The ability to estimate time and effort is critical for any project. The purpose of this course is to teach you how to provide good estimates for your projects, quickly, using best practices in expert estimation.
In this course, we show how uncertainty limits our ability to make accurate estimates. We explain how uncertainty is related to scope, and accumulates over time. We discover that uncertainty imposes fundamental limits on our ability to produce reliable estimates, and design an estimation strategy that focuses on quick, practical results.
In Scrum, the Team’s velocity has to be estimated prior to the Sprint. The most common estimation technique is “Planning Poker,” a voting approach designed to avoid influence bias. Learn how to use this technique in our Rapid Estimation eLearning course!
This online on-demand course provides lecture and quizzes plus individual support for follow-up questions, which will be answered during normal business hours, Monday-Friday 8:00am-5:00pm Pacific Time (US).
These rapid estimation techniques are widely used in the software industry, especially for Agile and Scrum projects, but are useful for projects in any industry.