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"Traditional, deterministic techniques to making plans and estimating easily do not minimize it at the slippery slopes of trendy dynamic, change-driven initiatives. Mike Cohn's leap forward booklet provides us not just the philosophy, but in addition the tips and a confirmed set of instruments that we have to achieve making plans, estimating, and scheduling initiatives with a excessive uncertainty issue. whilst, the writer by no means loses sight of the necessity to carry enterprise price to the client every one step of the way."

—Doug DeCarlo, writer of eXtreme undertaking administration: utilizing management, ideas and instruments to carry worth within the Face of Volatility (Jossey-Bass, 2004)

"We understand how to construct predictive plans and deal with them. yet development plans that in basic terms estimate the long run after which include switch, problem such a lot of our education and talents. In Agile Estimating and Planning, Mike Cohn once more fills a gap within the Agile practices, this time by way of exhibiting us a possible method of Agile estimating and making plans. Mike delves into the nooks and crannies of the topic and anticipates a number of the questions and nuances of this subject. scholars of Agile tactics will realize that this ebook is really approximately agility, bridging a few of the practices among Scrum and ExtremeProgramming."

—Ken Schwaber, Scrum evangelist, Agile Alliance cofounder, and signatory to the Agile Manifesto

"In Agile Estimating and Planning, Mike Cohn has, for the 1st time, introduced jointly such a lot every thing that the Agile group has discovered concerning the topic. The e-book is apparent, good prepared, and a delightful and beneficial learn. It is going into all of the invaluable element, and while retains the reader's burden low. we will be able to dig in as deeply as we have to, with out an excessive amount of element earlier than we'd like it. The e-book particularly brings jointly every thing we now have realized approximately Agile estimation and making plans during the last decade. it's going to serve its readers well."

—Ron Jeffries, writer of Extreme Programming put in (Addison-Wesley, 2001) and Extreme Programming Adventures in C# (Microsoft Press, 2004)

"Agile Estimating and Planning offers a view of making plans that is balanced among thought and perform, and it truly is supported by means of sufficient concrete reviews to lend it credibility. I relatively just like the quote 'planning is a quest for value.' It issues to a brand new, extra optimistic perspective towards making plans that is going past the 'necessary evil' view that I occasionally hold."

—Kent Beck, writer of Extreme Programming defined, moment Edition (Addison-Wesley, 2005)

"Up-front making plans remains to be the main severe a part of software program improvement. Agile software program improvement calls for Agile making plans thoughts. This publication exhibits you the way to hire Agile making plans in a succinct, functional, and easy-to-follow manner."

—Adam Rogers, final software program

"Mike does an excellent follow-up to User tales utilized by carrying on with to supply Agile groups with the sensible ways and strategies to extend agility. during this ebook, Mike offers time-proven and well-tested tools for being winning with the a number of degrees of making plans and estimating required by means of Agile. This e-book is the 1st to aspect the disciplines of Agile estimating and making plans, in ways in which rival my 1980 civil engineering texts on CPM making plans and Estimating."

—Ryan Martens, President and Founder, Rally software program improvement Corporation

"With perception and readability, Mike Cohn indicates find out how to successfully produce software program of excessive company price. With Agile estimation and making plans, you concentration attempt the place it relatively counts, and proceed to take action as conditions change."

—Rick Mugridge, Rimu learn Ltd....

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