29 Sep 2021

Agile Planning and Estimation for Developers - Flatrock Technology

0 BGN

Description of the training:

The way the team estimates is very important for make some prediction. We will discuss practices,
techniques and rules that need to be followed in order to succeed in Agile environment. In this workshop
we’ll be covering the key elements of both estimating the tasks and user stories in agile environment in
order to help the team achieve better level of predictability.

We’ll start by looking at why traditional approaches fail and what makes a good, agile estimating
approach. Then we will discuss of the merits of story points and ideal days, the two common units for
estimating the items of a product backlog. We’ll walk through how to estimate product backlog items.
Finally, we’ll demonstrate how to estimate for longer term (3-6 months) and for shorter term (iteration).

Teodora Todorova

Teodora Todorova

Teodora has been in the software industry for 15 years – she started as a developer and went through almost all roles involved in software project implementation. As a project manager, Teodora has successfully applied both Agile and Waterfall methodologies.

In her workshops Teodora uses an interactive approach for learning by doing. Apart from just sharing knowledge and going through pre-defined examples, she always engages the participants in activities with scenarios from their real-life experience. Applying the acquired knowledge and skills to known situations and scenarios during the workshop has proven to be a very effective way for deeper understanding and stronger engagement with the topics. This also leads to participants feeling more confident and being more effective in applying the knowledge and skills back at their workplace.

Teodora is a certified PMP®, PMI-ACP® and PSM®.


About the training

The way the team estimates is very important for make some prediction. We will discuss practices,
techniques and rules that need to be followed in order to succeed in Agile environment. In this workshop
we’ll be covering the key elements of both estimating the tasks and user stories in agile environment in
order to help the team achieve better level of predictability.


We’ll start by looking at why traditional approaches fail and what makes a good, agile estimating
approach. Then we will discuss of the merits of story points and ideal days, the two common units for
estimating the items of a product backlog. We’ll walk through how to estimate product backlog items.
Finally, we’ll demonstrate how to estimate for longer term (3-6 months) and for shorter term (iteration).


Learning Outcomes

After completing the class, participants will be able to:

  • Compare estimation process in traditional and in adaptive environment
  • Understand the role of the whole team in achieving good planning.
  • Successfully participate in team’s estimation activities and give estimates without fear and
    worries
  • Suggest practices and tools to put in place to improve working process

Agile Risk Management - Program

1 The problem and our goal for this workshop

  • Why very often plans go wrong
  • Agile vs. Traditional way of estimation
  • Fibonacci numbers and why do we estimate in Fibonacci


2. Story points and Ideal days


3. Estimating the Product Backlog

  • Tips on how to estimate
  • Disaggregating the product backlog items
  • Use the right units
  • Estimating (Planning) poker technique
  •  Relating points to hours


4. How to estimate during release and iteration planning meeting

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29 Sep (Online)
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