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The Scrum Field Guide: Practical Advice for Your First Year by Mitch Lacey

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Chapter 26. Up-Front Project Costing

It’s budget planning time. Management has asked you what your new Scrum project will cost, when it will be done, and how many people you need. You know the answers you give will be forever forged in stone—how do you respond?

The Story

Lindell was a project manager working on new features for the web component of the company’s online service offering. She had been with the company for many years and, like the rest of her teams, had heard of Scrum but had never used it. One day, she was approached by the lead developer, Brian, to use Scrum on her next project. The conversation went something like this.

“Lindell, I think we should use Scrum on this project,” said Brian.

“I’d like to use it as well, but Scrum ...

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