In agile software development projects, we inevitably come to a point where we as a team need to derive estimates for our work. This information-gathering exercise builds on the fundamentals described thus far (brainstorming, round robin, expert input) and applies some guidance specific to the information being gathered and massaged, namely estimates. Choose from the various exercises described here based on your team’s preferences with regard to:
• What measurement to use in estimating
• How to gather expert information about estimates
• How to converge on a final estimate
Mike Cohn gives a wonderful explanation of the Wideband Delphi approach to estimating in his ...