Agile Estimating and Planning

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Pearson Education, 1 nov. 2005 - 368 pages
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Agile Estimating and Planning is the definitive, practical guide to estimating and planning agile projects. In this book, Agile Alliance cofounder Mike Cohn discusses the philosophy of agile estimating and planning and shows you exactly how to get the job done, with real-world examples and case studies.

Concepts are clearly illustrated and readers are guided, step by step, toward how to answer the following questions: What will we build? 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 can stay agile from start to finish, saving time, conserving resources, and accomplishing more. Highlights include:

  • 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-estimate
  • 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

Agile Estimating and Planning supports any agile, semiagile, 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.

 

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This book covered the fundamentals and provided a good insight which is very important to individuals who work on projects using Agile methodology. Consulter l'avis complet

Review: Agile Estimating and Planning

Avis d'utilisateur  - Goodreads

This book covered the fundamentals and provided a good insight which is very important to individuals who work on projects using Agile methodology. Consulter l'avis complet

Table des matières

About the Author
Foreword by Robert C Martin
Why Planning Fails
An Agile Approach
Estimating Size
Estimating in Ideal Days
Techniques for Estimating
ReEstimating
Planning for Value
Prioritizing Desirability
Financial Prioritization
Splitting User Stories
Scheduling
Iteration Planning
Selecting an Iteration Length
Estimating Velocity

Choosing between Story Points and Ideal Days
Buffering Plans for Uncertainty

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À propos de l'auteur (2005)

Mike Cohn is the founder of Mountain Goat Software, a process and project management consultancy and training firm. With more than twenty years of experience, Mike has been a technology executive in companies ranging from start-ups to Fortune 40s, and is a founding member of the Agile Alliance. He frequently contributes to industry-related magazines and presents regularly at conferences. He is the author of User Stories Applied (Addison-Wesley, 2004).

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