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"Traditional, deterministic methods to making plans and estimating easily do not minimize it at the slippery slopes of modern-day dynamic, change-driven initiatives. Mike Cohn's leap forward e-book supplies us not just the philosophy, but in addition the information and a confirmed set of instruments that we have to achieve making plans, estimating, and scheduling tasks with a excessive uncertainty issue. even as, the writer by no means loses sight of the necessity to convey enterprise worth to the client every one step of the way."

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

"We understand how to construct predictive plans and deal with them. yet development plans that simply estimate the long run after which embody swap, problem such a lot of our education and abilities. In Agile Estimating and Planning, Mike Cohn once more fills a gap within the Agile practices, this time via displaying us a viable method of Agile estimating and making plans. Mike delves into the nooks and crannies of the topic and anticipates a few of the questions and nuances of this subject. scholars of Agile methods 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 neighborhood has discovered in regards to the topic. The booklet is obvious, good geared up, and a delightful and necessary learn. It is going into all of the priceless aspect, and even as retains the reader's burden low. we will be able to dig in as deeply as we have to, with no an excessive amount of element sooner than we'd like it. The ebook fairly brings jointly every thing now we have discovered approximately Agile estimation and making plans over the last decade. it is 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 presents a view of making plans that is balanced among idea and perform, and it really is supported by means of adequate concrete studies to lend it credibility. I relatively just like the quote 'planning is a quest for value.' It issues to a brand new, extra confident angle 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 innovations. This publication indicates you the way to hire Agile making plans in a succinct, functional, and easy-to-follow manner."

—Adam Rogers, final software program

"Mike does a good follow-up to User tales utilized by carrying on with to supply Agile groups with the sensible methods and methods to extend agility. during this booklet, Mike presents time-proven and well-tested equipment for being winning with the a number of degrees of making plans and estimating required through 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 tips to successfully produce software program of excessive enterprise worth. With Agile estimation and making plans, you concentration attempt the place it relatively counts, and proceed to take action as situations change."

—Rick Mugridge, Rimu study Ltd....

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