This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. This book is a must-have agile estimation tool for your development toolbox. He is a trainer on Scrum and agile software process techniques and helped popularize Planning poker which he provides as a free online planning tool. That's pretty much the core of this book; and it puts across that message quite well. Part 1 of the book focuses on importance of planning, problems arising out of wrong planning and how to set goals in an agile atmosphere. Right, this is a great agile planning book full of good ideas which talks through the basics, gives strategies on prioritisation, and ideas on syncing up multiple teams. I found all of this useful and plan to reread it in the future.
Mike has also written a good amount of books like User Stories Applied in 2004. Agile Estimating and Planning demystifies the process of defining, driving, and delivering great software that matters to the business. In complex agile projects, an estimate that feels like a strict commitment can feel like a stranglehold. He is one of the founders of the Scrum Alliance and is a Certified Scrum Trainer. With his trademark clarity and directness, Mike cuts through the management mumbo jumbo to present practical techniques that can be put into use immediately.
Using the techniques in Agile Estimating and Planning , you can stay agile from start to finish, saving time, conserving resources, and accomplishing more. The title of the book Agile Estimating And Planning says it all for estimating and planning of an Agile Project. Also ideas about how to address technic Lot os insights about estimating and planning. He is the author of User Stories Applied Addison-Wesley, 2004. Mike Cohn is the author of this book.
Product missing both the mark and the deadline? The importance of estimating size and deriving duration. As with User Stories Applied, this book is easy to read and grounded in real-world experience. Mike Cohn is the author of User Stories Applied for Agile Software Development, Agile Estimating and Planning, and Succeeding with Agile. How big will it be? It emphasizes on team building through performance in agile software development and provides the complete demonstration of having clients collaborate on prioritizing what is possible and what is needed. 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.
The title of the book Agile Estimating And Planning says it all for estimating and planning of an Agile Project. Chapter 7 further focuses on alignment of story points with estimations and thus reviewing at the end of each story point so as to go for re-estimating. All in all, if you have any doubt about how to estimation and planning work for agile projects, this is the book you need to read. It can lack coherence, and once you understand the core message, there's not much additional value in reading People are, in general, bad at estimating with any definition or accuracy. 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. 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. This book provides an excellent guide for all Agile practitioners, both seasoned and novice.
I particularly like the quote 'planning is a quest for value. 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. Mike Cohn is the owner of Mountain Goat Software and is recognized as one of the contributors to the invention of Scrum. An excellent description of an iteration and release planning. The book really brings together everything we have learned about Agile estimation and planning over the past decade. Detailed, Proven Techniques for Estimating and Planning Any Agile Project Agile Estimating and Planning is the definitive, practical guide to estimating and planning agile projects.
This book is a must-read for managers, coaches, and members of Agile teams. Goes beyond the strategy of just enough planning and estimating, and shows readers how to make agile practices truly work organizationally. It describes the balance of satisfying stakeholders and sensible software development. In my case I have learned several methods and approaches for estimation and planning. Only required reading for the most meticulous of teams. Lastly, if you're looking for advice on running an agile process with a distributed off-shore team, this book doesn't touch on any of those challenges.
My apologies to Mike Cohn, who may be a fine fiction writer but I could not overcome my phobia. Using the Fibonacci sequence is a stroke of brilliance and is pretty much the de-facto standard in all agile projects. Having lots of author's own experiences and fictional stories makes this book easily comprehensible. It concludes with a realistic study case that summarizes most of concepts. A big lesson is focusing on implementing concepts is more important than sticking with specific practices. These qualities are evident in this wonderful, practical guide. With Agile Estimating and Planning , Mike Cohn has given us a definitive guide to a wide range of Agile estimating and planning practices.