Estimates Sucks :: SAPO Codebits 2014

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Estimates Sucks :: SAPO Codebits 2014

  1. 1. Estimates Sucks Lightning Talk
  2. 2. Who am I? @_pedro_torres Pedro Gustavo Torres
  3. 3. What is an estimate? • An approximate calculation or judgement of the value, number, quantity, or extent of something
  4. 4. How do you do it? • Hours • Days • Months • Points • #NoEstimates
  5. 5. Estimates != Certainties
  6. 6. That’s why they suck! • Managers love them… and Developers hate them
  7. 7. Why (supposedly) you need them? • Roadmap purposes? • “Go / No Go” to create something? • To have deadlines?
  8. 8. Stop focusing on the wrong thing! • Estimates don’t mean a lot • Estimates don’t bring value • Don’t decide based on hunches • Decide on ROI and Profit • When was the last time something was aborted because the team told that it was going to take too long?
  9. 9. Do we really need estimates?
  10. 10. Thank you Did I took 5 minutes? :P

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