Monthly Archives: March 2014

How Long Will It Take?

“How long will it take?” is a question that gets asked often in many spheres of life.  Sometimes, we are able to answer immediately because “it” is something that we’ve done time and again.  For example, if you ask me how long … Continue reading

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How Much Will It Cost?

As I have mentioned in previous posts, it’s critical to understand the nature of the work that one is engaged in or significantly dependent on to ensure that everyone (including both C-level executives and developers) have their needs met. My … Continue reading

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Are Your Estimates Valuable?

Estimates are supposed to inform decision making by reducing uncertainty.  This also applies to the types of estimates developers are asked to provide.  Because estimates (not guesses and guesstimates) require some effort and rigor, its only fair to ensure that … Continue reading

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Guesses, Estimating or Guesstimating – Part II

I’ve spent a good portion of this morning filling out multiple brackets for different pools before the start of the NCAA Men’s College Basketball tournament. I couldn’t but help notice that the programs asked me to guess my picks. I’ve … Continue reading

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The Trouble With Estimation Analogies

The use of analogies when discussing software development is quite common and has rung true with #NoEstimates. We know that an analogy is a construct of our languages that allows us to explain “a thing” by using something else that is … Continue reading

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How Has #NoEstimates Impacted You?

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What’s In A Hashtag

The #NoEstimates hashtag continues to get a lot of action on Twitter.  It might be something Vegas will want to look into at some point (smile).  I’ve decided to take a break from the Twitter action as I’ve often found … Continue reading

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