In lay man’s terms –
Estimating – estimating refers to the [resources, time, size] required to develop a [user story, feature, or Requirement]. It can be used roughly to calculate or judge the value, number, quantity, or extent of any product or service of any field.
Planning – putting the estimates together to formulate a project plan and schedule. Preparation, organization, arrangement, forethought, design, designing, drafting, working out, setting up, groundwork can be associated with the term planning. It is the process of making plans for something.
We never fail to mention “Mike Cohn” who says a lot on Agile Estimating and Planning. Firstly that it is the definitive, practical guide for estimating and planning agile projects. The philosophy of the agile estimate and planning shows you exactly how to get the job done with real-world examples and case studies using agile certification.
Under agile a company or a person, step by step, moves towards how to answer the following questions: What will be building? 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’ll have agile estimation tools that help you stay agile from start to finish, saving time, conserving resources and accomplishing more. We feel you must introspect with the below mentioned questions.
- 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-prioritize
- 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
We all know that “Agile estimation and planning” supports any agile, semi-agile, 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.
So in lay man’s term- planning and estimation deals with making of plan, coming up of plan, checking meeting goals, not coming up of plan, change in plan, and finally coming up of plan.
Henry Harvin just like Mike Cohn trains the developers in India, the Scrum Masters, and project managers on estimating and planning. We suggest that agile is for you-
You’re a Project Manager and want to learn how to estimate and plan agile projects. This course covers all the important topics for agile and Scrum planning–from estimating to iteration planning to release planning. You’ll learn about story points and ideal days and the advantages to each. You’ll leave knowing how to produce fixed-date, fixed-scope, and fixed-price plans you can be confident in, as well as how to avoid anchoring and other common pitfalls.
You’re about to be a part of an agile project and need to gain an expert understanding of agile estimating and planning.This is the course that’ll cover everything you need to know about the agile estimating and planning process.
You’re a Scrum Master! As the team’s coach, it will be important for you to understand how story points differ from simply using hours, how to estimate as quickly as possible with Planning Poker, and both approaches to iteration planning so you can help your team. This course is the most efficient, fastest, and easiest way for you to learn how to estimate and plan agile projects.
You’re a Product Owner! Bosses, clients and customers come to you asking, “When can I get all of these features?” or “How much can I get by June?” You need ways to answer those questions. This course will show you how to answer those questions and many more.
You’re a Team Leader. This will be your ultimate Agile Estimating & Planning “download” directly into your brain. Remember, this course is interactive (with short quizzes after each section to keep you on track), and it’s broken into short, quickly watched videos on specific questions you may have.
So this way, planning and estimation plays a crucial role in order to do wonders in your field. Be it of operation professionals, civil engineers, software engineers or marketing professionals- all require agile and management, which is taught under agile planning and estimation.
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The different applications of Agile are:
1 Basically used in software development Agile programs.
2 Also applicable to variety of non- software project.
3- The methodology focuses on the operational freedom of teams involved in the project.
4- Agile methodology focuses on the collaboration and communication of cross functional self organizing teams to deliver a working product.
5- It ensure continuous improvement of any project which is not only any software development program.
Manager can easily handle fast change deliverable like technology products. Agile reduces waste by minimizing resources. Manager shows better focus on the specific needs of the customer. Their control of any project gets better.