Agile Backlog Estimation / Sizing

An estimate by definition is: “an approximate calculation or judgment of the value, number, quantity, or extent of something.” It is fundamentally a guess,  a probability distribution. When estimating an Agile backlog, no promise is made. No warranty should be expressed or implied. (If you want a guarantee, buy a …

Estimating: The Magic of Pi

Scrum Commitment-Based Sprint Planning So your team has their backlog of User Stories groomed, they meet the team’s Definition of Ready, they are in a prioritized order, and they are sized via Planning Poker, Triangulation, Blink Estimates, or White Elephant, take your pick (more info on those sizing methods at the end of …