Making Agile Estimation Work

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We’re agile, so we don’t have to estimate and have no deadlines, right? Wrong! This session reviews the problem with estimation in projects today and then provides an overview of the concept of agile estimation and the notion of re-estimation. Learn about user stories, story points, team velocity, how to apply them all to estimation and iterative re-estimation. We take a look at the cone of uncertainty and how to use it to your advantage. We then take a look at the tools we will use for Agile Estimation, including planning poker, Team Foundation Server, and much more. We then take an alternative approach and look at using real metrics to limit the guesswork in estimating and still run a team that produces predictably and reliably. This is a very interactive session, so bring a lot of questions!

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