Section 8: Estimate, Prioritize, and Plan

THIS SECTION OF the book is about managing an Agile project so that the team delivers what the business needs, when it needs it. Chapter 25 provides the foundation for Agile planning by explaining the role of story cards in estimating and then prioritizing the team’s work. In Chapter 26, we present an Agile approach to planning that involves repeatedly making plans for different time scales throughout the project as well as dynamically controlling it with feedback from both the business and the developers. The section concludes with Chapter 27, which combines an explanation of using the project management facilities provided by Visual Studio Team System (VSTS) with a walkthrough of the way a small Agile ...

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