Popcorn time: 3 must-see videos on agile estimating!

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30 November 2016

You’re still struggling with estimations or you think you’ve completely mastered it? I highly recommend the following 3 videos. Get some popcorn, sit back and enjoy the show!

Video 1: Agile estimating

  • Summary: the basics on agile estimating. 
  • Tagline: estimate size, derive duration
  • Star: Mike Cohn
  • Duration: 58:21
  • Event: Norwegian Developers Conference, 6 June 2012
  • Topics covered
    • ideal time
    • story points
    • planning poker. 

Video 2: Advanced Topics in Agile Planning

  • Summary: The sequel on the “Agile estimating”-video above, starring the same cast. Learn how to build a plan from your story point estimates.
  • Tagline: use ranges
  • Star: Mike Cohn
  • Duration: 56:47
  • Event: Norwegian Developers Conference, 6 June 2012
  • Topics covered
    • Accuracy vs precision of a plan
    • Using ranges & confidence intervals 
    • Expectation vs delivery risk
    • planning in multiple scenarios: 
      • fixed-date plans
      • fixed scope plans 
      • teams with/without historical velocity data 
      • planning with teams changing size


Video 3: #NoEstimates: Planning without estimation

  • Summary: Estimates are always wrong and creating them is a waste. Learn to build plans effectively without estimating, using actual measurements and backlog priorities.
  • Tagline: If you know all about estimating, you should stop estimating NOW!
  • Star: Allen Holub
  • Duration: 37:44
  • Event: DevWeek 2015

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