Planning & Estimation for Hybrid Agile Teams

Planning Across the Agile Boundary

Agile development teams in hybrid environments (agile + sequential; software + hardware) are being called on to create more plans and do more estimation than in a pure agile development environment. Learn how teams can plan and estimate for people outside of the team to appropriately set expectations and manage commitments. Also, learn how to translate what the agile team is doing into language that works across the hybrid organization.

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Software Planning and Estimation Learning Program

Great hybrid agile teams master these skills

You’ll learn them all in Planning Across the Agile Boundary and why they’re important. In this Learning Program, you can also learn how planning and estimation in agile development work efforts generate team understanding.

Create a product vision

To create a common destination point for the team, the core of any development effort.

Plan releases

To give people outside of the agile team a good sense of when functionality will be made available and the current priorities.

Use story mapping

To help the entire team (and stakeholders, if desired) to work together to figure out what to build and a rough order.

Use agile project data for forecasting

To forecast given outcomes to describe the agile team’s progress and help facilitate choices about scope and priority.

Topics at a glance

Before your program starts

Find your planning & estimation strengths/weaknesses
Identify target learning areas
Meet with your mentor and review

Existing agile planning and estimating practices

Define a product vision
Using acceptance criteria as a quality dial
How to define project goals

Setting up milestones

Release planning overview
Minimum viable products (MVP) and minimal marketable features (MMF)
Release plan considerations
Using Kano prioritization
Using information radiators
Working with the hybrid environment’s project management

Facilitating team forecasts

Creating a forecast based on the team’s work
Using proxy estimation techniques
Presenting your estimates

User story mapping

User story map overview
Define value paths
Map PBIs to sprints
Track a release

Sample Learning Program

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Why are our Learning Programs so effective?

We interviewed more than 400 software leaders around the world and what did they request?

Customized, minimally disruptive virtual sessions that focus on real-world results through a balanced mix of coursework, self-study, and expert mentoring.

Continue to grow and thrive as a team

Team-Level Agile Planning

Learn how planning and estimation work in agile development work efforts. Gain the skills to plan and estimate, not for the number, but for the team understanding that planning and estimating generate.

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Planning Across the Agile Boundary

Learn how teams can plan and estimate for people outside of the team to appropriately set expectations and manage commitments. Also, learn how to translate what the agile team is doing into language that works across the organization.

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Estimation in Depth

Learn to apply proven estimation techniques early, when little is known about the project/agile release train/program increment. Gain a new understanding of what estimation is, and give early estimates with confidence.

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