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  • How Stopping Estimations Helped a Team to Become More Predictable

    When making estimations using story points didn’t feel helpful, a team decided to experiment with #NoEstimates. Breaking down stories into smaller tasks gives them insight into their velocity and has made them more predictable. It also helps them to spend less time on process and have more time available for delivering value.

  • Web-Based Monte Carlo Simulation for Agile Estimation

    A web-based tool for calculating project estimates using a Monte Carlo simulation was recently made publicly available. It was created in the hopes that agile teams will use it to facilitate conversations between scrum masters and product managers, focusing on realistic outcomes and not overly optimistic projections.

  • #NoEstimates Applied to Software Contractors

    InfoQ spoke to Vasco Duarte on how the #NoEstimates technique may apply to a contracting environment, facing tipical needs of sizing a project, establishment of agreements, signature of contract and building of trust.

  • Planning with #NoEstimates

    People are used to making plans and taking decisions using estimates, even though they are often not so good in estimation says Gil Zilberfeld. The #NoEstimates movement explores alternatives for estimation. At the Agile Testing Days 2015 Zilberfeld will do a workshop on Planning with #NoEstimates. InfoQ will be covering this conference with write-ups, Q&As and articles.

  • Measuring in Agile Teams

    At the Agile Tour London 2015 Doug Talbot gave a talk titled "Do you know how fast you're going?". InfoQ interviewed him about difficulties with estimation and planning, the measurements that agile teams use, objectively measuring productivity, his view on the #NoEstimates movement, and asked him for ideas that can help teams to make measurement more meaningfully.

  • Delivering Value on Time by Using #NoEstimates

    Vasco Duarte suggests that people should experiment with #NoEstimates to learn and find ways in which it can help them to deliver value on time and under budget. He is writing a book on #NoEstimates in which he explains why estimation does not work and how you can use #NoEstimates to manage projects.

  • Q&A with Gil Zilberfeld on Agile Product Planning and Management

    InfoQ did an interview with Gil Zilberfeld about better ways to do product planning and tracking, his thoughts about #noestimates, including value in product planning discussions, and how to improve decision making in product development.

  • No Estimation in Small And Large Scale Agile Projects

    This post covers the value of estimation in large and small scale projects and views on no estimation.

  • Empirical Measurement of Cycle Time by Slicing Heuristic

    Agile teams which use noestimates, can use slicing heuristic to empirically measure cycle time to help them predict how much, can be done before doing the actual work.

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