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.
Craig Smith, Renee Troughton discuss improving visual management: different types of story walls, ways to visualize the product backlog, the important of queue columns and WIP limitation, etc.
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.
Joel Semeniuk discusses ways of making better project estimates excluding guessing as much as possible.