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Seminars • Certified Stable Software Estimator • Phoenix, AZ

Certified Stable Software Estimator • Phoenix, AZ

Attend an Certified Stable Software Estimator course in the PHOENIX area:

Register    May 3-4  (Fri-Sat)
Salt Lake City, UT $1595   
Live Virtual Class (Salt Lake City, UT Timezone 9-5pm)
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 This course is worth 12 PDU's.
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Course Overview

Red Rock Research is pleased to be among the first training providers to offer the new Certified Stable Software Estimator course.

Software Estimation requires a detailed understanding of scope up front, accurate project tracking as the scope changes, and Operational Excellence along the way. Using good customer input, and the User Story Architecture Modeling Language (USAML), a CSSE can create button-up estimtes from User Stories. A CSA (Certified Stable Associate) credential is recommended, but not required, before taking this course.

Course Guide

Download our course brochure containing descriptions of our seminar offerings.

Certified Stable Software Estimator Course Overview


Class Agenda

Day 1


Software Estimating Foundation Concepts

  • How has Scrum helped project estimation across the industry?
  • Foundation Estimation Concepts
  • The Need for an Estimation Procedure

Getting Accurate Estimates

  • Good Analyis, Design, and Estimation
  • Good Project Scope Tracking Along the Way
  • Operation Excellence
  • Continual Improvement

Project Tracking

  • Project Scope Tracking in Scrum
  • Project Scope Tracking in Scrum-ban
  • Project Scope Tracking in Hybrid Projects

Operational Excellence

  • Removing the Hidden Factory
  • Transparency
  • Preserving Institutional Knowledge

Legacy Analysis Design & Estimation

  • How we used to do it
  • Analagous Estimates
  • Expert Judgment Decomposition

Day 2

Behavior Driven Devlopment (BDD)

  • Stakeholder Analysis
  • User Storys/Storyboarding
  • Gherkin
  • I.N.V.E.S.T.
  • Measuring Work using Story Points

User Story Architectural Modeling Language (USAML)

  • Creating Use Cases from User Stories
  • Creating Use Case Data-flow Diagrams
  • Using Models to improve Diagrams
  • Converting Diagrams to Estmiates
  • Analagous Estimates
  • Expert Judgment Estimtes
  • PERT Estimates
  • Parametric Estimates
  • Bottom-up Estimates

Estimation Workshop

  • Real world experience estimating projects using BDD + USAML + Estimation Procedure Kata Cards

Course Activities

Course participants will perform various group based activities which illustrate Agile devleopment principles.

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