No Estimates

arguments against Estimating


For No Estimates teams, the only estimate is whether a User Story is small. If it’s not small, they split it until it is small. Some of these teams still make forecasts by comparing completed stories over time to stories remaining in the release plan.

Woody Zuill

Vascu Duarte is working on a book.

Clarke Ching prefers Lesstimating.

  • uses it in the context of Critical Chain planning
  • For me, the biggest benefit of sizing & estimating is learning enough to decide to NOT do something. Cheaper than a Spike Solution.

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