Approaching Estimation With Estimation Poker

Approaching Estimation With Estimation Poker

In a world with unlimited time and budget, we could certainly do away with estimates. Nobody likes them. They’re more wrong then they are right – everything takes longer. Our teams would experience more joy and more productivity because we could all truly focus on...
Our Velocity Is Falling

Our Velocity Is Falling

When teams are completing more stories faster, managers tend not to worry. That’s not true when velocity falls. Velocity will decrease, however, and there are many reasons why. What Is Velocity Velocity is an indicator of what the team has been through. It is a...
Why You Should Do Software Estimates

Why You Should Do Software Estimates

“It takes too much time.” “They’re not useful.” “They’ll be wrong.” Estimates are not going to be perfect, but that does not mean that it’s pointless to estimate tasks in a software project. Estimating not only...
Output or Outcome?

Output or Outcome?

Is your team executing well – a healthy backlog, wireframes, designs, stories, features, an automated test suite – but still not achieving the outcome they’re after? Do they even know the outcome they’re after? Are they overproducing output and...