innovative Approaches To Software Process Improvement

Author: Colomo-Palacios, Ricardo
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 1466651830
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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.

Agile Data Warehousing Project Management

Author: Ralph Hughes
Publisher: Newnes
ISBN: 0123965179
Size: 23.77 MB
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You have to make sense of enormous amounts of data, and while the notion of “agile data warehousing might sound tricky, it can yield as much as a 3-to-1 speed advantage while cutting project costs in half. Bring this highly effective technique to your organization with the wisdom of agile data warehousing expert Ralph Hughes. Agile Data Warehousing Project Management will give you a thorough introduction to the method as you would practice it in the project room to build a serious “data mart. Regardless of where you are today, this step-by-step implementation guide will prepare you to join or even lead a team in visualizing, building, and validating a single component to an enterprise data warehouse. Provides a thorough grounding on the mechanics of Scrum as well as practical advice on keeping your team on track Includes strategies for getting accurate and actionable requirements from a team’s business partner Revolutionary estimating techniques that make forecasting labor far more understandable and accurate Demonstrates a blends of Agile methods to simplify team management and synchronize inputs across IT specialties Enables you and your teams to start simple and progress steadily to world-class performance levels