Software estimates are fundamentally flawed. I’ve always intuitively known this, but a year ago, I did a little experiment inside Zapier to prove it. Now when I say “prove,” I don’t mean full-on lab coats, large population, double-blind, scientific … more
I have added this book to my listen list on Audible as a result of reading this short post on the experiment to show how as humans we can’t estimate effort and time worth a damn. The idea of story-points (Scrummy) like 1,2,3,5,8,13 eliminates the fear of estimating low and the problem with the “bid once bid high” mentality. Each of the story points is “Around” a number of hours giving a little bit of flex when doing resource planning.