16 September 2014

How to Enable Estimate-Free Development

Most of us have been there... the release or sprint planning meeting to goes on and on and on and on. There is constant discussion over what a story means and endless debate over whether it's 3, 5 or 8 points. You're eventually bludgeoned into agreement, or simply too numb to disagree. Any way you look at it, you'll never get those 2, 4 or even 6 hours back - they're gone forever! And to what end? Some of the Stories could have been completed in the amount of time it took to estimate them, while others drag on for days and even weeks longer than anticipated due to different interpretations of what the story meant.

It doesn't have to be like that!