Full Course Description
Why is it so hard to estimate software development projects? Are the wrong approaches and tools being applied to this challenge? Practices and approaches to software development have steadily improved over the years, but techniques for providing accurate estimates of effort, budgets, timelines and resources have not. Studies have shown that inaccurate software project estimation is a contributing factor in the majority of failed or challenged projects – getting the estimates right is critical.
The Improving Estimation Methodology (IEM) and Improving Estimator web and mobile apps address this industry shortcoming.
Following the course, all course participants will enjoy free use of the Improving Estimator toolset to facilitate better estimates and more successful projects.
Understand why software estimation is difficult & how to overcome the difficulties
Produce accurate user story, sprint (iteration) and software project estimates
Accurately adjust a project schedule to fit desired timelines, budgets or resources
Leverage the Improving Estimation Methodology and associated web & mobile tools
Project Managers, Business Analysts, Scrum Masters, Product Owners, Software Developers.
Experience in at least one role mentioned above.