Tuesday, February 24, 2015

The first rule of software estimating

Take a list of pieces of work you might do. Stories, features, products, I don't care. Find two that are the same size. Approximately.

Do them both. Measure how long they took. Did they come out the same?

If you can't reliably recognize two items as being the same size, then nothing else in estimation will work for you. It all builds on this.

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