Agile Estimation & Planning Workshop

A hands-on, practitioner level workshop on Agile Estimation
Techniques and Planning

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Workshop Introduction

This workshop provides an overview on Agile Estimation Techniques & Agile Planning methods. These techniques are good to know but the important aspect is to make it meaningful to your context. Many teams are frustrated with concepts like user stories, story points, planning poker etc as they all start with an idealistic approach & then end up just getting micromanaged due to improper plan & project delays.

Training methodology

The course is a mix of concepts, exercises, simulations and activities to understand the core agile estimation and planning techniques in an instructor-led learning program.

Key Learning Takeaway

Participants will become familiar with the core concepts of agile estimation and planning and can start implementing the learnings in their projects and teams.

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  1. Participants 
  2. Familiarization with course material 
  3. Familiarization with the protocols & timings 
  4. Expectation setting and clarifications 
  1. Scrum framework & Terminologies 
  2. Scrum Roles, Ceremonies & Artefacts
  3. Predictability, Productivity & Timely delivery aspects
  1. Requirement Lifecycle in Scrum
  2. Understanding what can go in Product and Release Backlog 
  3. Themes, Epics, Features and User Stories
  4. What is Product Backlog Refinement and who all participate?
  5. When to Split User Stories
  6. User Story splitting techniques
  1. User Story derivation along with acceptance criteria 
  2. Definition of Done (DOD) 
  3. Definition of Ready (DOR)
  1. Planning Flow 
  2. Estimation Flow , Agile vs Traditional estimation 
  3. Common estimation units - Time and Sizing  
  4. Story Points and what is it?
  5. Story Point - Fibonacci Scale  and Planning Poker ( Simulation ) 
  6. Complexity Bucketing method 
  7. White Elephant Estimation 
  8. Cone of Uncertainty 
  9. T- Shirt sizing
  1. What is Velocity? - Understanding Velocity
  2. Velocity and Points
  3. Measuring Velocity
  4. How Velocity Helps with Planning?
  5. Estimating Initial Velocity
  6. Capacity Planning
  7. Iteration Capacity Map
  8. Building a Release Plan
  1. What is Release Planning?
  1. Sample Iteration and Release Plan
  2. Identify Milestones
  3. Understanding MVP
  4. How to fix Iteration duration?
  5. Fixed Time…Fixed Scope
  6. Steps for Planning Fixed Scope
  7. Buffered Planning
  8. Planning for Additional Iterations
  1. Iteration (Sprint) Planning
  2. Tracking and Communicating 
  1. MVP and other release slicing in story map 
  2. Dummy sprint planning
  3. Scope, Cost & Time identification during kickstart 
  4. Building a timeline view / roadmap
  5. Gantt chart and Sprint planning 
  •  Multi-Team Planning - Getting  consensus between teams about the common value of a unit of estimation and how to create a common baseline
  1. Summarising Key Learning Takeaway
  2. Open Question and answer session
  3. Scenario based discussion

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