Based on the instructor's years of teaching this course at locations worldwide, this online agile training course offers you all the benefits of in-person training but with the convenience of watching whenever and wherever you want, including on your iPad, iPhone or Android device.
All the important topics are covered for agile and Scrum success--from 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. An ideal course for ScrumMasters, agile project managers, product owners, team leaders or anyone who needs to produce or understand a project plan.
Expanding on ideas in Mike Cohn's popular Agile Estimating and Planning book, this online agile training course mixes live-action video with screencasts. Quizzes along the way provide feedback and allow you to check your understanding of key points. Estimating and planning are key skills of agile project management and this agile online training course helps you learn just what you need to know.
Be sure to check out the preview videos available on the Table of Contents tab of this page.
After finishing the agile estimating and planning online course, you will earn 4 PDUs that can be applied toward the PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP) or toward Scrum Alliance membership renewal. Participants also earn valuable certificates of completion, which are available in a variety of sizes suitable for your personal website, resume or online profile. Certificates are also stored online within your profile at Mountain Goat Software and your page on our site can be used to showcase your participation in Mountain Goat Software's online and in-person courses.
Supported Devices For Online Agile Training
- Any modern operating system with the latest versions of Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari or Chrome
- iPads and iPhones
- Android devices
What People are Saying About This Online Agile Training
Mike has raised the bar for e-learning content. His new online training videos bring polished, informative animations to Mike's entertaining delivery. I had high expectations and Mike delivered. ”
Even though I expected a lot from you, I'm blown away by your online Agile Estimating and Planning course. First of all it's crazy fun. I about fell off my chair when you held up that koala bear. Second of all, there is REAL learning. ”
I really enjoyed your Agile Planning and Estimating class. It provided a ton of useful insight into some of the challenges we're experiencing with our Scrum adoption.”
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|The Problem and Our Goal||20m 52s|
|Why Plans Go Wrong||Preview||5m 33s|
|More Reasons Why Plans Go Wrong||3m 40s|
|Planning at Multiple Levels||4m 13s|
|Good, Agile Planning||7m 26s|
|Quiz: Basics of Planning|
|Iteration Planning||33m 46s|
|Working In the Right Order||4m 30s|
|The Iteration Planning Meeting||4m 47s|
|Quiz: The Iteration Planning Meeting|
|Velocity-Driven Iteration Planning||3m 20s|
|Estimating Capacity for Commitment-Driven Planning||4m 52s|
|How Full Should an Iteration Be?||3m 49s|
|Commitment-Driven Iteration Planning||2m 40s|
|An Example of Commitment-Driven Iteration Planning||3m 50s|
|Which Type of Iteration Planning Is Best?||5m 58s|
|Quiz: Types of Iteration Planning|
|Story Points & Ideal Days||58m 10s|
|Product Backlog Estimating Units||Preview||3m 53s|
|Estimate Size; Derive Duration||5m 57s|
|Ideal Time||5m 47s|
|Story Points||3m 22s|
|How Do We Come Up With a Story Point Estimate?||6m 45s|
|An Example of Estimating with Points||3m 31s|
|Quiz: Ideal Time and Story Points|
|Getting Started and Staying Within One Order of Magnitude||4m 29s|
|Reasons to Favor Ideal Time||2m 35s|
|Three Advantages to Story Points||4m 9s|
|Quiz: Advantages and Disadvantages|
|Story Points Are a Pure Measure of Size||2m 53s|
|Your Time and My Time Cannot Be Added||2m 42s|
|Points Help Avoid Unit Confusion||4m 28s|
|What I Prefer and Do||3m 41s|
|Are Story Points Time or Complexity?||3m 58s|
|Estimating the Product Backlog||29m 57s|
|Some Tips on How to Estimate||3m 23s|
|Disaggregating Product Backlog Items||3m 3s|
|Use the Right Units||7m 58s|
|Planning Poker||Preview||5m 26s|
|Why Planning Poker Works||5m 19s|
|Quiz: Estimating the Product Backlog|
|Relating Points to Hours||2m 2s|
|Release Planning||39m 18s|
|Release Planning with Historical Velocity Data||6m 16s|
|Forecasting Velocity||5m 39s|
|Predicting Velocity when Team Size Changes||9m 9s|
|Quiz: Release Planning|
|Fixed-Date Plans||6m 37s|
|Fixed-Scope Plans||2m 57s|
|Fixed-Price Plans||8m 40s|
|Quiz: Fixed-Date, -Scope and -Price Plans|
|A Few Topics for Multi-Team Projects||12m 20s|
|Estimating the Product Backlog in a Common Unit||4m 50s|
|Multiple-Team Iteration Planning||3m 55s|
|Rolling Lookahead Planning||3m 35s|
|Quiz: Multi-Team Projects|
About your Instructor - Mike Cohn
Learn Scrum and Agile Processes directly from Mike Cohn, one of the industry's most well-respected Certified Scrum Trainers. Mike Cohn is the author of User Stories Applied for Agile Software Development, Agile Estimating and Planning, and Succeeding with Agile. Mike is a highly popular and in-demand Scrum and agile trainer across the globe. He is also a co-founder and board member of the Scrum Alliance, a non-profit organization dedicated specifically to Scrum, and a co-founder of the non-profit Agile Alliance, home of the Agile Manifesto.
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