Agile Software Projects: Estimation Methods

Agile 2021    |    Beginner
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Software companies want predictability from their development teams in terms of software delivery, quality, and, just as importantly, cost. The Agile process makes development costs more predictable by promoting the breaking of work into small pieces so it can be accurately estimated by the Agile team. Organizations value Agile team members who are educated in efficient Agile estimation methods, as they make the cost of software projects more predictable and therefore less wasteful. In this course, you'll learn how Agile applies to the whole organization and needs to become part of the culture. Next, you'll learn why team involvement is important in the estimation process and various estimate techniques for determining the scope of work. Finally, you'll learn some of the key questions that should be asked during the estimation process and some of the pitfalls of using Agile estimation techniques.


  • discover the key concepts covered in this course
    recognize the challenges faced in transforming to an Agile organization
    describe best practices to be adopted for building an Agile culture in the organization
    recognize how estimation in Agile involves every member of the team
    describe how to perform Agile estimation and some of the popular Agile estimation methods, including Story Points, Planning Poker, T-shirt Sizes, Dot Voting, and Bucket System
    describe how to use the Story Points estimation method in Agile
    describe how to use the Planning Poker estimation method in Agile
  • describe how to use the Dot Voting estimation method in Agile
    describe how to use the Bucket System estimation method in Agile
    recognize the benefits offered by Agile estimation models over traditional estimation methods
    describe the key questions to consider when estimating
    describe some of the common pitfalls that occur using Agile estimation techniques
    illustrate through an example how to arrive at an estimate for a story point using Planning Poker
    summarize the key concepts covered in this course



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