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Praise for Agile Estimating and PlanningTraditional, deterministic approaches to planning and estimating simply dont cut it on the slippery slopes of todays dynamic, change driven projects Mike Cohns breakthrough book gives us not only the philosophy, but also the guidelines and a proven set of tools that we need to succeed in planning, estimating, and scheduling projects with a high uncertainty factor At the same time, the author never loses sight of the need to deliver business value to the customer each step of the way Doug DeCarlo, author of eXtreme Project Management Using Leadership, Principles and Tools to Deliver Value in the Face of Volatility Jossey Bass, 2004 We know how to build predictive plans and manage them But building plans that only estimate the future and then embrace change, challenge most of our training and skills In Agile Estimating and Planning , Mike Cohn once again fills a hole in the Agile practices, this time by showing us a workable approach to Agile estimating and planning Mike delves into the nooks and crannies of the subject and anticipates many of the questions and nuances of this topic Students of Agile processes will recognize that this book is truly about agility, bridging many of the practices between Scrum and ExtremeProgramming Ken Schwaber, Scrum evangelist, Agile Alliance cofounder, and signatory to the Agile Manifesto In Agile Estimating and Planning , Mike Cohn has, for the first time, brought together most everything that the Agile community has learned about the subject The book is clear, well organized, and a pleasant and valuable read It goes into all the necessary detail, and at the same time keeps the readers burden low We can dig in as deeply as we need to, without too much detail before we need it The book really brings together everything we have learned about Agile estimation and planning over the past decade It will serve its readers well Ron Jeffries, www.XProgramming.com, author of Extreme Programming Installed Addison Wesley, 2001 and Extreme Programming Adventures in C Microsoft Press, 2004 Agile Estimating and Planning provides a view of planning thats balanced between theory and practice, and it is supported by enough concrete experiences to lend it credibility I particularly like the quote planning is a quest for value It points to a new, positive attitude toward planning that goes beyond the necessary evil view that I sometimes hold Kent Beck, author of Extreme Programming Explained, Second Edition Addison Wesley, 2005 Up front planning is still the most critical part of software development Agile software development requires Agile planning techniques This book shows you how to employ Agile planning in a succinct, practical, and easy to follow manner Adam Rogers, Ultimate Software Mike does a great follow up to User Stories Applied by continuing to provide Agile teams with the practical approaches and techniques to increase agility In this book, Mike provides time proven and well tested methods for being successful with the multiple levels of planning and estimating required by Agile This book is the first to detail the disciplines of Agile estimating and planning, in ways that rival my 1980 civil engineering texts on CPM Planning and Estimating Ryan Martens, President and Founder, Rally Software Development Corporation With insight and clarity, Mike Cohn shows how to effectively produce software of high business value With Agile estimation and planning, you focus effort where it really counts, and continue to do so as circumstances change Rick Mugridge, Rimu Research Ltd., and lead author, Fit for Developing Software Prentice Hall, 2005 Finally The groundbreaking book my clients have been clamoring for Agile Estimating and Planning demystifies the process of defining, driving, and delivering great software that matters to the business Mikes clarity, insight, and experience leap out through every page of this book, offering an approach that is relevant and immediately useful to all members of an Agile project Kert D Peterson, President, Enterprise Agile Group, LLC This isnt yet another generic book on Agile software development Agile Estimating and Planning fills a gap left by most of the other books and gives you important, practical, down to earth techniques needed to be successful on Agile development projects Steve Tockey, Principal Consultant, Construx Software Estimation, planning, and tracking is a trinity If you dont do one of them, you dont need the other two This book provides very practical knowledge for estimation, planning, prioritizing, and tracking It should be compulsory subject matter for project managers and their teams, even if they hesitate to call themselves Agile Niels Malotaux, Project Coach Effective planning is an important, but often misunderstood, part of any successful Agile project With Agile Estimating and Planning , Mike Cohn has given us a definitive guide to a wide range of Agile estimating and planning practices With his clear and practical style, Mike not only