Estimate

Relative Estimation

Relative Estimation

Strive for normalized estimation. If you are not there yet, and you are the scrum master, then you will help your team get to Normalized estimation. There is an approach to this and this approach also has an effect of normalizing velocity of all teams across the train... and with historical velocity known, estimating as to when a story can be done is possible. What is it? How? Why?Continue reading
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The Product Backlog Estimate

The estimate is in Points -- a measureless thingy to gauge the team's effort to define, build, test, and potentially deploy a thing of value. The estimate does not mean, 'it will take us this much time to build this thing.' The estimate is a starting point, a best guess, from which the Story -- even the Iteration and even the whole backlog for this matter -- can be empirically managed. The Scrum team selects the amount of backlog items (Stories) that it believes it can handle (the load vis-a-vis their capacity) in an Iteration based on these estimates. Load…
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