Minimum Viable Estimation: What’s the least you can get away with?

Minimum Viable Estimation: What’s the least you can get away with?

Knowing how big a job something is before choosing to start it is definitely valuable - it can be used to inform all kinds of decision-making. But agonising over how to work that out and insisting on simple answers to unknowable questions is a waste of time, energy and trust. Let’s talk about how to make things better.

Fans and opponents of #NoEstimates are equally welcome - I think we might all be talking about the same thing…

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Neil Vass

May 08, 2019
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  1. Minimum Viable Estimation: What’s the least you can get away

    with? Neil Vass (@neil_vass)
  2. #NoEstimates

  3. End of slide show, click to exit

  4. #NoEstimates Would you like to know more?

  5. None
  6. #NoEstimates Would you like to know more?

  7. Cat Swetel Dan Vacanti Troy Magennis

  8. #NoEstimates

  9. Steve McConnell

  10. #NoEstimates

  11. Some fair questions

  12. How long is a piece of string?

  13. Douglas Hubbard

  14. It won’t be different this time

  15. Daniel Kahneman

  16. What we talk about when we talk about estimates

  17. Scaffolding

  18. None
  19. Minimum Viable Estimation: What’s the least you can get away

    with? Neil Vass (@neil_vass)