InfoQ eMag: Agile Project Estimation and Planning
Estimation is often considered to be a black art practiced by magicians using strange rituals. It is one of the most controversial of activities in Agile projects – some maintain that even trying to estimate agile development is futile at best and dangerous at worst. We selected articles which present ways of coming up with estimates as well as some that argue for alternate approaches.
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Johanna Rothman: Agile Risk Reduction for Traditional Teams
Mar 12, 2008
Management consultant Johanna Rothman helps her clients manage risk: be it risk in a project's people, risk in how the people are managed, or the risk in the projects themselves. In this interview she talked about strategies for risk reduction, useful for teams in all stages of agility, contained in her new book "Manage It! Your Guide to Modern Pragmatic Project Management."
Nils Haugen on Planning Poker
Jul 27, 2007
In this short InfoQ interview, Nils Haugen spoke with Floyd Marinescu about the "Planning Poker" technique he relies on to improve team estimates. Having consciously experimented with it for a while, he described this simple practice and why it works: by making space for team members to each contribute their own perspective. In this way, it's good for estimates and for teambuilding.
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Interview with Eduardo Miranda about Estimating and Planning Agile Projects by Ben Linders Posted on Jun 24, 2013 4
Interview and Book Review: Enterprise Software Delivery by Craig Smith Posted on Feb 20, 2013
Scrum Project Management Practices Support the CMMI by Ben Linders Posted on May 31, 2013 6
The Planning Poker Prevents Fallacies in Effort Estimates by Michael Stal Posted on Aug 10, 2012 15
Seven Options for Handling Interruptions on Agile Teams by Craig Smith Posted on Jan 26, 2012 1