Steve McConnell (@stevemconstrux) joined me (@RyanRipley) to discuss #NoEstimates, how estimates help teams collaborate with stakeholders, and what professional estimation looks like on an agile team.
Steve is the CEO of Construx Software. He is the author of many award winning books including: Code Complete, Rapid Software Development, and Software Estimation: Demystifying the Black Art. He blogs at 10x Software Development and widely acknowledged as a thought leader in estimation, software requirements, and software development.
In this episode you’ll discover:
- A critical view of #NoEstimates concepts
- How estimation can help foster collaboration between stakeholders and developers
- What estimation practices looks like in the context of a Scrum team
- Strategies you can use to avoid bad estimation practices
Links from the show:
- Steve’s Brain Cast Video on #NoEstimates
- 1st Response to Steve’s Video by Ron Jeffries
- Steve’s 17 Theses on Software Estimation
- Ron Jeffries Response to the 17 Theses
- On-Demand Training Courses from Steve and Construx
Question: What are your views on #NoEstimates and Estimation? Please let us know in comments section below. You can leave a comment by clicking here.
Want to hear about the life of an agile coach? — Listen to my conversation with Zach Bonaker, Diane Zajac-Woodie, and Amitai Schlair on episode 39. We discuss growing an agile practice and how coaches help create the environments where agile ideas can flourish.
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