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Estimation Techniques in Scrum

Estimation is quite challenging to master but a crucial part of the Agile methodology. As a business owner or manager, it’s your responsibility to estimate the work and plan ahead.

But not...


Estimation is quite challenging to master but a crucial part of the Agile methodology. As a business owner or manager, it’s your responsibility to estimate the work and plan ahead.

But not everyone is good at it, so we try to make estimates because they help us shape the rough idea of what the future might look like and meet deadlines. Even if you fail at estimating the workload, your team will still find value in the process of getting on the same page. If you practice proper agile estimation techniques, there is still a chance to make everything right, and we are going to show you how.

WHY DO WE ESTIMATE IN AGILE?

If the majority of us are bad at estimates, why bother at all? It’s important to mention that this motion is only relevant in the context of a stable team with a known measured velocity.

Numerous teams aren’t that great at agile estimates, leading leaders and team members to reject this process altogether. Keep in mind that estimating can work, but only if you know ...