Agile project planning and estimation

About the effective project management in the IT

Planning and estimation can be a boring activity in the IT project management, or an interesting challenge. Process of estimating can be simply a boring filling cell contents in Excel, or it can provide valuable information for the entire team and project stakeholders.

What you’ll learn

  • You will learn the process of planning and task estimating in the agile projects – from the beginning to end.
  • You will learn how to encourage others to participate actively in the process of tasks estimation.
  • You will be able to obtain information about the estimated delivery date of the entire project and its phases.
  • You will practice the metrics and tools supporting the planning and estimation process.
  • You will learn how to quickly react to any disturbing signals appearing in the project.

Course Content

  • Introduction –> 4 lectures • 7min.
  • About the estimation process –> 3 lectures • 9min.
  • The traditional approach to estimation – advantages and disadvantages –> 3 lectures • 7min.
  • Relative estimations – why, what and how? –> 4 lectures • 14min.
  • Relative estimates in IT projects – how to use Story Points? –> 7 lectures • 26min.
  • Let’s start the sprint! –> 3 lectures • 14min.
  • Metrics in agile project –> 4 lectures • 17min.
  • Case study – IT project –> 3 lectures • 15min.
  • Summary and extra lesson –> 4 lectures • 9min.

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Requirements

  • Basic knowledge about the software development life cycle (SDLC).
  • Using Excel spreadsheets and a bit of math.
  • No programming experience or other technical skills are required.

Planning and estimation can be a boring activity in the IT project management, or an interesting challenge. Process of estimating can be simply a boring filling cell contents in Excel, or it can provide valuable information for the entire team and project stakeholders.

Which option do you choose?

I invite you to apply a comprehensive, repeatedly proven approach, adapted to the changing world of IT projects. By using the approach presented in this course, you will reduce planning costs while increasing the efficiency.

 

You will change an agile IT project management into an efficient and transparent process.

 

Is it possible? I can assure you that it is!

In this course, I cover topics such as:

  • differences between the traditional and agile approach to estimation,
  • preparation for the planning and estimation process,
  • explanation of the principle of relative estimation (in Story Points) – from the absolute basic level,
  • organizing an estimation session using the Planning Poker technique,
  • agile project planning, with an emphasis on delivering the MVP version,
  • project implementation and project management in agile – specific case study,
  • measuring project progress – typical and less known agile project metrics (you will download template spreadsheets that you can use in your project)

 

At the end, you will receive a set of test questions that will help you verify the acquired knowledge.

 

The materials from this course have already helped many people. The Polish version of this course is one of the highest rated IT project management courses at Udemy in Poland.

 

Minimum theory, maximum practicing.

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