Estimating Agile Project Work (2021 Update)

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Properly estimating activities and effective time and resource management are critical when planning projects.

In this course, you'll explore common Agile estimation techniques used when managing projects, like story points and ideal days, identifying any adjustments that need to be made, and completing your release plan. You'll explore setting work in progress limits and implementing project buffers. This course also covers recommended project time management processes for monitoring and tracking progress at both the iteration and project levels. Finally, you'll learn about key Agile exam concepts such as muda or waste, the Kanban system, work in progress, Little's Law, and process cycle efficiency. 

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Estimating Agile Project Work (2021 Update)

  • discover the key concepts covered in this course
  • recognize Agile estimating techniques
  • identify considerations to keep in mind when estimating team velocity
  • identify the key activities that take place in the iteration planning meeting
  • identify the benefits of setting WIP limits
  • distinguish between different types of scheduling buffers
  • sequence the steps of the Square Root of the Sum of the Squares method for calculating project buffer
  • identify the steps of the backlog grooming process
  • recognize examples of waste
  • identify characteristics of the Kanban Pull system
  • identify features of Kanban boards
  • identify characteristics of lead time and cycle time
  • recognize the formula for calculating process cycle efficiency (PCE) and the relationship between the formula variables
  • recognize how the Little's Law formula is applied
  • Knowledge Check: Reviewing Your Agile Project Work Estimation Skills
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