Learn to plan and estimate for scrum teams

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Estimating and planning for agile projects can be really challenging regardless of how experienced you are. There's always competing priorities, resourcing issues, business demands and time constraints.

This topic can't make any of those things go away, but if you're a newish to agile scrum or just new to Jira Software, it will give you an overview of the Jira Software features to help you plan and estimate.

Learning objectives

The aim is to give you a good introduction to:

  • Planning concepts and functions
  • Estimating methodologies
  • Analysis tools and techniques
  • Optimization approaches

We've also asked some of our Atlassian teams to provide some tips and advice along the way.

Learning activities

There's optional activities outlined at the bottom of each topic. You don't have to do these, but it does help to put the theory into practice. You might want to create a dummy project to do this.


You need:

  • Access to Jira Software. If you don't have a working copy, trial it here.
  • The ability to create projects and configure boards. 
    If you are working with an existing instance of Jira Software, you need this access to do some activities. If you create a dummy project, you will get this access by default.

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Learn more about agile

It helps if you're familiar with the agile language and concepts we'll use. So if this is a bit new to you or you feel a bit rusty, check out the Agile Coach, which covers lots of the basics.

Last modified on May 11, 2018

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