Estimating in Agile

Professional Development Course

Estimating in Agile Overview

Agile, by definition, is iterative and elaborative but that does not mean that you don’t need to plan or provide estimates for the work involved. In fact, it is essential that you develop appropriate estimates for the project phase you are in, deliver the work, reflect on your planned versus actual achievements, and update estimations frequently to ensure you maintain confidence in delivery.

This course will provide participants with a solid understanding and experience of working with various agile estimating styles and techniques that will improve your chances of delivering projects on-time.

This course is based on the Estimating in Agile pocketbook, produced by Agile Business Consortium. Although focussing on DSDM® (Dynamic System Development Method), the information in the pocketbook, and therefore the content of this course, is applicable to any of the agile approaches. The objectives of the course are to:

  • Give practical support to those working with estimates on agile projects
  • Understand various estimating tools and techniques that support an agile way of working
  • Enable estimators to take account of risk when developing estimates

What is an Estimate? The Agile Estimating Approach
Agile estimating principles.

Estimating Style and Techniques
Estimating styles, techniques and the principles of Expect Change and Uncertainty and Take Ownership.

Estimating Practices
Story points, velocity and tracking progress against Estimates.

Estimating through the Project Lifecycle
Pre-Project, Feasibility, Foundations, Evolutionary Development; Post-Project.

Trainers of this course will use a practical delivery approach to provide participants with a ‘hands-on’, multi-faceted and challenging learning experience.

Understanding and recall techniques will be used to provide participants with a solid Foundation level comprehension.

Courses are facilitated by our expert team and can be conducted onsite or at our premises. All courses can be customised to suit your requirements.


Participants who have been awarded the Project Management Professional (PMP)® credential by the Project Management Institute (PMI)® are eligible to earn 7 PDUs for their participation in this course (7 Technical).

Participants holding any of the Project Management accreditations (CPPP/CPPM/ CPPD) are eligible to earn 14 CPDs for each of this short course.

To achieve the greatest benefit from participation in this course, participants should have an interest and/or role in agile practices.


Sydney courses are held at 45 Clarence Street, Sydney.

Melbourne courses are held at 123 Queen Street, Melbourne.


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No. There are no certifications or exams undertaken in this course. However, you do receive a Completion Certificate from PM-Partners group.


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Who Should Attend?

Anyone working with agile projects, such as:

  • Agile team members
  • Product owners
  • Scrum masters
  • Project managers
  • Other stakeholders who interact with agile teams and need to understand the purpose and nature of agile estimates such as:
    • Business owners
    • Project sponsors
    • Technical architects
    • Project Management Office

Course Information

Duration: 1 day

Development Units: 7 PDUs

Exam: No exam, workshop only

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