O'Reilly logo

Becoming Agile: ... in an imperfect world by Greg Smith, Ahmed Sidky

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

Chapter 14. Estimating at the right level with the right people

Estimating software is a mystery for most teams. Teams can spend huge amounts of time breaking down features to create their estimates, but the actual time needed is usually a vastly different number. The issue lies in two areas: techniques and expectations.

Most teams use traditional estimation and capacity-planning techniques. Traditional techniques are dependent on constants and repetitive work. A traditional planning process wants to know how much time it takes to build a widget, how many machines are available to build the widgets, and how many hours a day the machines can be used for building the widgets.

As you probably know, each piece of software is unique, and it's difficult ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required