Agile Estimating and Planning
The first step to project success is accurate estimating and realistic planning.
Projects with unrealistic expectations affixed to them are likely to derail at an
early stage. This book shows the software practitioner how to effectively
estimate and properly plan a project within an agile context. The book's
content is suitable for projects using any agile or semi-agile process (such as
Extreme Programming, Scrum, Feature Driven Development, Crystal,
Adaptive Software Development, DSDM or even the IBM Rational Unified
Process). The ideas in this book will work with any iterative development
process, which greatly broadens the target audience beyond the traditional agile
community. Each chapter is supported by a summary and a set of questions
that allows readers to assess their ability to estimate and plan a project. The
result is an engaging read with pearls of wisdom that can be applied to the
reader's next project.