• Online, Self-Paced
Course Description

Estimating for any initiative is challenging, but is essential for accurate planning.

Learn about common challenges in accurately estimating software product development projects and the benefits of doing so. Explore some of the most common estimation techniques including story point estimation, velocity-based planning, Planning Poker, analogy estimation, affinity mapping, and the Fibonacci sequencing technique. You will then learn which situations best fit each technique. Finally, you'll learn best practices to apply when estimating for software product development.

After course completion, you'll be able to identify best practices for estimating and planning software product development work.

Learning Objectives

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Framework Connections

The materials within this course focus on the Knowledge Skills and Abilities (KSAs) identified within the Specialty Areas listed below. Click to view Specialty Area details within the interactive National Cybersecurity Workforce Framework.