#Estimate vs. #Noestimate

#Estimate vs. #Noestimate

#Estimates:

Pros:

  • Gives stakeholders (rough, more or less) idea about features and project size;
  • Ignites the discussion within a team;
  • Team is learning through process of estimation

Cons:

  • Estimates are usually wrong;
  • Time for a team to estimate is a waste;
  • Estimations in time

#Noestimates

Pros:

  • Force small (comparable) size of user stories;
  • No time (waste) for estimation – start working immediately;

Cons:

  • Client is blind for deadline;
  • Needs great trust in team;
  • possibly no discussion in planning phase;
  • possibly big user stories in sprint breaks the concept;
  • User stories need to have business value – sometimes splitting user stories are loosing business value.

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