Agile Estimation Techniques and Planning

COURSE OBJECTIVE

Duration : One day

In agile software development one of the most important things for all, is how agile teams can quickly get good at delivering on time. This poses lot of challenges in estimating the requirements to know how much time they take to deliver for release. There is not enough clarity on how to estimate the time taken for a release, and iteration. How to estimate tasks for iteration is another added challenge.

Course Outline:

Module 1: User Stories in Agile

1) User stories

· What is User Story?

· Where are the details of users' story?

· Card, Conversation and Confirmation

· Some examples of Users story.

· Why User Stories?

· Developer and Customer Responsibilities.

2) Writing Good User Stories

· Independent

· Negotiable

· Valuable

· Estimatable

· Small

· Testable

Exercise: defining user stories

3) Story Writing Workshops

4) Guidelines for Writing User Stories

5) Acceptance Testing user stories

Quiz: User stories

Module 2: Agile Estimation

1) An Agile Approach

· An agile approach to projects

· An agile approach to planning

· Traditional Estimation V/s Agile Estimation

2) Techniques for Estimating

· Estimating by analogy

· Disaggregation

· Planning Poker

· When to use planning poker

· When to re-estimate

3) Measuring and Monitoring Velocity

· What is Velocity?

· Estimating Velocity

4) Estimating Size with Story Points

5) Estimating in ideal days

6) Choosing between story points and Ideal days

Quiz: Agile Estimation

Module 3: Agile Planning and Tracking

1) Release Planning

· Estimating the size of product back log

· Fixed Date projects

· Fixed scope projects

· Creating Release Backlog

2) Iteration Planning(Sprint Planning)

· Velocity-driven planning

· Commitment-driven planning

· Creating Iteration Backlog

3) Tracking in Agile

· Updating release burn down

· Updating sprint burn down

Quiz: Agile Planning and Tracking

Exercise (1.0 Hour)

· Estimation , Planning and Execution

Course Dates, Venue & Timings:

Sl.No. State City Batch1-Date Batch1-Date Batch2-Date Batch2-Date Batch3-Date Batch3-Date Batch4-Date Batch4-Date Venue Contact
01 AP Hyderabad - - 23-Apr'11 27-Apr'11 7-may'11 11-may'12 4-Jun’12 8-Jun’12 Ameerpet/Hightechcity Jason-91-40-64568797
02 Delhi Delhi/Gurgaon/Noida - - 28-Apr'12 29-Apr'12 26-May’12 27-May’12 23-Jun’12 24-Jun’12 Nehru place / Noida sector 6 Arun : 9810 328046
03 Karnataka Bangalore - - 5-May’12 6-May’12 26-MAY’12 27-May’12 2-June'12 3-June'12 DBS House 26, Cunningham Road ,Opp Indian Express Building, Bangalore - 560 052 Sundar Raj
04 Maharashtra Mumbai - - 21-Apr’12 22-Apr’12 19-May’12 20-May’12 16-Jun’12 17-Jun’12 DBS Heritage,Prescot Road,Opp. Cathedral Sr. School,Fort, Mumbai 400001. DBS Heritage (From Airport instruct the car / cab driver to drive to Fort, Fashion Street. It’s near Siddharth College, Budha Bhavan. Also there are schools like J. P. Pettit School & Cathedral Sr. School Mr.Vasudev
05 Maharashtra Pune 19-May'12 20-May'12 - - - - 30-Jun'12 1-Jul'12 Level-5, Tech Park-1, Airport Road, Yerwada, Pune - 411 006, India Mr.Manish
06 Tamilnadu Chennai - - 14-Apr'12 15-Apr'12 12-MAY'12 13-MAY'12 9-Jun’12 10-Jun’12 DBS House 31A, Cathedral Garden Rd ,Between Hotel Palmgrove and Valluvarkottam Nugambakkam,Chennai - 600034 Mr.Solomon
07 Westbengal Kolkata - - 30-Apr'12 1-May'12 30-May'12 31-May'12 30-Jun'12 1-Jul'12 DBS House 10/2, Hungerford Street,Opp. Exit Gate of Saturday Club,Kolkata - 700017 Mr.Sandeep
08 Kerala Trivandrum - - 30-Apr'12 1-May'12 30-May'12 31-May'12 30-Jun'12 1-Jul'12 DBS center Mr.Manoj
09 Kerala Cochin - - 30-Apr'12 1-May'12 30-May'12 31-May'12 30-Jun'12 1-Jul'12 ThomasMount ,ICTA Building,Changampuzha Nagar P.O.,Cochin- 682 033 Mr.Manoj: 9995881093
10 Tamilnadu Coimbatore - - - - 30-May'12 31-May'12 30-Jun'12 1-Jul'12 DBS Center Mr.Balaji
11 Maharashtra NAGPUR - - - - 30-May'12 31-May'12 30-Jun'12 1-Jul'12 DBS House Mr.Yogesh -9890952752
12 Gujarat Ahmedabad 16-Apr'12 17-Apr'12 - - - - 30-Jun'12 1-Jul'12 Aakruti Complex,Nr. Stadium Cross Road, Navrangpura,Ahmedabad-380009, Gujarat, INDIA Mr.Alok
13 Africa Johannesburg 29-MAY'12 31-MAY'12 - - - - - - Johannesburg,Africa Mr.Kamanbedu
14 Brazil São Paulo 26-JUN'12 28-JUN'12 - - - - - - Rua Rosa e Silva, No. 137, Apt - 4,Santa Cecilia,São Paulo, Brazil. CEP - 01230-020 Mr.Abhishek Ph - (55) - (11) - 87154930
15 Philippines Manila 24-JUL'12 26-JUL'12 - - - - - - Makati ,Philippines Mr.Sandeep : (+63)-917-872-3931
16 Nepal Khatmandu 28-AUG'12 30-AUG'12 - - - - - - Khatmandu Mr.ARun
17 Republic of Mauritius mauritius 25-SEPT'12 27-SEPT'12 - - - - - - mauritius Mr.ARun
18 Srilanka Colombo 1-MAY'12 3-MAY'12 - - - - - - Colombo,Srilanka Ms.Buddhini
19 Canada Toronto 23-OCT'12 25-OCT'12 - - - - - - 203 Royal Appian Cres, Concord ON 14K513 Mrs.Vala Ph.4169391252
20 USA Boston 16-Apr'12 17-Apr'12 - - - - - - Boston,USA Mr.Gaurav
21 UK London 21-DEC'12 23-DEC'12 - - - - - - London,UK Mr. BV Rao -0044-7891461544
22 USA California 16-Apr'12 17-Apr'12 - - - - - - 12128 Skylark Rd Clarksburg MD 20871 California ,USA Mr.Prashanth Ph : 001 - 240-257-2624
23 Bangladesh Dhaka 27-NOV'12 29-NOV'12 - - - - - - Dhaka Mr.Arun
24 ARMENIA GEORGIA 8-MAY'12 10-MAY'12 - - - - - - TIBLISI,Armenia Mr.Abata
25 Honkong Honkong 27-NOV'12 29-NOV'12 - - - - - - Honkong Mr.Peter
25 SAUDIARABIA RIYADH 28-MAY'12 30-MAY'12 - - - - - - RIYADH Mr.Rasheed 96626860652

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