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The Art of Agile Planning (training)

Sentinel Hotel
614 Southwest 11th Avenue
Portland, Oregon 97205, US (map)



Learn everything you need to know about agile planning in this two-day course. Using a combination of lectures and hands-on simulations, we teach you:

  • Estimating
  • Story writing
  • Iteration/Sprint planning
  • "Done Done"
  • Release planning
  • Adaptive planning
  • Risk management
  • Vision
  • Working with stakeholders

Project managers, product managers, coaches, ScrumMasters, team leads, and anyone involved in planning agile projects will benefit from this course.


After completing this course, you will be prepared to:

  • Reliably make and meet iteration commitments
  • Reliably make and meet release commitments
  • Create, estimate, and prioritize stories and features
  • Get work to "done done" every iteration
  • Collaborate with stakeholders to clarify and communicate requirements and your product vision

About the Instructors

James Shore is a prominent figure in the Agile software development community. He consults with development teams worldwide to help them meet commitments, improve product quality and increase productivity. James is co-author of The Art Of Agile Development.

Diana Larsen consults with leaders and teams to create work processes where innovation, inspiration, and imagination flourish. With more than fifteen years of experience working with technical professionals, Diana brings focus to the human side of organizations, teams and projects. Diana co-authored Agile Retrospectives: Making Good Teams Great! and is current chair of the Agile Alliance Board of Directors.


"The facilitators were excellent! I really enjoyed the 'jump in and swim' approach to applying what we learned as we went." --Bill Jackson III, Senior Software Engineer, Oracle Corp.

"[The instructors] had a lot of experience to draw from which enabled them to map Agile solutions to real situations." --Don Dornblaser, Director, WebMD

"[The course] Introduced techniques that are on the cutting edge of Agile which solve or answer questions I have in the real world." --Dan Nelson, Sr. Software Engineer, FEI Company