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Planning, Estimating and Monitoring a Dev Project - Before Planning

Estimating and Planning and monitoring day to day development is a lot of what's involved in the job of a team leader. This is the approach I take to this, I don't claim to have created any of this, rather it's just the collection of agile methods and tools that I find useful. This is what I do for sprint planning every 2 to 3 weeks. When doing ball-park planning for a longer period I follow the same basic process but at a less granular level with corresponding drop in accuracy.

Before Planning There are a couple of questions that really need to be answered pre-planning. This is the side of planning that's often not visible to the juniors in the team. It's the bit that gets forgotten about and contributes to that wonderful "I don't know what my manager does, but when they're away it all goes bad" feeling in so many well run development teams.
The two questions you need to answer are How much time do you have?What are you trying to do? How Much Time D…