The Hidden Truth About Software Estimations vs Actual Time

By Shai Shandil / On / In #WhyShaiWhy [Videos], Agile, Scrum

The software development world has been sucking at estimating cost and time of projects for over 50 years now. Not only are we wrong so often, but there is a lot of suspicion about how much “buffer” we’re adding.

To this day, team leads and project managers wonder why estimation (and work-logging) is the cause of so much contention in our industry.

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How to be a Scrum Master Your Team will Love

By Shai / On / In #WhyShaiWhy [Videos], Agile, Develop Professional Skills, Management, Scrum

Many Scrum Masters struggle with getting traction in their new roles. There are two reasons for this:
1) they continue to have the ‘Project Manager’ mindset while the role is significantly different from what they were previously doing, and
2) two days of certification does not make a good Scrum Master.

These are crippling challenges to overcome.

In today’s video, I wanted to explore the idea that Scum Masters set the tone for their agile/scrum transition. It is their leadership, experience, and aplomb that plays a vital role in an organisation’s successful transition into an agile methodology. Your takeaway: Be a Scrum Master with Aplomb!

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How Wideband Delphi Works to Estimate Software Projects

By Shai Shandil / On / In #WhyShaiWhy [Videos], Agile, Scrum

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!

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