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  • Automatically Triangulating Estimates in Planning Poker November 23, 2021
    Most agile teams estimate relatively. This means they estimate items in comparison to other items. For example, I don’t know how long it will take to develop this user story, but I think it will take twice as long as that other user story. At home, I think pruning the trees in my yard will […]
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  • Estimating with Story Points Course Available for One Week November 17, 2021
    Registrations are now open to Estimating with Story Points.
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  • Are People Problems Creating Estimating Problems? November 16, 2021
    To create great estimates, you need to know that estimating is a human task, and humans can be complicated.
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  • Does the Perfect Estimate Exist? (Free Video Training) November 11, 2021
    For a limited time, you can access free video training for creating estimates with story points.
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  • The Five Possible Estimates and Which One Your Team Should Use (Free Video Training) November 9, 2021
    Unless team members have discussed it, they are almost certainly providing different types of estimates.
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  • The Product Owner’s Second Team November 2, 2021
    Successful product owners will see their stakeholders as a team, not merely a set of individuals.
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  • Are Fixed-Price Projects Agile? October 26, 2021
    It’s tempting to imagine a world in which all projects are started without deadlines and continue until stakeholders decide enough value has been delivered. In some organizations this is reality. But in other organizations, teams must often grapple with: Fixed-date projects in which a new or improved product must be delivered by a defined deadline. […]
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  • Needs, Wants, and Wishes on Your Product Backlog October 12, 2021
    To prioritize a backlog, think about what users need, what they want, and what they merely wish for.
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  • Is It Dangerous to Calculate the Cost per Point? September 28, 2021
    After working with story points for a bit, teams often realize they can calculate the team’s cost per point. The team’s product owner can use this cost per point to make decisions. For example, suppose a team’s cost per point is $2,000. Their product owner could then estimate that a 10-point product backlog item will […]
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  • Out of Office September 14, 2021
    What does working at a “sustainable pace” mean to you?
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