Agile Adaptive Planning and Estimating

Agile Adaptive Planning and Estimating

Are you ready for a deep dive into the creative process for building a story map and using agile estimating techniques to build your release plans and schedule? This interactive, hands-on workshop will guide you through the low-tech, but
structured, process to move from an idea to a fully developed story board that tells a story and communicates scope, priorities, high-level estimate of work and flushes out risks and dependencies. This workshop will provide you with the tools and best practices for creating and maintaining an adjustable iterative planning structure and reporting process. This structure can be used as a stand-alone visual or as a planning mechanism for input to electronic systems such as JIRA or VersionOne. Included is Jeff Patton’s book “User Story Mapping: Discover the Whole Story, Build the Right Product” as part of the course reference materials.

Friday June 22, 2018

8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Key Learning Objectives

  1. Design an agile working session to gather high-level requirements (called EPIC features and capabilities).
  2. Decompose features and capabilities into smaller chunks for prioritization based on customer value and adjusted for risk and complexity considerations.
  3. Create a story board that allows for capturing key elements, accumulative work effort and a high-level timeline that can be used to communicate the development plan. 
  4. Formulate release plans and adjust scope as needed within the story board.
  5. Structure the work for creating bubble chart schedules and create a baseline for project burn-up charts for the progress reporting process.
  6. Establish cadence for adaption and process improvement (capacity/velocity calculations, emerging work, risks and unknowns).


"I have the pleasure of working with Diane regularly and find that her work is superior in quality and content. Diane provides strong, actionable recommendations that improve the impact on the work of others as well. She has demonstrated expert level project management skills utilizing various techniques as appropriate to the situation.

I appreciate Diane's knowledge, leadership, dedication and passion around her work."

Scott Glenn

Global Human Resources

"Associations like PMI-Portland rely on dedicated volunteers with a passion for the Project Management profession -- and Diane is one of the best! Over the years, it has been my pleasure to work with Diane on several volunteer projects. She is action-driven, results-oriented, and committed to quality and excellence. PMI-Portland is fortunate to have Diane as an outstanding volunteer leader and active member -- in making a difference!"

Connie Plowman

Corporate and Educational Leader

"I have had the privilege of working with Diane on several projects. Her insight, timely action, and boundless energy played a major part in the success of each project. I look forward to being able to work with Diane on future projects. Any organization lucky enough to have her as part of their team is lucky indeed! I give anyone considering teaming with Diane the highest possible recommendation to do so."

John Stenbeck

Keynote Speaker and Flounder of GR8PM

About the Presenter

Brady Diane18

Diane is an accomplished agile mentor and instructor. She is also founder of ProALT Consulting, LLC, a coaching and consulting firm in the Pacific Northwest. Her focus is on Lean and Agile coaching and training, and facilitation techniques for team development and engagement. In addition, she works directly with professionals to balance their professional and personal goals so they can lead rewarding and fulfilling lives.

During her 19 years of management and consulting work in the Information Technology industry, she has provided expertise as a methodologist specializing in 

planning, analysis, systems integration, change management and deployment readiness.  She has provided leadership in the development of software implementation and development life cycle, business process workflow, ERP system replacements, and been instrumental in defining the best practices for the companies she has served. 

A few of the organizations Diane has had the privilege to serve are Avalara, Glasstech, Hydro Resources, Nike and Microsoft Corporation.  She is currently an instructor for the PMI-ACP Certification and is Past President of the PMI Portland Chapter.  Diane is certified by PMI as a Project Management Professional (PMP), and an Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP). 

Diane is also a co-author of the Agile Almanac Book2: Programs with Multi and Virtual Team Environments recently released as a best seller on 



  • $425 Non-members
  • $325 Chapter Members
  • $175 Chapter Student Members
  • $25 Earlybird Discount for registrations by 5/31/2018
  • $50 Late Fee for registrations after 6/20/2018
  • Registration closes 6/22/2018

Registration Info

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  • *Chapter Members must log in to the PMI Portland web site prior to registering in order to receiveautomatic member pricing discounts!
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  • There will be no retroactive payment adjustments. Please be certain you are registering correctly prior to payment.



Portland World Trade Center
121 SW Salmon
Portland, OR, 97204

  • Parking available at attendee's expense
  • Continental breakfast and lunch provided.  


The course will apply to the PMP, PMI-ACP, RMP and SP. It will be 8 PDUs and the PMI Triangle breakdown will be:
  • Technical = 8 PDUs
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Email the Director of Workshops for all questions about the event.
Email Technical Support for technical issues.

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Event Properties

Event Date 06-22-2018 8:30 am
Event End Date 06-22-2018 5:30 pm
Registration Start Date 05-01-2018
Cut off date 06-22-2018 11:55 pm
Individual Price $425.00
Late Fee $50.00(From 06-20-2018)
Location 2WTC Building, World Trade Center Portland
We are no longer accepting registration for this event


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