035 RR Estimation

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    02:50 – Michael Hartl, Tau Manifesto

    • Hardest Part of Programming = Estimation
      • Person Problem; Not a Programming Problem

    04:10 – Estimation

    • Complexity Number vs Time Number
    • MS Project
    • Project Planning vs Estimation

    07:13 – Tools/Estimation Methods

    08:20 – Things That Throw Off Estimations

    • ‘Ugh!knowns’
    • Oversight

    10:25 – Planning Poker vs Velocity vs Points

    20:40 – Components to Making Estimate

    • Amount of Time/Effort
    • Confidence Factor
    • Risk: Not Completing Task But Meeting Schedule Estimate
    • Best Case vs Worst Case

    25:00 – How Well Teams Estimate

    25:50 – Building a House vs Building Software

    • Waterfall:  You Already Know the ‘Gotchas’
    • Software: Solve a Problem That Hasn’t Been Solved Before

    38:20 – Success Stories

    41:59 – Worst Estimates / How to Get Better at Estimating

    • Implementing/Breakdown of Stories
    • Pi Factor: Make an Estimate, Multiply by 3.14
    • If Developer < 5 years Experience, Multiply by 2 & Raise It! (Ex: Two Days = 4 Weeks)

    52:49 – Ways to Get Better

    • Red Flag When You Hear ‘Two Weeks’
    • Well-gelled Teams
    • ESTIMATE YOUR ESTIMATING
      • Most Important Part: Retrospective at the End of the Sprint