As the number of Teams rise and product complexity expands, the need to coordinate and schedule activities and deliverables increases. Agile software development and Scrum has brought forth a number of innovations in the area of estimating and planning that offers the business greater visibility, more opportunities to inspect-and-adapt and supports increased collaboration. In this half-day workshop, we will draw forth these powerful planning tools and share the techniques used by successful Scrum Teams that consistently deliver high-quality results on-time and on-budget.
The learning objectives for this course are:
- List the key principles and values that support estimating and planning in Scrum.
- Explain the importance of reducing batch size to support rapidly delivery of value and continuous flow.
- Experiment with multiple techniques to estimate Product Backlog items, engineering tasks and create realistic plans.
- Summarize the essential steps of the Release Planning process in Scrum and describe how to prepare for Release Planning.
If you are working on an Agile\Scrum team, this class is essential for understanding how make solid commitments. If you are not using Agile\Scrum at work, then this class will show you how to use these compelling new tools to create accurate, robust project plans that are flexible to the changing needs of your business. Every participant is guaranteed to walk away with at least three new planning practices they can use on their project today.