Do You Ask For Story-Level Estimates?
John Cutler
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Great question John.

Given the situation, the 3–4 week option should the initial focus to stop the bleeding even, if it means more time iterating towards a more viable solution.

re:estimates:

  1. Is there sufficient data on team delivery to state that any given story should work it’s way from ideation to released in X time? If yes, then estimates don’t have much value because there is a consistent reference track record.
  2. Are the Sr ID, UX-R and Lead Eng on the team, have they worked with the team in the past or are they relative outsiders to the team? 
    * If it’s 1 or 2 then I wouldn’t spend much time on estimates because the team has shared history and experience, and point #1
    * If it’s 3 then I’d ask the team to spend time discussing stories as needed to ensure there’s alignment on how to approach them.
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