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(Agile Estimating and Planning.pdf) Praise for i Agile Estimating and Planning i Traditional deterministic approaches to planning and estimating simply don t cut it on the slippery slopes of today s dynamic change driven projects Mike Cohn s breakthrough book gives us not only the philosophy but also the guidelines and a proven set of tools that we need to succeed in planning estimating and scheduling projects with a high uncertainty factor At the same time the author never loses sight of the need to deliver business value to the customer each step of the way br br Doug DeCarlo author of i eXtreme Project Management Using Leadership Principles and Tools to Deliver Value in the Face of Volatility i Jossey Bass br br We know how to build predictive plans and manage them But building plans that only estimate the future and then embrace change challenge most of our training and skills In i b Agile Estimating and Planning b i Mike Cohn once again fills a hole in the Agile practices this time by showing us a workable approach to Agile estimating and planning Mike delves into the nooks and crannies of the subject and anticipates many of the questions and nuances of this topic Students of Agile processes will recognize that this book is truly about agility bridging many of the practices between Scrum and ExtremeProgramming br br Ken Schwaber Scrum evangelist Agile Alliance cofounder and signatory to the Agile Manifesto br br In b i Agile Estimating and Planning i b Mike Cohn has for the first time brought together most everything that the Agile community has learned about the subject The book is clear well organized and a pleasant and valuable read It goes into all the necessary detail and at the same time keeps the reader s burden low We can dig in as deeply as we need to without too much detail before we need it The book really brings together everything we have learned about Agile estimation and planning over the past decade It will serve its readers well br br Ron Jeffries a target blank href http www XProgramming com rel nofollow www XProgramming com a author of i Extreme Programming Installed i Addison Wesley and i Extreme Programming Adventures in C i Microsoft Press br br i b Agile Estimating and Planning b i provides a view of planning that s balanced between theory and practice and it is supported by enough concrete experiences to lend it credibility I particularly like the quote planning is a quest for value It points to a new more positive attitude toward planning that goes beyond the necessary evil view that I sometimes hold br br Kent Beck author of i Extreme Programming Explained Second Edition i Addison Wesley br br Up front planning is still the most critical part of software development Agile software development requires Agile planning techniques This book shows you how to employ Agile planning in a succinct practical and easy to follow manner br br Adam Rogers Ultimate Software br br Mike does a great follow up to i User Stories Applied i by continuing to provide Agile teams with the practical approaches and techniques to increase agility In this book Mike provides time proven and well tested methods for being successful with the multiple levels of planning and estimating required by Agile This book is the first to detail the disciplines of Agile estimating and planning in ways that rival my civil engineering texts on CPM Planning and Estimating br br Ryan Martens President and Founder Rally Software Development Corporation br br With insight and clarity Mike Cohn shows how to effectively produce software of high business value With Agile estimation and planning you focus effort where it really counts and continue to do so as circumstances change br br Rick Mugridge Rimu Research Ltd and lead author i Fit for Developing Software i Prentice Hall br br Finally The groundbreaking book my clients have been clamoring for i b Agile Estimating and Planning b i demystifies the process of defining driving and delivering great software that matters to the business Mike s clarity insight and experience leap out through every page of this book offering an approach that is relevant and immediately useful to all members of an Agile project br br Kert D Peterson President Enterprise Agile Group LLC br br This isn t yet another generic book on Agile software development b i Agile Estimating and Planning i b fills a gap left by most of the other books and gives you important practical down to earth techniques needed to be successful on Agile development projects br br Steve Tockey Principal Consultant Construx Software br br Estimation planning and tracking is a trinity If you don t do one of them you don t need the other two This book provides very practical knowledge for estimation planning prioritizing and tracking It should be compulsory subject matter for project managers and their teams even if they hesitate to call themselves Agile br br Niels Malotaux Project Coach br br Effective planning is an important but often misunderstood part of any successful Agile project With i b Agile Estimating and Planning b i Mike Cohn has given us a definitive guide to a wide range of Agile estimating and planning practices With his clear and practical style Mike not only explains how to successfully get started planning an Agile project but also provides a wealth of tips and advice for improving any team s Agile planning process This book is a must read for managers coaches and members of Agile teams br br Paul Hodgetts Agile coach and CEO Agile Logic br br Mike s writing style captures the essence of agility just the right amount of information to bring clarity to the reader This book provides an excellent guide for all Agile practitioners both seasoned and novice br br Robert Holler President and CEO VersionOne LLC br br It is as if Mike took the distilled knowledge regarding planning and estimation of a great Agile developer which he is and laid out all he knows in an easily understandable manner More importantly he has a great mix of concepts with real world examples finished off with a case study so the reader can relate the information to their own situation Unless you are already an expert Agile planner and estimator this book is for you br br Alan Shalloway CEO Senior Consultant Net Objectives and coauthor of i Design Patterns Explained Second Edition i Addison Wesley br br Although I had plenty of XP experience before trying out Mike Cohn s Agile planning practices the effectiveness of the practical and proven techniques in this book blew me away The book recognizes that people not tools or processes produce great software and that teams benefit most by learning about their project and their product as they go The examples in the book are concrete easily grasped and simply reek of common sense This book will help teams whether Agile or not deliver more value more often and have fun doing it Whether you re a manager or a programmer a tester or a CEO part of