Estimation Game

About Michael James

Michael James is a software process mentor, team coach, and Scrum Trainer with a focus on the engineering practices (TDD, refactoring, continuous integration, pair programming) that allow Agile project management practices. He is also a software developer (a recovering "software architect" who still loves good design).

  3 comments for “Estimation Game

  1. caballosweb
    March 27, 2009 at 12:56 pm

    Hello !!

    I´m very interesting in all of this. Can you help me and give me more information and links of all this please ?

    Thanks a lot

    Bye

  2. Michael James
    March 27, 2009 at 12:56 pm

    A perceptive reader finds similarities between Agile estimation and the Wideband Delphi practices that have been around for decades:

    http://opensourcecto.blogspot.com/2007/04/how-to-accurately-estimate-projects.html

    As Ken Schwaber says, there’s nothing new in Scrum. Planning Poker seems to be the latest step of a continuing evolution. If we do our jobs right, all these buzz words (including “Scrum”) will be gone in a few years as we absorb them into our normal practices.

    Michael James
    Software Process Mentor
    http://www.danube.com

  3. aoc gold
    March 27, 2009 at 12:57 pm

    Scrum is a term I’ve only recently come across. I guess I’ve a lot more to learn until I get past the buzzwords.

    Great info Michael.

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