Estimation and Planning for Agile/Scrum Projects
- Basic understanding of Agile / Scrum is valuable, but not required.
Everyone wants to know how to plan work in an Agile / Scrum project. Just like with other work methods, planning can be done in practical ways that lead to good results. However, unlike other methods, Agile / Scrum planning can be done extremely quickly while still being effective!
Note: basic understanding of Agile and Scrum is helpful for ensuring that you are able to follow all the ideas and techniques in this course. This course does not provide an introduction to Agile and Scrum.
Layers of planning in Agile / Scrum projects (the "Planning Onion" with guest Petri Heiramo)
Ten Agile estimation techniques (and 3 in-depth)
The Bucket system (in-depth)
Bug / Uncertain / Small (in-depth)
TFB / NFC / 1 (Sprint)
Divide Until Maximum Size or Less
Impact / Effort (in-depth)
Creating a budget for an Agile / Scrum project step-by-step guide
Prepare and estimate the project requirements using Planning Poker
Determine the team's velocity
Using the team's burn rate and velocity calculate the budget for the iterations
Add any capital costs
Using the definition of "done" add pre- and post- iteration budgets
Apply a drag or fudge factor to the overall estimate
Three core principles of Agile estimation and planning (with guest Sheriane Dandar)
The horizon of predictability
Fast, not accurate
Collaborative, not individual
Telling stories, not making commitments
Join 23-year Agile veteran, Mishkin Berteig along with two guests as they provide practical advice, techniques and inspiring guidance on how to estimate and plan Agile / Scrum projects.
Who this course is for:
- Scrum Masters, Product Owners, Project Managers, Team Leads and Business Managers will find this course valuable.
The BERTEIG Institute is a government-recognized post-secondary educational body specializing in management consulting, coaching and training. Our founder, Mishkin Berteig, is one of the world's leading Agile practitioners and educators having started his journey to Real Agility™ in 1999.
The BERTEIG Institute was founded in 2004 and recognized by the Ontario Government in 2021 after training over 15000 people in Scrum, Kanban, leadership, and software development agility.
BERTEIG clients include Suncor, RBC Royal Bank, Scotiabank, Roche Pharmaceuticals, the Government of Canada, and many other global and regional organizations.
BERTEIG Institute is a brand of BERTEIG Consulting Inc.