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    Why Software Estimation Is More Important Now Than Ever

    by Larry Putnam Jr Follow 0 Followers on  Mar 08, 2018 6

    In a world trending away from traditional waterfall and toward agile development methodologies, it would be understandable to assume that there is no longer a need for software project estimation. However, that assumption would be wrong - estimation is still a very valuable practice, even in organizations that are dependent upon agile development methodologies.

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    Customize Your Agile Approach: What Do You Need for Estimation?

    by Johanna Rothman Follow 5 Followers on  Nov 18, 2017 2

    This is the third in a series of articles that will help you think about how you might want to customize your agile approach for your context. Many agile approaches assume teams will estimate with story points, which leads to a project velocity measure. Instead of velocity, consider counting stories or using cycle time for estimation. You might not need to measure velocity at all.

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    Actionable Analytics for Lean Project Management

    by Alexander Novkov Follow  Followers on  Jun 03, 2017

    Measuring the right KPIs of your workflow is the key for implementing successful Lean project management. Applying these actionable analytics is going to help you track your team's progress towards reaching process perfection, allow you to project future performance and help you spot potential problems in an early stage.

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Monte Carlo Planning Improves Decision Making

Posted by Michael de la Maza Follow 0 Followers on  Mar 15, 2017

Monte Carlo planning provides a rigorous, quantitative account of what the future may bring. It has advantages over standard average case approaches and you can start with a simple Excel spreadsheet.

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Size Estimation Approaches for Use with Agile Methods

Posted by Donald Reifer Follow 0 Followers on  Feb 06, 2017

Reifer’s software sizing survey identifies five commonly used methods for sizing agile projects along with their strengths and weaknesses. Size is being used as the basis of measurement and estimation 2

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Q&A with Vasco Duarte on the #NoEstimates Book

Posted by Ben Linders Follow 16 Followers on  Dec 07, 2015

The book NoEstimates explores how we can manage projects with a focus on value and predictability, report progress quickly and often, and adapt plans constantly based on existing data.


Scrum Fundamentals and Advanced Live Lessons : Video Review and Interview

Posted by Savita Pahuja Follow 1 Followers on  Apr 23, 2015

Tommy Norman’s Scrum Fundamentals and Advanced Live Lessons training videos help beginners to understand the basic agile and Scrum concepts. The video sessions use animations to explain the concepts.


A Fast Story Point Estimation Process

Posted by Mary Ann Michaels Follow 0 Followers on  Apr 02, 2015

Estimating story points can be a tedious process and some teams abandon doing story points to help predict their velocity. This is a way to make the process of estimating points much faster.


Probabilistic Project Sizing Using Randomized Branch Sampling (RBS)

Posted by Dimitar Bakardzhiev Follow 1 Followers on  Mar 29, 2015

If you don't want to analyze all user stories in your project in order to estimate size then Randomized Branch Sampling can be used for portfolio related decisions and quotations on prospect projects.


Quantifying the Impact of Agile Software Development Practices

Posted by Ben Linders Follow 16 Followers on  Jul 03, 2014

Rally Software and Carnegie Mellon's Software Engineering Institute (SEI) are researching the impact of agile software development practices. An interview wit Larry Maccherone and Jim McCurley. 1


The Original Sin of Software Metrics

Posted by Chen Ping Follow 0 Followers on  Jun 05, 2014

This article explains why it is inherently wrong to set up software metrics to try and 'improve' the software development process, and offers some alternatives. 3


Estimating on agile projects: what’s the story, what’s the point?

Posted by David Morris Follow 0 Followers on  Nov 21, 2013

David Morris explores the topic of agile estimating: what it is, how we typically do it, why we should bother, some of the alternatives, and provides some advice for new players. 7

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