Agile Estimating and Planning

Author: Mike Cohn

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780132703109

Category: Computers

Page: 368

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Agile Estimating and Planning is the definitive, practical guide to estimating and planning agile projects. In this book, Agile Alliance cofounder Mike Cohn discusses the philosophy of agile estimating and planning and shows you exactly how to get the job done, with real-world examples and case studies. Concepts are clearly illustrated and readers are guided, step by step, toward how to answer the following questions: What will we build? How big will it be? When must it be done? How much can I really complete by then? You will first learn what makes a good plan-and then what makes it agile. Using the techniques in Agile Estimating and Planning , you can stay agile from start to finish, saving time, conserving resources, and accomplishing more. Highlights include: Why conventional prescriptive planning fails and why agile planning works How to estimate feature size using story points and ideal days–and when to use each How and when to re-estimate How to prioritize features using both financial and nonfinancial approaches How to split large features into smaller, more manageable ones How to plan iterations and predict your team's initial rate of progress How to schedule projects that have unusually high uncertainty or schedule-related risk How to estimate projects that will be worked on by multiple teams Agile Estimating and Planning supports any agile, semiagile, or iterative process, including Scrum, XP, Feature-Driven Development, Crystal, Adaptive Software Development, DSDM, Unified Process, and many more. It will be an indispensable resource for every development manager, team leader, and team member.
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Agile Estimating & Planning Your Sprint With Scrum

Author: Paul VII

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781537232805

Category:

Page: 90

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Agile Estimating & Planning Your Sprint with Scrum - Just Got Easier Thank you and congratulations on taking this class, "Agile Estimating & Planning Your Sprint with Scrum." In this class, you will be given proven tips to help you to estimate and plan sprints as part of your scrum projects. I am very confident that you will find this class valuable, as it will give you a complete overview of estimating and planning in agile scrum teams. In this class, I go to great lengths to dissect the topic and present it in an easy to understand manner for both beginners and intermediates in scrum. For starters, I will introduce you to scrum, then walk you through the process of preparing for and conducting sprint planning sessions as part of an agile scrum team. As we go on with the class, I give practical examples and tips on how to improve planning in your team or business from the ground up. To give you just a glimpse of what you will learn, here is a quick summary: Why we need plans and why do we need a sprint plan Comparison of different forms of estimation e.g. Ideal days, story points etc. How to overcome common impediments to planning How to prepare for a sprint planning meeting An overview of the sprint planning meeting Artifacts needed for planning How to create a sprint goal How to use velocity in planning How to commit to the goal using capacity driven or velocity driven planning Tips to improve your sprint planning meetings So let's get started and let me help you to master agile estimating &sprint planning with scrum. Table of Contents Agile Estimating & Planning Your Sprint with Scrum Introduction Lesson 1 What is Agile Scrum? ..............................1 Lesson 2 Comparison Of Different Metrics Used To Estimate User Stories ..............................27 Metrics Used To Estimate Tasks ................37 Lesson 3 Sprint Planning: The Specifics ...................39 1: Sprint Preparation ............................39 2: Sprint Planning Meeting ....................40 Sprint Goal .........................................42 Artifacts That Are Needed For Planning ...43 Considering Velocity ............................44 Lesson 4 Tips For Sprint Planning ..........................49 Tips For Creating An Environment For Continuous Improvement .....................49 Tips For First Time Scrum Masters ..........51 General Tips For Sprint Planning ............53 Tips On How To Create A Good Sprint Backlog .............................................55 Tips For Impediment Resolution ...........60 Conclusion ............................................64 Resources .............................................66 Check Out My Other Books .......................76 Scroll Up To The Top Of The Page And Click The Orange "Buy Now" or "Read For Free" Icon On The Right Side!
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Agile Product Management

Agile Estimating & Planning Your Sprint with Scrum & Kanban: The Kanban Guide, 2nd Edition

Author: Paul Vii

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781539671541

Category:

