TMTC 30 – Agile Estimating

by Charles Max Wood on August 4, 2010


Estimating your workload can be tricky, but most management, marketing, and sales departments want to know when new features or bug fixes will be out so they can project where what they’ll be able to sell in the future.

You can estimate on the following scales:

  • T-shirt sizes
  • Fibonacci Numbers
  • Algorithmic/Exponential scale
  • Linear scale

You can estimate in several units of measurement as well:

  • Points (Complexity)
  • Hours
  • Days
  • T-shirt sizes

Overall, estimation can help you inform timelines, identify problems in features or your development cycle, and open discussion on tough features.

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