Posts Tagged ‘estimations’

Story points or ideal days?

By | October 24, 2013 | No Comments »

Michael Ganchikov There is a long running debate regarding the use of story points vs. ideal days for estimating backlog items. In my practice, I actually use both. Read more

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Estimation techniques

By | July 6, 2011 | No Comments »

Rouslan Minasian
Over the years, I’ve been involved in a lot of discussions about how to estimate during sprint planning. If you’re new to Scrum – or even if you’re not – I hope you can find value in these musings.

Story Points. There are some very good reasons to estimate in story points rather than in man-hours. When you work in an Agile environment, everybody pretty much agrees that there is uncertainty to every user story. In order to claim that a requirement will “cost” 8 man-hours, you should first call in a business analyst to flesh out the requirement until it’s 100% unambiguous, and also an architect to design a solution for it. Read more

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Using different units of estimation

By | July 1, 2011 | No Comments »

Michail GanchikovA while ago the structure of our project team changed, making it distributed: several very senior developers in another country joined us in order to assist in the implementation of certain features crucial to the project.

This was a reasonable decision because the new developers had deep knowledge of the underlying technology, and that knowledge could now be spread across all team members. Read more

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