Page: 164

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Kanban, Sprint Planning and Agile Product Management Just Got Easier Introduction Thank you and congratulations on taking this class, "Agile Estimating & Planning Your Sprint with Scrum." In this class, you will be given proven tips to help you to estimate and plan sprints as part of your scrum projects. I am very confident that you will find this class valuable, as it will give you a complete overview of estimating and planning in agile scrum teams. In this class, I go to great lengths to dissect the topic and present it in an easy to understand manner for both beginners and intermediates in scrum. For starters, I will introduce you to scrum, then walk you through the process of preparing for and conducting sprint planning sessions as part of an agile scrum team. As we go on with the class, I give practical examples and tips on how to improve planning in your team or business from the ground up. To give you just a glimpse of what you will learn, here is a quick summary: Why we need plans and why do we need a sprint plan Comparison of different forms of estimation e.g. Ideal days, story points etc. How to overcome common impediments to planning How to prepare for a sprint planning meeting An overview of the sprint planning meeting Artifacts needed for planning How to create a sprint goal How to use velocity in planning How to commit to the goal using capacity driven or velocity driven planning Tips to improve your sprint planning meetings So let's get started and let me help you to master agile estimating &sprint planning with scrum. Introduction Thank you and congratulations on taking this class, "Kanban: The KanbanGuide 2nd Edition: For the Business, Agile Project Manager, Scrum Master, Product Owner and Development Support Team." Creating the most efficient system for your business, development team, support team or any other organisation can often be a game of trial an error. We spend years aiming to create efficient practices which meet the demands of our customers as quickly as possible without overspending our effort, time or money. Imagine if there was a system that helped optimise the effort of our teams to meet the demands of our customers. In this book, you will learn how the Kanban system can do this, and I explain: What Kanban is and where it originates from How it can make your team more efficient How to implement Kanban in your team or organisation Exercises to plan a Kanban System for your team or organization An overview of Scrum-ban - a technique used for combing the Scrum framework with Kanban especially for project based environments A brief overview of Agile Scrum When you have read this guide, you will have an excellent foundation in thispopular system, and a great basis for helping others to understand the same. Scroll Up To The Top Of The Page And Click The Orange "Buy Now" or "Read For Free" Icon On The Right Side!"
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Succeeding with Agile

Software Development Using Scrum

Author: Mike Cohn

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780321660565

Category: Computers

Page: 504

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Proven, 100% Practical Guidance for Making Scrum and Agile Work in Any Organization This is the definitive, realistic, actionable guide to starting fast with Scrum and agile–and then succeeding over the long haul. Leading agile consultant and practitioner Mike Cohn presents detailed recommendations, powerful tips, and real-world case studies drawn from his unparalleled experience helping hundreds of software organizations make Scrum and agile work. Succeeding with Agile is for pragmatic software professionals who want real answers to the most difficult challenges they face in implementing Scrum. Cohn covers every facet of the transition: getting started, helping individuals transition to new roles, structuring teams, scaling up, working with a distributed team, and finally, implementing effective metrics and continuous improvement. Throughout, Cohn presents “Things to Try Now” sections based on his most successful advice. Complementary “Objection” sections reproduce typical conversations with those resisting change and offer practical guidance for addressing their concerns. Coverage includes Practical ways to get started immediately–and “get good” fast Overcoming individual resistance to the changes Scrum requires Staffing Scrum projects and building effective teams Establishing “improvement communities” of people who are passionate about driving change Choosing which agile technical practices to use or experiment with Leading self-organizing teams Making the most of Scrum sprints, planning, and quality techniques Scaling Scrum to distributed, multiteam projects Using Scrum on projects with complex sequential processes or challenging compliance and governance requirements Understanding Scrum’s impact on HR, facilities, and project management Whether you've completed a few sprints or multiple agile projects and whatever your role–manager, developer, coach, ScrumMaster, product owner, analyst, team lead, or project lead–this book will help you succeed with your very next project. Then, it will help you go much further: It will help you transform your entire development organization.
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Learning Agile

Understanding Scrum, XP, Lean, and Kanban

Author: Andrew Stellman,Jennifer Greene

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1449363849

Category: Computers

Page: 420

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Learning Agile is a comprehensive guide to the most popular agile methods, written in a light and engaging style that makes it easy for you to learn. Agile has revolutionized the way teams approach software development, but with dozens of agile methodologies to choose from, the decision to "go agile" can be tricky. This practical book helps you sort it out, first by grounding you in agile’s underlying principles, then by describing four specific—and well-used—agile methods: Scrum, extreme programming (XP), Lean, and Kanban. Each method focuses on a different area of development, but they all aim to change your team’s mindset—from individuals who simply follow a plan to a cohesive group that makes decisions together. Whether you’re considering agile for the first time, or trying it again, you’ll learn how to choose a method that best fits your team and your company. Understand the purpose behind agile’s core values and principles Learn Scrum’s emphasis on project management, self-organization, and collective commitment Focus on software design and architecture with XP practices such as test-first and pair programming Use Lean thinking to empower your team, eliminate waste, and deliver software fast Learn how Kanban’s practices help you deliver great software by managing flow Adopt agile practices and principles with an agile coach
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Agile Project Management