an Agile team or just looking for a way to stamp out chaos and death marches this book will guide you br br Lisa Crispin coauthor of i Testing Extreme Programming i Addison Wesley br br Mike Cohn does an excellent job demonstrating how an Agile approach can address issues of risk and uncertainty in order to provide more meaningful estimates and plans for software projects br br Todd Little Senior Development Manager Landmark Graphics br br Mike Cohn explains his approach to Agile planning and shows how critical chain thinking can be used to effectively buffer both schedule and features As with i User Stories Applied i this book is easy to read and grounded in real world experience br br Bill Wake author of i Refactoring Workbook i Addison Wesley br br Mike brings this book to life with real world examples that help reveal how and why an Agile approach works for planning software development projects This book has great breadth ranging from the fundamentals of release planning to advanced topics such as financial aspects of prioritization I can see this book becoming an invaluable aid to Agile project managers as it provides a wealth of practical tips such as how to set iteration length and boot strap velocity and communicate progress br br Rachel Davies Independent Consultant br br There has been a need for a solid pragmatic book on the long term vision of an Agile Project for project managers i b Agile Estimating and Planning b i addresses this need It s not theory this book contains project tested practices that have been used on Agile projects As Mike s test subjects we applied these practices to the development of video games one of the most unpredictable project environments you can imagine with success br br Clinton Keith Chief Technical Officer High Moon Studios br br When I first heard Mike Cohn speak I was impressed by a rare combination of qualities deep experience and understanding in modern iterative and Agile methods a drive to find and validate easy high impact solutions beyond the status quo of traditional usually ineffective methods and the passion and clarity of a natural coach These qualities are evident in this wonderful practical guide I estimate you won t be disappointed in studying and applying his advice br br Craig Larman Chief Scientist Valtech and author of i Applying UML and Patterns Third Edition i Prentice Hall and i Agile and Iterative Development i Addison Wesley br br i b Agile Estimating and Planning b i is a critical guide on how to successfully provide value to customers of IT services This book is filled with clear examples that are essential from project team members to the executive level br br Lou Thomas Director Applications Development Farm Credit Services of America br br This work is deeply significant in that it articulates and details structured techniques to realize a simple but profound insight planning is an iterative quest for value rather than a perfunctory scheduling of activities Mike presents processes to converge on this value while reducing risk and uncertainty supporting decision making establishing trust and conveying information Agile methodologies have shifted the emphasis from plans to planning but have glossed over many of the finer details of Agile planning Now very simply and accessibly Mike demonstrates how it can be done br br Sanjiv Augustine Practice Director Lean Agile Consulting at CC Pace and author of i Managing Agile Projects i Prentice Hall br br The techniques described in i b Agile Estimating and Planning b i have helped us tremendously with planning and managing our projects It provides all you have ever wanted to know about Agile project management br br Roman Pichler Engineering Manager Siemens Communications br br Mike Cohn presents a highly pragmatic and logical approach to making projects successful in a world beset by uncertainty and change With his trademark clarity and directness Mike cuts through the management mumbo jumbo to present practical techniques that can be put into use immediately Put the odds squarely in your favor by making Mike Cohn the planning guru on your next big project br br Pete Deemer Vice President Product Development Yahoo br br This book distills the fundamental ideas behind Agile estimating and planning presenting them in a thoughtful and approachable manner This is a must have book that presents clear unambiguous and practical advice for anyone who wants to successfully manage modern software development projects br br Scott W Ambler President Ambysoft Inc br br How do your projects go Frustrating changes Uncertainty Product missing both the mark and the deadline With insight and clarity Mike Cohn shows how to effectively produce software that is of high business value With agile estimation and planning you focus effort where it really counts and continue to do so as circumstances change br br Rick Mugridge Rimu Research Ltd and lead author of i Fit for Developing Software i br br We are true believers in the agile methods described in this book and have experienced a substantially positive impact from their implementation and continued use I would highly recommend this book to anyone who is interested in making their software development more practical and effective br br Mark M Gutrich President and CEO Fast k Inc br br Detailed Proven Techniques for Estimating and Planning Any Agile Project i b Agile Estimating and Planning b i is the definitive practical guide to estimating and planning agile projects In this book Agile Alliance cofounder Mike Cohn discusses the philosophy of agile estimating and planning and shows you exactly how to get the job done with real world examples and case studies br br Concepts are clearly illustrated and readers are guided step by step toward how to answer the following questions What will we build How big will it be When must it be done How much can I really complete by then You will first learn what makes a good plan and then what makes it agile br br Using the techniques in i b Agile Estimating and Planning b i you can stay agile from start to finish saving time conserving resources and accomplishing more Highlights include br br br Why conventional prescriptive planning fails and why agile planning works br How to estimate feature size using story points and ideal days and when to use each br How and when to re estimate br How to prioritize features using both financial and nonfinancial approaches br How to split large features into smaller more manageable ones br How to plan iterations and predict your team s initial rate of progress br How to schedule projects that have unusually high uncertainty or schedule related risk br How to estimate projects that will be worked on by multiple teams i b Agile Estimating and Planning b i supports any agile semiagile or iterative process including Scrum XP Feature Driven Development Crystal Adaptive Software Development DSDM Unified Process and many more It will be 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