## Re: Is it a right way to Estimate the Velocity?

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• Thank you Don for your comments, I know that maybe this is no the best way to estimate the Velocity but I m a beliver that once we starts with the Sprints we
Message 1 of 14 , Aug 29, 2007
Thank you Don for your comments, I know that maybe this is no the
best way to estimate the Velocity but I'm a beliver that once we
starts with the Sprints we will refine our mechanism to
estimate/calculate it.

Thanks to other too, becuase their comments (some of them with more
sarcarsm than others) help us to have a better understanding on
Velocity.

Regards,

Deus.

--- In scrumdevelopment@yahoogroups.com, Don Gray <don@...> wrote:
>
> Bas,
>
> > It's important to remember that the more complicated you make the
> > calculation, the more if will give you the illusion of reality.
>
> Most people find it easy to confuse precision with accuracy.
> Guessing values and then computing the answer to 2 decimal places
>
> > So, if you want to get the feeling of a more reliable way, I'd
recommend
> > thinking of more factors to include in the formula.
>
> <grin>
>
> Over the years, I've decided what we look for is comfort. We have
> different ways to get to comfort. Having a precise number works
for
> some. I find comfort offering a range. I recently told a potential
> client the effort was bigger than a bread box but smaller than a
> semi-tractor-trailer. After some research, I refined the number to
> "value +/- 20%". To be more accurate, I'd have to actually do the
> work.
>
> Deusdit seems comfortable with the equation. It doesn't work for
me,
> and that's OK. I'd expect variation in behavior and effort as the
> team starts the first sprint to the point of overwhelming the
> calculation. But we have to start somewhere.
>
> I'm reminded of the saying that goes something like:
> "Measure to the millimeter, mark with a crayon, cut with an axe."
>
> --
> Don (336)374-7591
>
> Things do not change; we change.
> Henry David Thoreau
>
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