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#NoEstimates Anger

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What is it about “No Estimates” (or indeed, #NoEstimates) that gets people so angry? I had a great time last night at an open space discussion on this topic. Most of the room were using relative sizing, a small number used detailed estimates – but as a group we worked out what it would take […]

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A Few #NoEstimates Straw Men

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The great thing about a straw man is that it burns easily. With this in mind, let’s light up a few #NoEstimates straw men and watch the embers float into the night sky. I’m no authority on #NoEstimates – Woody Zuill and Neil Killick are really the authority on the subject. What I can bring, […]

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The #NoEstimates Debate Distraction

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The #NoEstimates debate seems unavoidable, but I’m worried that we’re all being distracted by it. Neil Killick has written some quality articles on #NoEstimates and I thoroughly recommend that you read them as there are some interesting thoughts on removing estimates, ditching velocity and delivering some actual value. “#NoEstimates is not about ditching estimates. It […]

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How Much do you Want to Spend on Estimates

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So the Royal Baby┬« had everyone running sweepstakes on baby weight and gender and there was a ton of guessing. Weight guesses ranged from six pounds eleven ounces to eight pounds four ounces with many kinds of logic being explained about why the numbers were selected. There were some incredibly convincing statements about how the […]