#NoEstimates – The 6 alternatives for estimating

Everything you always wanted to know about #NoEstimates

Willem-Jan Ageling
Sep 18, 2017 · 13 min read
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  1. The way estimating is misused.
  2. You are becoming so predictable that it doesn’t make sense to use story points as estimates anymore.
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  • Break proposed deliverable down in features.
  • Determine, based on historical data, the average number of stories per features and average duration of stories.
  • Multiply user of stories with average duration.
  • Knowing the duration and the cost you can now project what scope can be delivered.
  • Deliver value early and keep on delivering iterations.
  • In very regular intervals revisit this data and if required de-scope/re-scope.
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