Before you clicked “buy” on your last Amazon purchase, you checked when the product would be in your hands.
When you hired a plumber to repair your sink, you asked how long it would take until you could wash dishes again.
And when you ordered an Uber after that meeting last year, the app told you how long you’d be standing out front before the car arrived for you to quietly slip away.
Having an idea of when we’re going to receive or accomplish something is important. We crave it; sometimes for practical reasons – will I get my order in time for the wedding? – and often for emotional reassurance – how long will I have to feel like this??
Software development projects are no stranger to estimations, which is why we have an Estimations workshop in our Agile-as-a-Service program.
But believe it or not, some teams don’t do estimations at all.
Why on earth not?
If you’re on one of these teams, you might be asking, “Why are estimations so great, anyway?”
Wideband Delphi is a software project estimating technique that completely revolutionizes how you estimate! But why is it so useful and how was it developed?
During the Cold War, The RAND Corporation was charged with investigating a methodology to approximate the number of people, time, and resources needed to win the Arms Race against the Soviet Union. Great little piece of history, right?And it’s got a LOT to do with how we estimate work in Agile, today!
#WhyShaiWhy Episode 51 gets us ready for some bad news. In some cases the organisation is not right, or not ready, for an Agile Transformation – here is a list of 4 things to check before you start. Read more “Four times when Agile won’t work”
Too many people attach their own ideas of Agile to the methodology. Today I outline one incident that had disastrous consequences purely because of semantics of language Read more “Why Agile is Not Reactionary”
The 12 Principles of Agile software development embody the essential values of the Agile Manifesto. And if you thought it couldn’t get more essential than that, I’ve grouped them into four themes that shine a spotlight on the value that Agile brings to teams, software projects, customers and organisations wherever it’s successfully used!