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Agile Estimating And Planning

Author : Mike Cohn
ISBN : 0132703106
Genre : Computers
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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.
Category: Computers

Agile Estimating Planning Your Sprint With Scrum

Author : Paul VII
ISBN : 1537232800
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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

Author : Paul Vii
ISBN : 1539671542
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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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Scrum Master

Author : Paul VII
ISBN : 1537308645
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Scrum Master - Your Job Just Got Easier Introduction Thank you and congratulations on taking this class, "Professional Scrum Master Training & PSM 1 Exam Preparation." In this class, you will be given a multitude of information and proven tips to help you to pass the scrum.org Professional Scrum Master (PSM 1) Exam. I know you will get value from this class as it's infor-mation has been successfully used by many students in order to pass the PSM 1 Exam. I will walk you step by step through agile scrum so that you have an excellent foundation. Following the explanation of each concept, I give you tips for passing the PSM 1 exam and even for using scrum in your team or business. Along the way, I give you plenty of examples and finally I give you the links you can use to sit the practice open assessment. This is the official practice exam from scrum.org. In this class, you will learn: Concise overview of Scrum - The exact events, roles, rules and artifacts used to deliver a project using scrum along with the history of scrum. This includes lectures on the fundamentals of Sprint Planning, The Daily Scrum, Sprint Review, Sprint Retrospective, Scrum Artifacts and more. The facts based on the Scrum Guide - The correct terminology and use of Scrum is essential to mastering it. The Scrum Guide is the rule book on Scrum and many do not use it or know it. Scrum Certification Coaching - A sum-mary of frequently asked questions (FAQs) and frequently misunderstood points around Scrum that have been in past Open Assessment exams. Scrum Certification Preparation - I tell you how to prepare for Scrum Certifica-tion and how to sit it online saving you hundreds if not thousands of dollars. So let's get started and let me help you to pass the scrum.org Professional Scrum Master (PSM 1) Exam. 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 meet-ings So let's get started and let me help you to master agile estimating &sprint planning with scrum. 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 Estimation Techniques

Author : Michele Sliger
ISBN : OCLC:825839004
Genre : Agile software development
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Estimating work effort in agile projects is fundamentally different from traditional methods of estimation. The traditional approach is to estimate using a "bottom-up" technique: detail out all requirements and estimate each task to complete those requirements in hours/days, and then use this data to develop the project schedule. Agile projects, by contrast, use a "top-down" approach, using gross-level estimation techniques on feature sets, then employing progressive elaboration and rolling-wave planning methods to drill down to the task level on a just-in-time basis, iteratively uncovering more and more detail each level down. This paper elaborates on two common techniques for agile estimation (planning poker and affinity grouping), and touches on how the results of these exercises provide input into forecasting schedule and budget.
Category: Agile software development

Learning Agile

Author : Andrew Stellman
ISBN : 9781449363840
Genre : Computers
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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

Author : Jim Highsmith
ISBN : 0321659171
Genre : Computers
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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
Category: Computers

Succeeding With Agile

Author : Mike Cohn
ISBN : 9780321579362
Genre : Computers
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Provides recommendations and case studies to help with the implementation of Scrum.
Category: Computers

User Stories Applied

Author : Mike Cohn
ISBN : 0132702649
Genre : Computers
File Size : 67.76 MB
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Thoroughly reviewed and eagerly anticipated by the agile community, User Stories Applied offers a requirements process that saves time, eliminates rework, and leads directly to better software. The best way to build software that meets users' needs is to begin with "user stories": simple, clear, brief descriptions of functionality that will be valuable to real users. In User Stories Applied, Mike Cohn provides you with a front-to-back blueprint for writing these user stories and weaving them into your development lifecycle. You'll learn what makes a great user story, and what makes a bad one. You'll discover practical ways to gather user stories, even when you can't speak with your users. Then, once you've compiled your user stories, Cohn shows how to organize them, prioritize them, and use them for planning, management, and testing. User role modeling: understanding what users have in common, and where they differ Gathering stories: user interviewing, questionnaires, observation, and workshops Working with managers, trainers, salespeople and other "proxies" Writing user stories for acceptance testing Using stories to prioritize, set schedules, and estimate release costs Includes end-of-chapter practice questions and exercises User Stories Applied will be invaluable to every software developer, tester, analyst, and manager working with any agile method: XP, Scrum... or even your own home-grown approach.
Category: Computers

Agile Estimation Techniques And Innovative Approaches To Software Process Improvement

Author : Colomo-Palacios, Ricardo
ISBN : 9781466651838
Genre : Computers
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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.
Category: Computers