- Yes, You Should Estimate Software Projects
Gergely discusses the importance of good communication in the case of missed estimates, and the value of estimates and deadlines in encouraging focus and reflection.
- Estimating your way to success
Rod discusses four reasons why estimation is so important, and shares some tactical tips around estimate granularity, including bugs in sprints, retrospectives and more. 1. Estimation forces us to think about what we’re going to do before we start writing code 2. Estimation enables meaningful discussion between engineers pre-development 3. Estimation is valuable input for informed product scoping 4. Estimation gathers data we can measure against at the end of the project