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Forecasting for Agile Teams

by William Davis

Learn how to create an agile sprint or release forecast using the built-in statistical functions of Microsoft Excel. Assess and improve the quality of your forecasts, and learn how to share your forecasts with stakeholders.

What you'll learn

In this course, Forecasting for Agile Teams, you will create and share forecasts for your agile software development effort. First, you will learn why forecasting is important. Next, you will discover how to forecast using Microsoft Excel and a freely-licensed spreadsheet file called Statistical PERT. Finally, you will explore how to improve your forecasts and effectively share them with stakeholders. When you're finished with this course, you will have the skills and knowledge of agile forecasting so you can forecast future agile-developed products.

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About the author

William W. Davis works in the IT industry promoting personal and organizational agility and sharing innovative tools/techniques with fellow agilists, project managers, developers, functional managers, and organizational leaders. William has 30 years experience working in IT as a software developer and technical project manager for numerous IT projects. More recently, though, William is a Scrum Master and an organizational agilist -- creating/delivering customized agile/Scrum training, offering a... more

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