Agile Planning and Estimating

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Length and Learning Modes: In person classes: 2 days; Virtual classes: four 3.5 hour sessions; Anytime Learning: four 3.5 hour sessions. Prices depend on the mode chosen. Discounts available for teams and for private offerings.

This course is designed for both new and experienced project managers who are transitioning to a ScrumMaster, Agile Coach, or Agile Program Manager/Release Manager role, and need to learn how to successfully apply agile methods to their projects and programs. Participants will learn how to lead teams through Agile planning sessions, and understand techniques and practices to successfully execute on project and program deliverables.  We will discuss the role of the Agile Project Managerand the skillsnecessary to make this role a success. This course provides techniques and approaches for project management, estimation, and planning that are consistent with the core principles of agile methods such as Scrum and Extreme Programming (XP). Participants will work through a sample real-world project and experience how to initiate an agile project, how to create a vision statement and a product backlog,decide on team structures and roles, estimate backlog items, and build release and iteration plans. You will learn how to plan and schedule an agile project, and how to monitor performance against the plan. You will apply what you learn in a series of activities that take you through the agile project management process.


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We are dedicated to the skill development of our customers. If you attended a public class, you may retake this class at a substantial discount. Please contact us if you would like to schedule a retake.



Skill Level: Basic

New and experienced project managers, program managers, Scrum Masters, PMO members, executives, managers, and agile team members interested in learning more about Agile Planning and Estimating.

Development Units:
PDUs: 14
SEUs: 14
CEUs: 1.4
Certificate Programs:
  • Agile Practitioners Certificate

To help assimilate learning the tools and techniques, there is a mixture of group and team activities throughout the course. The use of a realistic case study helps reinforce the concepts. Students need to be prepared for a high level of participation. Each participant will receive a comprehensive student guide complete with exercise solutions.


Quick Review of Agile Basics

Initiating an Agile Project

Agile Estimating

Planning Releases

Planning a Sprint

Running a Sprint


Watermark Learning constantly improves its course offerings to ensure the best training possible and to keep you abreast of the latest industry trends. As a result, this outline is subject to change.

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