Agile Estimating and Sprint Planning

An agile project requires a specific kind of planning. Planning that is flexible enough to handle the nature of the agile environment. Due to its fluid nature, it might look like it's non-existent to the untrained eye. This is probably what led to the old myth of "There’s no planning in agile".

Agile planning like other types of planning needs estimating and measuring tools and methods to stay alive. However in spite of the fact that a lot of the general estimating and measuring rules and tools which are used in ordinary (non-agile) projects can be applied to agile projects (with some modifications to its style), its implications can vary and its implementations are different.

There are five levels of Agile project planning with release, product and sprint planning being the key building blocks of an agile project.  Establishing realistic estimates and sprint plans is critical to ensure that value is delivered quickly and that the team velocity is consistent and meets customer expectations.

This course will provide you with a framework for conducting effective agile planning and estimating. These techniques will be usable for creating and estimating user stories and provide multiple estimation techniques for your agile team that are effective during the entire agile project.

An important tenet of Agile is frequent inspection and adaptation for continuous improvement.  This course will introduce the measurement tools to ensure your team has the tools to improve.


Basic project management training or equivalent experience

Introduction to Agile and Scrum



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agile 2018