explains how to successfully get started planning an Agile project, but also provides a wealth of tips and advice for improving any teams Agile planning process This book is a must read for managers, coaches, and members of Agile teams Paul Hodgetts, Agile coach and CEO, Agile Logic Mikes writing style captures the essence of agility just the right amount of information to bring clarity to the reader This book provides an excellent guide for all Agile practitioners, both seasoned and novice Robert Holler, President and CEO, VersionOne, LLC It is as if Mike took the distilled knowledge regarding planning and estimation of a great Agile developer which he is and laid out all he knows in an easily understandable manner More importantly, he has a great mix of concepts with real world examples finished off with a case study so the reader can relate the information to their own situation Unless you are already an expert Agile planner and estimator, this book is for you Alan Shalloway, CEO, Senior Consultant, Net Objectives, and coauthor of Design Patterns Explained, Second Edition Addison Wesley, 2005 Although I had plenty of XP experience before trying out Mike Cohns Agile planning practices, the effectiveness of the practical and proven techniques in this book blew me away The book recognizes that people, not tools or processes, produce great software, and that teams benefit most by learning about their project and their product as they go The examples in the book are concrete, easily grasped, and simply reek of common sense This book will help teams whether Agile or not deliver value, often, and have fun doing it Whether youre a manager or a programmer, a tester or a CEO, part of an Agile team, or just looking for a way to stamp out chaos and death marches, this book will guide you Lisa Crispin, coauthor of Testing Extreme Programming Addison Wesley, 2003 Mike Cohn does an excellent job demonstrating how an Agile approach can address issues of risk and uncertainty in order to provide meaningful estimates and plans for software projects Todd Little, Senior Development Manager, Landmark Graphics Mike Cohn explains his approach to Agile planning, and shows how critical chain thinking can be used to effectively buffer both schedule and features As with User Stories Applied, this book is easy to read and grounded in real world experience Bill Wake, author of Refactoring Workbook Addison Wesley, 2003 Mike brings this book to life with real world examples that help reveal how and why an Agile approach works for planning software development projects This book has great breadth, ranging from the fundamentals of release planning to advanced topics such as financial aspects of prioritization I can see this book becoming an invaluable aid to Agile project managers, as it provides a wealth of practical tips such as how to set iteration length and boot strap velocity, and communicate progress Rachel Davies, Independent Consultant There has been a need for a solid, pragmatic book on the long term vision of an Agile Project for project managers Agile Estimating and Planning addresses this need Its not theorythis book contains project tested practices that have been used on Agile projects As Mikes test subjects, we applied these practices to the development of video games one of the most unpredictable project environments you can imagine with success Clinton Keith, Chief Technical Officer, High Moon Studios When I first heard Mike Cohn speak, I was impressed by a rare combination of qualities deep experience and understanding in modern iterative and Agile methods a drive to find and validate easy, high impact solutions beyond the status quo of traditional usually ineffective methods and the passion and clarity of a natural coach These qualities are evident in this wonderful, practical guide I estimate you wont be disappointed in studying and applying his advice Craig Larman, Chief Scientist, Valtech, and author of Applying UML and Patterns, Third Edition Prentice Hall, 2005 and Agile and Iterative Development Addison Wesley, 2004 Agile Estimating and Planning is a critical guide on how to successfully provide value to customers of IT services This book is filled with clear examples that are essentialfrom project team members to the executive level Lou Thomas, Director, Applications Development, Farm Credit Services of America This work is deeply significant in that it articulates and details structured techniques to realize a simple, but profound insightplanning is an iterative quest for value, rather than a perfunctory scheduling of activities Mike presents processes to converge on this value while reducing risk and uncertainty, supporting decision making, establishing trust, and conveying information Agile methodologies have shifted the emphasis from plans to planning, but have glossed over many of the finer details of Agile planning Now, very simply and accessibly, Mike demonstrates how it can be done Sanjiv Augustine, Practice Director, Lean Agile Consulting at CC Pace, and author of Managing Agile Projects Prentice Hall, 2005 