June 5th - 9th, 2023

Adam Weisbart

The Inestimable Disaster of Estimation

If there's one thing Agilists seem to have STRONG opinions about, it's estimation.

If you've experienced these strong opinions first hand, you know it can feel like a holy war... both sides "knowing" their side is the "right" side.

But what if this well-meaning attachment to specific estimation approaches is doing more harm than good for us all?

In this session, you'll discover:

  • Reasons to estimate work (and when to skip estimation entirely)
  • The #1 reason your team fears estimation, and what it's costing your organization
  • What professional horse handicappers can tell you about your estimates
  • Who should estimate work
  • The SINGLE thing that should guide which estimation method you use
  • Exactly how a specific (and very common) agile "metric" hurts everyone it touches, and what to do instead

Join Adam for this session and discover values and principles you can use to help your team and organization deliver value together, instead of hyper focusing on "doing estimation right".

Sorry, this replay has expired!

Get forever access to this session and the rest of the
Agile Virtual Summit 2023, plus a ton of bonuses by getting the All Access Pass