Creating Innovative Products

Author: Jim Highsmith

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780321659170

Category: Computers

Page: 432

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Best practices for managing projects in agile environments—now updated with new techniques for larger projects Today, the pace of project management moves faster. Project management needs to become more flexible and far more responsive to customers. Using Agile Project Management (APM), project managers can achieve all these goals without compromising value, quality, or business discipline. In Agile Project Management, Second Edition, renowned agile pioneer Jim Highsmith thoroughly updates his classic guide to APM, extending and refining it to support even the largest projects and organizations. Writing for project leaders, managers, and executives at all levels, Highsmith integrates the best project management, product management, and software development practices into an overall framework designed to support unprecedented speed and mobility. The many topics added in this new edition include incorporating agile values, scaling agile projects, release planning, portfolio governance, and enhancing organizational agility. Project and business leaders will especially appreciate Highsmith’s new coverage of promoting agility through performance measurements based on value, quality, and constraints. This edition’s coverage includes: Understanding the agile revolution’s impact on product development Recognizing when agile methods will work in project management, and when they won’t Setting realistic business objectives for Agile Project Management Promoting agile values and principles across the organization Utilizing a proven Agile Enterprise Framework that encompasses governance, project and iteration management, and technical practices Optimizing all five stages of the agile project: Envision, Speculate, Explore, Adapt, and Close Organizational and product-related processes for scaling agile to the largest projects and teams Agile project governance solutions for executives and management The “Agile Triangle”: measuring performance in ways that encourage agility instead of discouraging it The changing role of the agile project leader
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Agile Estimation Techniques and Innovative Approaches to Software Process Improvement

Author: Colomo-Palacios, Ricardo

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1466651830

Category: Computers

Page: 399

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Applying methodologies of Software Process Improvement (SPI) is an effective way for businesses to remain competitive in the software industry. However, many organizations find implementing software process initiatives challenging. Agile Estimation Techniques and Innovative Approaches to Software Process Improvement reviews current SPI techniques and applications through discussions on current and future trends as well as the presentation of case studies on SPI implementation. Ideal for use by academics, students, and policy-makers, as well as industry professionals and managers, this publication provides a complete overview of current tools and methodologies regarding Software Process Improvement.
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The Project Manager's Guide to Mastering Agile

Principles and Practices for an Adaptive Approach

Author: Charles G. Cobb

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118991761

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 432

View: 973

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Streamline project workflow with expert agile implementation The Project Management Profession is beginning to go throughrapid and profound transformation due to the widespread adoption ofagile methodologies. Those changes are likely to dramaticallychange the role of project managers in many environments as we haveknown them and raise the bar for the entire project managementprofession; however, we are in the early stages of thattransformation and there is a lot of confusion about the impact ithas on project managers: There are many stereotypes and misconceptions that exist aboutboth Agile and traditional plan-driven project management, Agile and traditional project management principles andpractices are treated as separate and independent domains ofknowledge with little or no integration between the two andsometimes seen as in conflict with each other Agile and "Waterfall" are thought of as two binary,mutually-exclusive choices and companies sometimes try to force-fittheir business and projects to one of those extremes when the rightsolution is to fit the approach to the project It’s no wonder that many Project Managers might beconfused by all of this! This book will help project managersunravel a lot of the confusion that exists; develop a totally newperspective to see Agile and traditional plan-driven projectmanagement principles and practices in a new light as complementaryto each other rather than competitive; and learn to develop anadaptive approach to blend those principles and practices togetherin the right proportions to fit any situation. There are many books on Agile and many books on traditionalproject management but what’s very unique about this book isthat it takes an objective approach to help you understand thestrengths and weaknesses of both of those areas to see how they canwork synergistically to improve project outcomes in anyproject. The book includes discussion topics, real world casestudies, and sample enterprise-level agile frameworks thatfacilitate hands-on learning as well as an in-depth discussion ofthe principles behind both Agile and traditional plan-drivenproject management practices to provide a more thorough level ofunderstanding.
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