The #NoEstimates How To

You’ve probably seen a long, recursive discussion on twitter about #NoEstimates. Some of you, like William Gill may be even interested in a more concrete description that you can apply in your own projects. So here it is. This is my first attempt at a #NoEstimates How To, first presented at Turku Agile Day 2013, …

Why use No Estimates? Focusing on what matters

As I sit here with my red-wine glass and contemplate the #NoEstimates discussion on Twitter for the last few days I can’t help but think that there is a key difference in how I look at Software development when compared with some of the Agile Pioneers like @RonJeffries, or @TOtherAlistair. And I want to explain …

The perfect gift for a geek…

So, as you have probably noticed: winter is coming. With it come the long evenings, the rainy or snowy weather and the unstoppable need to curl up with a good book by the fire place. Perhaps even drinking Glöggi (Mulled Wine). It just so happens that I have found a great book for you! Edgar …

A better way to predict project release date!

Many people commented on my previous post about Story Points, and how there are much better ways to estimate Agile projects. In this post I’ll concentrate on one project where the predictive power of counting the number of stories/items completed/iteration was a better predictor of the release date and the scope delivered than story points. …