agile planning and estimation

Agile Planning and Estimation

Online Course

From the Scrum team level to the project leadership level, learn the planning and estimation techniques required to make Agile projects successful.

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About Agile Planning and Estimation

  Duration: 2h 30m
  Resources: Workbook, Discussion Guide, Poster, Quizzes

Learn state-of-the-art methods and practices for planning and estimating Agile projects at different levels of your organization. The real-world practices presented in this course are based upon evolved concepts and support both basic Scrum projects and Agile at scale—and they have been proven on the ground through extensive use by Construx’s clients. Effectively plan and estimate your projects in days instead of weeks, and confidently forecast project completion with accuracy.

With sections designed specifically for the Scrum team and for the leadership team, the course’s multiple-audience approach leads to improved communication to and from the engineering and business sides of the company. Both teams gain insights by seeing the bigger picture, including the planning and estimation techniques used by each team.

Ask us about our virtual or in-person options for this course.

If you’re on the Scrum team

After you complete this course, you’ll be able to use various techniques to

  • Refine the near-term backlog
  • Estimate sprint stories and make sure everybody sees the story the same way
  • Plan a sprint, including detailed design and coordination of action
  • Coordinate the day-to-day actions for the team

If you’re on the project leadership team

After you complete this course, you’ll be able to use various techniques to

  • Establish a vision for the project
  • Estimate the size of the entire backlog
  • Decide how much to budget for the project
  • Plan and track a release (release timing, plus what to share with customers)

This course features content specifically crafted for different audiences. The “All Agile: Scrum Team–Focused” modules are, obviously, designed for Scrum team members, including Dev, Test, QA, BA, Ops, and UI. The course helps Scrum team members answer the following questions: “What is in this sprint? What is the sprint plan? How do you coordinate among yourselves?”

The “Influenced by Agile: Leadership Team–Focused” modules are for project leaders, including Product Owners, Project Managers, Program Managers, Project Leads, and Engineering Managers. These leaders will learn to answer questions like these: “How big is this project? How long will it be, and how much will it cost? What can we tell customers that they can have and when?” Scrum Masters are in a unique position because they work on the process, not the product. Everything in this course will help them answer the question, “How is planning and estimation done on Agile projects?”

Your Instructor

Earl Beede
Senior Fellow

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