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11 December 2012 / Agile & Scrum
Agile estimating 4/4: Kanban approach to estimating

Now I also promised you a second option of using a range of numbers instead of one number. This is something we use in a typical kanban implementation. I’ll explain how we would go about it. In kanban we would start by collecting historical data. Using this data we can discover several types of work that have significantly different cycle times, time to complete a...

7 December 2012 / Agile & Scrum
Agile estimating 3/4: Measurement of an estimate

Now why haven’t I talked about time in the previous chapter? Because using time for our estimates is very dangerous. When you ask someone how long something is going to take and they say 1 hour, your initial reaction is to expect it to be done the next hour. It’s not because we are egotistical or evil. Again, it’s just how the human brain works....