Agile Planning and Estimation Certification Training

Live Online & Classroom Certification Training

Planning and estimation are two of the main factors that can influence the outcome of any project. SpringPeople's Agile Planning and Estimation training and certification course takes a deeper dive into the topic of Agile Planning at the Program Level and at the Release Level.

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Course Description


This course takes a deeper dive into the topic of Agile Planning at the Program Level and at the Release Level. Many teams struggle with the topic of 'Just Enough' upfront requirements 'Just Enough' upfront sizing and design and 'Just Enough' planning so this course is dedicated to demystifying these concepts and walking through practical real world approaches to successful Agile planning.


At the end of agile planning and estimation training course, participants will learn about the 6 levels of planning and then dive deeper into levels 3,4,5 (Product, Release and Iteration planning) with a heavier focus on answering questions such as:

  • 'How do I define a clear product Vision and Roadmap that spans multiple releases?'
  • t'How do we plan for large Program with multiple teams?'
  • t'How do we identify the right level of requirements upfront and size them without going into the details?'
  • t'How can we account for architectural and non-functional requirements as part of our planning?'
  • t'How does Agile work with fixed scope and fixed time projects?'
  • t'How do we slice and breakdown requirements into smaller chunks in a release and prioritize\/order them the right way?'
  • t'What are some new Agile metrics we can track for Agile Projects?'
  • Python's architecture, which allows you to get working very quickly with any Python library (there are thousands).

Suggested Audience:

Program Managers, Agile Project Managers\/ ScrumMasters, PMO, Business Sponsors and Product Owners, Architects and Technical Leaders, Executives, and Managers interested in learning more about Agile Planning.

Duration - 3 days


Prior experience with agile methods and techniques.

Course Curriculum

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  • Challenges with Traditional Planning and Estimation
  • What is Agile and Why
  • The 6 Levels of Planning
  • The Agile Lifecycle Diagram - What Happens When?
  • Skipping Planning and Iteration 0 (foundation)
  • Agile Teams (Single, Program and Portfolio view)
  • Agile Project Initiation Activities
  • Product Visioning - What Does 'Done' Look Like?
  • Strategic/Value Alignment
  • Understanding the Levels of Agile Requirements
  • Initiatives, Themes, Features, Stories, Details
  • Building the Master Backlog
  • Techniques for Slicing BIG Epics
  • Identifying Architectural and Non-Functional Items
  • Agile Prioritization Techniques
  • Roadmap Prioritization vs. Release Ordering/Sequencing
  • Business Value Buckets/Points
  • Kano and Moscow
  • Dependency Sequencing
  • Biggest Bang for the Buck
  • Techniques for Sizing Epics
  • Roadmap vs. Release Planning
  • Team Structures and Capacity
  • Understanding 'Pull' vs 'Push'
  • Estimating Initial Velocity
  • Developing Initial Iteration Estimates
  • Getting Feedback on Estimates after Executing
  • Sprint 0 - The Foundation Iteration
  • What is 'Just Enough' Design?
  • What are Spikes?
  • Responding to Change - Continuous Grooming of the Plan
  • Fixed Time/Budget/Scope/Everything Projects
  • Agile Metrics - What Do We Measure?


SpringPeople works with top industry experts to identify the leading certification bodies on different technologies - which are well respected in the industry and globally accepted as clear evidence of a professional’s “proven” expertise in the technology. As such, these certification are a high value-add to the CVs and can give a massive boost to professionals in their career/professional growth.

Our certification courses are fully aligned to these high-profile certification exams; at the end of the course, participants will have detailed knowledge, be eligible and be fully ready take up these certification exams and pass with flying colours.



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This class is intended for participants with some prior exposure to the technology and are now looking to build up their expertise on the topic.

On successful completion of the course, participants will be eligible to sit of the related certification exam (see course overview). All participants receive a course completion certificate, demonstrating their expertise on the subject.

Total duration of the online, live instructor led sessions. Sessions are typically delivered as short lectures (2-hrs weekdays/3-hrs weekends) and detailed hands-on guidance.

Expected offline lab work hours that participants will need to complete and submit to the trainer, during and after the instructor-led online sessions.

  1. We are happy to refund full fee paid - no questions asked - should you feel that the training is not up to your expectations.
  2. Our dedicated team of expert training enablement advisors are available on email, phone and chat to assist you with your queries.
  3. All courseware, including session recordings, will always be available to access to you for future reference and rework.

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