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Course Description

This course equips you with the tools and methodologies to effectively estimate user stories, ensuring accurate project planning, efficient resource allocation, and predictable delivery schedules. Master essential techniques like relative estimation, story splitting, and burn-down charts. Gain the confidence to navigate complex projects and deliver value with greater certainty.

Module 1: Introduction to User Story Estimation

Duration: 1 hour 

  • Why is user story estimation important?

  •  Challenges and pitfalls of inaccurate estimations

  • Understanding the concept of relative estimation

  • Overview of different estimation techniques


Module 2: Sizing User Stories

Duration: 1 hour

  • Decomposition: Breaking down user stories into smaller tasks

  • Effort estimation: Techniques like Planning Poker and T-shirt sizing

  • Time estimation: Converting effort into time units

  • Factoring in uncertainties and risks


Module 3: Collaborative Estimation Techniques

Duration: 1 hour

  • Facilitating effective estimation sessions

  • Building a shared understanding of user stories

  • Using consensus-based decision making

  • Techniques like Wideband Delphi and Dot Voting


Module 4: Applying Estimation in Practice

Duration: 1 hour 

  • Case study: Real-life application of user story estimation in a corporate setting (e.g., estimating user stories for a new software release)

  • Group activity: Participants estimate user stories using different techniques

  • Tips and best practices for successful estimation in Agile teams

  • Dealing with challenges and adapting to changing requirements


Module 5: Beyond the Basics  

Duration: 0.5 hour

  • Advanced estimation techniques for complex user stories

  • Integrating estimation with other Agile ceremonies like sprint planning and backlog refinement

  • Tools and resources for effective estimation

  • Q&A session


Module 6: User Story Estimation Question Bank

Duration: 0.5 hour

  •  20 questions designed to assess understanding of key concepts

  •  Answer key provided separately


Course Duration: 4 hours


Price: £79, After Discount £69 

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