The Dark Side of Metrics

November 30, 2011 0

This short presentation explains why software metrics are not the panacea that we thought they might be 20 years ago. This is why moving from a predictive model to a reactive approach is the only rational course.

Using Large Number in Planning Poker

November 30, 2011 0

Mike Cohn wrote an interesting post where he discusses he allows or even encourages to estimate with story points as large as 20, 40, and 100. He explains that they are useful when you need first and not necessarily precise estimate of the general size of a new project being considered.

Will You Make the Date?

November 8, 2011 0

Agile estimating and planning in a Scrum project will not prevent your boss from asking: “Will you make the date?”  This video explains how to use Scrum and the “Cone of Uncertainty” to provide an answer like: “60% probability.”

Transitioning to Relative Estimation

September 22, 2011 0

Your team has adopted the relative story point estimation and you are now ready to jump into your first planning poker session. Where do you start? What is a 1-point story? What is a 3-point story? What is a 13-point story? Your team is looking to you and this process is almost as new to you as it is to them.

Story Point Estimation

May 6, 2011 0

In this blog post, Mike Treadway explains the technique of using story points for story estimation during agile planning sessions.

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