Tag: estimates

T-shirts & story points – get the size right

In our previous article on estimation, we concluded that time-based estimates is a bad idea and must be avoided at all costs. That approach involves too much guesswork that results in imprecise numbers and leads to harmful pressure on the team. Here, we offer story points as a more viable unit of measurement and make a case for them over estimating in hours or days.

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Time-based estimates are a bad idea

Time-based estimation is frequently used in software development projects, even though it is far from being accurate or efficient. Here’s a deep dive into the inherent problems that should prompt both developers and managers to avoid this approach.

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