Re: Formal Estimative Methods with Scrum
- Hi Fernanda,
By far the majority of Scrum teams use "planning poker" to estimate
items in the product backlog. As much as it is a simple, quick and fun
method of estimation, it qualifies as a formal method by any definition.
It combines Delphi Wideband and expert estimation techniques and is done
for every work item. It also requires the team to standardise its
I have (prior to Scrum) used just about every estimation technique over
three decades, including SLOC, function points, use case points and
COCOMO II. None has been more reliable than planning poker and
everything else has cost a lot more time and effort.
So why would anyone need or want anything else?
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Fernanda S. de Oliveira"
>suggestions about how to have formal estimative methods with Scrum,
> I am studying CMMI Level 2, and Iï¿½d like to know if you have
since the team is responsible for the estimative.
>can be used with Scrum practices?
> Do you have suggestions about some methods that is not too heavy and
>might have new ideas and cases to share.
> I read some messages from 2006 about FPA and Scrum, but today you all
> Thank you,