EncartaLabs

Agile Estimation & Planning

( Duration: 2 Days )

This course deals mainly with the topic of Agile Estimation and Planning at the Program Level and at the Release Level. The teams focus on the topic of “Just Enough” upfront requirements, sizing and design and planning with “Plan and do only what’s currently needed” approach as part of scrum. Agile Planning & Estimation training course is dedicated to extending these concepts to higher level and walking through practical real world approaches to successful Agile planning for multiple projects/deliveries. This course touches on aspects of agile planning days where the management and scrum teams come together for a commitment for a project plan over a period of time.

By attending Agile Planning & Estimation workshop, Participants will learn about the 6 levels of planning with more details about levels 3,4,5 (Product, Release and Iteration planning) with focus on answers for questions such as:

  • How do I define a clear product Vision and Roadmap that spans multiple releases?
  • How do we plan for large Program with multiple teams?
  • How do we identify the right level of requirements upfront and size them without going into the details?
  • How can we account for architectural and non-functional requirements as part of our planning?
  • How does Agile work with fixed scope and fixed time projects?
  • How do we slice and breakdown requirements into smaller chunks in a release and prioritize/order them the right way?
  • What are some new Agile metrics we can track for Agile Projects?

The key benefits of the workshop include knowhow of agile planning and estimating at program and release level apart from sprint level, different estimating techniques with changing requirements, sizing, cost and budget planning, and use of agile metrics.

  • Program managers
  • Agile Project managers/Scrum masters and Team Leaders
  • PMO, Business sponsors and POs
  • Architects and technical leaders
  • Executives and managers

COURSE AGENDA

1

Challenges with Traditional Planning and Estimation, Why agile?

2

The 6 Levels of Planning

3

The Agile Lifecycle Diagram – What Happens When?

4

Skipping Planning and Iteration 0 (foundation)

5

Agile Teams (Single, Program and Portfolio view)

6

Agile Project Initiation Activities

7

Product Visioning – What Does ‘Done’ Look Like?

8

Strategic/Value Alignment

9

Understanding the Levels of Agile Requirements

10

Epics, Themes, Features, Stories, Details

11

Building the Master Backlog

12

Techniques for Slicing BIG Epics

13

Calibration techniques

14

Identifying Architectural and Non-Functional Items

15

Agile Prioritization Techniques

16

Roadmap Prioritization vs. Release Ordering/Sequencing

17

Business Value Buckets/Points

18

Kano and Moscow

19

Dependency Sequencing

20

Biggest Bang for the Buck

21

Techniques for Sizing Epics, Backlog Grooming

22

Estimation methods – Wideband Delphi, Planning poker

23

Roadmap vs. Release Planning

24

Team Structures and Capacity

25

Understanding ‘Pull’ vs ‘Push’

26

Estimating Initial Velocity

27

Developing Initial Iteration Estimates

28

Getting Feedback on Estimates after Executing

29

Sprint 0 – The Foundation Iteration

30

What is ‘Just Enough’ Design?

31

What are Spikes?

32

Responding to Change – Continuous Grooming of the Plan

33

Fixed Time/Budget/Scope/Everything Projects

34

Agile Metrics – What Do We Measure?

35

How agile estimation using scrum is different?

Encarta Labs Advantage

  • One Stop Corporate Training Solution Providers for over 3,500 Modules on a variety of subjects
  • All courses are delivered by Industry Veterans
  • Get jumpstarted from newbie to production ready in a matter of few days
  • Trained more than 20,000 corporate candidates across india and abroad
  • All our trainings are conducted in workshop mode with more focus on hands On

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