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Scrum Shortcuts without Cutting Corners: Agile Tactics, Tools, & Tips by Ilan Goldstein

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Chapter 5. Establishing Estimates

Like it or not, the need to provide estimates for software projects isn’t going to disappear. Thankfully, the typical estimation burden that afflicts many teams can become significantly reduced should they choose to adopt the de facto standard for estimating Scrum projects: relative estimation.

The following three shortcuts introduce you to the concept of relative estimation and provide guidance on how to transition from traditional time-based estimation.

Shortcut 13: Relating to Estimating introduces the elegance of the relative estimation approach. Shortcut 14: Planning Poker at Pace provides a range of tips and tricks to ensure efficient Planning Poker sessions. Finally, Shortcut 15: Transitioning Relatively ...

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