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Getting started estimating

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  • Logan, Patrick D
    ... That s a good one. Something I ve done a couple of times to get a conversation started is to categorize stories as small, medium, or large then for each
    Message 1 of 1 , Apr 8, 2005
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      > The times I have had to get teams going by estimating with points
      > was where there was intense fear of making estimates. If the team
      > has more typical fear levels it has worked well for me to begin
      > making real time estimates of our learning activities: "We're going
      > to go through the stories we wrote this morning and estimate how
      > long each one will take to implement. How long do you think this
      > will take us?"

      That's a good one.

      Something I've done a couple of times to get a conversation started is
      to categorize stories as small, medium, or large then for each one to
      ask: "What would prevent you from implementing this in one week?"

      -Patrick
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