Dan Brown explains the difference between forecasting and estimating, and how one can better forecast delivery with less effort and more accuracy than with estimation.
Chris Trevarthen discusses how to reduce the amount of time spent estimating, providing more meaningful estimates, and building trust with the business.
Seb Rose wonders if estimates are worthwhile and discusses what business people – Steve McConnell, Demarco, Lister, Disraeli - have to say about this.
Chris Chapman teaches delivering software without estimates through the Great Canadian #NoEstimates Puzzle Experiment, asking the participants to collaboratively build a jigsaw puzzle.
Neil Killick exposes the risks inherent to the estimation culture, proposing practical alternatives for the project and spring level.
Neil Killick proposes ways to reduce risk and uncertainty, calculate a product’s price, determine delivery dates and roadmap, do Scrum and XP without using estimates.
Karthikeyan Ponnalagu presents Estimation Key Map, an automated technique for software project estimation based on a parametric model using historical data.
Joel Semeniuk discusses ways of making better project estimates excluding guessing as much as possible.