Learn to Estimate with Relative Sizing

If you have a new team or a team new to agile approaches, no one has any data about what they can do as a team. You may have been in this position before as a leader in your organization. Your managers may have asked you to estimate on behalf of the team.

Don’t estimate for the team or even think about committing it to any deliverables in an agile environment. The team is in charge of its own work. The team manages its work. The team manages its estimation.

However, there is something you can do. You can help the team estimate its work with relative sizing, even if the team members have never worked together and have no historical data.

Relative sizing uses two ideas to improve estimates: the team compares ...

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