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38:07

Better Project Forecasts without Estimates – The Monte Carlo

Posted by  on  Nov 06, 2016 2

Adrian Fittolani introduces the Monte Carlo Simulation, an empirical mathematical method used to estimate project timelines.

39:28

Epic Estimation - Agile or High Risk Guesswork?

Posted by  on  Feb 25, 2015

Ian Hawkins discusses the value in epic estimation, how to handle business expectations, what influences epic estimation and what makes it effective.

04:46

Plan a Project in 10 Minutes - or How I Learnt to Stop Worrying and Love Little's Law

Posted by  on  Jan 02, 2015

Chris Young explains how he is using Little’s Law to estimate a project’s delivery rate.

44:14

Forecasting Delivery, with Oranges

Posted by  on  Dec 20, 2014

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.

38:19

Estimation for the Real World

Posted by  on  Sep 27, 2014

Chris Trevarthen discusses how to reduce the amount of time spent estimating, providing more meaningful estimates, and building trust with the business.

01:26:43

Lies, Damn Lies, and Estimates

Posted by  on  Jul 04, 2014

Seb Rose wonders if estimates are worthwhile and discusses what business people – Steve McConnell, Demarco, Lister, Disraeli - have to say about this.

24:16

The Great Canadian #NoEstimates Puzzle Experiment

Posted by  on  Apr 02, 2014 1

Chris Chapman teaches delivering software without estimates through the Great Canadian #NoEstimates Puzzle Experiment, asking the participants to collaboratively build a jigsaw puzzle.

30:54

The Guessing Game - Alternatives to Agile Estimation and the #NoEstimates Debate

Posted by  on  Mar 26, 2014

Neil Killick exposes the risks inherent to the estimation culture, proposing practical alternatives for the project and spring level.

36:36

Visual Management: Leading with What You Can See

Posted by  on  Dec 01, 2013

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.

40:28

The Guessing Game: Alternatives to Agile Estimation

Posted by  on  Nov 23, 2013 1

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.

Want Better Estimates? Stop Estimating!

Posted by  on  Feb 15, 2012 7

Joel Semeniuk discusses ways of making better project estimates excluding guessing as much as possible.

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