Chapter 7Estimation: The Fine Art of Guessing


Get ready to bring some reality back to the estimation process. Agile dispenses with the pleasantries and reminds us what our initial high-level estimates really are—really, they’re bad guesses.

But by learning how to estimate the agile way, you’ll stop trying to get something your up-front estimates can’t give (precision and accuracy) and instead focus on what really matters—building a plan you and your customer can work with and believe in.

In this chapter, you’ll learn how to estimate your user stories the agile way, as well as some powerful group estimation techniques for sizing up things. ...

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