5 No Estimates Decision-Making Strategies

One of the questions that I and other #NoEstimates proponents hear quite often is: How can we make decisions on what projects we should do next, without considering the estimated time it takes to deliver a set of functionality? Although this is a valid question, I know there are many alternatives to the assumptions implicit …

How to choose the right project? Decision making frameworks for software organizations

Frameworks to choose the best projects in organizations are a dime a dozen. We have our NPV (net present value), we have our customized Criteria Matrix, we have Strategic alignment, we have Risk/Value scoring, and the list goes on and on. In every organization there will a preference for one of these or similar methods …

Why Apple deserves to sell many iPods/iTouch (or Why MUST features will kill your project…)

So lately I’ve been trying to convince some friends that they don’t want to have “MUST” features in their project, rather they should opt for a force-ranked prioritization of all features that they want to deliver. First off, I must explain this idea. You do still have a minimum marketable content for your product. If …