Planning and estimating
in agile way
Vidas Vasiliauskas, Project manager
Agenda
1. Problems
2. Why agile?
3. Essentials of planning
4. Planning on demand
5. Estimating in story points
6. Practica...
Why agile?
Plan
Design
ManufactureTest
Deliver
Traditional planning approach in agile
• Plan for sprints/iterations
• Frozen plan
• Repetitive cycle
• For and against
Software project iteration plan
Main features
Fixes
Expedite
tasks/support
Planning on demand
Task a
Task b
Task c
Task e
Task f
Task d
Task g
Backlog Buffer 2 Doing 2 Done
Task h
Task i
Planning on demand
Task a
Task b
Task c
Task e
Task f
Task g
Backlog Buffer 2 Doing 2 Done
Task h
Task i
Trigger
Estimating
Hours for project precision
Story points for the team
How story points work on
our minds?
Relaxed
Less commitment
Fit for individuals
Forget about x π
Hours Story points
Precision required High Low
Integration period Low Medium
Stress to Employees Medium Low
Requires addit...
Use cases of very different two
Company No. 1
Area – Accounting
Planning method: quarterly, monthly plans with repetitive
...
Use cases of very different two
Company No. 2
Area – Software manufacture
Planning method: on demand planning
Estimation: ...
Contacts and links
www.eylean.com – free personal version of tool
vidas@eylean.com – send questions over here
kamile@eylea...
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In this topic we will cover advanced planning techniques, compare them to traditional ones. Also, we will talk about estimation by storypoints and what impact this makes on human mind.

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Planning and estimating in agile way - webinar

  1. 1. Planning and estimating in agile way Vidas Vasiliauskas, Project manager
  2. 2. Agenda 1. Problems 2. Why agile? 3. Essentials of planning 4. Planning on demand 5. Estimating in story points 6. Practical samples with Eylean board 7. Discussion
  3. 3. Why agile? Plan Design ManufactureTest Deliver
  4. 4. Traditional planning approach in agile • Plan for sprints/iterations • Frozen plan • Repetitive cycle • For and against
  5. 5. Software project iteration plan Main features Fixes Expedite tasks/support
  6. 6. Planning on demand Task a Task b Task c Task e Task f Task d Task g Backlog Buffer 2 Doing 2 Done Task h Task i
  7. 7. Planning on demand Task a Task b Task c Task e Task f Task g Backlog Buffer 2 Doing 2 Done Task h Task i Trigger
  8. 8. Estimating Hours for project precision Story points for the team
  9. 9. How story points work on our minds? Relaxed Less commitment Fit for individuals Forget about x π
  10. 10. Hours Story points Precision required High Low Integration period Low Medium Stress to Employees Medium Low Requires additional measure Yes No Can per personalized No Yes Approximations Yes No Best for Hourly billed, critical projects Everything else Benefit Precision Freedom
  11. 11. Use cases of very different two Company No. 1 Area – Accounting Planning method: quarterly, monthly plans with repetitive tasks Estimation: hours, compared to exact tracked hours Benefits: increased efficiency in client/employee match
  12. 12. Use cases of very different two Company No. 2 Area – Software manufacture Planning method: on demand planning Estimation: story points for features Benefits: loose process with highly changing environment and support inside development cycle
  13. 13. Contacts and links www.eylean.com – free personal version of tool vidas@eylean.com – send questions over here kamile@eylean.com – contact for team version and sales Slides on SlideShare.net – search for Vidas Vasiliauskas 
  14. 14. Thank you for watching Questions?

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