A detailed comment on the practice of estimation in Software Development – a #NoEstimates post

5.0 01 OK, so a friend (who shall remain anonymous) sent me a message with some very good points bout estimation. This blog post explores those statements. It will be long, and detailed. Grab a cup of coffee, sit down and let’s do this! The first thing I’d like to comment on is the statement …

Estimates anchor (limit!) benefits while not limiting costs! – a #NoEstimates blog post about value delivery

3.6 10 Estimation and estimates are a dreadful way to run a business. The basic idea is this: Estimates anchor benefits while not limiting your costs at all. Let’s look at this statement in parts. The second part (“estimates don’t limit costs”), is self-evident. Anyone looking at the track record of software projects will see …

A #NoEstimates tool: The slicing meeting, replacing estimation meetings while creating shared understanding

4.6 10 Before we start, I’d like to thank to Neil Killick and Woody  Zuill for inspiring this technique with their work. Sit down. Let’s estimate This is not a good start of a meeting for many of us. Asking for estimates may be an easy thing to do, but going through the process of …