The techniques described in Agile Estimating and Planning have helped us tremendously with planning and managing our projects It provides all you have ever wanted to know about Agile project management Roman Pichler, Engineering Manager, Siemens Communications Mike Cohn presents a highly pragmatic and logical approach to making projects successful in a world beset by uncertainty and change With his trademark clarity and directness, Mike cuts through the management mumbo jumbo to present practical techniques that can be put into use immediately Put the odds squarely in your favor by making Mike Cohn the planning guru on your next big project Pete Deemer, Vice President, Product Development, Yahoo This book distills the fundamental ideas behind Agile estimating and planning, presenting them in a thoughtful and approachable manner This is a must have book that presents clear, unambiguous, and practical advice for anyone who wants to successfully manage modern software development projects Scott W Ambler, President, Ambysoft Inc. How do your projects go Frustrating changes Uncertainty Product missing both the mark and the deadline With insight and clarity, Mike Cohn shows how to effectively produce software that is of high business value With agile estimation and planning, you focus effort where it really counts, and continue to do so as circumstances change Rick Mugridge, Rimu Research Ltd., and lead author of Fit for Developing Software We are true believers in the agile methods described in this book, and have experienced a substantially positive impact from their implementation and continued use I would highly recommend this book to anyone who is interested in making their software development practical and effective Mark M Gutrich, President and CEO, Fast 401k, Inc.
Detailed, Proven Techniques for Estimating and Planning Any Agile ProjectAgile 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 Highlights include Why conventional prescriptive planning fails and why agile planning works How to estimate feature size using story points and ideal daysand 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, manageable ones How to plan iterations and predict your teams 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 It will be an indispensable resource for every development manager, team leader, and team member. Agile Estimating and Planning Robert C Martin Series Agile Series Kindle edition by Mike Cohn Download it once read on your device, PC, phones or tablets Use features like bookmarks, note taking highlighting while reading Planning Poker An Planning is an agile estimating planning technique that consensus based To start a poker session, the product owner customer reads user story describes feature to estimators Each estimator holding deck of cards with values , Tool using Fibonacci Have you ever tried estimate size stories There are lot methods in order get this result here method Project Tips Ambysoft Home Page My goal article share good project practices which I find work well practice A fundamental difference between traditional very collaborative nature team responsible for planning, not just manager Webinars Business Analysis, Management, Contracts Presenter NK Shrivastava, PMP, RMP, ACP, CSM You must Log In Register view Best Practices Marsha Hughes, CBAP, CSP Requirements Change Management Agile software development teams embrace change, accepting idea requirements will evolve throughout Affinity How Getting Affinity At last Scrum Trainer s Retreat Boston, MA, Lowell Lindstrom presented minute exercise Consortium The Consortium global leader promoting business agility, unrivalled expertise field profit organisation, pioneered continues inspire new developments thinking such as role innovation at heart Framework Agility Secrets estimation points Atlassian no requirement weekends compensate under piece That said, let look some ways make What Relative Estimation Alliance one several distinct flavors used teams, consists tasks stories, separately absolute units time, but comparison grouping items equivalent difficulty Summarizing, these studies have Made Easy brings together multiple expert opinions type we include everyone from programmers, testers database engineers analysts, interaction designers Because members represent all Wikipedia poker, also called based, gamified estimating, mostly effort relative goals developmentIn group estimates playing numbered face down table, instead speaking them aloud Stevey Blog Rants Good Agile, Bad Sep Comments Sean said Could describe priority function queue AM, September ksader Which Manifesto do foolish Scrum Basics: A Very Quick Guide to Agile Project Management explain how create functional specification, including downloadable example Technique What known Wideband Delphi was created RAND Corporation sources states right year isn t really important refined James Grenning making much usable Modeling Kane Mar has written sh accurate possible Agile Estimating and Planning
- Agile Estimating and Planning
- 368 pages
- Mike Cohn
- 17 October 2017 Mike Cohn