Estimating for Agile Foundation course
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Estimating for Agile Foundation course

Agile estimating techniques training and certification.

Learn the best Agile estimating techniques in this self-paced online course. Buy now to enhance your estimation skills and achieve your Foundation certification.

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Course benefits | Estimating for agile Foundation course

Course benefits

The benefits of Estimating for Agile Foundation training are:

  • You learn how to use the appropriate style and practices at all points during the agile development life cycle.
  • You learn the rationale and constraints that apply to estimations.
  • You can boost your confidence in project estimating and adaptability by refining your estimating techniques.

Training includes

The Estimating for Agile Foundation online training includes:

  • Estimating for Agile Foundation exam.
  • Sample Estimating for Agile Foundation exam.
  • Mini quizzes.
  • Estimating for Agile Foundation certificate after passing the exam with a score of 70% or more.
  • Free, unlimited exam resits.
Course details | Estimating for agile Foundation course

Course details

Who should study for Estimating for Agile Foundation?

An Estimating for Agile Foundation online course is suitable for any of the following:

  • Anyone who creates an estimate, whether this is working alone or as part of a team.
  • Those who are impacted by an estimate or are the recipients of an estimate.
  • Project, programme or portfolio level roles, senior management, or stakeholders.

Estimating for Agile Foundation course times

Self-study Estimating for Agile Foundation online course
  • Self-study time required: 4-7 hours.
  • Course access: 12 months.
Estimating for Agile Foundation course

Estimating for Agile Foundation course

Learning outcomes

Estimating for Agile Foundation training equips students with a comprehensive skill set, fostering the ability to navigate the intricacies of agile estimating by understanding fundamental principles. By the end of the course, students will understand:

  • Agile fundamentals.
  • Uncertainty, assumptions, and risk.
  • Agile estimating styles.
  • Principles of agile estimating.
  • Estimating across a lifecycle.
  • Presenting an estimate.
  • Top tips for estimating for Agile.

Curriculum

Introduction

  • Estimating background.
  • Rationale for estimations.

Fundamentals and why agile is different

  • Why estimate?
  • Basic principles.
  • What is different when estimating for agile?
  • Working to different horizons.
  • Components of agile estimating and planning.
  • Common pitfalls.

Uncertainty, assumptions, and risk

  • ‘Expect change and uncertainty’ principle.
  • Dealing with uncertainty.
  • Value of assumptions.
  • Risk-based estimating.
  • Estimating as part of a bidding process.

The purpose drives the estimating style

  • ‘Know the purpose’ principle.
  • Choosing the appropriate agile estimating style.
  • Benefits and disadvantages of each estimating style.

Agile estimating practices

  • ‘Validate the estimate’ principle.
  • Combining estimating practices.
  • Velocity, and options for calculating a starting velocity.
  • Estimating using story points and planning poker.
  • Importance of the Fibonacci sequence.
  • Affinity estimating.
  • T-Shirt sizing.
  • Three-point estimating

Who, what, where, how – estimating across a lifecycle

  • ‘Take ownership’ principle.
  • Collaborative estimating.
  • Estimating across an Agile lifecycle.
  • Estimating style.
  • Who is involved?

Presenting and using an estimate

  • Presenting an estimate.
  • Addressing common estimating issues.
  • Burn-down and burn-up charts.
  • Common reasons why an estimate will be challenged.
  • Estimation metrics.

Top tips

  • Estimating best practices.
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Self-paced online training | Estimating for agile Foundation course

Self-paced online training

Learning technology

The self-study Estimating for Agile Foundation online course has been designed with the latest web technologies, so it works on Windows and MacOS. No browser plugins or installation files are required.

Best practice design

Like all our online courses, the Estimating for Agile Foundation online course has been designed using best practices in elearning.

It presents the topics in a modular format, with self-assessment at the end of each module. This allows you to study and learn at your own pace, to progress or go back over content to double check your understanding, and to pause between modules. This style also makes the content more accessible for those who do not have English as their 1st language.

We are confident that our interactive elearning will help you gain an understanding of the different styles of estimating so that you can sit your Estimating for Agile Foundation exam with confidence.

Benefits of elearning

Online self-study is ideal for busy people. By self-studying online rather than in a classroom there are some key benefits:

  • Saves you time – you do not need to travel to a course venue. You do not even need to go to an exam centre because you can take your Estimating for Agile Foundation exam online too.
  • Saves you money – the price of our Estimating for Agile online Foundation course is very competitive. It comes with an exam too, so there are no extra costs to you.
  • Flexible schedule – you can study for your Estimating for Agile Foundation where and when you want – you only require internet access.
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Exam | Estimating for agile Foundation course

Exam

Details

The Estimating for Agile Foundation exam is available for one year after purchasing an online self-study course.

  • Style: Multiple-choice
  • Questions: 60
  • Pass mark: 70% (42/60)
  • Duration: 60 minutes
  • Materials allowed: Closed-book
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Results: Immediate.

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