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PMI Agile Certified Practitioner—Excel with Ease by Saikat Dutt, Subramanian Chandramouli

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Agile Metrics and Estimations

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS LEVEL

Tools and Techniques: High

  • Relative Sizing
  • Story Points
  • Wideband Delphi
  • Planning Poker
  • Affinity Diagram
  • Ideal Time
  • Velocity
  • Cycle Time
  • EVM
  • Escaped Defects

Level 1: High

  • Time
  • Budget
  • Cost Estimation

Level 3: Low

  • Variance and Trend Analysis

RELATIVE SIZING

Agile project plan evolves progressively and so does the estimate of an Agile project. During release planning the epics are being estimated rather than user stories. Of course the epics are the high level user stories and so they are estimated at a high level, with relative complexity measurement usually using qualitative technique. Quantitative technique may not be possible at the high level; even if done it is subject to change ...

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